Early Seral Biodiversity Science & Management Workshop

June 10 & 11, 2019

Located at CH2M Alumni Center (725 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331), Oregon State University

It has been over a decade since the topic of early seral forest emerged as a central theme in forest management in the PNW. Since then, agencies have begun to implement management techniques for creating and maintaining this forest type. Scientists and managers – primarily on state and industrial lands – have also collaborated to implement several broad-scale science efforts that test the efficacy of various early seral management techniques.


Setting the stage: Context for early seral in the PNW

Welcome and introduction: Science and management of early seral biodiversity in the PNW - Matt Betts, Oregon State University

Defining the messy stage of forest development: recognizing distinctive early seral compositional and structural attributes - Mark Swanson, Washington State University

Early seral complex ‘pre-forest’ and the prognosis for its future on federal lands - Jerry Franklin, University of Washington

Conservation and management of young stands in the Pacific Northwest- AJ Kroll, Weyerhaeuser (PRESENTATION)

Disturbance and early seral

Exploring the natural range of early seral habitat abundance in Western Washington Cascades - Dan Donato, Washington Department of Natural Resources (PRESENTATION)

Fire ecology and early seral (pre-) forest ecosystems: learning through the lens of fire refugia, interacting disturbances, and disturbance ecology - Meg Krawchuk, Oregon State University (PRESENTATION)

Early seral vegetation dynamics: from simple to complex - Scott Harris, Oregon State University (PRESENTATION)

Species responses to early seral management

Negative effects of intensive forest management on birds dissipate rapidly during succession - Jake Verschuyl, NCASI (PRESENTATION)

A snag with a view – habitat for purple martins and other cavity-nesters in early forest - Joan Hagar, USGS (PRESENTATION)

A tale of timber and hungry herbivores – the interactive role of wild ungulates and herbicides in driving early seral regeneration in managed forests- Thomas Stokely, Oregon State University (PRESENTATION)

Seeing the (early seral) forest for the bees: research needs for pollinators in managed conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest - Jim Rivers, Oregon State University (PRESENTATION)

Habitat is in the eye of the bee-holder: Early seral forest created by wildfire supports wild bee diversity in a fire-adapted landscape - Sara Galbraith, Oregon State University (PRESENTATION)

Quantifying tradeoffs and synergies between biodiversity, timber, and revenue in early seral plantation forests - Urs Kormann (PRESENTATION pt 1 & PRESENTATION pt 2)

New perspectives on early successional forest - David Lindenmayer, Australian National University

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