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Plantation Management Research Cooperative

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 31204-2152

Dr. Michael Kane
Director
(706) 542-3009
mkane@warnell.uga.edu

John Rheney
Technical Representative - UGA
(706) 542-1182
rheney@warnell.uga.edu

Listed below is a representative selection of PMRC Technical Reports. Many have been published in various refereed journals addressing research in forest management, silviculture and modeling. More recent results are retained for member’s use prior to publication in refereed journals in the public domain. Some of the reports below are in PDF format and are available for downloading and printing.

PMRC Research Papers and Technical Reports (1977 – 2005)

i. Queen, W. R. and L. V. Pienaar. 1977. Green and dry stem weight equations for site-prepared slash pine plantations in the Coastal Plain of Georgia and north Florida. PMRC Research Paper 1.

ii. Belcher, D. M. and J. L. Clutter. 1977. Yield of slash pine plantations in the Georgia and north Florida Coastal Plain. PMRC Research Paper 2.

iii. Shiver, B. D. and J. C. Fortson. 1978. Effect of soil type and site preparation on growth and yield of slash pine plantations in the lower Coastal Plain of Georgia and north Florida. PMRC Research Paper 3

iv. Newberry, J. D. and L. V. Pienaar. 1978. Dominant height growth models and site index curves for site-prepared slash pine plantations in the lower Coastal Plain of Georgia and north Florida. PMRC Research Paper 4.

v. Flowers, W. R. 1978. Individual tree weight and volume equations for site prepared loblolly pine plantations in the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas, Georgia, and north Florida. MS Thesis. School of Forest Resources. University of Georgia.

vi. Smith, J. L. 1978. Volume yields of site prepared loblolly pine plantations in the Lower Coastal Plain of the Carolinas, Georgia, and north Florida. MS Thesis. School of Forest Resources. University of Georgia.

1. Clutter, J. L. 1982. Analysis of two-year-old results from the PMRC site preparation study. PMRC Technical Report 1982-1.

2. Clutter, J. L. 1983. Analysis of two-year-old results from the PMRC species comparison study. PMRC Technical Report 1983-1.

3. Bailey, R. L. and G. E. Grider. 1984. Loblolly pine site index prediction for site-prepared plantations in the Piedmont. PMRC Technical Report 1984-1.

4. Shiver, B. D. and J. W. Rheney. 1984. Within-stand variability. PMRC Technical Report 1984-2.

5. Pienaar. L. V. and G. E. Grider. Standard volume and weight equations for site-prepared loblolly pine plantations in the Piedmont of South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. PMRC Technical Report 1984-3.

6. Clutter, J. L., J. C. Fortson and L. S. Shackelford. 1984. Survival predictions for fusiform infected loblolly pine plantations on prepared sites in the coastal plain of South Carolina, Georgia and northern Florida. PMRC Research Paper 1984-4.

7. Borders, B. E. and R. L. Bailey. 1985. Stand density in slash and loblolly pine plantations. PMRC Research Paper 1985-1.

8. Borders, B. E. and R. L. Bailey. 1985. Prediction of percent rust infection in slash and loblolly pine plantations. PMRC Research Paper 1985-2.

9. Bailey R. L., G. E. Grider, J. W. Rheney and L. V. Pienaar. 1985. Volume, weight, diameter distribution and yield equations for site-prepared loblolly pine plantations in the Piedmont and upper coastal plain of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. PMRC Research Paper 1985-3.

10. Shiver, B. D. 1985. Sample size for estimating Weibull  function parameters for slash pine plantation diameter distributions. PMRC Technical Report 1985-4.

11. Pienaar, L. V., B. D. Shiver and J. W. Rheney. 1985. Revised stem volume and weight equations for site-prepared slash pine plantations. PMRC Technical Report 1985-5.

12. Gering, L. R., L. V. Pienaar and J. W. Rheney. 1985. The PMRC slash pine thinning study - 6 year results. PMRC Technical  Report 1985-6.

13. Shiver, B. D., J. W. Rheney, J. C. Fortson and L. V. Pienaar. 1985. Five year results of the PMRC coastal plain site  preparation study. PMRC Technical Report 1985-7.

