Avian research on U.S. Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges: Emergent themes, opportunities, and challenges

Forest Ecology and Management
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Abstract

Since 1908, U.S. Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges have been dedicated to long-term interdisciplinary research on a variety of ecological and management questions. They encompass a wide diversity of life zones and ecoregions, and provide access to research infrastructure, opportunities for controlled manipulations, and integration with other types of long-term data. These features have facilitated important advances in a number of areas of avian research, including furthering our understanding of population dynamics, the effects of forest management on birds, avian responses to disturbances such as fire and hurricanes, and other aspects of avian ecology and conservation. However, despite these contributions, this invaluable resource has been underutilized by ornithologists. Most of the Experimental Forests and Ranges have had no ornithological work done on them. We encourage the ornithological community, especially graduate students and new faculty, to take advantage of this largely untapped potential for long-term work, linkage with long-term data sets, multiple disciplines, and active forest management. ?? 2010 Elsevier B.V.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Avian research on U.S. Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges: Emergent themes, opportunities, and challenges
Series title Forest Ecology and Management
DOI 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.07.038
Volume 262
Issue 1
Year Published 2011
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Forest Ecology and Management
First page 49
Last page 52