Students collected point-center quarter data along transects. At random points along
the transect, the circumference of the nearest trees and the distance from the
transect were measured and the species noted.

A typical data (see below) set shows that there were very few species of tree in the Smith Woods, as is typical in a climax forest in the Eastern United States.

Point | Quarter | Species | Dist (m) | CCH (cm) |

1 | 1 | Beech | 1.8 | 14 |

2 | Beech | 3.8 | 32 | |

3 | Beech | 0.2 | 13 | |

4 | Beech | 3.4 | 14 | |

2 | 1 | Maple | 2.3 | 42 |

2 | Maple | 2.9 | 36 | |

3 | Beech | 1.3 | 286 | |

4 | Beech | 4.6 | 83 | |

3 | 1 | Maple | 2.8 | 16 |

2 | Maple | 3.4 | 14, 17 | |

3 | Beech | 2.5 | 12 | |

4 | Maple | 4.7 | 18 | |

4 | 1 | Maple | 2.5 | 85 |

2 | Maple | 5.5 | 16 | |

3 | Maple | 4.9 | 12 | |

4 | Beech | 1.0 | 46 | |

5 | 1 | Maple | 3.0 | 21 |

2 | Maple | 2.7 | 111 | |

3 | Maple | 0.3 | 193 | |

4 | Beech | 5.5 | 14 | |

6 | 1 | Maple | 0.5 | 17 |

2 | Maple | 6.5 | 52 | |

3 | Maple | 4.0 | 26 | |

4 | Maple | 1.2 | 43 | |

7 | 1 | Hemlock | 4.0 | 128 |

2 | Maple | 3.5 | 17 | |

3 | Hemlock | 0.7 | 90 | |

4 | Maple | 0.7 | 12 | |

8 | 1 | Beech | 3.6 | 18 |

2 | Maple | 7.3 | 43 | |

3 | Maple | 3.0 | 133 | |

4 | Beech | 1.4 | 12, 12 | |

9 | 1 | Beech | 2.5 | 21 |

2 | Maple | 0.6 | 252 | |

3 | Tulip | 1.1 | 33 | |

4 | Beech | 1.6 | 22 | |

10 | 1 | Beech | 0.8 | 15 |

2 | Maple | 2.6 | 36 | |

3 | Maple | 2.1 | 32 | |

4 | Beech | 0.6 | 19 |

Gaps are important features in forest regeneration. Here, Tom Glover discusses their
significance in the midst of one such gap caused by a tree fall in the Smith Woods.

The three different fungi shown here were all found within a few meters of each other.

Partnership for Global Education: Queensland Term 2001

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
and Union College

Partnership For Global Education: Queensland Term

Copyright © 2001

Author: Kevin Mitchell (mitchell@hws.edu)

Last updated: 7 AUGUST 2001

Partnership For Global Education: Queensland Term

Copyright © 2001

Author: Kevin Mitchell (mitchell@hws.edu)

Last updated: 7 AUGUST 2001