14. Borders, B. E. and G. H. Brister. 1986. Southern pine species comparison study: 5-year results. PMRC Technical Report 1986-1.

15. Rheney, J. W., B. D. Shiver and L. V. Pienaar. 1986. PMRC competing vegetation study -- eight year results. PMRC Technical Report 1986-2.

16. Bailey, R. L. and J. A. A. da Silva. 1986. Survival, basal area growth, and diameter distribution predictions for fertilized slash pine plantations. PMRC Technical Report 1986-3.

17. Pienaar, L. V., T. R. Burgan and J. W. Rheney. 1987. Stem volume, taper and weight equations for site-prepared   loblolly pine plantations. PMRC Technical Report 1987-1.

18. Harrison, W. M. and L. V. Pienaar. 1987. Quantifying the effects of fusiform rust on tree basal area growth in slash pine plantations. PMRC Technical Report 1987-2.

19. Pienaar, L. V., W. M. Harrison, T. R. Burgan and J. W. Rheney. 1988. Yield prediction for site-prepared slash pine plantations in the coastal plain. PMRC Technical Report 1988-1.

20. Pienaar, L. V., W. M. Harrison. 1989. Yield Prediction for Site-prepared Slash Pine Plantations in the Coastal Plain - REVISED CHAPTER III. PMRC ADDENDUM 1988-1.

21. Oppenheimer, M. J., B. D. Shiver and J. W. Rheney. 1988. Ten year growth response of slash pine plantations to competing vegetation control. PMRC Technical Report 1988-2.

22. Shiver, B. D., M. J. Oppenheimer and J. W. Rheney. 1988. Eight year results of the coastal plain slash pine site preparation study. PMRC Technical Report 1988-3.

23. Borders, B. E. and William M. Harrison. 1989. Southern pine species comparison study: eight year results. PMRC Technical Report 1989-1.

24. Rheney, J. W., B. D. Shiver and M. J. Oppenheimer. 1989. SAGS competing vegetation study: 4-year summary. PMRC Summary Report 1989-2.

25. Oppenheimer, M. J., B. D. Shiver and J. W. Rheney. 1989. Effect of site factors on growth response of 9 to 15-year-old slash pine plantations following understory vegetation removal. PMRC Technical Report 1989-3.

26. Pienaar, L. V., H. H. Page and J. W. Rheney. 1989. Growth and yield prediction based on the PMRC slash pine thinning study. PMRC Technical Report 1989-4.

27. Fortson, J. C. and L. S. Shackelford. 1990. Twelve year growth response of slash pine plantations to competing vegetation control. PMRC Technical Report 1990-1.

 28. Borders, B. E., W. M. Harrison, D. E. Adams, R. L. Bailey and L. V. Pienaar. 1990. Yield prediction and growth projection for site-prepared loblolly pine plantations in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida and Alabama. PMRC Research Paper 1990-2.

29. Pienaar, L. V., W. M. Harrison and J. W. Rheney. 1990. PMRC yield prediction system for slash pine plantations in the Atlantic coast flatwoods. PMRC Tecnical Report 1990-3.

30. Brooks, J. R. and R. L. Bailey. 1990. Diameter distribution models for site-prepared slash pine plantations in the coastal plain. PMRC Technical Report 1990-4.

31. Pienaar, L. V., B. D. Shiver and J. W. Rheney. 1991. Slash pine site preparation study results at age 11. PMRC  Technical Report 1991-1.

32. Fortson, J. C. and L. S. Shackelford. 1991. Fourteen year growth response of slash pine plantations to competing vegetation control. PMRC Technical Report 1991-2.

33. Shiver, B. D. and J. W. Rheney. 1991. Third year results of the improved planting stock - vegetation control study. PMRC Technical Report 1991-3.

34. Brister, G. H. 1991. Second rotation plantation productivity - 11 year results. PMRC Technical Report 1991-5.

35. Brooks, J. R. and R. L. Bailey. 1992. A review of thinning for slash and loblolly pine in the South. PMRC Technical Report 1992-1. 55 pp.

