Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBurda, Carey
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:01:57Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:01:57Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.otherburda_carey_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/burda_carey_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27405
dc.description.abstractLand use legacy effects on forest structure in 33 coastal Georgia maritime forest plots were examined using discrete return airborne lidar data at Wormsloe State Historic Site. Historical maps, color, black and white, and color infrared aerial photography, and historical manuscripts were used to determine land use/land cover (LULC) in the plots over a 200-year time span. Plots were classified into low, moderate, and high levels of disturbance and transition based on LULC changes. Lidar metrics used to describe canopy structural characteristics within individual plots were ordinated using Detrended Correspondence Analysis. Disturbance and transition levels were overlaid onto the plots in ordination space and inspected for patterns. Transition levels produced statistically different patterns on canopy structure among the plots. Lidar-derived visualizations were incorporated into the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History website, which was redesigned as part of this project.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectDiscrete return lidar
dc.subjectland use legacy
dc.subjectmaritime forest structure
dc.subjectcoastal Georgia
dc.subjecthistorical plantations
dc.titlePlacing a historical plantation in an ecological context
dc.title.alternativeevaluating effects of land use legacies on vegetation patterns using discrete return lidar
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentGeography
dc.description.majorGeography
dc.description.advisorMarguerite Madden
dc.description.committeeMarguerite Madden
dc.description.committeeKathleen Parker
dc.description.committeeThomas Jordan


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record