For the past several years,
scientists with the University of Arkansas and Weyerhaeuser Company have been
studying stream-associated salamanders in the Ouachita Mountain region of
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NCASI’s forestry research program addresses
topics identified in the major forest certification programs used in North
America such as forest health and productivity, forest chemical use, water
quality and effectiveness of best management practices, conservation of
wildlife and biological diversity, ecological implications of bioenergy
feedstock removals, climate change, and forest operations efficiencies and
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Two NCASI scientists, Dr. Craig Loehle and Dr. Darren J.H.
Sleep, recently examined how geographic range changes are used in the listing
process for species, with an emphasis on terrestrial vertebrates in Canada. The
authors found that geographic range is not a clearly defined metric and no two
studies reviewed by the authors used the same methods and/or data for mapping
A recent publication presents results from a study supported by NCASI in collaboration with Weyerhaeuser Company in which researchers examined soil nutrient availability and microbial biomass in pine-switchgrass systems in Louisiana, North Carolina, and Mississippi, and in a cottonwood-switchgrass system in Arkansas and Louisiana.
The National Marine Fisheries Service recently announced
that a proposed recovery plan for the federally threatened Oregon Coast coho
salmon is available for public review and comment. The proposed plan addresses
an evolutionarily significant unit (ESU) of coho salmon that spawns and rears
in rivers and lakes along the Oregon Coast from the Necanicum River near
Seaside on the north to the Sixes River near Port Orford on the south.