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History of Botany in the Rhode Island Area

Marshall, Philip [1].

Pinus strobus L. and the historical utilization and management of southern New England forests, 1600-1938.

The eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) was among the first native tree species of eastern North America to capture the interest and attention of botanists, and has maintained a central place in New England botanical consciousness since the colonial period. First valued for ships' masts, it attained a new prominence with forest expansion following the regional decline of agriculture in the late 19th century. For more than three centuries the species was nearly synonymous with forestry and silviculture in New England, until the Hurricane of 1938 and paradigm shift in American ecological theory that followed.

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1 - Yale University, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 370 Prospect St., New Haven, CT, 06511, USA

Keywords:
old field
disturbance
succession
historical ecology
naval stores.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY4
Location: Ballroom B/Convention Center
Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Time: 10:30 AM
Number: SY4007
Abstract ID:49


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