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Journal of Forestry Online Quiz
Derived from the June 2012 Journal of Forestry
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The Journal of Forestry Quiz is approved for 4.0 continuing forestry education (CFEs) credit hours in Category 1-CF by the Society of American Foresters. Successful completion of the self-assessment, defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%, is required to earn CFE credit. CFE approval is valid for one year from the issue date of publication, and participants may submit the quiz at any time during that period.

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1. According to the study conducted by Holzmueller et al., the amount of acreage categorized as high, medium, and low forest productivity in southern Illinois was:

a) significantly different compared to the stewardship potential classification.
b) slightly different compared to the stewardship potential classification.
c) similar compared to the stewardship potential classification.
2. In the study conducted by Holzmueller et al., which of the following data layers was the most important factor in determining high stewardship potential in southern Illinois?
a) Forest health-areas where silvicultural treatments can reduce the risk of serious risk to forest health.
b) Slope-defined as feasibility of timber harvest operations.
c) Private forestland-private lands with existing forest cover.

3. In the Mason et al. article, the authors discuss how traditional knowledge (TK) and scientific ecological knowledge (SEK) can complement one another. Which is an example?

a) TK can contribute place-based understanding of ecosystem relationships while SEK can provide information about ecosystem components and processes.
b) SEK provides qualitative analysis that can be augmented by the quantitative understandings of TK.
c) Folklore provides clues for areas of inquiry needing scientific investigation.

4. Established in 1976, the Intertribal Timber Council is a nonprofit, nation-wide consortium of over 60 Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations dedicated to:

a) working with academia to promote diversity in forestry curricula.
b) identifying strategies and initiatives that can be incorporated through legislation.
c) improving the management of natural resources of importance to Native American communities.

5. In their analysis of the pinyon ips outbreak in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, Kleinman et al. found that the most acres of ips damage occurred at what elevation range?

a) Between 2,342 and 10,361 feet
b) Between 5,770 and 7,740 feet
c) Between 6,270 and 6,760 feet
6. Carnegie-classified "doctoral universities", according to the O'Hara and Redelsheimer article, produced about what proportion of baccalaureate forestry graduates in 2010?
a) One-quarter
b) One-half
c) Two-thirds

7. O'Hara and Redelsheimer's article suggests that future research capability in applied forestry in the United States may be reduced by:

a) a decline in applied forestry programs at research universities.
b) universities switching forestry from baccalaureate to masters-level programs.
c) an increase in the number of US forestry programs since 1960.
8. The Conservation Awareness Index measures family forest owner awareness of four land conservation options. In the 2010 pilot study conducted by Van Fleet et al., what options were random landowner respondents the most aware of?
a) Current-use tax programs and conservation easements
b) Current-use tax programs and timber harvesting
c) Conservation easements and timber harvesting

9. Tauer et al. posit that the increase in the number of shortleaf pine x loblolly pine hybrids is important because it suggests:

a) bad forest management practices in the southeastern United States.
b) the importance of loblolly pine to intensive production forestry.
c) the possible introgressive extinction of one or both species.
10. According to Tauer et al., fire probably reduces shortleaf x loblolly pine hybrid abundance because:
a) hybrids don't sprout as prolifically as shortleaf pine after topkill.
b) hybrids have more flammable foliage than shortleaf pine.
c) hybrids are more temperature sensitive than shortleaf pine.