Forest vegetation of the Kentucky Karst Plain (Kentucky and Tennessee): Review and synthesis

Jerry M. Baskin, Edward W. Chester, Carol C. Baskin

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Abstract

Literature on old-growth and second-growth forest vegetation of the Kentucky Karst Plain of Kentucky and Tennessee is reviewed, and this and other information is synthesized into a conceptual model that shows the various types of climax 'associations' along a topographic-moisture gradient. Further, the model shows the relationship of the forest vegetation to (deep-soil) barrens and xeric limestone prairies, and to the agricultural activities of the anthropogenically-dominated landscape of this physiographic region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-335
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the Torrey Botanical Society
Volume124
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science

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