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Title: Proceedings of the sixth California oak symposium: today's challenges, tomorrow's opportunities
Author: Merenlender, Adina; McCreary, Douglas; Purcell, Kathryn L., Tech. eds.
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-217. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 677 p
Station ID: GTR-PSW-217
Description: The Sixth Oak Symposium provided a forum for current research and outstanding case studies on oak woodland science and sustainability in California. This symposium was the latest in a series of conferences on this subject held every 5 years since 1979. The proceedings from this conference series represent the most comprehensive source of scientific and management information on a wide range of subjects including oak ecology, hardwood rangeland management, oak restoration and conservation, woodland land-use change and planning. The conference was attended by academics, planners, conservation practitioners, foresters, arborists, and people just interested in oaks and oak-woodland conservation. Together we form a community of researchers and practitioners working toward maintaining and restoring California's oak woodlands. The findings reported here recognize: (1) the rich history and current interest that Native American communities have for oaks, (2) the inherent complexity of wildlife relationships with woodland resources, (3) the need for greater understanding of belowground processes, and (4) that the land conservation tools and policies evolving rapidly to protect and restore oak woodlands need to be evaluated. Although progress has been made, continued emphasis on research and extension is required to further California oak conservation.
Keywords: adaptive management, conservation policy, hardwood rangelands, regeneration, restoration, wildlife ecology
Front Matter and Contents
Front Matter and Contents 604 KB
Opening Speech for the Sixth California Oak Symposium: Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Opportunities 25 KB
Session 1A—Stewardship and Land Management
Public land grazing for private land conservation? 183 KB
Sulak, Adriana; Huntsinger, Lynn; Barry, Sheila; Forero, Larry
Informing rangeland stewardship with research: lessons learned from Yolo County, California 46 KB
Russell, Vance; Rose, Chris; DaPrato, Miles
Identifying and addressing contemporary issues in central coast oak woodlands 193 KB
Rice, Erin; Piirto, Doug; Larsen, Royce; Tietje, Bill; Cooper, Ryan; Lund, Ulric
Contemporary California Indians, oaks and Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum) 101 KB
Ortiz, Beverly R.
A resurvey of oak woodland landowners: 1985, 1992, and 2004 147 KB
Huntsinger, Lynn; Johnson, Martin; Stafford, Monica; Fried, Jeremy
Long-term growth of coast live oak in three California counties— 17-Year Results 123 KB
Lawrence E. Bonner, Norman H. Pillsbury, and Richard P. Thompson
Session 2A—Range Ecology
Nutrient and sediment transport from a new vineyard within oak woodland 317 KB
Larsen, Royce; Althouse, LynneDee; Meade, Daniel; Battany, Mark
Oak woodland vegetation dynamics: a state and transition approach 152 KB
George, Melvin R.; Alonso, Maximo F.
Influence of winter-spring livestock grazing on survival and growth of Quercus lobata and Q. agrifolia seedlings 52 KB
Tyler, Claudia M.; Mahall, Bruce E.; Davis, Frank W.
Session 2B—Belowground Processes
Using 13C and 15N isotopes to study allocation patterns in oak seedlings 273 KB
Suz, Laura M.; Albarracín, María V.; Bledsoe, Caroline S.
Oaks belowground: mycorrhizas, truffles, and small mammals 146 KB
Frank, Jonathan; Barry, Seth; Madden, Joseph; Southworth, Darlene
Evaluation of two techniques for quantification of hyphal biomass 309 KB
Hynes, Meagan M.; Zasoski, Robert J.; Bledsoe, Caroline S.
Session 3A—Planning, Conservation, and Policy
The impact of West Nile virus on birds in California’s hardwood rangelands 127 KB
Scott, Thomas; Lee, Pey-Yi; Paggett, Kerry; Carney, Ryan; Husted, Stan; Koenig, Walter
The economic drivers behind residential conversion in the oak woodlands 75 KB
Stewart, William; Spero, James; Saving, Shawn
Predicting the intensity of recreational use of oak woodland preserves 296 KB
Reed, Sarah E.; Seymour, Kimberly A.
