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By the 1950s, two non-native pathogens had killed almost all American chestnut trees. “There’s a lot of interest in breeding a chestnut that looks like American chestnut, but has the disease resistance of Chinese chestnut,” says U.S. Forest Service research forester Stacy Clark. “However, there hasn’t been much research on reintroducing disease-resistant trees.”
The mighty oak is a critical component of southern forests—for wildlife habitat, acorn production, and hardwood timber—but forests are changing, and its future is uncertain.
- Vertical distribution and persistence of soil organic carbon in fire-adapted longleaf pine forests
Butnor, John R.; Samuelson, Lisa J.; Johnsen, Kurt H.; Anderson, Peter H.; Gonzalez Benecke, Carlos A.; Boot, Claudia M.; Cotrufo, M. Francesca; Heckman, Katherine A.; Jackson, Jason A.; Stokes, Thomas A.; Zarnoch, Stanley J.
- Structural complexity and developmental stage after an intermediate-scale wind disturbance on an upland Quercus stand
Cox, Lauren E.; Hart, Justin L.; Schweitzer, Callie J.; Dey, Daniel C.
- Weather, hydroregime, and breeding effort influence juvenile recruitment of anurans: implications for climate change
Greenberg, C. H.; Zarnoch, S. J.; Austin, J. D.
- Repeated burning alters the structure and composition of hardwood regeneration in oak-dominated forests of eastern Kentucky, USA
Keyser, Tara L.; Arthur, Mary; Loftis, David L.
- Dynamics of soil CO 2 efflux under varying atmospheric CO 2 concentrations reveal dominance of slow processes
Kim, Dohyoung; Oren, Ram; Clark, James S.; Palmroth, Sari; Oishi, A. Christopher; McCarthy, Heather R.; Maier, Chris A.; Johnsen, Kurt