Charles H. Michler
Title: Program Manager
Unit: Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center
Address: Northern Research Station
Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center, 715 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061
E-mail: Contact Charles H. Michler
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- Ph.D. Horticulture/Physiology/Biochemistry 1985 Ohio State University
- M.S. Horticulture/Physiology/Biochemistry 1981 Ohio State University
- B.S. Landscape Horticulture/Architecture 1978 Ohio State University
Civic & Professional Affiliations
International Association of Plant Tissue Culture, Walnut Council, Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owners Association, Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association, National Hardwood Lumber Association
- Conventional tree improvement
- Development of a research program for black walnut, black cherry, northern red oak, and other hardwood species that will increase productivity through improvement of growth, form, wood quality, herbicide resistance, and resistance to abiotic and biotic stressors
- Hardwood genomics, proteomics, and biotechnologies
- Development of genetic maps and molecular markers
- Identification of functional genes and determination of their function
- Development of tissue culture and transgenic technologies
- Propagation technologies, seed production and handling, and nursery management
- Development of clonal propagation technologies
- Development of advanced trellised seed orchards and seed handling technologies
- Research and development of methods for production of high-quality nursery seedling stock
- Hardwood forest regeneration
- Development and testing of plantation establishment regimes for hardwoods
- Development of best management practices for maintaining genetic quality and diversity of hardwood forests
- Development of restoration techniques for high-graded hardwood stands
Why is This Important
We need to improve the production of trees, and allow private landowners to sustain higher productivity on less land. Unfortunately, the region has an annual hardwood seedling production shortage of 25-50 million; consequently, few trees are produced for plantation forestry in the region. Private forest-land is being lost to development at an alarming rate. Our hardwood tree improvement efforts will lead to production of over 50% improved trees in the region, and allow private landowners to sustain higher productivity on less land.
We are moving toward incorporating our current research into a forest sustainability research program at the landscape level that would include regeneration, water quality, and wildlife considerations.
- Swihart, Robert K.; Saunders, Michael R.; Kalb, Rebecca A.; Haulton, G. Scott; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2013. The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: a framework for studying responses to forest management. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-108. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD ROM] 350 p.
- Pijut, Paula M.; Lawson, Shaneka S.; Michler, Charles H. 2011. Biotechnological efforts for preserving and enhancing temperate hardwood tree biodiversity, health, and productivity. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant. 47: 123-147.
- Pijut, Paula M.; Woeste, Keith E.; Michler, Charles H. 2011. Promotion of adventitious root formation of difficult-to-root hardwood tree species. In: Janick, Jules, ed. Horticultural Reviews. 38: 213-251.
- Michler, Charles H.; Ginzel, Matthew D., eds. 2010. Proceedings of symposium on ash in North America. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-72. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 64 p. [CD ROM]
- Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th central hardwood forest conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 595 p. [CD-ROM].
- Michler, Charles H.; Woeste, Keith E.; Pijut, Paula M. 2007. Black Walnut. In: Kole, Cittaranjan, ed. Genome mapping and molecular breeding in plants, Vol. 7, Forest trees. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag: 189-198.
- Espinosa, Ana Carolina; Pijut, Paula M.; Michler, Charles H. 2006. Adventitious shoot regeneration and rooting of Prunus serotina in vitro cultures. HortScience 41(1):193-201.
- Michler, C. H.; Meilan, R.; Woeste, K. E.; Pijut, P. M.; Jacobs, D.; Aldrich, P.; Glaubitz, J. 2005. Hardwood genetics and tree improvement - A Midwest USA perspective. In: Colombo, S.J. (comp.) 2005. The Thin Green Line: A symposium on the state-of-the-art in reforestation Proceedings. Thunder Bay, ON. 26-28 July 2005. Ont. Min. Nat. Resour. Ont. For. Res. Inst. Sault Ste. Marie, ON. For. Res. Inf. Pap. No. 160. 169 p. Pp. 69-74.
- Michler, C.H.; Pijut, P.M.; Jacobs, D.F.; Meilan, R.; Woeste, K.E.; Ostry, M.E. 2005. Improving disease resistance of butternut (Juglans cinerea), a threatened fine hardwood: a case of single-tree selection through genetic improvement and deployment. Tree Physiology. 26:121-128.
