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Nicolas O. Andre
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Forest products

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Amphibians and ranaviruses

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

Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics

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

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

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

Mike Black
Research Leader I
Shortleaf pine

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.



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

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

2016 Director's Awards Recipients Announced, 12/22/2016

Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016

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

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016


(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.

Understanding landowners’ interest and willingness to participate in forest certification program in China Tian, N., N. C. Poudyal, and F. Lu.  2018.  Land Use Policy, 71: 271-280.

FOREST RESOURCES FOR BIOENERGY.  Avila, G.S  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Risk assessment of imidacloprid use in forest settings on the aquatic macroinvertebrate community Benton, Elizabeth, J. F. Grant, R. Nichols, J. Webster, J. Schwartz, and J. Bailey.  2017.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 36(11):3108-3119.

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. [Abstract]

A Predictive Model for Brook Trout Restoration in the Cherokee National Forest.  Caylor G. Romines  2017.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Evaluating a tax-based subsidy approach for forest carbon sequestration.  Cho, S., J. Lee, R. K. Roberts, B. C. English, T. E. Yu, and P. R. Armsworth.  2017.  Environmental Conservation, 44(3): 234-243.

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. [Abstract]

Effects of wildfire in a mixed hardwood forest on the Cumberland Plateau.  Fitzgerald, B., J. M. Zobel, and M. R. Schubert.  2017.  Poster, Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, University of Tennessee. Presented on November 16, 2017 at the Society of American Foresters National Convention, Albuquerque, NM.

Kudzu, kudzu bug, and biological control in agriculture and forests: A tale of two systems.  Grant, J. F., K. Britt, and A. Michael.  2017.  Proceedings of the Southern Forest Insect Work Conference, Pp. 39-40, July 25-28, 2017, Melbourne Beach, FL.