Located in Parsons and Princeton, West Virginia and Delaware, Ohio we work on problems relating to the sustainability of Appalachian forest ecosystems and related economies in a changing world. We develop tools and new knowledge to promote efficient, sustainable management of these forests in the following ways:
By providing guidelines for managing these forests to sustain the productivity and diversity of the soil, water, and forest resources
By providing critical information to support diverse forest-based industries and outcomes (e.g., hardwood lumber, tourism, wildlife habitat) that maintain or restore the integrity of forest ecosystem processes (e.g., biological productivity, maintenance of biological diversity).
Globalization and U.S. competitiveness will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of the hardwood industry, which in turn affects the management and health of these important forests. Research can provide information, analysis, tools, and other assistance to the wood-products industry, landowners, government policymakers, land managers, and citizens to help sustain healthy, productive, and viable forests and communities within the region.
In addition we manage the Fernow Experimental Forest for long-term silvicultural, hydrologic, and ecological research.
- Ecosystem Structure and Processes
- Ecosystem Responses to Disturbance
- Forest Products
- Markets & Globalization
- Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W.; White, Robert L.; Hille, Andrea; Schuler, Thomas M. 2014. Evaluation of cleanings to maintain oak forests on the Allegheny National Forest. Journal of Forestry. 112(5): 494-501.
- Schuler, Thomas M. 2014. Uneven-aged management after a half-century of research on the Forest Service Fernow Experimental Forest in West Virgina. In: Hayes, D.C.; Stout, S.L.; Crawford, R.H.; Hoover, A.P., eds. USDA Forest Service experimental forests and ranges research for the long term. New York, NY: 149-172.
- Rice, Karen C.; Scanlon, Todd M.; Lynch, Jason A.; Cosby, Bernard J. 2014. Decreased atmospheric sulfur deposition across the southeastern U.S.: When will watersheds release stored sulfate?. Environmental Science & Technology. 48(17): 10071-10078.
- Jensen, N.K.; Holzmueller, E.J.; Edwards, P.J.; Thomas-Van Gundy, M.; DeWalle, D.R.; Williard, K.W.J. 2014. Tree response to experimental watershed acidification. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 225(7): 2034. 12 p.
- Adams, Mary Beth; Knoepp, Jennifer D.; Webster, Jackson R. 2014. Inorganic nitrogen retention by watersheds at Fernow Experimental Forest and Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78(S1): S84-S94.
Last Modified: 09/07/2010