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The Harrison Experimental Forest

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery Group

Located in the lower Coastal Plain in southeastern Mississippi, the Harrison Experimental Forest (Harrison) was established on the Desoto National Forest in 1934. By that time, vast stands of southern pines, mostly longleaf pine, had been cut from the estimated

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Posted in Experimental Forests, Forest Products, Genetics, Longleaf Pines, Southern Pines, Threats

The Role of Humans in U.S. Plant Invasions

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery Group

Plant breeders have produced hybrids for centuries, maybe even millennia, crossing genetically different varieties or species to accentuate desired traits. Plants continuously hybridize on their own, either within populations of their own species or across species, families, and even genera.

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Projected Land Use Change in the South

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery Group

The Southern Forest Futures Project (SFFP) started in 2008 as an effort to study and understand the various forces reshaping the forests across the 13 states of the Southeast. Chartered by the U.S. Forest Service Southern Region and Southern Research

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Posted in Climate Change, Economics & Policy, Forest Landowners, Threats