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Current Projects. Spatial Nutrient Loading to Newnans Lake (SJRWMD)Nitrogen Effects and Transformations in Spring Rivers (NSF
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Dr. Matt Cohen Assistant Professor Forest Hydrology School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS

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Current Projects Spatial Nutrient Loading to Newnans Lake (SJRWMD) Nitrogen Effects and Transformations in Spring Rivers (NSF & FDEP) Autogenic Ecosystem Feedbacks to Hydrology in the Everglades (USACoE) Water Resource Implications of Large Scale Bioenergy Production (UFWI) Examination of Wetland Regeneration under Mat Logging BMPs (USEPA) Ichetucknee River

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Idea for Future CFEOR Project "Fire and Water Feedbacks in Southeastern Managed Forests" Drs. Kobziar, Staudhammer How does fire (force and recurrence) influence water yield? How does fire influence water quality? How does dampness administration influence burning flow? Matched watersheds, BACI configuration Submitted to NSF-DEB Jan. 2007 – not financed

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Dr. Christina Staudhammer Assistant Professor of Forest Biometrics School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS

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Current Projects Stand structure of Pinus elliottii under various administration administrations and simulated transformation scenarios (even-matured to uneven-matured) (start-up) Wood to vitality: using wildland-urban interface fills for bioenergy (USDA FS) Differences in development, yield, illness, and size appropriations in immaculate versus blended family stands of Pinus taeda and Pinus elliottii in the Southeastern US (FBRC)

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Ideas for Future CFEOR Projects Fire and Water Feedbacks in SE Managed Forests (NRI – under survey) Conversion of Even-matured Slash Pine Plantations to Uneven-matured Slash Pine Stands: Implications for timber generation, nature, and fire hazard (FL DOF – under audit) Can a feasible reap be gotten under an un-even matured administration? What is the cost differential? What are the points of interest/hindrances? What soils as well as waste classes are generally suitable?

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The Wood to Energy Outreach Program Increase mindfulness and information about utilizing woody biomass for warmth, power, and power Foster correspondence, joint effort, collaboration among group pioneers, biomass providers and potential clients, woodland directors, and others about the conceivable outcomes of wood for bioenergy Provide outreach procedures to groups as they examine new open doors Wildland-urban Interface people group

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Program Products General Technical Report Biomass Ambassador Guide 16 Fact Sheets 14 Case Studies 13 Economic Profiles Presentations CD, Web website: www.interfacesouth.org/woodybiomass All effort materials were outlined in light of open observations research and pilot tests.

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Florida has a group of Biomass Ambassadors creating effort exercises. You can… Become an Ambassador Distribute outreach materials Encourage adjacent groups to consider utilizing wood for vitality Contact: Lauren McDonell; mcdonell@ufl.edu or Martha Monroe; mcmonroe@ufl.edu www.interfacesouth.org/woodybiomass How you can join

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Dr. Leda Kobziar Assistant Professor of Fire Science and Forest Conservation School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS David Godwin Graduate Student School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS

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Current Projects Fire In the Juniper Prairie Wilderness: Is it a reasonable device for biological system administration? (UF/IFAS Research Innovation Grant) Evaluation of remote-detecting, elevated photography, and ground-based field inspecting to survey examples of flame seriousness Creation of sand pine mortality models for foreseeing stand volume misfortune under different fire conduct administrations Linkage of Florida scour jay reaction to flame seriousness examples and vegetation recuperation Landscape examples of blaze seriousness; Aug. 2006 Veg. recuperation two months post-fire

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Ideas for Future CFEOR Projects Fire and Water Feedbacks in Southeastern Managed Forests (Proposal submitted to NSF a year ago, yet not subsidized) The Impacts of Landscape Scale Wildfire Suppression Resulting from Large Fires Burning in Florida and Georgia (Proposal submitted to UF SNRE Seed Grant Fund; at present under survey) Assessing the Efficacy of Wildfire Mitigation Treatments in Florida\'s Wildland-Urban Interface (Proposal submitted to UF SNRE Seed Grant Fund; at present under audit) Bugaboo Fire, April 20 th , 2007

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Florida Master Naturalist Program Statewide Conservation Education Outreach Dr. Martin Main, FMNP Program Leader

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FMNP course offerings - natural/preservation center - 3 isolate courses - Freshwater Wetlands - Coastal Systems - Upland Habitats - 40 contact hrs/course -

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FMNP taking part regions ~150 Instructors 80 Organizations 47 Counties

