Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management RWU-4157
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Articles - CompassLive
Creating Oak Woodlands (January 26, 2017 on CompassLive)
Bent Creek study tests method for reversing oak decline (December 10, 2016 on Mountain Xpress)
Managing for Natural Disturbances in Central Hardwood Forests (May 19, 2016 on CompassLive)
When American Chestnuts Return to the Wild (May 10, 2016 on CompassLive)
Bent Creek Experimental Forest: First in the East (February 17, 2016 on CompassLive)
WebinarsThe Restoration of the American Chestnut located at this Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar Portal American Chestnut Webinar
Conservation and Management of Declining Bat Populations in Eastern United States located at Forestry and Natural Webinar Portal.
Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists (CAFMS)
Presenter: Dr. Tara Keyser with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Webinar can be accessed here »
Our mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge and strategies for restoring, managing, sustaining, and enhancing the vegetation and wildlife of southern upland hardwood forests. Through experimental studies and modeling, our research program focuses on learning and predicting how upland hardwood-dominated forests and wildlife are affected by natural disturbances or silvicultural activities. We also study how forest composition, regeneration, productivity, and response to disturbances differ across changing environmental conditions such as moisture and fertility gradients.
Understanding the range of responses will enable land managers to better predict changes in forest structure, composition, tree regeneration, productivity, and habitat quality and to develop scientifically-based methods to meet their management and restoration goals.
Our RWU is one of 16 maintained under the Southern Research Station by the USDA Forest Service.
Our research teams are located across the south, strategically placed to conduct research in physiographic subregions of the upland hardwood ecosystems including the southern Appalachian Mountains, the Cumberland Plateau, the Boston Mountains, Missouri Plateau and Huntsville, AL.
Our Scientists and Staff
For a list of RWU 4157 scientists and staff, click here.
Our research partners and collaborators include universities and colleges, State forestry and wildlife agencies, national forests, and many others.
Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management
Bent Creek Experimental
1577 Brevard Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 667-5261 Ph
(828) 667-9097 Fax