36. Fortson, J. C., B. D. Shiver and L. S. Shackelford. 1992. Eight year results of the SAGS loblolly pine competing vegetation study. PMRC Technical Report 1992-2. 31p.

37. Bailey, R. L. and H. H. Page. 1992. A model for stand structure and growth in mixed-species coastal plain natural stands  GNATSS  (Georgia NATural Stand Simulator). PMRC Technical Report 1992-3. 70p.

38. Pienaar, L. V. and J. W. Rheney. 1993. A test of PMRC slash pine volume equations for intensively managed plantations. PMRC Technical Report 1993-1.

39. Rheney, J. W. and L. V. Pienaar. 1993. Early effects of  different methods of site preparation on cutover loblolly pine plantations in the Piedmont. PMRC Summary Report 1993-2.

40. Pienaar, L. V. and J. W. Rheney. 1994. Growth Potential of loblolly pine plantations in the Georgia Piedmont. PMRC Technical Report 1994-1. 16p.

41. Shiver, B. D., L. V. Pienaar, K. L. Hitch and J. W. Rheney. 1994. Slash pine site preparation study - results at age 14.  PMRC Technical Report 1994-2. 30p.

42. Shiver, B. D., K. L. Hitch and J. W. Rheney. 1994. Loblolly pine improved planting stock - vegetation control study - results at age 6. PMRC Technical Report 1994-3. 18p.

43. Pienaar, L. V. and J. W. Rheney. 1994. Growth of thinned slash pine plantations in the Southeastern Coastal Plain. PMRC Technical Report 1994-4. 16p.

44. Brister, G. H. 1994. Second rotation plantation productivity - 14 year results. PMRC Technical Report 1994-5. 21p.

45. Bailey, R. L. 1994. Compatible volume-taper models for site prepared slash and loblolly pine plantations based on the  Schumacher and Hall generalized constant form factor volume equation. PMRC Technical Report 1994-6. 28p.

46. Borders, B. E. 1994. Yield prediction and growth projection for site-prepared loblolly pine plantations in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida and Alabama: A revised model - 1994. PMRC Technical Report 1994-7. 23p.

47. Pienaar, L. V. 1995. Growth potential of Old-field loblolly pine plantations in the Georgia Piedmont. PMRC Technical Report 1995-1. 16 pp.

48. Pienaar, L. V. and J. W. Rheney. 1995. Modeling stand growth and yield response to silvicultural treatments. PMRC Technical Report 1995-2. 11 pp.

49. Pienaar, L. V. 1995. Results and analysis of a slash pine spacing and thinning study in the Southeast Coastal Plain. PMRC Technical Report 1995-3. 18 pp.

50. Hitch, K. L. 1995. 14 year results of the PMRC species  comparison study. PMRC Technical Report 1995-4. 15 pp.

51. Harrison, W. M. and B. E. Borders. 1996. Yield prediction and  growth projection for site-prepared loblolly pine plantations in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. PMRC Technical Report 1996-1. 49 pp.

52. Bailey, R. L., S. W. Martin and E. J. Jokela. 1996. Stand level models for fertilized slash pine plantations. PMRC Technical Report 1996-2. 21 pp.

53. Pienaar, L. V., B. D. Shiver and J. W. Rheney. 1996. Yield prediction for mechanically site-prepared slash pine plantations in the Southeastern Coastal Plain. PMRC Technical Report 1996-3. 57 pp.

54. Shiver, B. D., J. W. Rheney, K. L. Hitch and L. S. Shackelford. 1996. 14 year results of the PMRC species comparison study (revised). PMRC Technical Report 1996-4.  15 pp.

55. Shiver, B. D. and L. S. Shackelford. 1996. Effect of mid-rotation vegetation control and relative size on growth and yields of Southern pine plantations. PMRC Technical Report 1996-5. 17 pp.

56. Pienaar, L. V., B. D. Shiver and W. M. Harrison. 1997. Growth potential of loblolly pine plantations in the Georgia Piedmont: A spacing study example. PMRC Technical Report 1997-1. 15 pp.

