Academic Research

Rivercane research at WCU and PSDS has resulted in:

  • 4 publications to date
  • 4 presentations at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America
  • 6 presentations at the annual meeting of The Association of Southeastern Biologists
  • Local media coverage
  • Presentations at local events: Asheville Bamboo Festival, Cherokee Fair, Mountain Heritage Day (Cullowhee), Greening up the Mountains (Sylva)

Publications and Presentations:

Griffith, A., Krake, H., Monteith, C., and Young, R. 2012. Restoration of the ultimate riparian buffer species, rivercane (Arundinaria gigantea), on the Oconaluftee River floodplain, Cherokee, NC. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 44 (7). p.355.

Tanner, B.R., Kinner, D.A., Griffith, A.D., Young, R.S., and Sorrell, L.M., 2011, Presence of Arundinaria gigantea (rivercane) on Numerous Non-wetland Sites Suggests Improper Classification of the Species, Wetlands Ecology and Management v. 19, p. 521-532.

Griffith, A., Tanner, B., Kinner, D., and Young, R., 2010.  Restoration of Arundinaria gigantea (Rivercane) to the Oconaluftee River Floodplain, Cherokee, NC.  GSA Abstracts with Programs 42(5). p. 593.

Griffith, A. D., D. A. Kinner, B. R. Tanner, A. Moore, K. G. Mathews, and R. S. Young. 2009. Nutrient and physical soil characteristics of river cane stands, western North Carolina. Castanea 74(3). p 224-235.

Mathews, K. G., J. Huguelet, M. Lanning, T. Wilson, and R. S. Young. 2009. Clonal diversity of fruiting culms within stands of Arundinaria gigantea (Poaceae;Bambusoideae) in western North Carolina assessed using AFLP fingerprints. Castanea 74(3). p 213-223.

Griffith, A. D., K McDowell, and R. S. Young. 2007. Rivercane restoration project: recovering an ecologically and culturally significant species (North Carolina). Ecological Restoration, 25:2. p 144-145.

Griffith, A., Kinner, D., McDowell, K., Tanner, B., and Young, R., 2007, Soil characterization for rivercane (Arundinaria gigantea (Walter Muhl.)) restoration in Western North Carolina. GSA Abstracts with Programs 39(6). p. 243.

McDowell, K. L., Griffith, A. D., Kinner, D. A., Tanner, B. R., and R. S. Young, 2007. Restoration of Rivercane (Arundinaria gigantea) in Western NC: A Step Towards the Identification of Ideal Environmental Conditions, GSA Abstracts with Programs 39(2). p. 29.


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