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RESTORING AND MANAGING LONGLEAF PINE ECOSYSTEMS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE VISIT (TAV) SYNTHESIS MEETING Atlanta, GA 9-11-12. RESTORING AND MANAGING LONGLEAF PINE ECOSYSTEMS Mission Statement To provide knowledge and strategies for restoring, managing, and sustaining longleaf pine ecosystems.

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RESTORING AND MANAGING LONGLEAF PINE ECOSYSTEMS

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE VISIT (TAV)

SYNTHESIS MEETING

Atlanta, GA9-11-12

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RESTORING AND MANAGING LONGLEAF PINE ECOSYSTEMS

Mission Statement

To provide knowledge and strategies for restoring, managing,

and sustaining longleaf pine ecosystems

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CURRENT PROBLEM AREAS

Providing fundamental physiological knowledge needed to understand the processes that affect longleaf pine seedling production, establishment, growth, and development.

Providing ecological information about population and community processes that affect restoration of longleaf pine

woodlands and at risk native species.

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4158 STAFF

AUBURN, AL

Scientists: Kristina Connor, Dale Brockway

Emeritus Scientist: William Boyer

Physical Scientist: Hilliard Gibbs

Technician: Erwin Chambliss

BREWTON, AL

Supervisory Forestry Technician: Ron Tucker

Technician: David Dyson

CLEMSON, SC

Scientist: Joan Walker

Resource Information Specialist: Shawna Reid

Technician: Bryan Mudder

Administrative Support: Heather Irwin

PINEVILLE, LA

Scientists: Dave Haywood, Susana Sung, Mary Anne Sword Sayer

Information Technology Specialist: Daniel Leduc

Technicians: Jacob Floyd, Alan Springer, Kristi Wharton

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE VISITS

      • Formal reviews of the scientific work undertaken by each Research Work Unit (RWU) to ensure that these efforts continue to address the issues of greatest importance to various natural resources constituencies and the general public.
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TRADITIONAL TAV PROCEDURE

Issue invitations to selected individuals

Meet at one central location

Formal presentations by scientists

General discussion

Breakout groups

Thank everyone and send them home

Unit summarizes the information

Revise unit’s charter

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REVISED TAV PROCEDURE

  • Any interested parties may attend
  • Hold listening sessions in multiple locations
  • Brochures instead of formal presentations by all scientists
  • Ask five critical questions about the Unit’s work
  • Thank everyone and WE go home
  • Unit summarizes the information
  • Hold TAV Synthesis Meeting for feedback
  • Revise unit’s charter
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THE QUESTIONS

  • Which lines of research are most applicable to your needs and why?
  • Are there lines of research that need to be finalized or redirected?
  • Are there questions you feel we need to address (new lines of research)?
  • Are there research skills we lack that should be acquired in-house?
  • How can our work become more accessible to you? In which format (journal articles, technical bulletins, tours, website) is it most useful?
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NUMBER OF

RESEARCH TOPIC COMMENTS

SILVICULTURE 144

wildlife 23

agroforestry 5

SEED/SEEDLING 74

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC 54

UNDERSTORY 51

MISC./TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER 43

SITE RESTORATION/CONSERVATION 36

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SUMMARY OF TAV INPUT (% interest by affiliation)

Research Topic Nat’l State PLOs Univ/ No

Orgs Orgs Consult. NGOs Ind. Res. Affil.

LLP seeds/seedlings 36 5 3 18 15 23 0

Mgmt/Silviculture 32 7 3 17 4 33 4

Wildlife 61 4 0 9 0 17 9

Site restor./Conversion 58 0 2 8 0 24 8

Understory 44 0 4 10 0 35 8

Social/Economic 30 7 6 11 4 42 0

Misc. 37 2 2 2 0 35 9