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Nicolas O. Andre
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Forest products

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Donald G. (Don) Hodges
Forest economics and policy

Allan E. Houston
Research Professor
Forest and wildlife biology

Scott E. Schlarbaum
Forest Genetics

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

Jason Gregory Henning
Assistant Professor
Forest biometrics

David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Adam M. Taylor
Associate Professor
Forest products

Raymond C. Albright
Assistant Professor
Forest ecology

Larry A. Tankersley
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Sharon Rose Jean-Philippe
Assistant Professor
Urban forestry

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

John M. Zobel
Assistant Professor
Forestry/Natural Resources Biometrics

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 
Research includes forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.



Fire at the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, 1/11/2017

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees, 11/3/2016

Mercker Receives Fellow Award for Contributions to Forestry, 6/20/2014


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

Prospects of wood-based energy alternatives in revitalizing the economy impacted by market decline for traditional forest products: A case study in Middle Tennessee, USA Poudyal, N. C., O. Joshi, A. M. Taylor, and D. G. Hodges.  2018.  Forest Products Journal, In Press.

Facilitation Forestry: Intercropping to Increase Plantation Resistance and Resilience.  Buckley, D. S., J. J. Granger, S. E. Schlarbaum, and J. M. Zobel.  2017.  Oral Presentation, Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, University of Tennessee. Presented on November 17, 2017 at the Society of American Foresters National Convention, Albuquerque, NM.

Forest management for Golden-winged and Cerulean Warblers: Lessons learned from forest management experiments.  Buehler, D. A., J. Lehman, D. Raybuck, P. D. Keyser, T. Boves, and J. Larkin.  2017.  Oak Symposium. Sustaining oak ecosystems through the 21st Century with science-based management..

Chapter 6: Tree-Compatible Ground Covers for Reforestation and Erosion Control Burger, J., V. Davis, J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, J. Skousen, C. Barton, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor.

Chapter 9: Planting Hardwood Tree Seedlings on Reclaimed Mine Land in the Appalachian Region Davis, V., J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor.

A harvest scheduling model with forest inventory options.  Hoganson, H. M., J. M. Zobel, D. C. Wilson, and A. R. Ek.  2017.  Oral presentation, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota. Presented on August 30, 2017 at the Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources, Seattle, WA.

Gypsy Moth in the Southeastern United States: Biology, Ecology, and Forest Management Strategies Kauffman, B.W., W. K. Clatterbuck, A. M. Liebhold, and D. R. Coyle.  2017.  Southern Regional Extension Forestry, SREF-FH-008.

Recovery Trends and Predictions of Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) Dynamics in the Southern Appalachian Mountains Kaylor, S., J. Hughes, and J. A. Franklin.  2017.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 47(1): 125-133.

Geospatial Economics of the Woody Biomass Supply in Kansas – A Case Study Khaliukova, O., D. Paull, S. Lewis-Gonzales, N. André, L. E. Biles, T. M. Young, and J. H. Purdue.  2017.  BioResources, 12(1):960-980.

Forest Management Begins with AGS and UGS.  Mercker, D. C.  2017.  University of Tennessee Extension. W 433..

A Glossary of Common Forestry Terms.  Mercker, D. C.  2017.  University of Tennessee Extension. W428.

Classifying Forest insects by Feeding Habits.  Mercker, D. C.  2017.  Alabama Treasured Forest. Spring Issue. Vol XXXVI, No. 1.