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Proceedings of the 20th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference
||Don C. Bragg, Nancy E. Koerth, A. Gordon Holley
||General Technical Report (GTR)
||Southern Research Station
||e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-253. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.
The 20th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference was held in Shreveport, LA, March 12–14, 2019. This conference provided a forum for silviculturists, researchers, and practitioners to exchange the latest research information on the ecology and management of southern forests. Of the 68 oral presentations and 35 posters presented during the conference, 44 papers and 6 extended abstracts were submitted for these proceedings. The papers cover eight topics, which include Forest Measurements and Modeling; Fire; Longleaf Pine; Soils, Disturbance, and Genetics; Hardwood Regeneration; Intermediate Management and Stand Development; Vegetation Management; and Shortleaf Pine. Papers and abstracts from oral and poster presentations provide managers with the latest research from universities, government agencies, and natural resource agencies.
Titles contained within Proceedings of the 20th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference
- Silvicultural research in the South: its history and the role of the Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference
- Calibrating a growth-and-yield model for loblolly pine in the Misiones/Paraná Region of South America—an overview
- Differences in fixed-radius plot sample size estimates when using the inherent variability among diameter classes in stand tables rather than average values
- Wood-bark density of hybrid sweetgum stems at an afforested site in north Louisiana
- Can a mixed-effects basal area equation fit using one species produce accurate estimates following calibration using data of another species?
- Estimated impacts to Louisiana hardwood timber product receipts following emerald ash borer invasion: a 25-year scenario
- Economic impacts of projecting horizontal angles to the wrong height when conducting point sampling in longleaf pine plantations
- Preliminary evaluation of price premium required for growing higher quality loblolly and slash pines on extended rotation ages
- A mixed-effects height-diameter model for longleaf pine plantations in northern Florida and Georgia
- The development of a Southern Appalachian Mountain fuels photo series
- Eight years later, did a wildfire in southwestern Virginia accomplish first-entry prescribed fire tree regeneration objectives?
- Assessing potential long-term changes in Southern Appalachian Mountain forest soil chemistry from repeated use of fuel reduction treatments
- Spatial and seasonal flammability comparisons of native and exotic plants in the Post Oak Savannah, Blackland Prairie, and Pineywoods Ecoregions of Texas
- Stand dynamics 12 years after prescribed fire to restore degraded upland oak-hickory forests in the Ozark-St
- Some first-year wildfire effects on tree and stand characteristics on the Cumberland Forest, Tennessee
- Evaluating the influence of federal prescribed fire regimes in east Texas on white-tailed deer body condition and antler size
- Early impacts of midstory hardwoods and overstory density on longleaf pine seedling establishment on xeric sites
- Restoration of longleaf pine in the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service: an overview of the Million-Acre Challenge
- Is planting stocktype critical to long-term field performance of longleaf pine?
- Longleaf pine hybridization: is there a growing problem?
- Site preparation for longleaf pine restoration on hydric sites: tree- and stand-level responses 15 years after planting
- Field observations of longleaf pine seedlings to examine possible hybridization
- Optimum prescribed fire conditions for foliage regrowth among longleaf pine seedlings
- Establishing fire intensity and duration on small research plots using a thermal imaging camera
- Management of longleaf pine ecosystems: can soil map units improve evaluations of soil change?
- Soil respiration as related to abiotic and remotely sensed variables in varying overstories and understories in a high elevation southern Appalachian forest
- Hybrid sweetgum volume equations for a north Louisiana afforested site following herbicide application
- Twenty-five-year analysis on the effects of organic matter removal and soil compaction on a Long-Term Soil Productivity study site in North Carolina
- Effects of fertilization and irrigation on components of soil carbon efflux and soil respiration in loblolly pine plantations
- Winds of change: tornado and hurricane impacts on Louisiana forests
- Genetic markers for identification of southern pine species
- Cherrybark oak 7-year growth response in intermixed species, competitive neighborhoods
- Status of planted oak monocultures on a coastal plain minor bottom in the fifth decade after establishment
- The potential for extending the natural range of cherrybark oak on appropriate sites
- Effects of canopy structure on water cycling: implications for changing forest composition
- Oak competitive status in 27-year-old group openings in a West Gulf Coastal Plain pine-hardwood forest
- Oak regeneration success in operational shelterwood cuts: year two results
- Retention tree survival trends in burned and unburned areas managed using the irregular shelterwood method
- Comparison of individual-tree competition metrics in an uneven-aged, baldcypress and black willow floodplain forest
- Assessing the establishment, growth, and survival of West Gulf Coast southern pines in east Texas
- First through fourth growing season responses of planted loblolly pine to thinning in the Western Gulf Region
- Fertilization and thinning effects on plantation loblolly pine taper and wood quality
- Approaches to model mid-rotation treatment effects in loblolly pine plantations in the Southeastern United States
- Aboveground carbon stock and distribution in managed and unmanaged mature, natural-origin, pine-hardwood forest stands
- Red maple composition in an old growth forest 50 years following disturbance
- Testing five treatments to control Lonicera and promote natural hardwood reproduction in north Alabama
- Potential detrimental effects of using glyphosate for hardwood seedling release
- Revisiting shortleaf outplantings of the Southwide Pine Seed Source Study on the Crossett Experimental Forest
- Comparison of shortleaf pine families and seed sources in some Ouachita National Forest progeny tests
- Planting shortleaf pines deeper increases resprouting after fire
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Bragg, Don C.; Koerth, Nancy E.; Holley, A. Gordon, eds. 2020. Proceedings of the 20th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-253. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 338 p.