Science in Practice Webinar Series

These 30-minute sessions summarize recent research with a focus on practical take-aways for land managers and practitioners.

Look for upcoming webinars on our Events page →


Silviculture for oak seedlings: The variable retention shelterwood in upland hardwood forests

August 27, 2020  |  Topics: oaks, silviculture

Presented by Dr. Callie Schweitzer, SRS Research Forester

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American chestnut revival: Restoration efforts in the Southern NFS

August 14, 2020  |  Topics: chestnut restoration

Presented by Dr. Stacy Clark, SRS Research Forester

Some key points from this webinar:

  • Restoration on public lands will require a targeted approach
  • Animal browsing and root rot disease will impede future restoration efforts
  • Ten years of field trials show that hybrid American chestnuts are extremely competitive

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How human-made corridors impact forest regeneration

August 6, 2020  |  Topics: forest restoration

Presented by Gary Ervin & Adrian Lazaro-Lobo, Mississippi State University

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Fantastic flying mammals: A synthesis of forest management effects on bats

July 29, 2020  |  Topics: bats, silviculture

Presented by Dr. Susan C. Loeb, SRS Research Ecologist

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Advances in efficient high resolution forest mapping

July 20, 2020  |  Topics: forest disturbance, forest mapping

Presented by Steve Norman, SRS Research Ecologist

This webinar recording is unavailable, but you can download the slides below.

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Battling beetle breakouts: Pine beetle mitigation strategies in the southeast

July 15, 2020  |  Topics: invasive species

Presented by Dr. Steve McNulty, SRS Research Ecologist

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