The Southern Pine Ecology and Management Research Work Unit (SRS-RWU-4159), headquartered on the University of Arkansas campus at Monticello, Arkansas, continues a tradition of research on plants, wildlife, and soils in pine-dominated forests of the southeastern United States. Our emphasis is on mixed loblolly-shortleaf pine and pine-hardwood forests of the West Gulf Coastal Plain in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, and the shortleaf pine and pine-hardwood forests of the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
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About forty years ago, 155 plots of shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) were planted in national forests across the USDA Forest Service Southern Region. The original purpose was progeny testing, but as decades passed, the study was largely abandoned. However, many of the stands remained and kept growing.
- A reevaluation of superior tree performance after 48 years for a loblolly pine progeny test in southern Arkansas
Bragg, Don C.
- Distribution and relative abundance of eastern spotted skunk records across their range
Perry, Roger W.; Sasse, D. Blake; Perkins, J. Clint; Sharp, Nicholas W.
- Long-term effects of group opening size and site preparation method on gap-cohort development in a temperate mixedwood forest
Mohler, Colby; Bataineh, Mohammad; Bragg, Don C.; Ficklin, Robert; Pelkki, Matthew; Olson, Matthew.
- Evaluation of long-term shortleaf pine progeny tests in the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests, USA
Hossain, Shaik M.; Bragg, Don C.; McDaniel, Virginia L.; Pike, Carolyn C.; Crane, Barbara S.; Nelson, C. Dana.
- Forecasting the distribution of a range-expanding bat reveals future response to climate change and habitat
True, Michael C.; Perry, Roger W.; Ford, William M.