Forest Research

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John Brian (Brian) Alford
Assistant Professor
Fishery conservation and management

Nicolas O. Andre
Research Scientist I
Forest products

Mike Black
Research Leader I
Shortleaf pine

David S Buckley
Forest ecology and silviculture

Wayne K. Clatterbuck
Silviculture and forest management

J. Mark (Mark) Fly
Environmental psychology; Wildland recreation

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Amphibians and ranaviruses

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Jason Gregory Henning
Assistant Professor
Forest biometrics

Donald G. (Don) Hodges
Department Head
Forest economics and policy

Allan E. Houston
Research Professor
Forest and wildlife biology

Sharon Rose Jean-Philippe
Assistant Professor
Urban forestry

David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

Scott E. Schlarbaum
Forest Genetics

Larry A. Tankersley
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Adam M. Taylor
Associate Professor
Forest products

Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics

John M. Zobel
Assistant Professor
Forestry/Natural Resources Biometrics

Raymond C. Albright
Assistant Professor
Forest ecology

Groups and Facilities

(5 mentions)

Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.

(1 mention)

Tree Physiology 
Physical environment impact on the growth and function of native tree species.

(1 mention)

Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.



Position Announcement - Center Director Greeneville, 7/12/2019

Nanocelluloses: A Sustainable Solution to Combat Ice Recrystallization on Frozen Food, 7/11/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

UT Dept of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Welcomes New Extension Faculty, 10/5/2018

UTIA Research Presence Expands in Belize, 7/5/2018

New Ventures | Rapid Diagnostic Test Reduces Testing Time and Increases Accuracy, 11/22/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

Winter 2017 Upcoming Events, 1/17/2017


(4 mentions)

Mine Reclamation 
We get half our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. UTIA researchers are working to bring new vegetation to former mining sites.

(2 mentions)

Forestry Audit 
Tennessee's forests grow some of the best timber in the country. UT Extension researchers say when landowners properly manage their forests, there's a real environmental and economic benefit.

(2 mentions)

Wood for Biomass 
Tennessee's vast forests might someday be used for biomass.

(2 mentions)

Preparing to plant 1,200 chestnut trees 
1,200 chestnut trees were prepared at the University of Tennessee forest genetics greenhouse to be planted in national forests in the South.

(2 mentions)

Shackelford Orchard 
Majestic oaks stand proudly next to towering pines. Stunning beauty in a peaceful setting - but what’s going on in this still forest is a decades-long research project.

(1 mention)

Forest Research 
UT's Institute of Agriculture has research projects statewide to help landowners better manage their timber.

(1 mention)

Obed Watershed 
For every flowing river in Tennessee, there are many streams that feed it. A group of volunteers on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau work to preserve water quality in these tributaries.


Recent Publications

Forest management for Golden-winged and Cerulean Warblers- lessons learned from forest management experiments.  Buehler, D. A., D. W. Raybuck, J. A. Lehman, P. D. Keyser, T. J. Boves, and J. L. Larkin.  2019.  Pages 159-161 in Clark, Stacy L.; Schweitzer, Callie J., eds. 2019. Oak symposium.

Targeting Payments for Ecosystem Services Given Ecological and Economic Objectives Cho, S., M. Soh, B. C. English, T. E. Yu, and C. Boyer.  2019.  Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 100, March 2019, Pages 214-226. [Abstract]

Influence of Microtopography and Soil Treatments on Tree Establishment on a Reclaimed Quarry Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2019.  Forests, 10(7), 597; [Abstract]

Tree Response to Soil Treatments on Quarry Overburden.  Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2019.  Proceedings of the National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Big Sky, MT., June 3–7, 2019. [Abstract]

Planting patterns and species mixtures for enhancing biodiversity during reforestation.  Hale, C. W., D. S. Buckley, and J. J. Granger.  2019.  Poster presentation, Posters at the Capitol, 26 February 2019; Nashville, TN.

Opportunities and attitudes of private forest landowners in supplying woody biomass for renewable energy Hodges, D. G., B. P. Chapagain, P. Watcharaanantapong, N. C. Poudyal, K. L. Kline, and V. H. Dale.  2019.  Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 113 (2019) 109205.

U.S. Alternative Jet Fuel Deployment Scenario Analyses Identifying Key Drivers and Geospatial Patterns for the First Billion Gallons Lewis, K.C., E. K. News, S. Peterson, M. N. Pearlson, E. A. Lawless, K. Brandt, D. Camenzind, M. P. Wolcott, B. C. English, G. S. Latta, A. Malwitz, J. I. Hileman, N. L. Brown, and Z. Haq.  2019.  BioFPR, Society of Chemical Industry and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, December,13, pp 471–485. [Abstract]

Comparing the net benefit of forestland access for big game hunting across landownership types in Georgia, USA Mingie, J. C., N. C. Poudyal, J. M. Bowker, M. T. Mengak, and J. P. Siry.  2019.  Forest Science, 65(2):189-200.

Spatial analysis of family forest landownership in the southern United States Poudyal, N. C., B. J. Butler, and D. G. Hodges.  2019.  Landscape and Urban Planning, In Press.

Designing cost-effective payments for forest-based carbon sequestration: An auction-based modeling approach.  Sharma, B., S. Cho, and T. E. Yu.  2019.  Forest Policy and Economics, 104:182-194.

Establishing small trees and shrubs on mined lands using the forestry reclamation approach.  Skousen, J., A. Monteleone, M. Tyree, R. Swab, J. Groninger, M. Adams, D. S. Buckley, P. Wood, R. Williams, S. Eggerud, P. Angel, and C. Zipper.  2019.  Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative, Forest Reclamation Advisory No. 18. 9 P.

Reversing Mesophication Effects on Understory Woody Vegetation in Mid-Southern Oak Forests.  Vander Yacht, A., P. D. Keyser, W. K. Clatterbuck, and C. Kwit.  2019.  Forest Science.