Browse By Subject (Research Papers)


Community Composition

Adolphson, Susan. “A survey of mosses present along a south-facing dry run in a maple-basswood forest at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN.”
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Butz, Ramona J. “Effects of Trail Edge on Species Richness and Floristic Composition in Norway Woods.” 1999.
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Khanna, Merry. “A Study of Edge Effects on Exterior and Interior Forest Composition between Two Small Forests”
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Kjerland, Tonya. “Distribution and Species Diversity of Gall-forming Insects on Young Oaks Within Two Restored Oak Forests of Southeastern Minnesota”
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Louis, Heather. “The Vegetation of St. Olaf: An Abstract”
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Pain, Rachel. “The effect of active and passive restoration strategies on the species composition of a hardwood forest.” 2012.
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Wood, Alison. “Comparison of Big Woods Forest Composition in Nerstrand Big Woods State Park versus Norway Valley”
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Disturbance

Butz, Ramona J. “Effects of Trail Edge on Species Richness and Floristic Composition in Norway Woods.” 1999.
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Edge Effects

Khanna, Merry. “A Study of Edge Effects on Exterior and Interior Forest Composition between Two Small Forests”
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Meyer, Nathan J. “Island biogeography: the effect of area and isolation on forest composition.”
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Herbivory

Parker, Steven J. “The Effects of Girdling on Tree Seedlings in the Western Fields and Forest of St. Olaf Campus”
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Rand, Rebecca. “Effects of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on Diversity, Distribution, and Height of Tree Species in a Restoration Field in Northfield, Minnesota”
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Invasive Species

Glineberg, Mark R. “Patterns of Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) Distribution in Relation to Soil Moisture”
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Invertebrates

Ewers, Cody M. “The Effects of Heterogeneous Habitat Substructure on the Diversity of Macroinvertebrate Communities Surrounding Circle Lake.”
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Granath (Bush), Karla. “MacroInvertebrate Survey of Wolf Creek: A Comparison of Agricultural and Wooded Areas” 1993.
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Ista, Amanda. “Impacts of European Earthworms on Maple-Basswood Forests” 2001.
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Wallace, Alison. “A Comparison of Chemical Characteristics and Soil Invertebrate Diversities in Coniferous and Deciduous Forest Soils.” 1988.
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Wang, Xin. “Long-term Interactions of a Forest, a Prairie and an Agricultural Field on a Stream Ecosystem: Macroinvertebrate Communities and Water Contamination.” 2007.
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Land Use

Nutrients

Mitchell, David. “Effects of Hog Manure Fertilizer on Nutrients, Soil Properties, and E. coli Presence in Agriculture Fields in Corn Production in Northfield, Minnesota, U.S.A.”
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Spurr, Rebecca R. “Effects of varying nitrogen fertilizer treatments on soil properties, nutrients, and economic returns in a southeastern Minnesota cornfield”
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Squires, Ellen. “The impact of different nitrogen fertilizer rates on soil characteristics, plant properties, and economic returns in a southeastern Minnesota cornfield”
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Reproduction

Restoration

Garrigan, Dana. “An Ecological Analysis of a Prairie Restoration Project on the St. Olaf Campus, Northfield, MN.” 1987.
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Haakensen, Kelly A. “Assessing the Progress of Prairie Restoration on the campus of St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN.” 2003.
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Okerman, Anne K. “Comparison of two prairie restoration sites to examine density, maturity, and species diversity.” 1997.
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Pain, Rachel. “The effect of active and passive restoration strategies on the species composition of a hardwood forest”
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VanNingen, Amber Beth. “Comparative Growth Analysis of Two Restored Thuja Occidentalis Plots
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Snowpack

Blank, Shoshanna. “Effect of Snowpack on Biomass, Soil and Microbial Activity in Restored Prairies in Southeastern Minnesota”
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Brownlee, Annie. “Effect of Snowpack on Species Composition, Biomass, Soil Composition and Microbial Activity in Restored Prairies in Southeastern Minnesota”
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Soil

Cooper, Leigh. “Early Tree Growth Patterns in a Conifer Restoration.” 2004.
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Currie, Meg. “The Relationship Between Precent Soil Moisture and Gender Ratios of the Box Elder (Acer negundo)”
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Glineberg, Mark R. “Patterns of Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) Distribution in Relation to Soil Moisture.” 2005.
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Ista, Amanda. “Impacts of European Earthworms on Maple-Basswood Forests” 2001.
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Jones, Annika M. “Impact on Soil Quality by Long-term no-till Practices and Artificial Drainage Systems”
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Wallace, Alison. “A Comparison of Chemical Characteristics and Soil Invertebrate Diversities in Coniferous and Deciduous Forest Soils.” 1988.
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Succession

Garrigan, Dana. “An Ecological Analysis of a Prairie Restoration Project on the St. Olaf Campus, Northfield, MN.” 1987.
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Laursen, Scott C. “An Ecological Investigation into a Remnant Oak Savanna in Southern Minnesota.” 1997.
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Tillage

Jones, Annika M. “Impact on Soil Quality by Long-term no-till Practices and Artificial Drainage Systems”
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Waterfowl

Mathison, Morgan. “Waterfowl Migration Through the Prairie Pot-Hole Region of Minnesota: Comparing Waterfowl Population and Behaviors on Two Ponds at St. Olaf College during the 2013 Fall Migration”
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Water Quality

Wang, Xin. “Long-term Interactions of a Forest, a Prairie and an Agricultural Field on a Stream Ecosystem: Macroinvertebrate Communities and Water Contamination.” 2007.
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