Determining significance within CEQA: a new UC program to assist planners in conserving oak woodlands 70 KB
Giusti, Gregory A.; McCreary, Douglas D.
Session 3B—Sudden Oak Death I
Woodland structure affects intensity of infection by an exotic forest pathogen 20 KB
Rank, Nathan; Cushman, Hall; Meentemeyer, Ross
Consequences of Phytophthora ramorum infection in coast live oaks 75 KB
McPherson, Brice; Wood, David L.; Mori, Sylvia R.; Svihra, Pavel; Standiford,Richard B.; Kelly, N. Maggi
Impacts of Phytophthora ramorum canker and other agents in Sonoma County forests 197 KB
Swiecki, Tedmund J. ; Bernhardt, Elizabeth A.
Susceptibility to Sudden Oak Death in California bay laurel 18 KB
Anacker, Brian; Rank, Nathan; Huberli, Daniel; Garbelotto, Matteo; Gordon, Sarah; Whitkus, Rich;Meentemeyer, Ross
Session 4A—Suddent Oak Death II
Tree seedling distributions across a gradient of Phytophthora ramorum-infected coast live oak/bay forests 168 KB
Brown, Letty; Allen-Diaz, Barbara
Human activity and spread of the pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death 15 KB
Cushman, Hall; Meentemeyer, Ross
Effects of recreation on the dispersal of Phytophthora ramorum 18 KB
Cooper, Michelle; Cushman, Hall
GIS-based epidemiological modeling of an emerging forest disease: spread of Sudden Oak Death across California landscapes 17 KB
Hunter, Rich; Meentemeyer, Ross
Long-term change in oak woodlands and its influence on a forest disease 18 KB
Meentemeyer, Ross; Cushman, Hall
Gap dynamics in oak woodlands across a gradient of disturbance 231 KB
De Chant, Tim, Kelly, Maggi; Allen-Diaz, Barbara
Session 4B—Community Ecology
Diversity and abundance comparisons between vineyard and grazing land adjacent to oak woodland 14 KB
Meade, Dan; Althhouse, LynneDee; Larsen, Royce
Effects of wild pigs on seedling survival in California oak woodlands 212 KB
Sweitzer, Rick A.; Van Vuren, Dirk H.
Nest-site habitat of cavity-nesting birds at the San Joaquin Experimental Range 218 KB
Purcell, Kathryn L.; Verner, Jared
The response of native oaks from California and Israel to drought 126 KB
McCreary, Douglas; Grünzweig, José M.; Carmel, Yohay; Flather, Curtis H.
Landscape context influences bumble bee communities in oak woodland habitats 103 KB
LeBuhn, Gretchen ; Fenter, Cynthia
Role of hardwood in forming habitat for southern California steelhead 254 KB
Thompson, Lisa C.; Voss, Jenna L.; Larsen, Royce E.; Tietje, William D.; Cooper, Ryan A.; Moyle, Peter B.
Session 5A—Restoration and Regeneration
Regeneration of California oak woodlands 2001-2005 70 KB
Barrett, Tara; Waddell, Karen
Stump sprouting of blue oaks 19 years after harvest 111 KB
McCreary, Douglas; Tietje, Bill; Frost, Bill
Spatial synchrony and temporal patterns in acorn production of California black oaks 226 KB
Garrison, Barrett; Koenig, Walter D.; Knops Johannes M.H.
Regeneration of oaks and tanoak in Phytophthora ramorum-affected forests 137 KB
Swiecki, Tedmund J.; Bernhardt, Elizabeth A.
Timing of flowering and seed production in three California oaks 60 KB
Koenig, Walter D.; Knops, Johannes M.H.; Carmen, William J.
