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Catalog of Long Term Research Conducted by the Northeastern Research Station

Catalog #85

Evaluation of Silvicultural Treatments to Minimize Gypsy Moth Impact (WVU Study)
Evaluate the effectiveness of presalvage and sanitation thinnings on gypsy moth.
1989
2000
West Virginia University Forest located north of Morgantown WV.
Randomized paired block 
16 stands @ 20 acres each. 
4 presalvage thinning and 4 controls, 
4 sanitation thinnings and uncut controls
100%
Gypsy moth defoliation on 6 of the 16 stands: 1990 & 1991. salvage thinning 4 stands, thinning 4 stands
20 1/10-acre permanent plots per stand. 
60 0.0027-acre regeneration plots per stand. 
Measurements taken prior to thinning and defoliation: 1989 and every year for 5 years post disturbance (1990-1994).
1989-1994 
See Establishment Report 
possibly collect overstory measurements every 5th year.
100% cross reference between data entered in computer and data on field sheets. Errors are field verified. Field training for all data collectors
Raw and summarized data on hard disk. Symphony (spreadsheet) and SAS are used for analyzing. 6-7 high density diskettes in fireproof safe. Field sheets are kept in hardcopy.
Studies of Ecosystem Processes 
Model Development and Application
Working plan: 1989. 
Establishment report: 1989 
Progress reports to date: 1990-1994. 

The above are office reports of U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Morgantown, WV.

Twery, M.J.; Feicht, D.L.; Fosbroke, S.L.C. 1992. Understory development following thinning and defoliation in West Virginia. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 73(2) Suppl: 370. Abstract.

Twery, M.J.; Feicht, D.L; Fosbroke, S.L.C. 1992. Understory development following thinning and defoliation in West Virginia. In: Gjerstad, D.H.; Glover, G.R., compilers. International conference on forest vegetation management: Ecology, practice and policy; 1992 April 27 - May 1; Auburn AL., Auburn University, Sch. For. Res. Auburn AL: Abstract. 132.

Gottschalk, K.W.; Feicht, D.L; Fosbroke, S.L.C. 1992. Evaluation of silvicultural treatments to minimize Gypsy Moth impacts. In: Gottschalk, K.W.; Twery, M.J., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Interagency Gypsy Moth Research Forum; 1992 January 13-16; Annapolis MD, Loews Annapolis Hotel:General technical report NE-170. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. Abstract. 20. 64 p.

Muzika, R.M. 1994. Spatial and temporal diversity of invertebrate predators of the Gypsy Moth. In: Fosbroke, S.L.C.; Gottschalk, K.W., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Interagency Gypsy Moth Research Forum; 1994 January 18-21; Annapolis MD, Loews Annapolis Hotel:General technical report NE-188. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. Abstract. 63. 97 p.

Muzika, R.M.; Gottschalk, K.L. 1994. Defoliation and mortality patterns in forests managed for Gypsy Moth. In: Fosbroke, S.L.C.; Gottschalk, K.W., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Interagency Gypsy Moth Research Forum; 1994 January 18-21; Annapolis MD, Loews Annapolis Hotel:General technical report NE-188. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. Abstract. 64. 97 p.

Muzika, R.M.; Wargo, P.M.; Butler, L. 1994. Agrillus and Armillaria: Agents of mortality in oak defoliated by the Gypsy Moth. In: Fosbroke, S.L.C.; Gottshalk, K.W., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Interagency Gypsy Moth Research Forum; 1994 January 18-21; Annapolis MD, Loews Annapolis Hotel: General technical report NE-188. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. Abstract. 65. 97 p.

Kurt Gottschalk, USDA Forest Service, 180 Canfield St. , Morgantown WV 26505-3101. (304) 285-1598 
West Virginia University

 

  

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