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> 3,500 FMNP Graduates

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Dr. Selene Baez Postdoctoral Associate Department of Zoology

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Current Projects Dr. Emilio Bruna – WEC Regeneration in long-leaf pine savannas in Georgia – Gwen Iacona (PhD understudy) Dr. Michelle Mack – Botany Interactions between plant supplement constraint and fire in scour groups in Archbold save – Jenny Schafer (PhD understudy)

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Ideas for Future CFEOR Projects Research Evaluate supplement restriction in plant and arthropod groups in slashpine savannas in the Ordway save Forecast the impacts of supplement accessibility because of urban improvement in Florida Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and micronutrients Species differing qualities, group structure Ecosystem working: profitability Perspectives for long haul probes supplement and species differences controls Future tests inside NEON (National Ecological Observation Network) Cross-site explore with LTER and ILTER locales Opportunities for college understudies to lead senior\'s postulation Graduate understudies look into ventures

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Dr. Taylor Stein Associate Professor of Ecotourism School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS Co-chief, CFEOR

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Current Projects Florida National Scenic Trail User Assessment and Marketing Study (USDA Forest Service) Planning, Research, and Design of New OHV Recreation Areas (FL DOF) Understanding the Human Dimensions of OHV Recreation on the Ocala National Forest to Aid in Management and Planning (USDA Forest Service) Visitors\' Preferences and Economic Impact Assessment of OHV Recreation in Florida (FL DOF)

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Research Expand guest evaluation from FT explorers and OHV clients to assortment of clients Motivations and inclinations for circumstances Acceptance and resistance of administration activities Social, financial, and ecological effects Benefits and expenses to characteristic regions and groups Identify new markets for open land entertainment/tourism. Grow work led in 2000 with the FWC. Minority bunches, youngsters, travelers, and others. Thoughts for Future CFEOR Projects Outreach Develop guest and setting administration rules for all entertainment use in preserved woods. Create arranging methods for new OHV zones. Help with group based getting ready for nature-based tourism.

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Dr. Wendell Cropper Assistant Professor of Biological Process Modeling School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS Louise Loudermilk PhD Research Assistant School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS

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Current Projects Modeling manageable collect of a tropical palm. Displaying supplement take-up of pine timberlands; enhancing compost inputs. Assessment of backwoods recreation display affectability to environmental change. Displaying longleaf pine populace progression, fire administrations, and rivalry with oaks.

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Research 1. Assess the above-and subterranean carbon spending plan of longleaf pine timberlands with continuous flames. (with the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center) 2. Woodland administration impact on spatial variety in understory fills and timberland elements in a regular low power fire administration (Ordway-Swisher and Jones Center) 4 m Ideas for Future CFEOR Projects

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Dr. Shibu Jose Associate Professor of Forest Ecology School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS Director, CFEOR

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Current Projects Management Options for Hardwood Forests of Florida: Sustaining Timber creation (FL DOF) Ecological Consequences and Impacts of Invasive Plants on southern woods biological communities (ECIIP): A regionwide explore and instructive organization (Seed allow through SFRP Inc.)

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Ideas for Future CFEOR Projects Management Options for Hardwood Forests of Florida: Sustaining Timber generation, Biodiversity and Wildlife Habitat (FL DOF) Developing a versatile multifunctional uneven-matured administration framework for the longleaf pine sandhills and flatwoods of the southern U.S. Beach front Plain (Proposal submitted to USDA NRI a year ago, however not financed) Changing face of southern timberlands: Interactive impact of environmental change, arrive transformations and intrusive plants? (Proposition submitted to USDA NRI; as of now under survey)

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Dr. Jason A. Smith Assistant Professor of Forest Pathology School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS

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Current Projects AvrFr1 Fr1 Evaluating red straight ( Persea borbonia ) for common imperviousness to Laurel Wilt Disease (U.S.F.S.) Function and natural wellness expenses of avirulence qualities in the fusiform rust infection pathogen, Cronartium quercuum fsp. fusiforme (U.S.F.S./S.I.F.G.; RIF/IFAS)

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Ideas for Future CFEOR Projects Causes and frequency of oak mortality in non-urban woodlands in Florida (DOF) Uneven-matured administration and timberland tree maladies Diversity and specificity of Armillaria root spoils in Florida backwoods

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Dr. Debbie Miller Associate Professor of Plant Ecology Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, West Florida Research and Education, Center UF/IFAS

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Current Projects Maritime woods and seaside clean biology and reclamation Effects of group sort, fix size and land use on Cogongrass ( Imp

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