Upland Oak Ecology Symposium

The “Upland Oak Ecology Symposium: History, Current Conditions, and Sustainability” was held October 7–10, 2002, in Fayetteville, AR. Recent events such as drought and oak decline are hastening the loss of oaks in upland oak forests of the Interior Highlands. This and the lack of oak regeneration in many areas of the Highlands raise questions of future viability and sustainability. In response, a group of natural resource organizations cosponsored a symposium on upland oak ecology. Their objective was to convene a diverse group of resource specialists and scientists to examine upland oak ecosystems in the light of historical influences, problems and trends, how they function, and ideas about their long-term restoration.

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