Our mission: To provide the basic biological and ecological knowledge and innovative management strategies required for management and control of native and non-native insect pests, disease pathogens and invasive plants in changing forest ecosystems.
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Forests of the southern U.S. are among the most productive and intensively managed in the world. Disturbances naturally alter forest stands, sometimes creating conditions that benefit plant or animal communities, but can cause major economic losses to landowners. What’s more, the impacts from one disturbance may invite other disturbances – dead and damaged trees can attract bark beetles, wood-boring beetles, or diseases.
- Asian needle ant: an invasive stinging ant
- Sound production in bark and ambrosia beetles
Bedoya, Carol L.; Hofstetter, Richard W.; Nelson, Ximena J.; Hayes, Michael; Miller, Daniel R.; Brockerhoff, Eckehard G.
- Efficacy of five herbicide treatments for control of Pyrus calleryana
Vogt, James T.; Coyle, David R.; Jenkins, David; Barnes, Chris; Crowe, Christopher; Horn, Scott; Bates, Chip; Roesch, Francis A.
- Genetic markers for identification of southern pine species
Olatinwo, Rabiu; Jackson, D. Paul; Sung, Shi-Jean S.; Mangini, Alex; Strom, Brian; Barnett, James P.
- A reference genome assembly and adaptive trait analysis of Castanea mollissima ‘Vanuxem,’ a source of resistance to chestnut blight in restoration breeding
Staton, Margaret; Addo-Quaye, Charles; Cannon, Nathaniel; Yu, Jiali; Zhebentyayeva, Tetyana; Huff, Matthew; Islam-Faridi, Nurul; Fan, Shenghua; Georgi, Laura L.; Nelson, C. Dana; Bellis, Emily; Fitzsimmons, Sara; Henry, Nathan; Drautz-Moses, Daniela; Noorai, Rooksana E.; Ficklin, Stephen; Saski, Christopher; Mandal, Mihir; Wagner, Tyler K.; Zembower, Nicole; Bodénès, Catherine; Holliday, Jason; Westbrook, Jared; Lasky, Jesse; Hebard, Frederick V.; Schuster, Stephan C.; Abbott, Albert G.; Carlson, John E.