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BIOL 475/689: Vegetation Description and Analysis (3 credits)

Fall 2012 - Syllabus: General information & grading - Course schedule - Full Syllabus (PDF, revised Nov. 20)
Additional Information: Lab Handouts & Reading materials (PDFs) - Plant List - Plant Characteristics - Plant Keys

Lab Handouts

  1. Lab 1, Relevé form, Vegetation Description Form
  2. Lab 2, Point Center Quarter method
  3. Lab 3, Point Sampling
  4. Lab 4, Herbarium
  5. Lab 5, Soils analyses
  6. Lab 7, Introduction to PC-ORD - Polar ordination
  7. Lab 8, PC-ORD
  8. Lab 9, Sorted table analysis method

Reading Materials

  1. Barbour, M.G., Burk, J.H., Pitts, W.D., Gilliam, F.S., Schwartz, M.W. 1987. Terrestrial Plant Ecology. Benjamin/Cummings. Menlo Park. 688 . PDF
  2. Braun-Blanquet, J. 1965. Plant Sociology: The Study of Plant Communities. Hafner. London. 439 .
  3. Chytrý, M. 2012. Vegetation of the Czech Republic: diversity, ecology, history and dynamics. Preslia. 84:427-504. PDF
  4. Clements, F. E. 1928. Nature and structure of the climax. Journal of Ecology. 24:252-284. PDF - Stable URL
  5. Ellenberg, H. 1988. Vegetation Ecology of Central Europe. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. 731 .
  6. Faber-Langendoen, D., Crawford, R.H., Tart, D.L. 2009. Contours of the revised U.S. national vegetation classification standard. Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.. 90:87-93. PDF; http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/0012-9623-90.1.87
  7. Federal Geographic Data Committee, F.G.D.C. 2008. National Vegetation Classification Standard, Version 2. U.S. Geological Survey. Reston, VA. 126 . PDF - Permanent link
  8. Gleason, H.A. 1926. The individualistic concept of the plant association. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 53:(1):7-26. PDF - JSTOR
  9. Hollingsworth, T.N., Walker, M. D., Chapin III, F.S., Parsons, A.L. 2006. Scale-dependent environmental controls over species composition in Alaskan black spruce communities. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 36(7):1781-1796. PDF
  10. Kent, M. 2012. Vegetation Description and Data Analysis: A Practical Approach. Wiley-Blackwell. New York. .
  11. McCune, B., Grace, J.B., Urban, D.L. 2002. Analysis of Ecological Communities. MJM Software Design. Gleneden Beach, OR. 304 . - MJM Software Design
  12. Mueller-Dombois, L.D. Ellenberg, H. 1974. Chapter 6, Measuring Species Quantities. Aims and Methods of Vegetation Ecology. John Wiley and Sons. New York. pp. 67-92. PDF
  13. Mueller-Dombois, L.D. Ellenberg, H. 1974. Chapter 7, The Count-Plot Method and Plotless Sampling Techniques. Aims and Methods of Vegetation Ecology (pp. 67-92). John Wiley and Sons. New York.. PDF
  14. Mueller-Dombois, L.D. Ellenberg, H. 1974. Chapter 5, Community Sampling: The Relevé Method. Aims and Methods of Vegetation Ecology. John Wiley and Sons. New York. pp. 45-66. PDF
  15. Mueller-Dombois, L.D., Ellenberg, H. 1974. Aims and Methods of Vegetation Ecology. John Wiley and Sons. New York. 547 .
  16. NRCS 2004. Soil survey of the greater Fairbanks area, Alaska. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. PDF
  17. Raynolds, M.K., Walker, D.A., Epstein, H.E., Pinzon, J.E., Tucker, C.J. 2012. A new estimate of tundra-biome phytomass from trans-Arctic field data and AVHRR NDVI. Remote Sensing Letters. 3:403-411. PDF; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2011.609188
  18. Schickhoff, U., Walker, M.D., Walker, D.A. 2002. Riparian willow communities on the Arctic Slope of Alaska and their environmental relationships: A classification and ordination analysis. Phytocoenologia. 32:145-204. PDF; http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0340-269X/2002/0032-0145 - Abstract
  19. Tichý, L., Holt, J., Nejezchlebová, M. 2011. JUICE program for management, analysis and classification of ecological data. Vegetation Science Group, Masaryk University. Brno. . - 2nd Edition of the Program Manual
  20. Westhoff, V., van der Maarel, E. 1978. The Braun-Blanquet approach. Whittaker, R.H. (eds.) Classification of Plant Communities. W. Junk. Den Haag. pp. 287-399. PDF
  21. Whittaker, R.H. 1956. Vegetation of the Great Smoky Montains. Ecological Monographs. 26:(1):1-80. PDF - JSTOR

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