New Books on Forest Landscape Restoration

Two new books link natural and social sciences U.S. Forest Service scientists made significant contributions to two related books recently published by Springer:  Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrating Natural and Social Sciences and A Goal-Oriented Approach to Forest landscape Restoration. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientist John Stanturf served as lead editor on both books,…  More 

How Did the Fish Get Across the Road?

Early in the morning, a crew is gearing up for another day. Dip nets, waders, buckets, snorkeling gear and measuring devices are loaded into the truck. Off they go on another assignment—another stream to survey, monitoring equipment to install, aquatic organisms to inventory, stream crossings to photograph.  After a long drive back to the office, the…  More 

SRS Scientist Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Forestry

   U.S. Forest Service scientist Don C. Bragg was recently named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Forestry, the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world and recipient of several national awards for excellence. Produced by the Society of American Foresters (SAF), the Journal of Forestry seeks to advance the profession of forestry by…  More 

New Tools for Urban Foresters

Across the southeastern United States, rapid urbanization is transforming previously rural areas and creating new environmental challenges. Desoto County, Mississippi, is emblematic of these changes: since 1970, its population has increased by 430 percent, from 36,000 people in 1970 to 159,000 in 2010. The Environmental Protection Agency lists Desoto County as an ozone non-attainment” area,…  More 

Warren Receives EPA Award

U.S. Forest Service fisheries research scientist Mel Warren recently received word that he and several co-authors received a 2011 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award Level III from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Warren, team leader for the Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research, co-authored one of the trio of…  More 

Emerald Ash Borers Invade Southeastern Forests

  The emerald ash borer is one of the most destructive forest pests introduced to North America in recent years. Adult beetles merely nibble on the leaves of native ash trees, but their larvae burrow through the inner bark of the tree, leaving a trail of snaky galleries that permanently scar the tree and make…  More 

McNulty Named “Most Distinguished” in Forest Science

  Dr. Steven McNulty, research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS), recently received the agency’s national “Research and Development Distinguished Science Award.” He is recognized for sustained research productivity, proactive science technology, innovative leadership, applied forest science, and longtime federal service. McNulty will accept his award during the February 12, 2013,…  More 

Climate Change Projected to Alter Indiana Bat Maternity Range

Research by U.S. Forest Service scientists forecasts profound changes over the next 50 years in the summer range of the endangered Indiana bat, one of many eastern bat species whose numbers are already decreasing due to white-nose syndrome and other factors. In an article published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, Forest Service Southern Research…  More 

Haywood Wins SAF Distinguished Service Award

U.S. Forest Service scientist Dave Haywood recently received the Distinguished Service to Forestry Award from the Louisiana Society of American Foresters, the professional organization for those responsible for the management of Louisiana’s forests and natural resources.  This prestigious honor is awarded to forestry professionals who significantly advance the field of forestry in the state of…  More 

Climate Change Tool Reaches “Grand” Milestone

The U.S. Forest Service Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) continues to expand and provide land managers, planners, and other decision makers with the best climate change science available. TACCIMO’s scientific literature database now contains information from more than 1,000 peer-reviewed sources describing the effects of climate change on natural resources as well as land…  More