57. Pienaar, L. V., B. D. Shiver and W. M. Harrison. 1997.  Loblolly pine improved planting stock - vegetation control study - Age 9 results. PMRC Technical Report 1997-2. 17 pp.

58. Martin, S. W., R. L. Bailey and E. J. Jokela. 1997. Models for unfertilized and fertilized slash pine plantations: CRIFF B400 and B500 Series. PMRC Technical Report 1997-3. 27 pp.

59. Harrison, W. M., R. L. Bailey and B. D. Shiver. 1998. MS33 thinning study: nine-year post thinning analysis. PMRC Technical Report 1998-1. 24 pp.

60. Shiver, B. D. and W. M. Harrison. 1998. Slash pine improved planting stock – vegetation control study – age 9 results. PMRC Technical Report 1998-3. 12 pp.

61. Pienaar, L. V., B. D. Shiver and W. M. Harrison. 1998. Slash pine site preparation study: Age 17 results. PMRC Technical Report 1998-4. 46 pp.

62. Martin, S. W., R. L. Bailey and E. J. Jokela. 1999. Financial analysis of mid-rotation fertilization in lower coastal plain slash pine plantations. PMRC Technical Report 1999-1. 11 pp.

63. Harrison, W. M. and B. D. Shiver. 1999. PMRC culture / density study: age 2 analysis. PMRC Technical Report 1999-2. 24 pp.

64. Fang, Z., B. E. Borders and R. L. Bailey. 1999. Tree volume and upper-stem diameter predictions for planted loblolly and slash pine based on a compatible volume-taper system with segmented-stem form factors. PMRC Technical Report 1999-3. 20 pp.

65. Cieszewski, C. J. and R. L. Bailey. 1999. The method for deriving theory-based base-age invariant polymorphic site equations with variable asymptotes and other inventory projection models. PMRC Technical Report 1999-4. 18 pp.

66. Martin, S. W. and B. D. Shiver. 1999. Loblolly pine improved planting stock – vegetation control study – age 12 results. PMRC Technical Report 1999-5. 36 pp.

67. Cieszewski, C. J. 1999. Three approaches to derivation of inventory projection equations. PMRC Technical Report 1999-6. 22 pp.

68. Cieszewski, C. J. 1999. Two approaches to improving inventory projection equations on examples of published models. PMRC Technical Report 1999-7. 17 pp.

69. Cieszewski, C. J. 1999. Example of mathematically adapting fixed-base-age models to variable-base-age inventory projections. PMRC Technical Report 1999-8. 12 pp.

70. Cieszewski, C. J. 1999. The algebraic difference approach improves fixed base-age site models based on Chapman-Richard function. PMRC Technical Report 1999-9. 12 pp.

71. Martin, S. W. and B. D. Shiver. 2000. Loblolly pine SAGS site preparation study – age 12 results. PMRC Technical Report 2000-1. 23 pp.

72. Rose, C. E. and B. D. Shiver. 2000. A comparison of first and second rotation dominant and codominant heights for flatwoods slash pine plantations. PMRC Technical Report 2000-2. 23 pp.

73. Fang, Z. and R. L. Bailey. 2000. Predicting stand volume for intensively site prepared slash pine plantations: Levels of prediction precision from a mixed-model system. PMRC Technical Report 2000-3. 21 pp.

74. Shiver, B. D. and W. M. Harrison. 2000. Slash Pine Site Preparation Study: Age-20 Results. PMRC Technical Report 2000-4. 17 pp.

76. Wiffen, H., C. Cieszewski, B. Borders, R. Lowe, B. Izlar, M. Zupko and W. Cooke. 2000. Using 30-meter satellite data to estimate basal areas of intensively managed loblolly pine stands. PMRC Technical Report 2000-6. 6 pp.

77. C. J. Cieszewski,  M. Harrison and S. W. Martin. 2000. Practical methods for estimating non-biased parameters in self-referencing growth and yield models. PMRC Technical Report 2000-7. 10 pp.

