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

David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Larry A. Tankersley
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Sharon Rose Jean-Philippe
Assistant Professor
Urban forestry

John Michael Zobel
Assistant Professor
Forestry biometrics

Groups and Facilities

2 mentions

Sun Grant BioWeb 
Providing current info to use biomass resources for bioenergy and bioproducts.

1 mention

Agri-Industry Modeling 
For value-added and high value products in agriculture and forestry.

1 mention

Wildlife Health 
Emerging infectious diseases, including those that travel from animals to humans.


Forestry Operations and Logistics Analysis, 9/25/2012

Data Mining for Forest Ecology and Forestry, 9/18/2012



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


4 mentions

Urban Forestry 
Urban forestry is a concept embraced by many Tennessee cities, and now UT students are working to bring shade and beauty to some areas.

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.

2 mentions

Teachers and Forestry 
For many teachers, summer was hardly a vacation from their own brand of learning.

1 mention

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.

1 mention

A recent report says the U.S. could produce a billion tons of biofuel materials each year, without impacting food supplies. We are working on ways to produce biomass and alternative fuels.

1 mention

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.


Recent Publications

The future of forestry: SAF evolving forestry survey.  Coble, D., N. C. Poudyal, W. Hubbard, T. Coble, K. A. Gazal, J. Gordon, and J. Ghannan.  2016.  Journal of Forestry, 115(2).

Economic Impacts of Agriculture and Forestry in Tennessee, 2013.  Menard, R. J., B. C. English, and K. L. Jensen.  2016.  UT Agri-Industry Modeling & Analysis Group Publication..

Sustainable Forestry versus Diameter Limit Cutting.  Mercker, D. C.  2016.  University of Tennessee Extension. PB1848.

Wayne County Forestry Association Takes State Award.  Mercker, D. C.  2016.  Tennessee Forestry Associaation Annual Magazine.

Cloquet Forestry Center continuous forest inventory - update for 2014.  Shrestha, M., D. C. Wilson, J. M. Zobel, and A. R. Ek.  2016.  Staff Paper Series No. XXX., St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources. IN PRESS.

Tennessee team earn 2nd Place at National 4-H Forestry Invitational.  Tankersley, L. A.  2016.  FWF Update newsletter, July/Aug 2016.

Factors influencing greenhouse gas emissions from land use, land-use change, and forestry activities.  Watcharaanantapong, P.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Forestry Education to Touch the Future - From Forest, to Forestry, to Final Product.  Houston, A. E., and D. C. Mercker.  2015.  Memphis Lumbermen's Club, A summary of 18 years of the Teacher's Conservation Workshop.

Rural Economic Impacts of Green Energy Production from the Agricultural and Forestry Sectors.  Lambert, D. M.  2015.  Final Report, United States Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food & Agriculture.

Public Attitudes Toward Regulatory and Incentive Approaches to Private Forests: An Assessment and Comparison of Resident Segments in Georgia, USA Poudyal, N. C., R. L. Moore, and T. M. Young.  2015.  Forest Science, 61(6): 1088-1096.

Quantifying the opportunity cost of extended rotation forestry with cohort yield metrics in Minnesota Zobel, J. M., A. R. Ek, and T. J. O'Hara.  2015.  Forest Science, 61(6):1050-1057.

Lifespan yield models to address extended rotation forestry in Minnesota, USA.  Zobel, J. M., A. R. Ek, and T. J. O'Hara.  2015.  Oral Presentation, Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, University of Tennessee. Presented on November 6, 2015 at the Society of American Foresters National Convention, Baton Rouge, LA.