Sheppard Walker

Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

M.C. Ford, J.T. Skinner, Finley Grise

Degree Program

Department of Biology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


This study was undertaken for the purpose of determining the relation existing between the native forest cover and the chemical and physical properties of the soils of the Mammoth Cave National Park area. The study was suggested by certain references in the literature to a correlation existing between forest cover and the geological, chemical and physical nature of soils of this area. The recent attempt at reforestation in the Mammoth Cave National Park area renders such a study timely, and it is believed that the results reported in this paper will materially aid the Mammoth Cave National Park Commission and other interested agencies to more judiciously plan for reforestation in this area. Much additional study of this subject is needed, however, before final conclusion can be drawn.


Biology | Botany | Earth Sciences | Life Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Plant Sciences | Soil Science