Forest Research

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

Nicolas O. André
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
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.



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

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


(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

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.

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.

The Influence Herbaceous Vegetation on Ectomycorrhizal Root Colonization and Nutrient Uptake.  Bauman, J., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

Potential effects of climate on downhill skiing and snowboarding demand and value at U.S. National Forests Chapagain, B. P., N. C. Poudyal, J. M. Bowker, D. English, A. Askew, and D. G. Hodges.  2018.  Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 36(2):75-96.

Cattle producer willingness to afforest pastureland and sequester carbon.  Claytor, H., C. D. Clark, D. M. Lambert, and K. L. Jensen.  2018.  Forest Policy and Economics, 92(2018): 43-54.

Economic Contributions of Agriculture and Forestry in Tennessee.  English, B. C., K. L. Jensen, R. J. Menard, and S. Upendram.  2018.  Selected Poster 2018 Southern Agricultural Economics Association Meetings, Feb 2-6, 2018..

Hickory and Oak Growth Over 10 Years in Response to Initial Fertilization.  Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

Planting patterns and species mixtures for enhancing biodiversity during reforestation.  Hale, C. W., D. S. Buckley, and J. J. Granger.  2018.  Poster presentation, Society of American Foresters National Convention, 3-6 October; Portland, OR.

Relative abundance of forest songbirds on Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee related to forest management and climate change covariates.  Isenhower, A. T., and D. A. Buehler.  2018.  Joint meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society.

Tennessee’s Agricultural and Forest Industries and Rural Economy.  Jensen, K. L., R. J. Menard, B. C. English, A. P. Griffith, D. W. Hughes, A. Smith, and T. E. Yu.  2018.  Chapter 'An Economic Report To The Governor of The State of Tennessee' By M. Murray, W. Fox, M. Ha.

Stakeholder opinions on scientific forest management policy implementation in Nepal Joshi, O., R. Parajuli, G. Kharel, N. C. Poudyal, and E. Taylor.  2018.  PLoS ONE, 13(9): e0203106.

Mortality hotspots: nitrogen cycling in forest soils during vertebrate decomposition.  Keenan, S. W., S. M. Schaeffer, V. Jin, and J. M. DeBruyn.  2018.  Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 121, pp. 165-176.