Research Teams

The scientists and support staff at the Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research are organized into four teams, each of which is assigned to a broad problem area.

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Regeneration and Reproductive Biology Team

This team envisions studies that range from the complexities of recalcitrant seed storage and seed chemical composition to environmental factors and silvicultural methods affecting natural and artificial stand regeneration.

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Stand Management and Forest Health Team

This team studies stand and forest pest management practices aimed at producing the best quality and greatest quantity hardwood sawtimber in the shortest time. Other studies may involve lands used primarily for recreation or to produce wildlife benefits with timber production a secondary interest.

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Aquatic Conservation and Ecology Team

This team conducts research on the life histories, community dynamics, and ecological functions of terrestrial and aquatic animals within bottomland hardwood ecosystems.

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Ecological Processes and Restoration Team

The team develops methods to restore animal and plant communities and assess how well restored systems compare with target natural systems.

A dynamic data-driven application system for real-time monitoring of surface water TP in a Missisippi Delta stream

Clean water is vitally important for human societies and natural ecosystems. There is abundant evidence that the water quality in the Mississippi Delta is deteriorating. Learn how we are working to better monitor water quality factors →

Stream temperature relationships to fish and crayfish distributions in north Mississippi

Climate change is expected to adversely affect numerous warmwater animal species. Read about our stream temperature monitoring network and what we are learning about Yazoo Darter and crayfish populations →

Learn about the Yazoo Darter

Declining populations of this small freshwater fish have raised concerns over the survival of the species. Read about our research on this imperiled fish →