Call for Papers: 7th California Oak Symposium - Nov. 3-6, 2014 - Visalia, CA California

Feb 14, 2014

Oak woodland with grazing cattle
The 7th California Oak Symposium: Managing Oak Woodlands in a Dynamic California, will be held November 3-6, 2014 in Visalia, California. Complete details on the Symposium can be viewed on the website

We are requesting abstracts for oral presentations and posters on scientific studies or management case studies on any aspect of oak woodland management, ecology and conservation in California. See the list of sessions below. Abstracts are due May 15, 2014. Each abstract will be reviewed for technical merit by a peer review committee, and accepted abstracts will be notified by July 1, 2014. Abstracts accepted for oral presentations are expected to prepare a manuscript for inclusion in the Proceedings of the Symposium, to be published as a USDA Forest Service General Technical Report. Style instructions will be provided at the time of acceptance. Posters will be published as abstracts only. Papers will be due during the Symposium (November 3-6, 2014).

Gall on blue oak
List of Topics:

  • Range management
  • Oak Ecology
  • Wildlife and Biodiversity
  • Silviculture
  • Regeneration & Restoration
  • Urban forestry & Arboriculture
  • Genetics
  • Soils & Physical Processes
  • Economics, Social Sci.
  • Policy: Local, State, Federal
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Cultural Values
  • Insects & Disease
  • Fire & Disturbance
  • Monitoring and Inventory
  • Climate & Atmosphere
  • Carbon Storage and Cycles
  • Products & Utilization

Submit Abstract HERE

Deadline for Abstracts: May 15, 2014

Oak woodland scenery
Questions Can be Directed to the Symposium Steering Committee:


By Richard B Standiford
Author - Cooperative Extension Forest Management Specialist, Emeritus