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Northern Research Station
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
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Sustainable Management of Central Hardwood Ecosystems and Landscapes

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[photo:] A mature white oak forest in southern Indiana on the Hoosier National Forests represents the result of proper management to provide for wildlife habitat, conservation of native biodiversity, and high quality and valued forest products.Silviculture - Innovative silvicultural methods to produce composition and structure needed for conserving biodiversity and providing habitat, products, and other ecological services to benefit society.

[photo:] Prairie warbler.  Photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Wildlife - Land managers, planners, and owners need information on local and landscape factors affecting the demographics and viability of selected wildlife species.

[photo:] A landscape dominated by oak and oak-pine forest in the Ozark Highlands of southern Missouri.Landscape - Land managers, planners, and owners need new knowledge and new modeling tools to assess the effects of alternative land management practices and natural disturbances on a range of human and ecological benefits.

Last Modified: 02/16/2012


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[image:] Book cover: Sustaining Young Forest Commmuniities - Ecology and Management of Early Successional Habitats in the Central Hardwood Region, USA

Sustaining Young Forest Commmuniities - Ecology and Management of Early Successional Habitats in the Central Hardwood Region, USA

 

Dey, D.C.; Gardiner, E.S.; Kabrick, J.M.; Stanturf, J.A.; Jacobs, D.F.  2010.  Innovations in afforestation of agricultural bottomlands to restore native forests in the United States.   Scandinavian Journal Forest Research 25(S8):31–42.

 

Dey, Daniel C.; Royo, Alejandro A.; Brose, Patrick H.; Hutchinson, Todd F.; Spetich, Martin A.; Stoleson, Scott H.  2010.  An ecologically based approach to oak silviculture: a synthesis of 50 years of oak ecosystem research in North America.   Revista Columbia Forestal. 13(2): 201-222.