Hardwood Research

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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



5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

Five Things You Didnít Know about the AgResearch & Education Center at Ames Plantation, 10/6/2015


(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 whatís 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

Restoration of Shortleaf Pine (Pinus echinata)-Hardwood Mixtures in Low Quality, Mixed, Upland Hardwood Stands Through Multi-Cohort Silviculture.  Clabo, D. C, and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2019.  Forestry.

Costing the supply chain of hardwood pulpwood forest operations.  Abbas, D., D. G. Hodges, and J. Heard.  2018.  Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering.

Evaluating on-demand irrigation systems for container-grown woody plants grown in biochar-amended pine bark.  Basiri Jahomi, N., A. Fulcher, F. R. Walker, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  HortScience, 53(12):1-6. [Abstract]

Improving water use efficiency of containerized crops using biochar and irrigation scheduling through developing precision irrigation scheduling with a physiological-based and a substrate physical properties-based system.  Basiri Jahromi, F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Comparison of On-demand and Conventional Irrigation Regimes for 'Silver Dollar' Hydrangea Grown Outdoors in Biochar Amended Pine-bark.  Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  Southern Nursery Assocaition Re. Conf. Vol 62.. [Abstract]

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]

Updates to the Hardwood Genomics Project, a Website and Database for Tree Genetic and Genomic Data.  Chen, M., B. Condon, A. Almsaeed, J. Yu, J. Wegrzyn, D. Main, S. Ficklin, and M. E. Staton.  2018.  Plant and Animal Genome Conference.

Shortleaf Pine-Hardwood Mixture Establishment and Release in Two Physiographic Regions of Tennessee.  Clabo, D. C  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Survival, Growth, and Establishment of Planted Shortleaf Pine and Natural Hardwood Regeneration on Scarified Areas in Partially Cut Stands.  Clabo, D.C., and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2018.  Proceedings, 19th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, March 14-16, 2017. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-234. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station., p. 251-259.

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]

Polymer Morphology of Lignin in Carbon Fiber Precursors from Hardwood and Herbaceous Feedstocks.  Garcia-Negron, V., O. Hosseinaei, V. Pingali, D. Keffer, S. C. Chmely, and D. P. Harper.  2018.  255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energy, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.

Classifying Your Hardwood timber When Planning a Partial Harvest.  Mercker, D. C.  2018.  Alabama Treasured Forest, Vol. XXXVII. No. 2.