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Oaks are keystone species in forests across the eastern U.S. However, oak reproduction has been declining since at least the 1970s — old oaks still dominate the overstory, but a younger generation is not coming in behind. White oak, in particular, is valuable to wildlife and wood-dependent industries such as barrel, furniture, and cabinet making. Scientists are trying to find out what influences white oak reproduction and survival so managers can sustain it into the future.
- NABat: A top-down, bottom-up solution to collaborative continental-scale monitoring
Reichert, Brian E.; Bayless, Mylea; Cheng, Tina L.; Coleman, Jeremy T. H.; Francis, Charles M.; Frick, Winifred F.; Gotthold, Benjamin S.; Irvine, Kathryn M.; Lausen, Cori; Li, Han; Loeb, Susan C.; Reichard, Jonathan D.; Rodhouse, Thomas J.; Segers, Jordi L.; Siemers, Jeremy L.; Thogmartin, Wayne E.; Weller, Theodore J.
- Preliminary estimate of the immediate effects of Hurricane María on the tree structure and species composition of novel forests in the moist lowlands of Puerto Rico
Báez Rivera, G., Cruz Aguilar, R.E., Pérez Méndez, A., Rivera San Antonio, J., Túa Ayala, G.Z., Keyser, T., Abelleira Martínez, O.J.
- Response of taxonomic and functional diversity to disturbance severity in temperate hardwood forests
Keyser, Tara L.; Collins, Beverly S.; Greenberg, Cathryn H.
- Long-term effects of alternative partial harvesting methods on the woody regeneration layer in high-elevation Quercus rubra forests of the southern Appalachian Mountains
Keyser, T.L., Loftis, D.L.
- Coproducing science on prescribed fire, thinning, and vegetation dynamics on a National Forest in Alabama.
Schweitzer, Callie.; Dey, Daniel.