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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI OF NORTHERN WHITE CEDAR (Thuja occidentalis L.): HABITAT EFFECTS ON FUNGAL COMMUNITIES AND INOCULUM EFFECTS ON PLANT GROWTH ON ACID PEAT SOILS, Guswarni Anwar

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ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF INLAND LAKES IN MICHIGAN, Kaitlin Reinl

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CARBON CYCLING AND RESTORATION IN TEMPERATE FORESTED PEATLANDS, Rose Schwartz

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CARBON FLUX DYNAMICS IN HIGH ALTITUDE PEATLANDS IN THE ECUADORIAN ANDES, Maria Elisa Sanchez Garces

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Effectiveness of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) trap placement in relation to forest edges, Karen Cladas

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EFFECT OF SOIL COMPACTION AND ORGANIC MATTER REMOVAL ON GENOTYPIC DIVERSITY, GENETIC STRUCTURE, AND TRAIT EXPRESSIONS IN ASPEN, Mehmet Acet

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EFFECTS OF WILDFIRE AND POST-FIRE SALVAGE LOGGING ON RILL NETWORKS AND SEDIMENT DELIVERY IN CALIFORNIA FORESTS, Will Olsen

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ETHNOBOTANY, ECONOMICS, AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF TRADITIONAL HAT MAKING IN TWO DISTRICTS OF CENTRAL PANAMA, Sam Clair

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Evaluation of Social License for the Forest Products Industry in Houghton County, Michigan, Will Lytle

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Tribal community and regional perspectives on climate change and water resources in the Great Lakes region, Andrew Kozich

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VEGETATION DYNAMICS AND NITROGEN CYCLING RESPONSES TO SIMULATED EMERALD ASH BORER INFESTATION IN FRAXINUS NIGRA-DOMINATED WETLANDS OF UPPER MICHIGAN, USA, Joshua Davis

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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ASSESSMENT OF LAND COVER AND RIPARIAN ZONES FOR THE FORD RESEARCH FOREST - HICKEY CREEK/STURGEON RIVER AND FALLS RIVER SUBWATERSHEDS, Fay Dearing

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CHANGES IN CARBON POOLS INFLUENCED BY CHANGES IN SOIL TEXTURE, SLOPE, AND ASPECT A DECADE FOLLOWING WILDFIRE IN BLACK SPRUCE FORESTS OF INTERIOR ALASKA, Gregory Houle

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DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS OF GENOMIC RESOURCES FOR TWO NORTH AMERICAN HARDWOOD TAXA, Sandra Acheampong Owusu

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ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF SUGAR MAPLE ROOTS TO CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, Mickey Philip Jarvi

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EVALUATING THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF LOGGING RESIDUE REMOVALS IN GREAT LAKES ASPEN FORESTS, Michael I. Premer

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Hitchhiking Bats on the Great Lakes of North America, Saska E.H. Lohi

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IMPLICATIONS OF EMERALD ASH BORER DISTURBANCE ON BLACK ASH WETLAND WATERSHED HYDROLOGY, SOIL CARBON EFFLUX, AND DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER COMPOSITION, Matthew J. Van Grinsven

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INSTANTANEOUS PHOTOSYNTHETIC RESPONSE TO TEMPERATURE OF MATURE FOREST CANOPIES AND EXPERIMENTALLY WARMED SEEDLINGS, Alida C. Mau

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INTERACTIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND FUNGAL COMMUNITIES ON THE DECOMPOSITION OF WOOD-DERIVED CARBON IN FOREST SOILS, Samantha L. Mosier

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INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF SHORT- AND LONG-TERM CLIMATIC VARIATION ON THE WATER USE OF THREE NORTHERN HARDWOOD TREE SPECIES, Alex R. Collins

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Investigating within-canopy variation of functional traits and cellular structure of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) leaves, Adam P. Coble

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Legacy and Opportunity in Northern Hardwood Forests, Wilfred Previant

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PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES, GENE DOSAGE EFFECT AND SELECTION IN MEMBERS OF THE LATERAL BOUNDARY DOMAIN (LBD) GENES TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR FAMILY, Roba Bdeir

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RESTORATION OF HEADWATER AND COASTAL FENS IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR BASIN OF UPPER MICHIGAN, James A. Bess

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Sorghum Yield and Zai Holes in Goundi, Burkina Faso, Justin Gelb

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THE INFLUENCE OF DIET COMPOSITION, PLANT DEFENSIVE CHEMICALS, AND WINTER SEVERITY ON THE NUTRITIONAL CONDITION OF A FREERANGING, GENERALIST HERBIVORE, Grace L. Parikh

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UNDERSTANDING FARMERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND THE EFFECTS OF SHEA TREE Vitellaria paradoxa DISTRIBUTION IN AGROFORESTRY PARKLANDS OF THE UPPER WEST REGION, GHANA, Fahimeh Baziari

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Wolf depredation on domestic animals in Europe and the United States: Characteristics and explanatory factors, and a case study of wolf-dog conflicts, Linda Kartano

