Committee Chair

Craddock, J. Hill; Shaw, Joey T.

Committee Member

Wilson, Thomas P.

Department

Dept. of Biological and Environmental Sciences

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The primary goal of this study was to inventory the flora of Bendabout Farm, a 1,467 ha privately-owned farm in Bradley County, Tennessee. A second goal was to conduct a census of the population and distribution of surviving Castanea dentata (Marsh) Borkh. (American chestnut) within the study area. Both natural/semi-natural and altered habitats were described during initial habitat characterization. The study recorded 433 species from 261 genera in 106 families. The study documented 250 new records for Bradley County. Special Concern Species, Panax quinqu efolius L., was vouchered, as were 68 non-native species. C. dentata were located using the sweep census method in the dry oak forest. In total, 330 ha were surveyed and 181 sprouts were documented. Maps displaying location data were generated in ArcGIS 10 to assist property managers in making best land management decisions in regard to protecting C. dentata sprouts on the farm.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

8-2013

Subject

Plants -- Tennessee -- Identification; American chestnut

Discipline

Environmental Sciences

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

xiii, 100 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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