Ozark Forest Forensics

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – A Walk in the Woods
Chapter 2 – The Geological Foundation of Ozark Forests
Chapter 3 – The Principle Trees of an Ozark Forest
Chapter 4 – Other Forest Realms
Chapter 5 – The Original Forests of the Ozarks
Chapter 6 – Forest Changes Over Time
Chapter 7 – Catastrophic Events in the Forest
Chapter 8 – The Flow of Water
Chapter 9 – Shrubs, Vines and Understory Trees
Chapter 10 – Species of Special Interest
Chapter 11 – Wildflowers, Ferns and Other Plants
Chapter 12 – Mushrooms and Other Fungi
Chapter 13 – Diseases and Pathogens
Chapter 14 – Conservation issues
List of Species Mentioned in the Text (annotated)
Reading List

Samples of  annotated drawings found in the book

Figure 11.2 – Some common mid-spring Ozark wildflowers, illustrated clockwise from the upper left: (a) blue phlox, (b) bellwort, (c) cut-leaf blue violet, (d) bird’s foot violet, (e) Jack- in-the-pulpit, and (f) toad shade trillium.

Figure 10.3 – American ginseng showing foliage and berries (a), root that appears almost human because of arms and legs projecting from the trunk (b), and flowers (c).

Figure 8.3 – Under most flow conditions streams do not carry enough flow to push their bed load of gravel downstream, and pulses of gravel accumulation form sequences of riffles (a) and
pools (b). Note that Ozark drainage systems are actively cutting into the Ozark uplift today so that bedrock (c) is never far below the base of stream channels and is often exposed in the beds
of small rivers like the Merrimack and Buffalo.