Geology as a Georegional Influence on Quercus Fagaceae Distribution in Denton and Coke Counties of Central and North Central Texas and Choctaw County of Southeastern Oklahoma, Using GIS as an Analytical Tool. Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Geology as a Georegional Influence on Quercus Fagaceae Distribution in Denton and Coke Counties of Central and North Central Texas and Choctaw County of Southeastern Oklahoma, Using GIS as an Analytical Tool.

Creator

  • Author: Maxey, George F.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Ferring, C. Reid
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Acevedo, Miguel F.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Dickson, Kenneth L.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Lyons, Donald I.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Hudak, Paul F.
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2007-12
  • Digitized: 2008-03-25

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This study elucidates the underlying relationships for the distribution of oak landcover on bedrock and soil orders in two counties in Texas and one in Oklahoma. ESRI's ArcGis and ArcMap was used to create surface maps for Denton and Coke Counties, Texas and Choctaw County, Oklahoma. Attribute tables generated in GIS were exported into a spreadsheet software program and frequency tables were created for every formation and soil order in the tri-county research area. The results were both a visual and numeric distribution of oaks in the transition area between the eastern hardwood forests and the Great Plains. Oak distributions are changing on this transition area of the South Central Plains. The sandy Woodbine and Antlers formations traditionally associated with the largest oak distribution are carrying oak coverage of approximately 31-32% in Choctaw and Denton Counties. The calcareous Blackland and Grand Prairies are traditionally associated with treeless grasslands, but are now carrying oak and other tree landcover up to 18.9%. Human intervention, including the establishment of artificial, political and social boundaries, urbanization, farming and fire control have altered the natural distribution of oaks and other landcover of this unique georegion.

Subject

  • Keyword: GIS
  • Keyword: oak
  • Keyword: bedrock
  • Keyword: analytical tool
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Oak -- Texas -- Denton County.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Oak -- Texas -- Coke County.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Oak -- Oklahoma -- Choctaw County.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Texas -- Denton County.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Texas -- Coke County.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Oklahoma -- Choctaw County.

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Maxey, George F.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 228429311
  • UNT Catalog No.: b3448264
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5144

Degree

  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Discipline: Environmental Science
  • Academic Department: Department of Geography
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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