— Henry Beadel will
Tall Timbers Research
Fire is the common theme that encompasses every part of our research
from carbon sequestration to Northern Bobwhite population dynamics.
The research context at Tall Timbers includes both heavily manipulated systems and natural systems. We have the benefit of being able to conduct research on formerly cultivated lands that are often called ‘old field’ lands, as well as the Wade Tract where the ground has never been plowed and the timber never logged. Much of the Southeast Coastal Plain was farmed at one time and the vegetation re-growth is very different than the historical plant community. The natural areas provide a benchmark for restoration studies. Understanding the differences and determining which differences are important to the various species we study helps us make better land management recommendations. We view land management as research. We apply our research to land management in an adaptive management fashion.