To provide knowledge and strategies for restoring, managing, and sustaining longleaf pine ecosystems
Initiated during the realignment of the Southern Research Station in 2007, SRS RWU- 4158 is a team of 6 scientists and support personnel whose mission is to provide knowledge and strategies for restoring, managing, and sustaining longleaf pine ecosystems in the southeastern United States. Scientists in the Unit work on two overarching research problems. They design and carry out research studies that seek to solve these problems or overcome related limitations to our knowledge of longleaf pine ecosystems. The Unit's scientists work with partners to provide knowledge and technologies needed to successfully restore and manage these ecosystems which are increasingly affected by a variety of human and natural influences in times of environmental stress and cultural and climatic change. The problem areas are as follows:
- Providing fundamental physiological knowledge needed to understand the processes that affect longleaf pine seedling production, establishment, and growth and development.
- Providing ecological information about population and community processes that affect restoration of longleaf pine woodlands and at risk native plant species.
- Providing practices, strategies, and models that quantify and predict the influence of management on maintaining and restoring longleaf pine ecosystems.
Our scientists work with partners and cooperators to provide knowledge and technologies needed to successfully restore and manage these ecosystems as they are increasingly affected by a variety of human and natural influences in times of environmental stress and cultural and climatic change.
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Hurricanes and other major storms cause billions of dollars of damage to southern timber resources. If you add the increased risk of wildfire, insect infestations, and disease that accompany downed wood, you have millions of acres of forests vulnerable to further harm after the hurricane’s gone.
- Entropy dynamics in cone production of longleaf pine forests in the southeastern United States
Chen, Xiongwen; Brockway, Dale G.; Guo, Qinfeng
- Analyzing the complexity of cone production in longleaf pine by multiscale entropy
Chen, Xiongwen; Guo, Qinfeng; Brockway, Dale G.
- Changes in bark composition from long-term elevated CO2 treatment: Implications for the management of sweetgum as a wood energy crop
Eberhardt, Thomas L.; So, Chi-Leung; Labbé, Nicole; Leduc, Daniel J.; Warren, Jeffrey M.
- Life cycle and masting of a recovering keystone indicator species under climate fluctuation
Guo, Qinfeng; Zarnoch, Stanley J.; Chen, Xiongwen; Brockway, Dale G.
- Fate of residual canopy trees following harvesting to underplant longleaf pine seedlings in loblolly pine stands in Georgia
Knapp, Benjamin O.; Wang, G. Geoff; Walker, Joan L.; Addington, Robert N.