The Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center is an 11,000-hectare reserve located within the Lower Coastal Plains and Flatwoods areas in southern Georgia. There is an aquatic array at the Jones site in a representative perennial, ground- and surface-water fed stream, called the Ichawaynochaway creek.
Site history & management
The Jones site has been managed with low intensity, dormant-season prescribed fires for the past 75 years at a frequency of every 3-4 years.
The dominant vegetation cover at Joseph Jones is a mix of Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris Mill.), Oaks (various) and wiregrass (Aristida stricta Michx.); numerous species of other perennial grasses and forbs are also present. In addition, this site is interspersed with several species of oaks that change the natural fire frequency and fuel quality.