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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ANALYSIS OF POPULUS TREMULOIDES CLONAL VARIATION AND DELINEATION IN THE OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST, Kristina N. Flesher

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APPLICATION OF AN IMPUTATION METHOD FOR GEOSPATIAL INVENTORY OF FOREST STRUCTURAL ATTRIBUTES ACROSS MULTIPLE SPATIAL SCALES IN THE LAKE STATES, U.S.A., Ram K. Deo

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BEYOND ROOTS ALONE: NOVEL METHODOLOGIES FOR ANALYZING COMPLEX SOIL AND MINIRHIZOTRON IMAGERY USING IMAGE PROCESSING AND GIS TOOLS, Justina A. Silva

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CONSUMPTION WITHOUT BORDERS: ECOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS OF MAMMALS THAT TRAVERSE AQUATIC-TERRESTRIAL ECOTONES, Brenda Gail Bergman

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GENETIC VARIATION, LOCAL ADAPTATION AND POPULATION STRUCTURE IN NORTH AMERICAN RED OAK SPECIES, QUERCUS RUBRA L. AND Q. ELLIPSOIDALIS E. J. HILL, Jennifer F. Lind-Riehl

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IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON SOIL MICROORGANISMS IN NORTHERN HARDWOOD FORESTS, Carley Jane Kratz

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IONIC LIQUID EXTRACTION UNVEILS PREVIOUSLY OCCLUDED HUMICBOUND IRON IN PEAT POREWATER, Timothy J. Veverica

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PARTICIPANT IMPACTS FROM A PARTICIPATORY WATER MODELING WORKSHOP IN THE SONORA RIVER BASIN, MEXICO, David J. Kossak

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USING MOSSES TO ASSESS CONDITIONS IN NORTHERN WHITE CEDAR SWAMPS, Vaula L. M. Lukkarinen

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VOLUME YIELDS OF SMALLHOLDER Eucalyptus grandis W. HILL EX MAIDEN STANDS IN EASTERN PARAGUAY, Brook F. Alloway

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Applications of LiDAR remote sensing of forest structure in the Upper Great Lakes region, USA, Timothy J. Gebuhr

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ASSESSMENT OF ASPEN AND NORTHERN HARDWOODS EXTENT IN THIRTY THREE COUNTIES OF UPPER/LOWER MICHIGAN, Sara Alian

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Beech bark disease distribution and resistance in Michigan and fungal endophyte ecology of resistant and susceptible beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.), Rachel E. Griesmer-Zakhar

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BIOMASS FUEL-BRIQUETTES AND IMPROVED STOVES IN DINSHO, ETHIOPIA, Brian W. Barbre

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Carbon in the Peatlands in the Great Lakes Region, Cassandra A. Ott

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Detecting changes in surface moisture and water table position with spectral changes in surface vegetation in northern peatlands, Karl Michael Meingast

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Effects of Ethylene on Secondary Xylem Formation in Arabidopsis thaliana, Haley M. Rupp

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Evaluating Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides Melissa Samuelis Nabokov) Habitat Selection in the State of Wisconsin, USA, Anna Nahuel Hess

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EVALUATION AND MONITORING OF ASH (FRAXINUS SPP.) TOLERANT TO LONG-TERM EMERALD ASH BORER (AGRILUS PLANIPENNIS [COLEOPTERA: BUPRESTIDAE]) EXPOSURE, Kathryn G. Hietala

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Evaluation of sugar maple dieback in the Upper Great Lakes region and development of a forest health youth education program, Tara L. Bal

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Geospatial analysis of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) encroachment utilizing remotely sensed data, Aaron James Poznanovic

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Influence of Vegetation Removal and Altering Water Levels on CO2 Flux Rates of a Northern Bog, Laura M. Matkala

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INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF THE INVASIVE SPECIES CIRSIUM ARVENSE, CANADA THISTLE, AND PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS, COMMON REED: USING ECOLOGICALLY BASED CONTROL MEASURES AT EACH STAGE OF THE INVASION PROCESS, Kevyn J. Juneau

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INTERACTIVE CONTROLS OF WATER TABLE POSITION AND PLANT FUNCTIONAL TYPES ON PEAT POREWATER CHARACTER IN NORTHERN BOG ECOSYSTEMS: IMPLICATIONS FOR CARBON CYCLING DYNAMICS, Aleta L. Daniels

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Local Use and Management of Tasba (Senna obtusifolia) in the Traditional Food System of Sanguere Paul, North Cameroon, Mary E. Snyder

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Plant-mediated effects on microbial diversity in mesocosms of an oligotrophic bog, Karl J. Romanowicz IV

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Promoting Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems Using Ecological Forestry, Sarah Klingsporn Poznanovic

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Spatial and temporal patterns in ungulate-ecosystem interactions, Bryan D. Murray

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Speciation with gene-flow in eastern North American red oaks (Quercus section Lobatae), Alexis R. Sullivan

