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dc.contributor.authorJue, Melissa Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:17Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:17Z
dc.date.created2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05032011-103457en_US
dc.identifierumi-10210en_US
dc.identifiercat-001677147en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4319
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed May. 9, 2011).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Texas Christian University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of Environmental Science; advisor, Michael Slattery.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study describes the vegetation and soils of one Muhly seep toposequence and compares species compositions between three study sites in North Central Texas. Muhlenbergia reverchonii, Carex microdonta, and either Eleocharis montevidensis or Eleocharis occulta are species found on every Muhly seep, particularly in depression areas. Muhlenbergia reverchonii is present but not always dominant species in the barrens. Bands of Schizachyrium scoparium and Andropogon gerardii are found in areas with deep, well-drained soils that are topographically higher and lower than hillslope seeps. Muhly seeps meet the hydrologic criterion for wetlands delineation but only certain sections meet the hydrophytic criterion. Hydric soils were not present, although ephemerally hydric soils may exist. As such, Muhly hillslope seeps are not protected under by the USACE, although they may be classified as a new type of wetland: a hyperseasonal wetland. Further research is required to determine the impact of Muhly seeps on prairie ecosystems.en_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleVegetative analysis of Muhly hillslope seeps in North Central, Texas [electronic resource] /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Environmental Science
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.academicunitSchool of Geology, Energy and the Environment


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