SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF OAK WILT SPREAD IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

dc.contributor.advisor

Halpin, Patrick N

dc.contributor.author

Yeh, Sharon

dc.date.accessioned

2007-06-27T18:35:16Z

dc.date.available

2007-06-27T18:35:16Z

dc.date.issued

2007-05

dc.department

Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

dc.description.abstract

Oak wilt, Ceratocystis fagacearum, has been documented in the Southern Appalachian region of North Carolina since the early 1950s. Due to its rapid spread and rate of damage, the North Carolina Forest Resources Division monitored oak wilt closely by performing annual surveys to both control for and monitor the disease. This project uses the monitoring data to investigate where and how oak wilt could spread in the near future. Understanding the spatial nature of oak wilt can help managers target future monitoring and prevention efforts for this particular region. Both spatial and statistical analyses were used, including the Chi-Squared test, Classification and Regression Tree (CART) models, and the Mantel test. Results from several tests indicate that oak wilt prefers specific oak species within the red oak family, has the potential to spread in Western North Carolina, and spread of oak wilt by long-range pathogen mechanisms have a higher impact on the transmission of oak wilt than short-range mechanisms.

dc.format.extent

1668858 bytes

dc.format.mimetype

application/pdf

dc.identifier.uri

https://hdl.handle.net/10161/341

dc.language.iso

en_US

dc.subject

Oak wilt (Ceratocystis fagacearum)

dc.subject

North Carolina Forest Resources Division

dc.subject

Plant diseases

dc.subject

Monitoring

dc.title

SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF OAK WILT SPREAD IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

dc.type

Master's project

Files

Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
MP_ssy2_a_052007.pdf
Size:
1.59 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format