Species-specific Mechanisms Contributing to the Mesophication of Upland Oak Stands in the Absence of Fire

Emily Kathleen Babl1, Heather Dawn Alexander2, Courtney M Siegert3, John L Willis1 and Andrew I Berry4, (1)Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, United States, (2)Mississippi State University, Department of Forestry, Mississippi State, MS, United States, (3)Mississippi State University, Forestry, Mississippi State, MS, United States, (4)Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY, United States