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The Effects of Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) on Understory Vegetation and Soils in a Northern Hardwood Forest, Keri A. Deneau

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THE ROLE OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI ON FERTILIZED AND UNFERTILIZED NURSERY GROWN WHITE SPRUCE, Alistair James Henry Smith II

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Assessing land use and land cover change in tropical dry forest or Northern Chinandega, Nicaragua from 1985 to 2011, Jonathan W. Malette

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Assessing success of forest restoration efforts in degraded montane cloud forests in southern Mexico, Rocio Elizabeth Jimenez Vazquez

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Effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 and O3 on wood density, antomical proerties and decomposition of Northern Hardwoods, Emmanuel Ebanyenle

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Evaluating northern hardwood management using retrospective analysis and diameter distributions, Nan C. Pond

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Fuelwood collection and consumption: a case study in Lupeta Tanzania, Katie M. Preston

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Habitat Associations of the Golden-Winged Warbler in Honduras, Ruth E. Bennett

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Influence of white-tailed deer on nitrogen cycling and vegetative community change in canopy gaps in a hemlock-northern hardwood forest, Betsy E. Tahtinen

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Invasion patterns of emerald ash borer and European earthworms in forested ecosystems, Lindsey M. Shartell

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Landscape and forest structure at moose mortality sites on Isle Royale National Park. A LiDAR based assessment, Luis Miguel Verissimo

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Management impacts on Carex assiniboinensis and Cardamine concatenata on the Ottawa National Forest, Margaret Fox

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Managerial perseptions on corporate social responsbility: A Transatlantic comparison between forest products companies in Europe and North America, Aino A. Virtanen

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Nitrogen Deposition Effects on Production and Decomposition of Coarse Woody Debris, Bethany Jeanne Lyons

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Regulation of woody plant development by auxin and polar auxin transport, Yiru Chen

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RESPONSE OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI TO INORGANIC AND ORGANIC FORMS OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS, Christa M. Luokkala

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Restoration of forest wetlands: Case studies in Michigan and Finland, Laura C. Kangas

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Retention of canopy trees as biological legacies for balancing woody biomass production and biodiversity in managed aspen forests of the Great Lakes Region, Amber M. Roth

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Small-scale timber stand management techniques : a case study of woodlots in Isangati, Tanzania, Paul D. Francis

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Spatial and temporal analysis of land cover and landscape structure change in Zagros Forests, Azad Henareh Khalyani

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The effect of long-term water table manipulations on vegetation, pore water, substrate quality, and carbon cycling in a Northern poor fen peatland, John A. Hribljan

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The impact of balsamo (Myroxylon balsamum L. Harms) on coffee yield and household income in El Balsamar, El Salvador, Evan A. Anderson

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The long-term effects of whole-tree harvest at final felling on soil properties in a Norway Spruce (Picea Abies (L) Karst.) Stand, Lilli M. Kaarakka

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Wolf habitat selection at the territory level : seasonal and interannual variation and influence on reproductive success, Alessia Uboni

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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An ethnobotanical survey of the economic and cultural significance of non-timber forest products in the southwest Rhodope Mountain region of Bulgaria, Callie A. Bertsch

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Assessing visual disturbance conditions on the Custer National Forest, Scott B. Robinson

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Characterisation of the metacaspase gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana, Paige N. Cox

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Cloning and characterization of the genes involved in cambial growth in response to elevated [CO2], Yang Li

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Comparing remote sensing and ground-based methods of quantifying cover type and carbon storage in an urban forest, Christine L. Jones

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Compensatory growth in moose and its relationship to sex, longevity, intraspecific competition, and senescence, Benjamin W. Betterly

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Effects of forest management and time on herbaceous species dynamics in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Marcella A. Campione

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Effects of management on native and exotic plant communities in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Michelle Elise Latsch

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Estimation of scots pine defoliation by the common pine sawfly (Diprion pini L.) using multi-temporal radar data, Petri T. Latva-Käyrä

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Farmer land allocation for maize, groundnut and cotton production in Chipata District, Eastern Province, Zambia, Kristina M. Denison

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Open top chambers and infrared lamps : a comparison of heating efficacy and CO₂/CH₄ dynamics in a Lake Superior coastal peatland, Christopher P. Johnson

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Planting and production of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) as a bioenergy crop in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Kassidy Nikole Yatso

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The effects of a changing climate on root respiration of woody plants in sugar maple forests and northern peatlands, Mickey P. Jarvi

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The effects of soil moisture, field-scale toposequential position, and slope on yields in irrigated upland rice fields in Flores, Comayagua, Honduras, Kyle M. Earnshaw

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The growth response of planted red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) to alternative thinning regimes, Jolanta Agnieszka Len

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The spatial distribution of Copernicia alba (Morong) in the district of Bahia Negra, Paraguay, Michelle E. Cisz

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Tracing the source of groundwater for three different coastal peatlands along Lake Superior, Margus Paesalu

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Understanding Michigan nonindustrial private forest landowners attitudes and knowledge about forest management, Tõnis Tõnisson