Evaluation of Restoration and Reconstruction of Natural Communities of Missouri

Principal Investigators: Dr. Benjamin O Knapp, Dr. Lauren Pile
Institution and/or AffiliationUniversity of Missouri, U.S. Forest Service

Project Description:

The proposed project addresses management questions related to the restoration and/or reconstruction of prairie, savanna, and woodland natural communities. The proposal explicitly addresses Emphasis Area #1 (determine the efficacy of current efforts to control sericea lespedeza in the restored prairie). The project will also focus on the establishment of ecologically important savanna trees and woodland ground flora, each of which is an area of restoration need at PFCA and throughout Missouri. Each study objective was developed in consultation with managers at PFCA to address relevant restoration questions.