CBHR Research Studies and Projects

Research Studies

Research studies are based on our Research Work Unit Description (RWUD) and relate to one of these specific problem areas (click to expand/collapse a list of associated studies):

Regeneration and Reproductive Biology
Current Studies
Regeneration and Reproductive Biology
Title Lead Scientists Brief
Determining Growth Patterns of Pondberry (Lindera melissifolia (Walt) Blume) Seedlings Brian Lockhart
Emile Gardiner
Ted Leininger
Influence of Hydroperiod, Light Availability, and Gender on the Morphology, Ecophysiology, and Growth of Pondberry (Lindera melissifolia (Walter) Blume) Stecklings Brian Lockhart
Emile Gardiner
Ted Leininger
Stand Management and Forest Health
Current Studies
Stand Management and Forest Health
Title Lead Scientists Brief
Biology of the Hardwood Stump Borer, Mallodon dasystomus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), and other prey of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Nathan Schiff
Paul Hamel
Biology of Woodwasps and their Symbiotic Fungi Nathan Schiff
Bluff Hardwood Cutting Level Study for Uneven-Aged Management Jeff Goelz
Steve Meadows
John Toliver
Description of 32-Year-Old-Hardwood Planatations on Macon Ridge Soils Jeff Goelz
Steve Meadows
Development and Testing of Electronic Aroma Recognition and Analysis for the Detection and Diagnosis of Microbes Causing Defect Losses in Standing Timber Dan Wilson
Development of Mixed-species Hardwood Plantations on Two Mississippi Delta Soil Types Jeff Goelz
Discovering the Main Factors Contributing to the Decline of Willow Oaks on Certain Sites in the D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana Ted Leininger
Growth and Quality Development of Residual Trees Following Deferment Cutting in Red Oak-Sweetgum Steve Meadows
Growth and Quality Response of Residual Hardwood Poletimber Following Thinning in Sawtimber Stands Danny Skojac
Steve Meadows
Andrew Ezell
Investigations and Control of Microbes Causing Sycamore Dieback and Decline in Commercial Plantations Ted Leininger
Dan Wilson
Nathan Schiff
Regeneration, Species Composition, and Stand Development Twenty-One Years After Clearcutting in a Bottomland Hardwood Stand Steve Meadows
Release of Suppressed Cherrybark Oak and Green Ash Steve Meadows
Seed Tree vs. Selection in Bottomland Hardwoods Steve Meadows
Stand Quality Measurement of Southern Hardwood Forests Steve Meadows
Danny Skojac
The Effects of Stand Modification on Insect and Disease Communities in the Lower Mississippi River Ecosystem Ted Leininger
Steve Meadows
The Role of Stem Canker and Dieback in Pondberry Health and Survival Dan Wilson
Thinning Red Oak-Sweetgum Stands on Minor Streambottom Sites Steve Meadows
Treatments to Favor Oak in Mixed Stands of Hardwood Regeneration Steve Meadows
Understanding Bottomland Hardwood Responses to an Operational Thinning Steve Meadows
Water Oak Plantation Thinning Steve Meadows
Woody Perennial Energy Crop Production in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley under Several Planting Densities and Harvest Regimens for Varietal Cottonwood and Black Willow Ray A. Souter
Emile S. Gardiner
Theodor Leininger
Dana Mitchell
Robert B Rummer
Randall J. Rousseau
Michael C. Tyree
Ecology of Aquatic and Terrestrial Fauna
Current Studies
Ecology of Aquatic and Terrestrial Fauna
Title Lead Scientists Brief
Stream temperature relationships to fish and crayfish distributions in north Mississippi Susan B. Adams
Mel Warren
Ken Sterling
Study brief (pdf)
(Proposal for Collection Agreement 11-CO-11330127-010) Effects of biofuels treatments on the crayfish Procambarus lylei Susan Adams
Cerulean Warblers Populations in Bottomlaned Hardwood Forests: Distribution, Abundance, and Productivity Paul Hamel
Characterization of Community Structure and Development of Monitoring Protocols for Freshwater Mussels in Bankhead National Forest, Alabama Wendell Haag
Mel Warren
Dynamics of Rusty Blackbird winter range as estimated by the Christmas Bird Count Land-Use History in Relation to Decline and Projected Recovery of the Rusty Blackbird: Project 2] Paul Hamel
Ecological Interactions Between Potential Seed Dispersers and FORESTIERA ACUMINATA (MICHAUX) POIRET, swamp privet Susan B. Adams
Paul B. Hamel
Kristina Connor
Bryce Burke
Emile S. Gardiner
David Wise
Effect of a Tornado on Bird Use of Forest Understory in Two Old-Growth Research Natural Areas on Delta National Forest Paul Hamel
