Oak Research

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David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Native grasslands management

Kurt H. Lamour
Molecular Epidemiology

Fred Douglas Tompkins
Interim Dean



White Oak on the UTIA Indian Mound Listed as an Historic Tree, 10/15/2018

FedEx Corp. Pledges Challenge Grant in Support of Youth Education at Lone Oaks Farm, 9/13/2018

UTIA/MTSU Partnership Establishes Organic Forage Cropping Systems, 3/8/2018

Using Chickens as a Model to Reduce Obesity in Children, 2/1/2018

Faculty Success Recognized at UT Research Foundation Innovation Awards, 4/23/2017

Fire at the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, 1/11/2017

Faculty 360 | Sindhu Jagadamma, 9/22/2016

New UTIA AgResearch Associate Deans Announced, 9/20/2016

Fall 2016 Upcoming Events, 9/17/2016

Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016


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Forest Research 
UT's Institute of Agriculture has research projects statewide to help landowners better manage their timber.

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Billy Minser Talks Fire Ecology Class 
Billy Minser talks about his fire ecology and management class while supervising his students at a controlled burn of an oak savannah in the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area


Recent Publications

Effects of fertilization and crown release on white oak (Quercus alba) masting and acorn quality.  Brooke, J.M., J. L. Birchhead, M. A. Lashley, J. M. McCord, J. S. Nanney, and C. A. Harper.  2019.  Forest Ecology and Management, 433:305-312.

What Do We Know About Oaks: Keystones of Oak Silviculture.  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2019.  Proceedings/Book, Upland Oak Symposium, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, October 24-26, 2017. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-xxx. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station., p. xxx-xxx.

Fuel Dynamics During Oak Woodland and Savanna Restoration in the Mid-South, USA.  Vander Yacht, A., P. D. Keyser, C. Kwit, M. C. Stambaugh, W. K. Clatterbuck, and D. M. Simon.  2019.  International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Reversing Mesophication Effects on Understory Woody Vegetation in Mid-Southern Oak Forests.  Vander Yacht, A., P. D. Keyser, W. K. Clatterbuck, and C. Kwit.  2019.  Forest Science.

Using groundcover to Outcompete Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea ) without outcompeting tree seedlings on a legacy mine site.  Aldrovandi, M., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

Forest management for Golden-winged and Cerulean Warblers- lessons learned from forest management experiments.  Buehler, D. A., and P. D. Keyser.  2018.  USDA-FS General Technical Report. [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.

Hickory and Oak Growth Over 10 Years in Response to Initial Fertilization.  Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

Northern red oak regeneration: 25-year results of cutting and prescribed fire in Michigan oak and pine stands.  Granger, J. J., D. S. Buckley, T. L. Sharik, J. M. Zobel, W. W. DeBord, J. P. Hartman, J. G. Henning, T. L. Keyser, and J. M. Marshall.  2018.  Forest Ecology and Management, 429: 467-479.

Prescribed fire effects on wildlife in eastern oak ecosystems.  Harper, C. A., W. M. Ford, M. A. Lashley, C. E. Moorman, and M. C. Stambaugh.  2018.  Proceedings of Oak Symposium: Sustaining oak forests in the 21st Century through science-based man.

Wildlife Response to Oak Ecosystem Restoration. Extended abstract in: Proceedings of Oak Symposium: Sustaining Oak Forests in the 21st Century through Science-based Management, USDA-FS General Technical Report.  Keyser, P. D., D. A. Buehler, C. A. Harper, C. Kwit, and E. V. Willcox.  2018.  USDA-FS General Technical Report. [Abstract]

Oak and Yellow-Poplar Response to Pre-Commercial Chemical Applications After Clearcutting A High-Graded Hardwood Stand on the Western Highland Rim of Tennessee.  Peairs, S. E.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation.