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When a cold snap killed the Eucalyptus benthamii saplings, no one was surprised. E. benthamii is one of the most cold-tolerant of approximately 700 Eucalypts. Still, it is maladapted to the North Carolina Piedmont, according to a recent USDA Forest Service study published in Forest Science.
The American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was a keystone tree species in the eastern U.S., once found in the forest overstory from Maine to Georgia. The loss of the “mighty giant” to chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica), a fungal disease accidentally imported from Asia in the early 1900s, reduced the once dominant chestnuts to remnant understory sprouts.
“Researchers haven’t really studied cliffs as foraging areas for bats,” says USDA Forest Service scientist Susan Loeb. “When so little is known about that habitat, it can be hard to gauge the impacts of different uses or management plans.” Rapid growth in technical climbing has put rock climbers in the same spots as bats. How compatible are the two?
- Effects of thinning and prescribed fire frequency on ground flora in mixed Pinus-hardwood stands
Barefoot, Carson R.; Willson, Kevin G.; Hart, Justin L.; Schweitzer, Callie J.; Dey, Daniel C.
- Growth, Photosynthesis, and Cold Tolerance of Eucalyptus benthamii Planted in the Piedmont of North Carolina
Butnor, John ; Johnsen, Kurt ; Anderson, Peter ; Hall, Kevin ; Halman, Joshua ; Hawley, Gary ; Maier, Christopher ; Schaberg, Paul G.
- Asian needle ant ( Brachyponera chinensis ) and woodland ant responses to repeated applications of fuel reduction methods
Campbell, Joshua W.; Grodsky, Steven M.; Halbritter, Dale A.; Vigueira, Patrick A.; Vigueira, Cynthia C.; Keller, Oliver ; Greenberg, Cathryn H.
- Eight-year blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) resistance of backcross-generation American chestnuts (Castanea dentata) planted in the southeastern United States
Clark, Stacy L.; Schlarbaum, Scott E.; Saxton, Arnold M.; Baird, Richard
- Season of burn effects on vegetation structure and composition in oak-dominated Appalachian hardwood forests
Keyser, Tara L.; Greenberg, Cathryn H.; Henry McNab, W.