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General Technical Report
Title: A meadow site classification for the Sierra Nevada, California
Author: Ratliff, Raymond D.
Source: USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-60, 16 p.
Station ID: GTR-PSW-060
Description: This report describes 14 meadow site classes derived through techniques of agglomerative cluster analysis. The class names are: Carex rostrata (beaked sedge), Poa (Kentucky bluegrass), Heleocharis/Heleocharis (ephemeral-lake), Hypericum/Polygonum/ Viola (hillside bog), Trifolium/Muhlenbergia (longstalk clover), Deschampsia/Aster (tufted hairgrass), Carex nebrascensis (Nebraska sedge), Heleocharis/Muhlenbergia (fewflowered spikerush), Muhlenbergia/Heleocharis (pullup muhly), Agrostis (bentgrass), Trifolium/Mimulus (carpet clover), Calamagrostis/Oryzopsis (shorthair), Gentiana/Aster (gentian-aster), and Carex exserta (short-hair sedge). Stepwise discriminant analysis is used to derive classification functions for quantitatively classifying new sites. A key to the classes is provided.
Key Words: Meadow, meadow site, meadow ecology, meadow management, Sierra Nevada, classification
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Ratliff, Raymond D. 1982. A meadow site classification for the Sierra Nevada, California USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-60, 16 p.