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Ecological Section

Morgan, Eric C. [1], Borysiewicz, Jonathan [1].

Determining the Invasive Capabilities of the Exotic Tree Phellodendron amurense Rupr. in Northeastern North America.

Study of an introduced exotic tree species Phellodendron amurense Rupr. which has been used as an ornamental tree over the past century throughout areas of the Northeastern United States. Current research initiatives involve documenting and analyzing invasions of the tree into urban and suburban woodlands. Five study sites were chosen after careful survey of the pertinent literature, records of established northeastern herbariums, and responses from a 2008 request sent to botanical organizations and universities. Sites include data from 2 counties in Connecticut, 2 counties in New York, and 1 county in Pennsylvania. Field studies were conducted at each of the five sites using a variation of the Point-Center-Quarter method to determine the importance value of P. amurense within the forest. The results of this experiment indicate that P. amurense can invade multiple forest types and densities. The implications of this provide strong evidence for more research on the invasive abilities of P. amurense, strict management policies in areas that are already invaded, and nomination of P. amurense for listing in invasive plant databases (e.g. IPANE).

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Phellodendron research site

1 - Barltett Arboretum, Botany, 151 Brookdale Rd, Stamford, CT, 06903, USA

Phellodendron amurense
population dynamics
Importance value.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Hall A/Convention Center
Date: Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PEC010
Abstract ID:236

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