Northern Research Station
February Feature - Invasive Species
Invasive species can wreak havoc on ecosystems and ecological processes, but they are not going unchallenged. This month we feature a scientist who has been fascinated by insects for his whole life, research that aims to improve detection by establishing how invasive species spread, and how 100 national experts partnered to author a comprehensive state-of-the-science synthesis on invasive species ecology and impacts.
Rooted in Research
Oak-dominated ecosystems in the eastern United States rely on periodic fire to create conditions that are conducive to oak regeneration. However, concern about reducing timber quality has made some managers wary of using fire as a management tool. A team of Northern Research Station scientists, foresters, and ecologists are collaborating to assess timber quality by inventorying trees across multiple national forests that have varied prescribed fire histories.
2020 Research Highlights
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- Voices of Maple Nation - USDA Forest Service Tribal Relations BlogMarch 25, 2020
- Why the Trees Outside Forests Count - USDA BlogMarch 11, 2020
- After a Blight, the Trees that Survived Need Your Help - USDA BlogFebruary 25, 2020
- Seeing the Urban Forest for the Trees - Taylor Quality GuitarsJanuary 13, 2020
- A Walk in the Woods - 17 Years Later - Short Stories About Long Term ResearchNovember 19, 2019
- Trees can do the Dirty Work of Waste Cleanup - USDA BlogAugust 30, 2019
- Podcast: London Plane Trees: More than Just the Hostas of Street Trees? - Urban Wildlife PodcastJune 25, 2019
- Invasion by Non-native Insects Expected to Increase 36 percent Worldwide by 2050October 1, 2020
- In the Arctic, Extreme Air Pollution Kills Trees, Limits Growth by Reducing SunlightSeptember 29, 2020
- Tree Planting has Potential to Increase Carbon Sequestration Capacity on the Nation's ForestsSeptember 21, 2020
- A Small Bird's Return to Missouri Stems from Forest Restoration CollaborationSeptember 1, 2020
- Large Lot Program demonstrates the power of private land stewardship in addressing urban vacancyJuly 10, 2020
- Study in Philadelphia Links Growth in Tree Canopy to Decrease in Human MortalityJune 16, 2020
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- Movement turns abandoned housing into beautiful furniture, fighting climate change and growing jobs in the process - CBS This Morning - SaturdayDecember 12, 2020
- A Warming Planet Makes Northeastern Forests More Susceptible to Western-Style Wildfires - Inside Climate NewsNovember 25, 2020
- Wisconsin Northwoods: Wildfire Reflections & Sustainable Management - Sustain DaneNovember 23, 2020
- Can an ambitious breeding effort save North America`s ash trees? - Science MagazineNovember 12, 2020
- A beginner's guide to urban foraging - Mashable SE AsiaNovember 12, 2020
- For a Daughter of Immigrants, American Soil Offers Plenty to Forage - How I learned to break through the green wall - zora.mediumNovember 11, 2020
- Public-Private Partnership To Conserve Imperiled Butternut - WBIW - South Central IndianaOctober 26, 2020