The Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest and Interpretive Trails will be CLOSED 2018 October 27-November 9 and December 7-8.
The Southern Pine Ecology and Management Research Work Unit (SRS-RWU-4159), headquartered on the University of Arkansas campus at Monticello, Arkansas, continues a tradition of research on plants, wildlife, and soils in pine-dominated forests of the southeastern United States. Our emphasis is on mixed loblolly-shortleaf pine and pine-hardwood forests of the West Gulf Coastal Plain in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, and the shortleaf pine and pine-hardwood forests of the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
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For every stage of forest succession, there’s a bird species that needs it. But others are flexible, thriving in many types of forests. The blue-gray gnatcatcher, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, summer tanager, and white-breasted nuthatch are all associated with mature forests.
But a recent study suggests these birds are forest generalists rather than mature forest obligates.
- Resolving questionable records of Pituophis ruthveni (Louisiana Pinesnake)
Adams, Connor S.; Pierce, Josh B.; Rudolph, D. Craig; Ryberg, Wade A.; Hibbitts, Toby J.
- Caroline Dormon:the South’s exceptional forest conservationist and naturalist
Barnett, James P.; Troncale, Sarah M.
- Superior pines revisited: a plus-tree progeny test on the Crossett Experimental Forest at a half-century
Bragg, Don C.
- Seeing is believing: an early southern pine demonstration plot in northern Louisiana
Bragg, Don C.
- Shifts in phenological distributions reshape interaction potential in natural communities
Carter, Shannon K.; Saenz, Daniel ; Rudolf, Volker H. W.