Dr. Jim L. Chambers

Understanding, Protecting and Restoring Coastal Wetland Forests

Research is focused on ecology and forest responses to environmental conditions, environmental change and forest practices. Concerns involve forest health, sustainability, productivity, and especially factors related to regeneration and restoration of the wetland forests. Goals include:
  • Characterizing cypress-tupelo growing conditions along gradients in flooding and salinity
  • Developing indices for identification of Cypress-Tupelo Regeneration Regeneration Condition Classes
  • Enhanced methods of regeneration for Science Working Group defined Regeneration Condition Classes
  • Reliable establishment
  • Techniques for sustainable management and protection

Conservation, Protection and Utilization of Louisiana's Coastal Wetland Forests

Final Report to the Governor of Louisiana from the Coastal Wetland Forest Conservation and Use Science Working Group

Chambers, J.L., Conner, W.H., Day, J.W., Faulkner, S.P., Gardiner, E.S., Hughes, M.S., Keim, R.F., King, S.L., McLeod, K.W., Miller, C.A., Nyman, J.A., and Shaffer, G.P. 2005. Conservation, protection and utilization of Louisiana’s Coastal Wetland Forests. Final Report to the Governor of Louisiana from the Coastal Wetland Forest Conservation and Use Science Working Group. (special contributions from Aust, W.M., Goyer, R.A., Lenhard, G.J., Souther-Effler, R.F., Rutherford, D.A., and Kelso, W.E.). 121p.

Full Report (PDF, 121 pages)

Executive Summary (PDF, 13pages)

The statements included on this webpage are those of Jim L. Chambers only. Any statement or opinions included in these pages are not those of the LSU Agricultural Center, Louisiana State University, the LSU Board of Supervisors or the School of Renewable Natural Resources
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