CNR

Dr. Robert Abt

Associate Professor Of Forest Economics

Projections of southern forest resource markets and land use.

Areas of Expertise
Forest Economics and Policy
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Aram Attarian

Associate Professor Of Parks, Recreation And Tourism Management

Outdoor leadership and adventure recreation. Visitor impacts on parks and natural areas.

Areas of Expertise
Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Kathi Beratan

Research Assistant Professor Of Forestry

Decision making in complex social-ecological systems; complexity-based approaches to policy design and management planning; the science-policy interface; science facilitation for complex collaborative planning and problem-solving efforts; practical approaches for improving the outcomes of efforts to address complex environmental and sustainability challenges.

Areas of Expertise
Forest Economics and Policy
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Jason Bocarro

Assistant Professor Of Parks Recreation And Tourism Management

Youth development, sport, and physical activity; outdoor environments and their influence on children’s levels of physical activity; the role of youth programs in promoting positive youth and adolescent development; relationship development between youth and adults in community-based youth programs; the influence of parents in youth programs and settings

Areas of Expertise
Fitness and Nutrition
Recreation
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Jonathan Casper

Assistant Professor Of Sports Management

Social and psychological aspects of youth and adult sport participation; sport marketing; and participant and fan consumer behavior.

Areas of Expertise
Sports Management
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Vincent Chiang

Professor Of Forestry

Biotechnology; cell wall biochemistry and functional genomics.

Areas of Expertise
Forest Genetics and Propagation
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Frederick Cubbage

Professor Of Forestry

Forest resource economics and policy. Forest certification.

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Policy
Forest Economics and Policy
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Sudipta Dasmohapatra

Assistant Professor Of Wood Products

Managing and creating customer value in the forest products industry; product differentiation; competitive positioning; and product distribution strategies.

Areas of Expertise
Forest Products
Pulp and Paper Industry
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Christopher DePerno

Associate Professor, Extension Wildlife Specialist

Population ecology and management of big game species and predators; habitat use and selection of big game species and predators; interactions of predators and prey, and sexual segregation and resource partitioning in ungulates; animal damage and wildlife education.

Colleges
CNR

Dr. Hugh Devine

Professor Of Parks, Recreation And Tourism Management

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applied to natural resources management and regional planning.

Areas of Expertise
Natural Resource Management
Colleges
CNR

Dr. William Dvorak

Professor Of Forestry

Conservation and improvement of forest species in the tropics and subtropics. International issues related to forestry. Gene conservation. Population genetics.

Areas of Expertise
Endangered Species
Forest Management/Tropical Silviculture
Forest Genetics and Propagation
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Myron Floyd

Professor Of Parks, Recreation And Tourism Management

Contribution of parks and recreation amenities to physical activity in low-income communities of color; race/ethnicity and leisure activity preferences; environmental justice

Areas of Expertise
Fitness and Nutrition
Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Beth Gardner

Assistant Professor Of Quantitative Wildlife Biology

Development of spatial capture-recapture models, hierarchical models of animal abundance and occurrence (e.g., site-occupancy models), Bayesian analysis in ecology, spatial modeling

Areas of Expertise
Fisheries
Wildlife
Wildlife Ecosystems
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Dennis Hazel

Forestry Extension Specialist And Associate Professor

Small woodlot management; wildlife

Areas of Expertise
Forestry Education and Communication
Wildlife
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Karla Henderson

Professor Of Parks, Recreation And Tourism Management

Physical activity; youth development; organized camp experiences; qualitative approaches; gender; diversity

Areas of Expertise
Fitness and Nutrition
Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Recreation
Colleges
CNR

Dr. George Hess

Associate Professor Of Forestry

Ecology and conservation. Wildlife conservation. Open space planning. Biomathematics. Population modeling.

Areas of Expertise
Wildlife
Forest Ecology
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Hasan Jameel

Ellis Signe Olssen Named Professor Of Pulp And Paper Science

Pulping and bleaching; process optimization and simulation; and bio-energy and gasification.

Areas of Expertise
Chemistry
Pulp and Paper Industry
Colleges
CNR

Dr. April James

Assistant Professor Of Watershed Hydrology

Watershed, wetlands and hillslope hydrology; groundwater-surface water interactions; runoff generation; effects of environmental and climate change on water resources.

