Stand density index as a predictor of forage production in northern Arizona pine forests

M. M. Moore, D. A. Deiter

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Abstract

Ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa overstory-forage understory relationships were studied on the Kaibab Plateau to evaluate how well forage (graminoid, forb, and current year shrub) production could be predicted by stand density index. Stand density index, a relative measure of stand density, was a useful predictor of understory production for a variety of stand structures and ages. The linear and nonlinear equations produced coefficient determinations of 0.76 and 0.72, and standard error of the estimates of 5.08 kg ha-1 and 5.51 kg ha-1, respectively. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Range Management
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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