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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Over the past 48 years, Seminole bats (Lasiurus seminolus) have drastically expanded their range. “The northern edge of their summer range has expanded by 323 miles,” says Roger Perry, a USDA Forest Service research wildlife biologist. “That’s approximately 7 miles a year since 1970.”
- Resolving questionable records of Pituophis ruthveni (Louisiana Pinesnake)
Adams, Connor S.; Pierce, Josh B.; Rudolph, D. Craig; Ryberg, Wade A.; Hibbitts, Toby J.
- Genetic improvement and root pruning effects on cherrybark oak (Quercus pagoda L.) seedling growth and survival in southern Arkansas
Adams, Joshua P.; Mustoe, Nicholas ; Bragg, Don C.; Pelkki, Matthew H.; Ford, Victor L.
- Caroline Dormon:the South’s exceptional forest conservationist and naturalist
Barnett, James P.; Troncale, Sarah M.
- Superior pines revisited: a plus-tree progeny test on the Crossett Experimental Forest at a half-century
Bragg, Don C.
- Seeing is believing: an early southern pine demonstration plot in northern Louisiana
Bragg, Don C.