A comparative study of oak seedling physiology during summer drought 15 KB
Mahall, Bruce; Cole, Shelly; Tyler, Claudia
A landscape analysis of grassland birds in a valley grassland-oak woodland mosaic 255 KB
Rao, Devii; Gennet, Sasha; Hammond, Michele; Hopkinson, Peter; Bartolome, James
Breeding season bird communities at two Sierra Nevada foothill study areas 91 KB
Garrison, Barrett A.
Use of hardwoods by birds nesting in Ponderosa pine forests 144 KB
Purcell, Kathryn L. ; Drynan, Douglas A.
Reproductive success of oak woodland birds in Sonoma and Napa counties, California 197 KB
Reynolds, Mark, Gardali; Thomas; Merrifield, Hirsch-Jacobsen, Matt Robin; Armstrong, Amon; Wood, David; Smith, Julia; Heaton, Emily; LeBuhn, Gretchen
Breeding bird assemblages in wooded patches in vineyard and undeveloped oak woodland landscapes in coastal-central California 340 KB
Tietje, William D.; Isaacs, Jodi; Bavrlic, Kata; Rein, Steven
Nest defense behaviors of native cavity-nesting birds to European starlings 310 KB
Olsen, Rodney G.; Purcell, Kathryn L.; Grubbs, David
Session 6A—Oak Ecology
Species characteristics and stand structure of Quercus garryana and Q. pyrenaica woodlands in the Mediterranean regions of California and Spain 136 KB
Barbour, Michael G.; Barnhart, Stephen; Ugurlu, Emin; Sanchez–Mata, Daniel
Molecular markers show how pollen and seed dispersal affect population genetic structure in Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia Née) 281 KB
Dodd, Richard S.; Afzal-Rafii, Zara; Mayer, Wasima
Incorporating genetic information into conservation planning for California valley oak 256 KB
Sork, Victoria L.; Davis, Frank W.; Grivet, Delphine
Net Primary Production and Biomass Distribution in the Blue Oak Savanna 192 KB
Battles, John J.; Jackson, Randall D.; Shlisky, Ayn; Allen-Diaz, Barbara; Bartolome, James W.
Solving a Mediterranean Mystery: why do winter-deciduous trees dominate some woodlands? 19 KB
Effects of mule deer and bison on regeneration of island scrub oak on Santa Catalina Island, California 286 KB
Manuwal, Thad A.; Sweitzer, Rick A.
Distribution of nonnative red foxes in East Bay oak woodlands 232 KB
Bidlack, Allison L.; Merenlender, Adina; Getz, Wayne M.
The impact of imported water on hardwoods range ecosystems 14 KB
551 California oaks and fire: a review and case study 89 KB
Holmes, Katherine A.; Veblen, Kari E.; Young, Truman P.; Berry, Alison
Session 7A—Monitoring and Inventory
1930s extent of oak species in the central Sierra Nevada 1.0 MB
Thorne, James; Bjorkman, Jacquelyn; Thrasher, Sarah; Boynton, Ryan; Kelsey, Rodd; Morgan, Brian
Monitoring understory composition of blue oak woodlands on conservation easements 139 KB
Rissman, Adena R.; Reed, Sarah E.; Hughes, Chuck; Reiner, Richard
Oaks 2040: the status and future of oaks in California 927 KB
Gaman, Tom; Firman, Jeffrey
Using vegetation type map data to increase our understanding of long-term ecological change in the woodlands surrounding San Francisco Bay 82 KB
Doherty, Tim; Allen-Diaz, Barbara; Kelly, Maggi
Oaks through time: reconstructing historical change in oak landscapes 310 KB
Applications of growth and survival equations for Oregon white oak in the Pacific Northwest 177 KB
Gould, Peter; Harrington, Constance A.; Marshall, David D.
Posters 239 KB
Merenlender, Adina; McCreary, Douglas; Purcell, Kathryn L., tech. eds. 2008. Proceedings of the sixth California oak symposium: today's challenges, tomorrow's opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-217. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 677 p.
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