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Regional Oak Regeneration Study

Snapshot : SRS scientists are partnering with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the Stevenson Land Company to initiate a regional study that focuses on the ecosystem response (regeneration of oakand other hardwood species, and plant diversity) to three recommended, but not widely tested, treatments.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Katie Greenberg 
Research Location : North Carolina and Southern U.S.
Research Station : Southern Research Station (SRS)
Year : 2010
Highlight ID : 294

Summary

Widespread oak decline and regeneration failure threaten the sustainability of oak forests that play important ecological and economic roles in North Carolina and elsewhere in the South. SRS scientists are partnering with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the Stevenson Land Company to initiate a regional study that focuses on the ecosystem response (regeneration of oak and other hardwood species, and plant diversity) to three recommended, but not widely tested, treatments. In addition, SRS researchers are partnering with professors and students at Alabama A&M University and North Carolina State University to analyze wildlife response. Researchers will use the results to develop guidelines for sustainable oak ecosystem management within southern upland hardwood forests and help ensure that these forests continue to provide valuable services.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

 
  • Alabama A&M University, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Stevenson Land Company

Research Topics

Priority Areas

  • Resource Management and Use
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