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for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 124 Issue 3, Fall 2008
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Demand for value-added forest products and an abundance of unused small-diameter timber have created interest in structural uses for small-diameter timber. This study examined indicators of small-diameter loblolly pine tree taper in the Duke Forest on the North Carolina Piedmont, so that managers can more easily evaluate the potential for applications.
Three New Hanover County, North Carolina tidal creeks were sampled for optical brighteners (compounds added to laundry detergents) and fecal coliform bacteria. Simultaneous testing for fecal bacteria and optical brighteners was shown to be a viable procedure for detecting human sources of fecal microbial pollution in waterways.
As part of a baseline project to document the lichen biodiversity of the North Carolina Piedmont, the lichen biota of Mason Farm Biological Reserve at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was inventoried in 2007. Descriptions of the lichen communities within the reserve are presented.
A planarian is one of many flatworms of the Turbellaria class. Four freshwater planarians were found during the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Notes on field observations and habitats are presented to discuss the four species’ behavior in natural settings.
Atlantic menhaden fish were collected from purse-seine catches at Reedville, Virginia and Beaufort, North Carolina in 2003. The fork length to total length and length to weight relationships are presented to help investigators have more precise biostatistical information on forage fishes.