Forest Research

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

Nicolas O. Andre
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
Department Head
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.



AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2019 UTIA Luncheon, 11/29/2019

Highlights from the Field - October 2019, 11/24/2019

Position Announcement - Center Director Greeneville, 7/12/2019

Nanocelluloses: A Sustainable Solution to Combat Ice Recrystallization on Frozen Food, 7/11/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

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


(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)

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.

(1 mention)

UTIA TNC Partnership 
UTIA and The Nature Conservancy have signed a historic agreement to manage the university's forested research properties under the highest standards of forest management.


Recent Publications

Economic Impacts of the COVID‐19 Virus on  Tennessee Producers of Major Program Crops .  English, B. C., R. J. Menard, S. A. Smith, D. W. Hughes, and K. L. Jensen.  2020.  COVID-19 Impact Study on Tennessee Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, AIM-AG, AREC COVID RR02, July 2020. [Abstract]

Impacts of Uncertain Feedstock Quality on the Economic Feasibility of Fast Pyrolysis Biorefineries with Blended Feedstocks and Decentralized Preprocessing Sites in the Southeastern United States Kai, L., S. Park, S. Kelley, B. C. English, T. E. Yu, J. A. Larson, and Y. Yuan.  2020.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy, [Abstract]

Economic Impact Methods Employed to Estimate Regional Impacts.  Menard, R. J., B. C. English, D. W. Hughes, and K. L. Jensen.  2020.  COVID-19 Impact Study on Tennessee Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, AIM-AG, AREC COVID FS01, July 2020. [Abstract]

Tennessee's Agricultural and Forest Industries and Rural Economy Muhammad, A., B. C. English, K. L. Jensen, R. J. Menard, A. P. Griffith, D. W. Hughes, S. A. Smith, and T. E. Yu.  2020.  Economic Report to the Governor of the State of Tennessee, Chapter 2, Section 2.5 in An Economic Report to the Governor of the State of Tennessee. January 2020. Matt Murray, Project Director, Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

Forest Greenbelt Law in Tennessee, Current Use Property Tax Program.  Richman, A. R.  2020.  M.S. Thesis.

The Campus Forest, A Special Place within the Urban Forest 'John Ball', and S. R. Jean-Philippe.  2019.  Arborists News.

Costing the supply chain of hardwood pulpwood forest operations.  Abbas, D., D. G. Hodges, and J. Heard.  2019.  Croation Journal of Forest Engineering, 40(1): 49 – 54.

Forest resource economics in transition: traditional and emerging markets.  Brandeis, C., D. G. Hodges, and N. C. Poudyal.  2019.  Proceedings of the International Society of Forest Resource Economics. March 19021, 2018. Gatlinburg.

Forest management for Golden-winged and Cerulean Warblers- lessons learned from forest management experiments.  Buehler, D. A., D. W. Raybuck, J. A. Lehman, P. D. Keyser, T. J. Boves, and J. L. Larkin.  2019.  Pages 159-161 in Clark, Stacy L.; Schweitzer, Callie J., eds. 2019. Oak symposium.

Typology of private forest landowners: Implications for their understanding and interest in woody biomass for bioenergy.  Chapagain, B., D. G. Hodges, N. C. Poudyal, V. J. Dale, and K. L. Kline.  2019.  Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Society of American Foresters, October 30- November 3, 2019, Portland, OR.

Modeling demand for lottery rationed recreation with permit application: Case of elk hunting in Tennessee. Paper presented at the International Society of Forest Resource Economics (ISFRE) Annual Meeting. March 19-21, 2018, Gatlinburg, TN Chapagain, B., N. C. Poudyal, and D. G. Hodges.  2019.  Proceedings of the ISFRE Meeting 2018, 20.

Deriving site-specific and time-varying supply curves for forest carbon storage.  Cho, S., A. B. Ayara, D. M. Lambert, C. D. Clark, G. Chen, and D. J. Hayes.  2019.  Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.