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RMRS-P-55: Fort Valley Experimental Forest-A Century of Research 1908-2008

Olberding, Susan D., and Moore, Margaret M., tech. coords. 2008. Fort Valley Experimental Forest-A Century of Research 1908-2008. Conference Proceedings; August 7-9, 2008; Flagstaff, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-55. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 282 p.

One hundred years ago, the USFS began its forest research program in a two-room cabin near Flagstaff, Arizona, with one staff person, Gustaf A. Pearson. The site became known as the Fort Valley Experiment Station and was the first in a national network of research sites developed to address uncertainties regarding the rehabilitation and conservation for forest and range lands in the nation. Fort Valley's name has changed over the century and for today's reader, Fort Valley Experimental Forest (FVEF) is used. The conference recognized pioneering silvicultural, range, and watershed research and how the work continues today. Invited papers and contributed poster papers were presented during the first day of the conference. The second day's schedule included field trips and the dedication of new monuments at the historic Fort Valley Experimental Forest headquarters. The conference consisted of USFS retired researchers, current scientists, and students that addressed issues affecting the perpetuation of the ponderosa pine forest of the Southwest.

Keywords: long-term research, ponderosa pine, range research, silviculture, cultural resources, Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Long Valley Experimental Forest,

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Opening Remarks for the Fort Valley Centennial Celebration
G. Sam Foster
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Fort Valley Studies: A Natural Laboratory for Research and Education
Brian W. Geils
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"It Was a Young Man's Life": G. A. Pearson
Susan D. Olberding
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Historical Review of Fort Valley Studies on Stand Management
Peter F. Ffolliott
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Forest Regeneration Research at Fort Valley
L. J. (Pat) Heidmann
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Fire and Fuels Research at Fort Valley and Long Valley Experimental Forests
Stephen S. Sackett
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Range Management Research, Fort Valley Experimental Forest
Henry A. Pearson, Warren P. Clary, Margaret M. Moore, and Carolyn Hull Sieg
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Contributions of Silvicultural Studies at Fort Valley to Watershed Management of Arizona's Ponderosa Pine Forests
Gerald J. Gottfried, Peter F. Ffolliott, and Daniel G. Neary
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Forest Pathology and Entomology at Fort Valley Experimental Forest
Brian W. Geils
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The Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Ponderosa Pine, and Wildlife Habitat Research
David R. Patton
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Memories of Fort Valley From 1938 to 1942
Frank H. Wadsworth
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Poster Papers

Plant Recruitment in a Northern Arizona Ponderosa Pine Forest: Testing Seed- and Leaf Litter-Limitation Hypotheses
Scott R. Abella
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Forty Years Later at Taylor Woods: Merging the Old and New
John D. Bailey
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"Growing Trees Backwards": Description of a Stand Reconstruction Model
Jonathan D. Bakker, Andrew J. Sanchez Meador, Peter Z. Fule, David W. Huffman, and Margaret M. Moore
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The Hill Plots: A Rare Long-Term Vegetation Study
Jonathan D. Bakker, Margaret M. Moore, and Daniel C. Laughlin
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Removing the Tree-Ring Width Biological Trend Using Expected Basal Area Increment
Franco Biondi and Fares Qeadan
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Characteristics of Buckbrush Shrubs Exposed to Herbivores after Seven Years of Protection
W. Walker Chancellor, David W. Huffman, and Margaret M. Moore
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Revisiting Pearson's Climate and Forest Type Studies on the Fort Valley Experimental Forest
Joseph E. Crouse, Margaret M. Moore, and Peter Fule
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Early Thinning Experiments Established by the Fort Valley Experimental Forest
Benjamin P. De Blois, Alex. J. Finkral, Andrew J. Sanchez Meador, and Margaret M. Moore
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Historical and Contemporary Lessons From Ponderosa Pine Genetic Studies at the Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Arizona
Laura E. DeWald and Mary Frances Mahalovich
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Forest Structure and Tree Recruitment Changes on a Permanent Historical Cinder Hills Plot Over a 130-Year Period
Jacob H. Dyer, Andrew J. Sanchez Meador, Margaret M. Moore, and Jonathan D. Bakker
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Pine Regeneration Following Wildland Fire
Katherine J. Elliott, James M. Vose, and Alan S. White
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The U.S. Geological Survey Paleomagnetics Laboratory at Fort Valley Experimental Forest-1970-1991
Shirley Elston and Carolyn Shoemaker
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Growth of a 45-Year-Old Ponderosa Pine Plantation: An Arizona Case Study
Peter F. Ffolliott, Gerald J. Gottfried, Cody L. Stropki, and L. J. Heidmann
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The Resin Composition of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) Attacked by the Roundheaded Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus adjunctus) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae)
Melissa J. Fischer, Kristen M. Waring, Richard W. Hofstetter, and Thomas E. Kolb
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A Century of Meteorological Observations at Fort Valley Experimental Forest: A Cooperative Observer Program Success Story
Daniel P. Huebner, Susan D. Olberding, Byron Peterson, and Dino DeSimone
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Dynamics of Buckbrush Populations Under Simulated Forest Restoration Alternatives
David W. Huffman and Margaret M. Moore
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Understanding Ponderosa Pine Forest-Grassland Vegetation Dynamics at Fort Valley Experimental Forest Using Phytolith Analysis
Becky K. Kerns, Margaret M. Moore, and Stephen C. Hart
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Tree Ecophysiology Research at Taylor Woods
Thomas E. Kolb and Nate G. McDowell
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Forest and Range Research on the "Wild Bill Plots" (1927-2007)
Daniel C. Laughlin and Margaret M. Moore
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Ecological Restoration Experiments (1992-2007) at the G. A. Pearson Natural Area, Fort Valley Experimental Forest
Margaret M. Moore, W. Wallace Covington, Peter Z. Fule, Stephen C. Hart, Thomas E. Kolb, Joy N. Mast, Stephen S. Sackett, and Michael R. Wagner
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Total Carbon and Nitrogen in Mineral Soil After 26 Years of Prescribed Fire: Long Valley and Fort Valley Experimental Forests
Daniel G. Neary, Sally M. Haase, and Steven T. Overby
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A Century of Cooperation: The Fort Valley Experimental Forest and the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff
Susan D. Olberding, Karen Malis-Clark, Peter J. Pilles, Jr., and Dennis Lund
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93 Years of Stand Density and Land-Use Legacy Research at the Coulter Ranch Study Site
Andrew J. Sanchez Meador and Margaret M. Moore
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Fort Valley's Early Scientists: A Legacy of Distinction
Andrew J. Sanchez Meador and Susan D. Olberding
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Vascular Plant Checklist of the Chimney Spring and Limestone Flats Prescribed Burning Study Areas Within Ponderosa Pine Experimental Forests in Northern Arizona
Catherine Scudieri, James F. Fowler, Carolyn Hull Sieg, Laura Williams, and Sally M. Haase
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Effects of Ecological Restoration Alternative Treatments on Nonnative Plant Species Establishment
Michael T. Stoddard, Christopher M. McGlone, and Peter Z. Fule
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Roots of Research: Raphael Zon and the Origins of Forest Experiment Stations
Jeremy C. Young
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Fort Valley Experimental Forest Research Projects: 1909-1926

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Title: RMRS-P-55: Fort Valley Experimental Forest-A Century of Research 1908-2008
Electronic Publish Date: March 20, 2009
Last Update:
April 22, 2009

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