Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference
The Ninth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference was held February 25-27, 1997 on the campus of Clemson University in Clemson, SC. This conference was the latest in a series of meetings designed to provide a forum for the exchange of research information among silviculturists and researchers in related areas, research coordination, review of research in progress, and new approaches or techniques of general interest. The conference consisted of four concurrent sessions over 2 days, a poster session, and two concurrent field tours on the third day. Presentations covered a wide array of topics related to silvics and silviculture. They emphasized research in pine, hardwood, and mixed-species forests. Field trips included (1) a view of over 40 years hardwood regeneration research at the Bent Creek Research and Demonstration Forest and (2) numerous topics related to management and research on the Clemson Experimental Forest. This was the largest conference of the series with 154 oral and poster presentations and 351 registered participants.