78. Bailey, R. L. and Z. Fang. 2000. Merchantable-stem Green and Dry Weight Prediction   Equations Based on a New Segmented-stem Taper Model. PMRC Technical Report 2000-8. 16pp.

79. Rose, C. E. and B. D. Shiver. 2001. Climatic effects on the first and second rotation dominant and codominant heights for flatwoods slash pine plantations: age 20 results. PMRC Technical Report 2001-1. 38 pp.

80. Harrison, W. M. and B. D. Shiver. 2001. PMRC coastal plain culture/density interaction study: age 4 analysis. PMRC Technical Report 2001-2. 31 pp.

81. Rose, C. E. and C. J. Cieszewski. 2001. Solutions for reducing bias in inventory projections when using a system of incompatible site index and height models: demonstrated example uses Jack pine of Ontario. PMRC Technical Report 2001-3. 28 pp.

82. Harrison, W. M, B. D. Shiver and S. W. Martin. 2001. Slash pine improved planting stock-vegetation control study: age 12 results. PMRC Technical Report 2001-5. 22 pp.

83. Logan, S., Shiver, B. D., Harrison, W. M., Clutter, M. and B. Borders. 2001. Polymorphism in Intensive Culture Site Index Curves. PMRC Technical Report 2002-1.

84. Rose, C., Hall, D., Shiver, B. D., Clutter, M. and B. Borders. 2002. A Generalized Methodology for Developing Flexible Whole Stand Survival Models. PMRC Technical Report 2002-2. 27 pp.

85. Harrison, W. M. 2002. Piedmont Loblolly Pine Site Preparation Study: Results through Age 15. PMRC Technical Report 2002-3. 24 pp.

86. Harrison, W. M. and B. D. Shiver. 2002. PMRC SAGS Culture/Density Study: Age 4 Analysis. PMRC Technical Report 2002-4. 12 pp.

87. Harrison, W. M. and B. D. Shiver. 2002. PMRC Coastal Plain Culture/ Density Study: Age 6 Analysis. PMRC Technical Report 2002-5. 35 pp.

88. Harrison, W. M. 2002. The B. F. Grant Spacing Study: Results through Age 19. PMRC Technical Report 2002-6. 25 pp.

89. Logan, S. R. and B. D. Shiver. 2002. Loblolly Pine Improved Planting Stock-Vegetation Control Study: Age-15 Results. PMRC Technical Report 2003-1. 52 pp.

90. Logan, S. R. and B. D. Shiver. 2003. Slash Pine Improved Planting Stock-Vegetation Control Study: Age-15 Results. PMRC Technical Report 2003-2. 27 pp.

91. Logan, S. R. and B. D. Shiver. 2003. Slash Pine Site Preparation Study: Age-23 Results. PMRC Technical Report 2003-3. 30 pp.

92. Shiver, B. D. and W. M. Harrison. 2004. PMRC Coastal Plain Culture / Density Study: Age-8 Analysis. PMRC Technical Report 2004-1. 53 pp.

93. Shiver, B. D. and W. M. Harrison. 2004. Piedmont and Upper Coastal Plain Intensive Culture Density Study: Age-6 Results. PMRC Technical Report 2004-2.  20 pp.

94. Borders, B. E.. 2004. Piedmont Loblolly Pine Site Preparation Study: Results through Age-18. PMRC Technical Report 2004-3.  29 pp

95. Cieszewski, C. J. 2004. One- and Two-Point Principle Dynamic Site Equations Derived from Richards, Weibull and Other Exponential Functions. PMRC Technical Report 2004-6. 11pp.

96  Harrison, W. M. and B. D. Shiver. 2005. Loblolly Pine Improved Planting Stock – Vegetation Control Study: Age 18 Results. PMRC Technical Report 2005-1. 51 pp.

97. Cieszewski, C. J. 2005. A New Flexible GADA based Dynamic Site Equation with Polymorphism and Variable Asymtotes. PMRC Technical Note 2005-2. 2 pp.

98.  Logan, S. R. 2005. Growth and Yield Models for Slash Pine Plantations in the Southeastern Coastal Plain. PMRC Technical Report 2005-3. 22 pp.

 

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