Woodlands Research

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Groups and Facilities

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Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.



UT AgResearch and The Nature Conservancy to Partner on Working Woodlands, 11/26/2019


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Forestry Audit 
Tennessee's forests grow some of the best timber in the country. UT Extension researchers say when landowners properly manage their forests, there's a real environmental and economic benefit.

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Working Woodlands 
New, higher standards for cultivating forestland, with the intent of benefitting the environment. That's part of an agreement between UTIA and The Nature Conservancy.


Recent Publications

Livestock Grazing in Woodlands: Benefits, Detriments and Management Recommendations.  Mercker, D. C., and J. K. Smith.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension, PB 1876. [Abstract]

Implications of Frequent High Intensity Fire on the Long-Term Stability of Oak Barrens, Woodlands, and Savannas.  Clatterbuck, W. K., and R. L. Stratton Rollins.  2018.  Proceedings, 19th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, March 14-16, 2017. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-234. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station., p. 14-18.

Restoring Woodlands and Savannahs in the Eastern US: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Research.  Keyser, P. D.  2018.  Eastern Native Grass Symposium. [Abstract]

Restoration of oak woodlands and savannas in Tennessee using canopy-disturbance, fire-season, and herbicides.  Vander Yacht, A. L., P. D. Keyser, C. A. Harper, D. S. Buckley, and A. M. Saxton.  2017.  Forest Ecology and Management, 406:351-360.

Ecology and Management of Oak Woodlands and Savannahs.  Burger, G., P. D. Keyser, and A. L. Vanderyacht.  2016.  PB 1812 revised, UTIA, Extension, Knoxville, TN.

How do I manage for woodlands and savannahs?.  Keyser, P. D., C. A. Harper, M. Anderson, and A. Vander Yacht.  2016.  CRC Press, Bacon Raton, FL, pp. 223-245 in Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United States.

Ecology and Management of Oak Woodlands and Savannahs.  Burger, G., and P. D. Keyser.  2013.  UT Extension, PB 1812.

Dogwood borer, Synanthedon scitula (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), abundance and seasonal flight activity in apple orchards, managed urban landscapes and woodlands in five eastern States.  Bergh, J.C., T.C. Leskey, J.F. Walgenbach, W. E. Klingeman, D.P. Kain, A. Zhang, and P.B. Schultz.  2009.  Environ. Entomol. 38(3): 530-538.

Soil fertility and slope processes in the Western Cumberland Plateau in Kentucky; Influences on the development of horticulture in the Eastern Woodlands.  Windingstad, J., S. C. Sherwood, K. J. Gremillion, and N. S. Eash.  2008.  J. Arch. Res., 35:1717-1731.