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Restoration of pine-oak woodlands in Missouri: Using science to inform land management debates and decisions

Publications Posted on: July 19, 2018
On a warm July day in 2014, our group headed out to a field tour on the Mark Twain National Forest. The purpose of the trip was to learn firsthand what stakeholders thought of the Missouri Pine-Oak Woodlands Restoration Project. As wildlife ecologists and foresters, we were well aware of the conservation issues for this ecosystem and the ecological benefits of restoring open forests.

Risk factors of oak decline and regional mortality patterns in the Ozark Highlands of Arkansas and Missouri

Publications Posted on: August 14, 2012
Since the late 1970s, oak decline and mortality have plagued Midwestern-upland oak-hickory forests, particularly species in the red oak group (Quercus Section Lobatae) across the Ozark Highlands of Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma (Dwyer and others 1995).

Missouri's forest resources, 2005

Publications Posted on: March 22, 2007
The U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station's Forest Inventory and Analysis program is continuing its annual inventory of Missouri's forest resources. This report presents estimates of area, volume, and biomass using data for 2005, and growth, removals, and mortality using data for the most recent remeasurement period. Estimates from this inventory showed a total of 14.7 million acres of forest land in the state.

Missouri's forests 1999-2003 (Part A)

Publications Posted on: March 22, 2007
The first completed annual inventory of Missouri's forests reports more than 14.6 million acres of forest land. Softwood forests make up 4 percent of the total forest land area; oak/hickory forest types make up about three-fourths of the total hardwood forest land area.

Survival and Growth of Container and Bareroot Shortleaf Pine Seedlings in Missouri

Publications Posted on: March 13, 2007
Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.) seeds collected from several half-sib families were grown as both container and bareroot stock and outplanted in two tests at the George O White Nursery in Licking, Missouri. After eight growing seasons, 2-year-old container seedlings had significantly better survival than 2-year-old bareroot seedlings, while survival of the 1-year stocktypes was not significantly different.

Missouri's forest resources in 2004

Publications Posted on: July 20, 2006
Reports the initial results of five annual panels (2000-2004) of the inventory of Missouri's forest resources and one panel (2004) of growth, removals, and mortality. Includes information on forest area, number of trees, volume, biomass, growth, removals, mortality, and forest health.

Campsite impacts in four wildernesses in the south-central United States

Publications Posted on: July 19, 2006
Campsite impacts were studied in four wildernesses in the South-Central United States - Caney Creek, AR, Upper Buffalo, AR, Hercules Glades, MO, and Garden of the Gods, IL. Compared with wildernesses in other regions, campsite densities in these wildernesses are low to moderate, while impact intensities on individual campsites are low. Implications for monitoring procedures, management strategies, and educational programs are suggested.

Management implications of cowbird parasitism on neotropical migrant songbirds

Publications Posted on: May 16, 2006
Populations of brood parasitic Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molofhrus afer) have increased to the point where they pose a potential threat to populations of many neotropical migrant songbirds. Because cowbirds mostly feed in short grass (e.g., pastures and lawns) or on bare ground (e.g., row crops), they benefit directly from human activities.

Survival analysis for a large scale forest health issue: Missouri oak decline

Publications Posted on: September 27, 2005
Survival analysis methodologies provide novel approaches for forest mortality analysis that may aid in detecting, monitoring, and mitigating of large-scale forest health issues. This study examined survivor analysis for evaluating a regional forest health issue - Missouri oak decline.