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Wednesday, November 4 • 8:00am - 8:20am
Herpetofauna and Plant Communities of Pine Plantations, Streamside Management Zones, and Mature Cove Hardwood Forests on Industrial Timberland Areas of Central Mississippi, of C Area, Webster County, Mississippi

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Jeanne C. Jones, Mississippi State University; Darren A. Miller, Weyerhaeuser Company; B. Nicole Hodges, Aaron Posner –Mississippi State University

We studied herpetofauna and plant communities of cove hardwoods, pine plantations, and streamside management zones on an industrial timberland, Old Cove Landscape (OCL), from 2008 - 2011. Managed by Weyerhaeuser Company, OCL was located in Webster County, MS and characterized by rolling topography and forests of pine (Pinus spp.) plantations, mixed pine-hardwood forests, and coves dominated by > 60 year old hardwood forests. Forested coves were surrounded by loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) plantations of various age classes and interspersed streamside management zones that were typified by mixed pine-hardwood forest corridors. We recorded 10 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians, and over 180 species of plants in all habitat types within OCL. The greatest number of species and individuals of amphibians were detected in forested coves. Salamander species richness and abundance of streambank and plethodontid salamanders (Eurycea spp. and Plethodon mississippi) were greatest in cove forests. Regression modeling indicated abundance of selected salamander species was positively associated with deciduous tree cover, shaded forest floor conditions, and deadwood. Streamside management zones supported the greatest abundance and species richness of reptiles. Community similarity indices indicated that herpetofauna communities of coves and SMZs were > 50% similar. Because SMZs and mature cove forests supported a diversity of reptiles and amphibians that were adapted to habitat conditions of mixed deciduous-pine and mature hardwood forests, retention of these habitat types can be important for conservation of herpetofauna within managed forest landscapes. This information is being used by Weyerhaeuser Company for updating conservation plans for OCL.

Wednesday November 4, 2015 8:00am - 8:20am EST
Ballroom Salon B

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