Forest Management

Our research program focuses on characterizing and quantifying the response of upland hardwood forest systems across the South to both natural and silvicultural (planned) disturbances, stand dynamics, site classification, fire ecology, invasive plants, climate change and carbon storage, and American chestnut restoration.

Through our research, which includes experimental studies and modeling, we provide information to land managers regarding how forest structure, species composition, tree regeneration, and productivity respond to disturbances across the landscape.

The research conducted by scientists within the Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management Research Work Unit 4157 management oriented and primarily focused on providing land managers applied information and tools required to meet a wide range of management and restoration goals and objectives.

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