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Title: The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: a framework for studying responses to forest management
Author: Swihart, Robert K.; Saunders, Michael R.; Kalb, Rebecca A.; Haulton, G. Scott; Michler, Charles H., eds.
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-108. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD ROM] 350 p.
- The history of human disturbance in forest ecosystems of southern Indiana
Jenkins, Michael A.
- Indiana forest management history and practices
Carman, Sam F.
- Indiana residents' perceptions of woodland management
Witter, Daniel J.; Amberg, Shannon M.; Case, David J.; Seng, Phillip T.
- The hardwood ecosystem experiment: goals, design, and implementation
Kalb, Rebecca A.; Mycroft, Cortney J.
- The cerulean warbler in Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests, Indiana: pre-treatment data on abundance and spatial characteristics of territories
Islam, Kamal; Kaminski, Kyle J.; MacNeil, Margaret M.; Young, Lila Prichard.
- Spatial ecology and behavior of eastern box turtles on the hardwood ecosystem experiment: pre-treatment results
Currylow, Andrea F.; MacGowan, Brian J.; Williams, Rod N.
- Spatial ecology of timber rattlesnakes on the hardwood ecosystem experiment: pre-treatment results
MacGowan, Brian J.; Walker, Zachary J.
- Pre-treatment analysis of woody vegetation composition and structure on the hardwood ecosystem experiment research units
Saunders, Michael R.; Arseneault, Justin E.
- Breeding bird communities of the hardwood ecosystem experiment
Malloy, Melissa C.; Dunning, John B. Jr.
- Relative abundance and species richness of terrestrial salamanders on hardwood ecosystem experiment sites before harvesting
MacNeil, Jami E.; Williams, Rod N.
- A pre-treatment assessment of small mammals in the hardwood ecosystem experiment
Urban, Natasha A.; Swihart, Robert K.
- Oak mast production and animal impacts on acorn survival in the central hardwoods
Kellner, Kenneth F.; Riegel, Jeffery K.; Lichti, Nathanael I.; Swihart, Robert K.
- Bats of the hardwood ecosystem experiment before timber harvest: assessment and prognosis
Sheets, Jeremy J.; Whitaker, John O. Jr.; Brack, Virgil Jr.; Sparks, Dale W.
- Habitat use by bats in two Indiana forests prior to silvicultural treatments for oak regeneration
Sheets, Jeremy J.; Duchamp, Joseph E.; Caylor, Megan K.; D'Acunto, Laura; Whitaker, John O. Jr.; Brack, Virgil Jr.; Sparks, Dale W.
- Pre-treatment assemblages of wood-boring beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae, Cerambycidae) of the hardwood ecosystem experiment
Holland, Jeffrey D.; Shukle, John T.; Abdel Moniem, Hossam Eldien M.; Mager, Thomas W.; Raje, Kapil R.; Schnepp, Kyle; Yang, Shulin.
- The lepidoptera as predictable communities of herbivores: a test of niche assembly using the moth communities of Morgan-Monroe State Forest
Summerville, Keith S.; Saunders, Michael R.; Lane, Jamie L.
- Public acceptability of forest management practices at Morgan-Monroe State Forest
Rogers, Shannon C.; Hoover, William L.; Allred, Shorna B.
- Value of the Morgan-Monroe-Yellowwood State Forest Complex
Hoover, William L.
- Science in the hardwood ecosystem experiment: accomplishments and the road ahead
Saunders, Michael R.; Swihart, Robert K.
- The hardwood ecosystem experiment: extension and outreach
MacGowan, Brian J.; Farlee, Lenny D.; Chapman, Robert N.
- Past is prologue: a synthesis of state forest management activities and hardwood ecosystem experiment pre-treatment results
Haulton, G. Scott.
Description: Conditions in forested ecosystems of southern Indiana are described before initiation of silvicultural treatments for the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE). The HEE is a 100-year study begun in 2006 in Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests to improve the sustainability of forest resources and quality of life of Indiana residents by understanding ecosystem and human responses to forest management. Human-focused articles detail the history of disturbance from pre-Columbian times, the evolution of forest policy and management, values associated with the state forests that host the HEE, human perceptions of modern forest management in Indiana, and outreach efforts designed to inform stakeholders about the HEE. Interest in forest, wildlife, and fish resources is high in Indiana, and four of five residents have visited a state forest. Support for timber harvest as a management tool also is high if done professionally and not exclusively to supply lumber. Among users and neighbors of the forests that contain the HEE, educational intervention increased the acceptability of forest management and reduced the acceptability of not harvesting.
Keywords: bats, beetles, birds, Central Hardwoods, experiment, forest management, human attitudes, Indiana, moths, oak, reptiles, salamanders, silviculture, small mammals, wildlife
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Swihart, Robert K.; Saunders, Michael R.; Kalb, Rebecca A.; Haulton, G. Scott; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2013. The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: a framework for studying responses to forest management. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-108. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD ROM] 350 p.
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