Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management RWU-4157
News and Events
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Articles - CompassLive
American Chestnut, Past and Future (August 25, 2015 on CompassLive)
Natural Disturbances in Central Hardwood Forests: Science Synthesis for Managers (December 8, 2015 on CompassLive)
Teaching Cherokee Indian Youth about Culturally Important Plants (December 16, 2015 on CompassLive)
Serendipity Has Guided Research Forester Henry McNab’s 50-Plus-Year Career (June 17, 2015 on CompassLive)
International Bat Monitoring Research Group Receives “Wings Across the Americas” Award (March 17, 2015 on CompassLive)
WebinarsThe Restoration of the American Chestnut located at this Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar Portal American Chestnut Webinar
Conservation and Management of Declining Bat Populations in Eastern United States located at Forestry and Natural Webinar Portal.
Our mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge and strategies for restoring, managing, sustaining, and enhancing the vegetation and wildlife of southern upland hardwood forests. Through experimental studies and modeling, our research program focuses on learning and predicting how upland hardwood-dominated forests and wildlife are affected by natural disturbances or silvicultural activities. We also study how forest composition, regeneration, productivity, and response to disturbances differ across changing environmental conditions such as moisture and fertility gradients.
Understanding the range of responses will enable land managers to better predict changes in forest structure, composition, tree regeneration, productivity, and habitat quality and to develop scientifically-based methods to meet their management and restoration goals.
Our RWU is one of 16 maintained under the Southern Research Station by the USDA Forest Service.
Our research teams are located across the south, strategically placed to conduct research in physiographic subregions of the upland hardwood ecosystems including the southern Appalachian Mountains, the Cumberland Plateau, the Boston Mountains, Missouri Plateau and Huntsville, AL.
Our Scientists and Staff
For a list of RWU 4157 scientists and staff, click here.
Our research partners and collaborators include universities and colleges, State forestry and wildlife agencies, national forests, and many others.
Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management
Bent Creek Experimental
1577 Brevard Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 667-5261 Ph
(828) 667-9097 Fax