Evaluation of Ecological Limitations on the Dispersal of the Endangered Pondberry, Lindera melissifolia (Walt.) BlumeEvaluation of Ecological Limitations on the Dispersal of the Endangered Pondberry, Lindera melissifolia (Walt.) Blume Paul Hamel
Evaluation of Louisiana Black Bear, Ursus Americanus Luteolus, as a Potential Disperser of the Endangered Pondberry [Lindera Melissifolia (Walt.) Blume] Paul Hamel
Experimental Harvest Manipulation to Improve Cerulean Warbler Habitat on Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge Paul Hamel
Fate of Pondberry [Lindera Melissaefolia (Walt.) Blume] Fruits Paul Hamel
Intermediate Scale Distribution of Cerulean Warblars Paul Hamel
Microhabitat Interrelationships of Stream Fishes Inhabiting Severely to Moderately Incised Channels of Upper Coastal Plain Streams in Mississippi Mel Warren
Wendell Haag
Movements of Louisiana Black Bear, Ursus Americanus Luteolus, on the Delta National Forest in Relation to Potential Dispersal of the Endangered Pondberry, Lindera melissifolia (Walt.) Blume Paul Hamel
Recolonization of Streams in North Mississippi Following Severe Drought Susan Adams
Mel Warren
Response of Cerulean Warbler to Forest Harvest Treatments, A. Alternative Treatments On An Anderson-Tully Co. Tract In Desha County, Arkansas Paul Hamel
Small Mammal Populations in the Overcup Oak, Redgum and Green Ash Research Natural Areas, Delta National Forest Paul Hamel
Spatial, temporal, and taxonomic variation in population dynamics and community structure of freshwater mussels: Application of stochastic population models and population viability analysis Wendell Haag
Mel Warren
Status and viability of Alabama shad (Alosa alabamae) in the Pascagoula River drainage, and rangewide population genetic structure Susan Adams
The Influence of Shelter on Catfish Predation Rates on Crayfish: an Experimental Approach Susan Adams
Wildlife Use of Bottomland Hardwoods 50 Years After Timber Stand Improvement or Clearcutting: I. Density and Species Composition of the Breeding and Wintering Avifauna Winston Paul Smith
Winter Bird Population on Sharkey Site Paul Hamel
Winter raptor populations and predation on small mammal populations in relation to restoration of forest to abandoned agricultural lands on the Sharkey Site, Sharkey County, Mississippi Paul Hamel
Ecological Processes and Restoration
Current Studies
Ecological Processes and Restoration
Title Lead Scientists Brief
A Stella Model for Estimating Short-Rotation Woody Biomass Production in a Soil-Tree-Atmosphere System Ying Ouyang
Assessing Wetland Restoration/Creation Practices on Southern Agricultural Lands Diane DeSteven
CEAP-Wetlands Literature Review: Agricultural conservation practices and wetland ecosystem services in the Southeastern Coastal Plain region Diane DeSteven
Dendrochronology and Heavy Metals in Tree Rings of Baldcypress Margaret Devall
Ecosystem Dynamics and the Sustainability of Native Pondberry (Lindera Melissifolia [Walt] Blume) Colonies in Mississippi Margaret Devall
Nathan Schiff
Paul Hamel
TracyHawkins
Ecosystem Management Research: Arkansas Highlands Watershed Component Dan Marion
Estimation of Pollutant and Sediment Loads into Surface Waters in Yazoo River Basin, Mississippi Ying Ouyang
Estimation of Soil C02 Flux in Short-Rotation Woody Crop Lands with Stella Model Ying Ouyang
Influence of climate variation on vegetation dynamics in Southeastern depressional wetlands Diane DeSteven
Large-scale comparison of restoration techniques: impact on herbaceous plant diversity Diane DeSteven
Emile Gardiner
Real-Time Monitoring the Variations and Loads of Nutrients, Sediments, and Dissolved Organic Carbon in Rivers Uing Dynamic Data Driven Application System Ying Ouyang
Reproductive Biology of Pondberry (Lindera Melissifolia [Walt] Blume) Margaret Devall
Nathan Schiff
Response of Small Mammal Populations to Restoration of Forest to Abandoned Agricultural Lands on the Sharkey Site, Sharkey County, Mississippi Paul Hamel
Vegetation and hydrology patterns in Lower Coastal Plain depression wetlands Diane DeSteven
Vegetation dynamics in restored Carolina bay depressionwetlands on the Savannah River Site, South Carolina Diane De Steven
Rebecca Sharitz
Julian Singer
Oak Wilt (Mission Problem)
Current Studies
Oak Wilt (Mission Problem)
Title Lead Scientists Brief
Determine the Vector Relations Associated with Transmission and Spread of Oak Wilt in Texas Oaks Dan Wilson


See our Research Overview for more details on each topic and our corresponding teams).