Areas of Expertise
Waste Management
Water Resources
Wetlands
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Michael Kanters

Assistant Professor Of Parks, Recreation And Tourism Management

Sports management, youth sports development, leisure behavior, health and wellness. The economic impact of sports and recreation.

Areas of Expertise
Recreation
Sports Management
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Steve Kelley

Professor, Department Head Of Wood And Paper Science

Bioethanol; woody biomass; thermochemcial conversion of woody biomass; cellulose-based materials

Areas of Expertise
Chemistry
Pulp and Paper Industry
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Eric McConnell

Assistant Professor And Extension Specialist

Economic impacts of forest products industries; price and market trends; wood utilization.

Areas of Expertise
Forest Products
Wood Products
Wood Products Industry
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Melissa McHale

Assistant Professor Of Urban Ecology

Carbon dynamics in urban systems; urbanization affects on nutrient cycling; ecosystem service tradeoffs; social drivers of ecosystem processes; spatial and temporal dynamics of urbanization; policy driven and multi disciplinary approaches to urban ecological analyses.

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Policy
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Roger Moore

Associate Professor Of Parks, Recreation And Tourism Management

Outdoor recreation, trails and greenways, outdoor recreation behavior and rail-trails.

Areas of Expertise
Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Christopher Moorman

Associate Professor, Coordinator Of The Fisheries And Wildlife Sciences Program

Forest wildlife management. Conservation of nongame wildlife. Urban wildlife management. Wildlife management using native plants. Environmental education (Project Learning Tree).

Areas of Expertise
Wildlife
Forestry Education and Communication
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Stacy Nelson

Associate Professor Of Forestry And Natural Resources

Use remote sensing and GIS technologies to address both regional and local-scale questions of land use/cover change and also the impact of this change on inland lakes, wetland, and coastal ecosystems, as well as their associated effects on water quality and fisheries ecology.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Visualization
Environmental Policy
Natural Resource Management
Wetlands
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Elizabeth Nichols

Associate Professor Of Environmental Technology

Persistent organic pollutant fate in the environment in particular soils and sediments; pollutant bioavailabilty; ecological toxicology and risk assessment; hazardous materials management; phytoremediation.

Areas of Expertise
Environment
Forestry
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Asko Noormets

Research Assistant Professor Of Forestry

Forest ecosystems. Biogeochemistry. Forest Ecology. Wetlands.

Areas of Expertise
Forest Biology and Biotechnology
Forest Ecology
Wetlands
Colleges
CNR

Mr. Jeff Owen

Extension Specialist

Christmas tree production; Christmas tree fertility; Christmas tree business management

Areas of Expertise
Christmas trees
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Richard Phillips

Adjunct Professor, Wood And Paper Science

Retired vice president of International Paper Companies, in charge of research and development; strategic business practices in the paper industry

Areas of Expertise
Pulp and Paper Industry
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Joseph Roise

Professor Of Forestry

Forest biomass harvesting, production and operations; forest valuation and appraisal; forest management and operations; mathematical programming and logistics.

 

Areas of Expertise
Forest Management/Silviculture
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Erin Sills

Associate Professor Of Forestry

Markets and payments for non-timber forest benefits; forest-based livelihoods and economic development; deforestation and land use in the tropics; economic assessment of invasive species policies; program evaluation with matching methods and panel data.  REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), forest management, sustainable development

Areas of Expertise
Forest Economics and Policy
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Jose Stape

Associate Professor Of Forestry

Forest nutrition; Plantation Forestry in Southeastern U.S. and Latin America

Areas of Expertise
Forest Ecology
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Ge Sun

USDA Professor

Watersheds; stream water quanity and quality; Climate change impacts.

Areas of Expertise
Water Resources
Wetlands
Colleges
CNR

Dr. David Tilotta

Associate Professor Of Wood And Paper Science

Resilient and sustainable housing; chemical contamination and decontamination of wood; and the development of analytical methodology for the detection of organic and inorganic components in wood.

Areas of Expertise
Wood Products
Colleges
CNR