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“Oaks don’t seem to be regenerating at the rate they are declining and finally dying,” observes Katie Greenberg, research ecologist at Bent Creek Experimental Forest.
The U.S. Forest Service had put its station at Bent Creek in 1925 because the area had been deemed one of the best examples of an Appalachian mixed hardwood forest.
Studies show that bats eat enough insect pests to save the U.S. corn industry more than $1 billion a year in crop damage and pesticide costs, and more than $3 billion per year to all agricultural production including forests. Federal agencies, universities, private researchers, as well as state agencies and tribes are working together to help save bats affected by WNS.
Over the past few decades, scientists have become increasingly concerned about amphibians. “Populations of many frog and toad species have declined,” says U.S. Forest Service research ecologist Katie Greenberg. “The global decline highlights the need to monitor frogs and toads where they live.”
- Effect of forest opening characteristics, prey abundance, and environmental factors on bat activity in the southern Appalachians
Brooks, Jonathan D.; Loeb, Susan C.; Gerard, Patrick D.
- 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.
- The use of root plates for nesting sites by Anthophora abrupta (Hymenoptera: Apidae) may be common within forested habitats
Campbell, Joshua W.; Viguiera, Cynthia C.; Viguiera, Patrick; Hartgerink, John E.; Greenberg, Cathryn H.
- 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.
- Amphibian breeding phenology and reproductive outcome: an examination using terrestrial and aquatic sampling
Greenberg, C.H.; Johnson, S.A.; Owen, R.; Storfer, A.