Please save the date for this important meeting, October 7-10, 2024. Apologies for any repeat postings. Please share with your colleagues.
Oak (Quercus) trees and forests have provided a myriad of wood resources and ecosystem services for millennia. Oaks are considered a keystone species in many regions of the world but are increasingly threatened by deforestation, nonnative invasive pests and pathogens, climate change, altered disturbance regimes, and gaps in critical knowledge for silviculture and management. Rural and urban communities will continue to lose vital ecosystem services and values provided by oak trees and forests without further development and application of practical science-based silviculture and management at stand and landscape levels. Substantial progress has been made in research and science delivery for oak ecology, silviculture, and management since the mid-20th century. Prescriptions and general applications of solutions, however, are often elusive and difficult to develop. The University of Tennessee's School of Natural Resources<https://naturalresources.tennessee.edu/> is proud to host an International Oak Symposium<https://naturalresources.tennessee.edu/oak-symposium/> in 2024 to provide a platform to exchange information and build collaborations around the best available science and technology on oak ecology and management for a global audience. The meeting will provide innovative and progressive formats to deliver and exchange information and foster collaborations between researchers and practitioners. Field trip(s) will be offered that showcase multi-disciplinary research of the USDA Forest Service and other partners. A call for abstracts will be coming soon.
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Stacy Clark, PhD (she, her, hers)
Research Forester, Southern Research Station
2505 E. J. Chapman Drive, Rm 427 Plant Biotech Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
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