- Weigel, D.R.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Michler, C.H., eds. 2005. Ninth workshop on seedling physiology and growth problems in oak plantings (abstracts). 2004 October 18-20; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-262. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 28 p.
- Michler, C. H.; Pijut, P.M.; Van Sambeek, J.; Coggeshall, M.; Seifert, J.; Woeste, K.; Overton, R.; Ponder, F., Jr., eds. 2004. Black walnut in a new century, proceedings of the 6th Walnut Council research symposium; 2004 July 25-28; Lafayette, IN.. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-243. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 188 p.
- Bosela, Michael J.; Smagh, Gurpreet S.; Michler, Charles H. 2004. Genetic transformation of black walnut (Juglans nigra). In: Michler, C.H.; Pijut, P.M.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Coggeshall, M.V.; Seifert, J.; Woeste, K.; Overton, R.; Ponder, F., Jr., eds. Proceedings of the 6th Walnut Council Research Symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-243. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 45-58
- Aldrich, P. R.; Jagtap, M.; Michler, C. H.; Romero-Severson, J. 2003. Amplification of North American Red Oak Microsatellite Markers in European White Oaks and Chinese Chestnut. Silvae Genetica 52(3-4):176-179
- Romero-Severson, Jeanne; Aldrich, Preston; Feng, Yi; Sun, Weilin; Michler, Charles. 2003. Chloroplast DNA variation of northern red oak. New Forests 26:43-49
- Michler, Charles H.; Bosela, Michael J.; Pijut, Paula M.; Woeste, Keith E. 2003. The Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center: its strategic plans for sustaining the hardwood resource. In: Van Sambeek, J. W.; Dawson, Jeffery O.; Ponder Jr., Felix; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Fralish, James S., eds. Proceedings of the 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 460-465
- Aldrich, Preston R.; Parker, George R.; Michler, Charles H.; Romero-Severson, Jeanne. 2003. Whole-tree silvic identifications and the microsatellite genetic structure of a red oak species complex in an Indiana old-growth forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33:2228-2237
- Aldrich, Preston R.; Michler, Charles H.; Sun, Weilin; Romero-Severson, Jeanne. 2002. Microsatellite markers for northern red oak (Fagaceae: Quercus rubra). Molecular Ecology Notes 2:472-474
- Michler, Charles H. 1999. Application of Advanced Technologies for Improvement of Hardwood Forests. Woodland Steward
- Wu, Haiguo; Michler, Charles H.; LaRussa, Liborio; Davis, John M. 1999. The pine Pschi4 promoter directs wound-induced transcription. Plant Science. Vol. 142 p. 199-207. (1999)
- Donahue, Raymond A.; Davis, Tim D.; Michler, Charles H.; Riemenschneider, Don E.; Carter, Doug R.; Marquardt, Paula E.; Sankhla , Daksha; Sankhla , Narendra; Haissig, Bruce E.; Isebrands, J. G. 1994. Growth, photosynthesis, and herbicide tolerance of genetically modified hybrid poplar. Can. J. For. Res. Vol. 24 no. 1.:p. 2378-2383. (1994)
- Ostry, Michael E.; Hackett, Ronald L.; Michler, Charles H.; Serres, R.; McCown, B. 1994. Influence of regeneration method and tissue source on the frequency of somatic variation in Populus to infection by Septoria musiva. Plant Science. Vol. 97 no. 1.:p. 209-215. (1994)
- Pevalek-Kozlina, Branka; Michler, Charles H.; Jelaska , Sibila. 1994. Microclonal Multipication of Wild Cherry (Prunus Avium L.) from Shoot Tips and Root Sucker Buds. Acta. Bot. Croat. Vol. 53 no. 1.:p. 31-38. (1994)
- Michler, Charles H.; Becwar, Michael R.; Cullen, Daniel; Nance, Warren L.; Sederoff, Ronald R.; Silvicek, James M. 1994. Proceedings of papers presented at the 2nd international symposium on applications of biotechnology to tree culture, protection, and utilization.. General Technical Report NC-175. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station