Methods of Ecosystem Analysis
Saltonstall Ridge, East Haven, Ct. 


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Phytosociology


Allometry


Chemistry


Biomass


Summary

F&ES 519B - Winter 1999
Thomas Siccama and Daniel Vogt

 

Our class, Methods of Ecosystem Analysis (FES519b),studied the mixed hardwood forest at Saltonstall Ridge, East Haven, CT. Our class began our project in January of 1999 as part of Yale School for Forestry and Environmental Studies. We surveyed and ran transects on Saltonstall Ridge as well as collected samples of the Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissma). We examined such fields as phytosociology, allometry, plant tissue chemistry, biometrics, and dendrochronology. This course was designed to expose students to ecosystem level questions, to gain experience using methods for field data collection and laboratory analysis of ecosystem parameters, and to introduce students to professional level data presentation techniques. We hope that our data will contribute to long-term ecological research and help to enlighten others about ecosystem-level analysis.

 
Site Description
A look at our research site,
Saltonstall Ridge
Tree Rings
Analysis of radial growth
patterns
Phytosociology
Tree population dynamics

Allometry
tree choppin'
Chemistry
Nutrients 'n stuff
Biomass
Estimates of forest
productivity

Summary
What was learned...

 

Class List:

Frank Barros
Mark Brown
Michelle Broege
Anne Eschtruth
Mary Nguyen
Anne Osborn
Jen Osha
Mariana Upmeyer

 

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Methods of Ecosystem Analysis
Date Last Modified: 4/12/99
F&ES 579B, Spring 1999

 

Overall site design by Jen Osha