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Title: The relation of flood timing and duration to variation in selected bottomland hardwood communities of southern Arkansas
Authors: Huffman, Robert T.
Keywords: Arkansas
Forests and Forestry
Ouachita River Watershed (Ark. and La.)
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper;EL-80-4
Abstract: Abstract: This research examined the significance of flood timing and duration to community structure in bottomland hardwood forests of the Ouachita River Basin of Arkansas that are typically flooded for less than a total of 30 days during the growing season. Results of the study provide evidence that the structural development of floodplain forest communities is influenced by the timing and duration of floods that occur during the growing season. Significant correlations were found between the development of juvenile forms (seedlings and saplings) of Carpinus carioliniana Walt. (ironwood), Quercus falcata Michx. var. pagodaefolia Ell. (cherrybar.k oak), Quercus. nigria L. (water oak), Liquidambar styraciflua L. (sweet gum), and. Nyssa sylvatica Marsh. (blackgum) and varied flood timing and duration patterns occurring between 1962 and 1974.
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