Dr. Herb Bormann (Duke PhD, Ecology, 1952) returns to the Bormann plot to observe oak and hickory regeneration failure more than 50 years after his studies (~March 2006, with Acer rubrum fully in bloom).
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Ickstadt, K. and R. Wolpert.
McDonald, R.I., R.K. Peet, and D.L. Urban. 2002. Environmental correlates of oak decline and red maple increase in the North Carolina Piedmont. CASTANEA 67: 84-95.
McDonald, R.I., R.K. Peet, and D.L. Urban. 2003. Spatial pattern of oak regeneration limitation in a complex forest environment. Journal of Vegetation Science 14: 441-450.