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  • 1. Deciduous Forest Alix Morrison Jena Manley BOT 171
  • 2. First Impressions
    • Germantown Metropark
    • 5 Layers
    • Leaf Litter prominent
    • Many fallen trees
  • 3. First Impressions
    • Backwoods of Alix’s house
    • 5 layers
    • Many Maple Trees
    • Fallen trees from windstorm
    • Leaf Litter
  • 4. Do these two natural areas display the same characteristics of a deciduous forest?
  • 5. Trees
    • Basswood & Beech common in Germantown
    • Ash & Buckeye found on Alix’s site
  • 6. Trees Cont.
    • Maples prominent on both sites (very young maples near ground & in sub-canopy)
  • 7. Herbaceous Plants
    • Various herbaceous plants growing up through leaf litter
  • 8. Shrubs
    • Honeysuckle around edges of woods
  • 9. Simple Plants & Fungi
    • Moss prevalent on rocks, bases of trees, and fallen trees
  • 10. Soils & Litter
    • Very thick leaf litter, deep organic layer
    • Rich soil
    • Many fallen, decaying trees
  • 11. Conclusion
  • 12. References
        • Fialkowski, M., & Bitner, A. (2008). Universal rules for fragmentation of land by humans. Landscape Ecology , 23 (9), 1013 - 1022.
        • Kara, O., & Bolat, I. (2008). Plant canopy effects on litter accumulation and soil microbial biomass in two temperate forests. Biology and Fertility of Soils . 45 , 193-198.
        • Pearce, D. W. . (2001). The Economic Value of Forest Ecosystems. Ecosystem Health , 7 (4), 284-296.
        • Queensland University of Technology (2007, July 6). Weeds Survive The Wild Better Than Natives. ScienceDaily . Retrieved November 20, 2008, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2007/07/070704144838.htm
        • Vellend, M., & Lechowicz, M.J. (2000). Germination and establishment of forest sedges. American Journal of Botany .