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  • Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center
  • Longleaf pine
  • Fire return interval: 2 to 5 years
  • Represents 500,000 hectares of the longleaf-dominated ecosystem

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People Year Title
McIver, Weatherspoon 2010 On conducting a multisite, multidisciplinary forestry research project: lessons from the national fire and fire surrogate study
Sharp, Mitchell, Grand 2009 Sources, sinks, and spatial ecology of cotton mice in longleaf pine stands undergoing restoration
Kilpatrick, Waldrop, Lanham, Greenberg, Contreras 2010 Short-term effects of fuel reduction treatments on herpetofauna from the southeastern United States
McIver, Boerner, Hart 2008 The national fire and fire surrogate study: ecological consequences of alternative fuel reduction methods in seasonally dry forests
Boerner, Huang, Hart 2009 Impacts of Fire and Fire Surrogate treatments on forest soil properties: a meta-analytical approach
Schwilk, Keeley, Knapp, McIver, Bailey, Fettig, Fiedler, Harrod, Moghaddas, Outcalt, Skinner, Stephens, Waldrop, Yaussy, Youngblood 2009 The national Fire and Fire Surrogate study: effects of fuel reduction methods on forest vegetation structure and fuels
Youngblood, Bigler-Cole, Fettig, Fiedler, Knapp, Lehmkuhl, Outcalt, Skinner, Stephens, Waldrop 2007 Making fire and fire surrogate science available: a summary of regional workshops with clients
Boerner, Huang, Hart 2008 Impacts of fire and fire surrogate treatments on ecosystem nitrogen storage patterns: similarities and differences between forests of eastern and western North America
Kennard, Outcalt, Jones, O'Brien 2005 Comparing techniques for estimating flame temperature of prescribed fires
Converse, White, Farris, Zack 2006 Small mammals and forest fuel reduction: national-scale responses to fire and fire surrogates
Outcalt 2003 Developing management options for longleaf communities of the Gulf Coastal Plain
Rall 2004 Effects of Longleaf pine management practices on the herpetofauna of south Alabama
Sharp 2005 Demography of small mammal populations in longleaf pine undergoing restoration
Rompre 2003 Successful nesting of the sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) in a longleaf pine stand in southern Alabama
Outcalt 2005 Restoring structure and composition of longleaf pine ecosystems of the gulf coastal plains
Youngblood, Metlen, Knapp, Outcalt, Stephens, Waldrop, Yaussy 2005 Implementation of the fire and fire surrogate study: a national research effort to evaluate the consequences of fuel reduction treatments
McIver, Erickson, Youngblood 2012 Principal short-term findings of the National Fire and Fire Surrogate study
Bartuszevige, Kennedy 2009 Synthesis of knowledge on the effects of fire and thinning treatments on understory vegetation in U.S. dry forests
Kennedy, Fontaine 2009 Synthesis of knowledge on the effects of fire and fire surrogates on wildlife in U.S. dry forests
Weatherspoon 2000 A proposed long-term national study of the consequences of fire and fire surrogate treatments
Fire and Fire Surrogates Study Gulf Coastal Plain (Solon Dixon, AL) Site Map thumbnail

Site Manager

Ken Outcalt
USFS, Southern Research Station

Site Data Manager

Ken Outcalt
USFS, Southern Research Station

Site Discipline Leaders


Ken Outcalt
USFS, Southern Research Station


Jim Hanula
USFS, Southern Research Station


Deborah K. Kennard
USFS, Southern Research Station


Bill Otrosina
USFS, Southern Research Station


Graeme Lockaby
Auburn University


Dale Brockway
USFS, Southern Research Station


Craig Guyer
Auburn University

William Robinson
Auburn University

Mike Mitchell
USGS Biological Resources Division