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1. According to the analysis by Baker et al., if dwarf mistletoe is present on an FIA plot, there is a 67% chance that dwarf mistletoe is present in a stand within 0.5 mi. and if dwarf mistletoe is not recorded on an FIA plot, only 26% of nearby stands are likely to be infested. This finding suggests that:
a) infestations of dwarf mistletoe are spatially autocorrelated at a scale larger than individual stands.
b) infestations of dwarf mistletoe are spatially autocorrelated at a scale approximately equal to individual stands.
c) infestations of dwarf mistletoe are not autocorrelated because the pathogen has a relatively limited dispersal.
2. In order to better estimate the incidence of dwarf mistletoe in black spruce stands when using FIA data, Baker et al. recommend considering an FIA plot to be infested if:
a) it has a damage agent code for dwarf mistletoe or a damage type code for witches' brooms at the most recent measurement.
b) it has a damage agent code for dwarf mistletoe or a damage type code for witches' brooms at any time in its past even if subsequent visits record the plot as infestation-free.
c) it has only a damage agent code for dwarf mistletoe and a damage type code for witches' brooms at any time in its past even if subsequent visits record the plot as infestation-free.
3. Which of the following correctly describes a harvest simulation scenario used in the study by Locher et al.?
a) HARV_BY_80 specified that the total area of aspen did not decrease, aspen > 40 years was available for harvest, and all aspen was harvested by 80 years.
b) HARV>60 specified non-declining aspen area, and all aspen was harvested by 60 years.
c) INTENSIVE_HARV specified non-declining aspen area and that 80% of aspen was harvested by 40 years.
4. Locher et al. concluded that achieving an even representation of aspen in multiple age classes and habitat types would likely result in an increase in the amount of ruffed grouse drumming habitat because:
a) timber harvest would fluctuate over time providing an opportunity for the habitat to recover.
b) the area of young aspen would steadily increase over time.
c) aspen in multiple age classes and habitat types would become more available and interspersed throughout the landscape over time.
5. According to the article by Hanavan et al., the peach bark beetle carves overwintering niches between the bark and cambium in what shape?
a) L-shaped grooves
b) J-shaped grooves
c) I-shaped grooves
6. Hanavan et al. found gum spot densities caused by peach bark beetle on black cherries to be highest where?
a) On the upper half of the bole
b) On the lower half of the bole
c) On wounds from broken branches
7. Pinna et al.'s study determined competition from herbaceous vegetation was found to influence the height to diameter ratio for which species?
a) Sugar maple
b) Yellow birch
c) Both sugar maple and yellow birch
8. In the Pinna et al. study, what was found not to be the key factor impacting the growth of planted seedlings?
a) Shelter type
b) Competition from surrounding vegetation
c) Herbivory
9. In the study by Wu et al., which of the following is not an influential factor of determining the number of machines in each function of a balanced harvesting system?
a) Machine productivity
b) Mechanical utilization of the machine
c) Tract size
10. Which of the following is not a benefit provided by a web-based decision support system for analyzing timber harvesting costs and productivity according to Wu et al.,?
a) Works equally well for both hot logging and cold logging
b) Can be applied anywhere without any modifications
c) Satisfies the needs for remote users