Wildlife Management

Managers require information on wildlife habitat requirements and responses to natural and human-induced disturbances to effectively manage, conserve, and recover wildlife populations on public and private lands.

They also require robust and efficient methods to inventory and monitor wildlife responses to management actions.

Scientists within the Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management Research Work Unit 4157, along with many collaborators and partners, focus on six areas of research (Fire and Other Disturbances; Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species; Methods to Inventory and Monitor; Forest Structure and Habitat; Forest Foods for Wildlife, and Climate Change) to provide managers with the knowledge and tools they need to develop and improve conservation and management strategies for wildlife communities and endangered species in upland hardwood-dominated forests and associated ecosystems in the southern Appalachians.

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