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Compass July 2006
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Compass is a quarterly publication of the USDA Forest Service's Southern Research Station (SRS). As part of the Nation's largest forestry research organization -- USDA Forest Service Research and Development -- SRS serves 13 Southern States and beyond. The Station's 130 scienists work in more than 20 units located across the region at Federal laboratories, universites, and experimental forests.



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Recommended Reading

Most technical reports and articles listed below are available in full text from the SRS publications database at http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/, or from TreeSearch, the Forest Service research publication database, at http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/.

Can we bring back Faulkner’s Big Woods?

Allen, J.A.; Keeland, B.D.; Stanturf, J.A. [and others]. 2001. A guide to bottomland hardwood restoration. Biol. Resour. Div. Inf. and Tech. Rep. USGS/BRD/ITR–2000–0011. U.S. Geological Survey. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–40. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 132 p.

Stanturf, J.A.; Conner, W.H.; Gardiner, E.S. [and others]. 2004. Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods. Ecological Restoration. 22(3): 183-193.

Stanturf, J.A.; Madsen, P. 2005. Restoration of temperate and boreal forests. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 569 p.

Stanturf, J.A.; Schoenholtz, S.H.; Schweitzer, C.J.; Shepard, J.P. 2001. Indicators of restoration success: myths in bottomland hardwood forests. Restoration Ecology. 9(2): 189- 200.

Private Landowners hold the Key

Stanturf, J.A. 1999. Restoring the Delta. Draft business plan. [Place of publication unknown]: [Publisher unknown]. 51 p. http://www.fs.fed.us/ largewatershedprojects/businessplans/lmv_draft.doc. [Date accessed: June 7, 2006].

Research Makes Afforestation Work

Gardiner, E.S. 2006. Early response of interplanted Nuttall oak to release from an eastern cottonwood overstory. In: Proceedings of the 13th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 611-614.

Gardiner, E.S.; Stanturf, J.A.; Schweitzer, C.J. 2004. An afforestation system for restoring bottomland hardwood forests: biomass accumulation of Nuttall oak seedlings interplanted beneath eastern cottonwood. Restoration Ecology. 12 (4): 525-532.

Hamel, P.B.; Foti, T.L., eds. 2001. Bottomland hardwoods of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: characteristics and management of natural function, structure, and composition. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–42. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 109 p.

Lockhart, B.R.; Meadows, J.S.; Hodges, J.D. 2005. Stand development patterns in southern bottomland hardwoods: management considerations and research needs. In: The state of our understanding. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri: 439-448.

Working Trees Reconnect Land with Clean Water

Bentrup, G.; Kellerman, T. 2004. Where should buffers go? Modeling riparian habitat connectivity in northeast Kansas. Journal of Soil & Water Conservation. 59: 209-215.

Dosskey, M.G.; Eisenhauer, D.E.; Helmers, M.J. 2005. Establishing conservation buffers using precision information. Journal of Soil & Water Conservation. 60: 349-354.

Schoeneberger, M.M.; Bentrup, G.; Francis, C.F. 2001. Ecobelts: reconnecting agriculture and communities. In: Flora, C., ed. Interactions between agroecosystems and rural human communities. Advances in Agroecology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 239-260.

Ted Leininger in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley

Barry, J.M. 1997. Rising tide: the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America. New York: Simon and Schuster. 528 p.

Where Have All the Birds Gone?

Hamel, P.B. 2003. Winter bird community differences among methods of bottomland hardwood forest restoration: results after seven growing seasons. Forestry. 76(2): 189-197.

Hamel, P.B.; Dawson, D.K.; Keyser, P.D. 2004. How can we learn more about the cerulean warbler (Dendroica cerulea)? The Auk. 121(1): 7-14.

Hamel, P.B.; Meadows, J.S.; Gardiner, E.S.; Stanturf, J.A. 2001. Chainsaws, canebrakes, and cotton fields: sober thoughts on silviculture for songbirds in bottomland forests. In: Bottomland hardwoods of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: characteristics and management of natural function, structure, and composition. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–42. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 99-105.

Hamel, P.B.; Staten, M.; Wishard, R. 2006. Initial cerulean warbler response to experimental silvicultural manipulations, Desha County, Arkansas. In: Proceedings of the 13th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 3-9.

Tanner, J.T.; Hamel, P.B. 2001. A longterm view of old-growth deciduous forests. In: Bottomland hardwoods of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: characteristics and management of natural function, structure, and composition. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–42. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 106-109.

Pondberry: Modest But Mysterious

Connor, K.; Schafer, G.M.; Donahoo, J. [and others]. 2006. A study of the early fruit characteristics of pondberry. In: Proceedings of the 13th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 564-568.

Devall, M.S.; Schiff, N.M.; Boyette, D. 2001. Ecology and reproductive biology of the endangered pondberry, Lindera melissifolia (Walt) Blume. Natural Areas Journal. 21: 250- 258.

Devall, M.S.; Schiff, N.M.; Skojac, S.A. 2004. Outplanting of the endangered pondberry. In: Proceedings of the 12th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 574-577. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 2002. A guide to finding pondberry [Brochure]. Sci. Update SRS–003. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. [Not paged].

What does a Bear do in the woods?

Smith, C.G., III; Hamel, P.B.; Devall, M.S.; Schiff, N.M. 2004. Hermit thrush is the first observed dispersal agent for pondberry (Lindera melissifolia). Castanea. 69(1): 1-8.

Catfish, crayfish, and mussels

Adams, S.B.; Warren, M.L. 2005. Recolonization by warmwater fishes and crayfishes after severe drought in Upper Coastal Plain hill streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 134: 1173-1192.

Adams, S.B.; Warren, M.L.; Haag, W.R. 2004. Spatial and temporal patterns in fish assemblages of upper coastal plain streams, Mississippi, USA. Hydrobiologia. 528: 45-61.

Haag, W.R.; Warren, M.L. 2003. Host fishes and infection strategies of freshwater mussels in large Mobile Basin streams, USA. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 22(1): 78-91.

Haag, W.R.; Warren, M.L.; Wright, K.; Shaffer, L. 2002. Occurrence of the rayed creekshell, Anodontoides radiatuss, in the Mississippi River Basin: implications for conservation and biogeography. Southeastern Naturalist. 1(2): 169-178.

Taylor, C.M.; Holder, T.L.; Fiorillo, R.A.; Williams, L.R.; Thomas, R.B.; Warren, M.L. 2006. Distribution, abundance, and diversity of stream fishes under variable environmental conditions. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 63: 45-45.

How to plant Bottomland Hardwoods on Difficult Sites

Stanturf, J.A.; Conner, W.H.; Gardiner, E.S.; Schweitzer, C.J.; Ezell, A.W. 2004. Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods. Ecological Restoration. 22(3): 183-193.

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