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Proceedings of the sixth California oak symposium: today's challenges, tomorrow's opportunities

Author(s):

Adina Merenlender
Douglas McCreary

Year:

2008

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-217. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 677 p

Description

The Sixth Oak Symposium provided a forum for current research and outstanding case studies on oak woodland science and sustainability in California. This symposium was the latest in a series of conferences on this subject held every 5 years since 1979. The proceedings from this conference series represent the most comprehensive source of scientific and management information on a wide range of subjects including oak ecology, hardwood rangeland management, oak restoration and conservation, woodland land-use change and planning. The conference was attended by academics, planners, conservation practitioners, foresters, arborists, and people just interested in oaks and oak-woodland conservation. Together we form a community of researchers and practitioners working toward maintaining and restoring California's oak woodlands. The findings reported here recognize: (1) the rich history and current interest that Native American communities have for oaks, (2) the inherent complexity of wildlife relationships with woodland resources, (3) the need for greater understanding of belowground processes, and (4) that the land conservation tools and policies evolving rapidly to protect and restore oak woodlands need to be evaluated. Although progress has been made, continued emphasis on research and extension is required to further California oak conservation.

Public land grazing for private land conservation?
Informing rangeland stewardship with research: lessons learned from Yolo County, California
Identifying and addressing contemporary issues in central coast oak woodlands
The response of native oaks from California and Israel to drought
Contemporary California Indians, oaks and Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum)
A resurvey of oak woodland landowners: 1985, 1992, and 2004
Nutrient and sediment transport from a new vineyard within oak woodland
Oak woodland vegetation dynamics: a state and transition approach
Influence of winter-spring livestock grazing on survival and growth of Quercus lobata and Q. agrifolia seedlings
Using 13C and 15N isotopes to study allocation patterns in oak seedlings
Oaks belowground: mycorrhizas, truffles, and small mammals
Evaluation of two techniques for quantification of hyphal biomass
The impact of West Nile virus on birds in California’s hardwood rangelands
The economic drivers behind residential conversion in the oak woodlands
Predicting the intensity of recreational use of oak woodland preserves
Determining significance within CEQA: a new UC program to assist planners in conserving oak woodlands
Woodland structure affects intensity of infection by an exotic forest pathogen
Consequences of Phytophthora ramorum infection in coast live oaks
Nest-site habitat of cavity-nesting birds at the San Joaquin Experimental Range
Use of Hardwood Tree Species by Birds Nesting in Ponderosa Pine Forests
Nest defense behaviors of native cavity-nesting birds to European Starlings

Citation

Merenlender, Adina; McCreary, Douglas; Purcell, Kathryn L., tech. eds. 2008. Proceedings of the sixth California oak symposium: today's challenges, tomorrow's opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-217. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 677 p.

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