A Historical Perspective on Pitch Pine–Scrub Oak Communities in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts

  title={A Historical Perspective on Pitch Pine–Scrub Oak Communities in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts},
  author={Glenn Motzkin and William Alexander Patterson and David R. Foster},
We present a regional–historical approach to the interpretation, conservation, and management of pitch pine–scrub oak (PPSO) communities in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts. Historical studies, aerial photographs, GIS analyses, and extensive field sampling are used to (a) document changes in the historical distribution, composition, and dynamics of these communities, and (b) evaluate the importance of regional–historical approaches to understanding, conserving, and managing uncommon… CONTINUE READING
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