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21st Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference

March 16-18, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference!

Initiated in 1980, The Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference provides a forum for scientists and practitioners actively engaged in the broad field of silviculture to report their study results, to present new concepts and techniques, to discuss topics of mutual interest, to coordinate cooperative efforts, and to stay current on developments in the field. Scientists, foresters, landowners, and others interested in forest management have found the conferences and their proceedings to be valuable sources of information on current and developing trends in southern silviculture.

Presentations emphasize research on silvicultural topics such as: carbon management, competition control, ecology, economics, fire behavior, forest health, genetics/tree improvement, growth and yield, harvesting, history, invasive species spread and control, natural and artificial regeneration, nutritional amendments, pine silviculture, restoration, site preparation, stand dynamics, water and soil quality, and wildlife ecology and habitat management.

This year, we are going virtual! The three day virtual event will include a keynote presentation, oral sessions, poster sessions, and other virtual interactive opportunities.

USDA Forest Service
MSU College of Forest Resources Forestry Department

Presented by the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station and Mississippi State University, Department of Forestry.

Abstract Submissions Are Now Closed

For more information about the conference, please contact Courtney Siegert ( or John Willis (

More details coming soon.

Registration Type FEE
Professional Conference Registration. Includes access to all conference sessions and proceedings (electronic version). $75
Student Conference Registration. Includes access to all conference sessions and proceedings (electronic version). $25

Registration Deadlines: Conference materials will be available in early March prior to the official start on March 16, 2021. To have full access and begin early viewing, registration prior to March 1, 2021 is encouraged.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by email ( by March 1, 2021 will receive a full refund of their registration fees. Refunds will not be provided after March 1, 2021 or thereabouts when early access conference materials are available.

Online Registration: Registration for the conference will be managed by Mississippi State University. Online registration can be done using one of the following credit cards: Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express. The link below will open a secure conference registration site in a new browser window.

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Important Dates

First call for papers/posters
Second call for papers/posters
Paper/poster abstracts due
Notice of abstract acceptance
Registration opens
March 16-18, 2021 - BSSRC Meeting
Proceedings papers/extended abstracts due

More details about virtual oral and poster presentations coming soon.

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Designed For
Forest Managers
March 16-18, 2021
Workshop Length
2 Days