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David S Buckley
Forest ecology and silviculture

David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Kathleen E. Franzreb
Associate Professor
Upland hardwood ecology and management

Groups and Facilities

6 mentions

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

3 mentions

Forest Products 
Drying, wood composites, manufacturing and sensors.

2 mentions

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


Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods 10 Year Anniversary Program, 4/25/2015



2 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.

1 mention

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

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.


Recent Publications

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.

Hardwood establishment on compacted mine tailings after subsoiling and native ground cover seeding.  Franklin, J. A., and M. Aldrovandi.  2017.  Proceedings of the 19th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference.

Regeneration of imperiled hardwoods in the Eastern United States.  Granger, J. J.  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Improving processing and performance of pure lignin carbon fibers through hardwood and herbaceous lignin blends Houseinaei, O., D. P. Harper, J. J. Bozell, and T. G. Rials.  2017.  International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

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.

Evaluating Crop Tree Enhancement of Green Ash in a West Tennessee Hardwood Bottom from the Perspective of Crown Class.  Bowers, J. L., W. K. Clatterbuck, A. E. Houston, D. D. Tyler, and J. M. Zobel.  2016.  SRS Bottomland Hardwood Research Technical Meeting, Poster --- Stoneville, MS.

Crop Tree Enhancement of Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) in a West Tennessee Hardwood Bottom.  Bowers, John Luke  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Grassland bird conservation in the Central Hardwoods: How much and where do we implement conservation programs?.  Buehler, D. A., C. M. Lituma, C. Joos, and J. Fitzgerald.  2016.  Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, Raleigh, NC.

Factors that Impact Stumpage Prices; Examining Mixed Shortleaf Pine-Hardwood Stands; Selective Cutting Should Not Be Practiced, Oak Decline in Tennessee (4 articles).  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2016.  FWF Extension Update.

Drought Influence on Trees; Forest Opening Size; Thinning Even-Aged Hardwood Stands (3 articles).  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2016.  FWF Extension Update.

Bat response to prescribed fire and overstory thinning in hardwood forest on the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee Cox, M. R., E. V. Willcox, P. D. Keyser, and A. L. VanderYacht.  2016.  Forest Ecology and Management, 359:221-231.