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Proceedings 19th Central Hardwood Forest Conference


John W. Groninger
Eric J. Holzmueller
Clayton K. Nielsen



Publication type:

General Technical Report - Proceedings

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station


General Technical Report NRS-P-142. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 388 p. CDROM.


Proceedings from the 2014 Central Hardwood Forest Conference in Carbondale, IL. The published proceedings include 27 papers and 47 abstracts pertaining to research conducted on biofuels and bioenergy, forest biometrics, forest ecology and physiology, forest economics, forest health including invasive species, forest soils and hydrology, geographic information systems, harvesting and utilization, silviculture, and wildlife management.

Silvicultural considerations for managing fire-dependent oak woodland ecosystems
Futures project anticipates changes and challenges facing forests of the northern United States
Restoration for the future: Setting endpoints and targets and selecting indicators of progress and success
A framework for assessing climate change vulnerability and identifying adaptation responses in the central hardwoods region
Forest invasive adaptive management on national wildlife refuge lands in the central hardwood region
Building social-ecological resilience through adaptive comanagement in the Cache River Watershed of southern Illinois
Using physical parameters and geographic information system analyses to predict potential riparian restoration sites for giant cane in southern Illinois
Long-term impact of clearcutting, deer browsing, and defoliation on stand development in a Pennsylvania mixed-oak forest
Understory vegetation composition and abundance in relation to light, water, and nutrient supply gradients in upland oak woodlands
Garlic mustard and its effects on soil microbial communities in a sandy pine forest in central Illinois
Bat activity in selection harvests and intact forest canopy gaps at Indiana state forests
Swamp rabbits as indicators of optimal scale for bottomland forest management
Impact of habitat type on forage quality of seedling oak leaves in central Wisconsin
Impact of deer bait sites on Peromyscus mice in southern Illinois
A review of best management practices and the mitigation of stream-breeding salamanders in the eastern deciduous forest
Factors influencing avian habitat selection between oak-hickory and mesic forests in southern Illinois
Elk habitat selection in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Effects of long-term prescribed burning on structure, composition, and timber quality of oak-hickory forests in the Missouri Ozarks
Prescribed fire and oak sapling physiology, demography, and folivore damage in an Ozark woodland
Kanawha State Forest, WV: Wildland fire fuel load assessment and geospatial distribution
Effects of simulated prescribed fire on American chestnut and northern red oak regeneration
Thinning and prescribed fire alters hardwood seedling sprouting in the William B Bankhead National Forest, Alabama
Is there evidence of mesophication of oak forests in the Missouri Ozarks?
Ten-year results of using oak Cleanings to maintain oak species dominance on the Allegheny National Forest
Ten-year response of competing vegetation after oak shelterwood treatments in West Virginia
Comparison of oak and sugar maple distribution and regeneration in central Illinois upland oak forests
Establishing perennial seed-based energy crops on reclaimed surface mine soils in the central Appalachians
First-year growth for two oak species and three planting stocks planted on areas disturbed by Hurricane Katrina
Regeneration dynamics during oak decline in Arkansas
Following the fate of harvest-damaged trees 13 years after harvests
A potential quantitative method for assessing individual tree performance
Effects of prescribed fire on the wood quality and marketability of four hardwood species in the central Appalachian region
Effect of garlic mustard invasion on ectomycorrhizae in mature pine trees and pine seedlings
Prescribed grazing for management of invasive vegetation in a hardwood forest understory
Evaluation of total aboveground biomass and total merchantable biomass in Missouri
A preliminary aboveground live biomass model for understory hardwoods from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi
New efforts in eastern cottonwood biomass production through breeding and clonal refinement
Black willow tree improvement: development of a biomass species for marginal agricultural land in the lower Mississippi alluvial valley
Comparative efficacy of multimodal digital methods in assessing trail/resource degradation
Optimized horse trail design for Illinois soil
Testing tools for outdoor recreation, environmental education, and stewardship: Allowing children to choose the rules
Comparisons of sediment losses from a newly constructed cross-country natural gas pipeline and an existing in-road pipeline
Estimating bark thicknesses of common Appalachian hardwoods
Converting international ¼ inch tree volume to Doyle
Accurately determining log and bark volumes of saw logs using high-resolution laser scan data
Impacts of construction markets on firm performance and behaviors in the secondary woodworking industry, 2010-2013
Seasonal influence on Ohio hardwood stumpage price trends
Northern red oak volume growth on four northern Wisconsin habitat types
Stand dynamics following gap-scale exogenous disturbance in a single cohort mixed species stand in Morgan County, Tennessee
Initial observations on tree mortality following a severe drought in 2012 in two Indiana state forests and implications for long-term compositional dynamics
Susceptibility of central hardwood trees to stem breakage due to ice glazing
Poster abstracts from proceedings, Central Hardwood Forest Conference


Groninger, John W.; Holzmueller, Eric J.; Nielsen, Clayton K.; Dey, Daniel C., eds. 2014. Proceedings 19th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2014 March 10-12; Carbondale, IL. General Technical Report NRS-P-142. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 388 p. CDROM.

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