Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project

The Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project or MOFEP, is one of the most comprehensive ecological investigations of forest response ever undertaken in upland oak ecosystems. Great attention has been given to the design of the MOFEP experiment and to coordination of the numerous associated research studies.

Initiated in 1991, MOFEP includes coordinated research studies examining vegetation dynamics, down wood, fungi, birds, small mammals, herpetofauna, invertebrates, and genetics. Soil, geolandforms, ecological landtypes, and climate at the sites are also studied.

This study embraces the following ideas:

Please explore the links to the left to learn more about the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project.

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