Author

Fred K. Carl

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1978

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

First Advisor

H. L. Hutcheson

Abstract

This thesis represents the first half of a two year study of the vegetational composition of the Samuel H. Ordway, Jr. Memorial Prairie. Quadrat and point frame sampling was completed along 100 transects distributed over the 10 pastures. Biomass for the study area was determined to be 133. 3 g•m-2 for live weight and 104.0 g•m-2 for mulch. Basal cover for Ordway Prairie was found to be 12.5%. The study area was found to be predominantly occupied by warm season species. Andropogon scoparius was found to be highest in relative density while Carex was highest in relative frequency. Biomass and species composition data are listed by pasture.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Prairies -- South Dakota -- McPherson County
Prairie plants -- South Dakota
Samuel H. Ordway Memorial Prairie

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Included in

Biology Commons

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