The State of the System and Steps Toward Resilience of Disturbance-dependent Oak Forests

@inproceedings{Knoot2017TheSO,
  title={The State of the System and Steps Toward Resilience of Disturbance-dependent Oak Forests},
  author={Tricia Gorby Knoot and Lisa A Schulte and John C. Tyndall and Brian J. Palik},
  year={2017}
}
Current ecological, economic, and social conditions present unique challenges to natural resource managers seeking to maintain the resilience of disturbance-dependent ecosystems, such as oak (Quercus spp.) forests. Oak-dominated ecosystems throughout the U.S. have historically been perpetuated through periodic disturbance, such as fire, but more recently show decline given shifting disturbance regimes associated with human land management decisions. We characterized the state of the social… CONTINUE READING