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Patrick Brose

Research Forester
Sustaining Forests in a Changing Environment
PO Box 267
Irvine, Pennsylvania 16329
Phone: 814-563-1040

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Current Research

My current research emphasis is on the oak regeneration problem. I am responsible for five separate studies. They are:

  1. root development of oak seedlings growing in shelterwood stands,
  2. esponse of mountain laurel to chemical, cultural, and mechanical control practices,
  3. uantifying fuel loadings and fire behavior in oak forests,
  4. esponse of northern red oak seedlings to forest liming, and
  5. dendroecology of xeric oak – pine forests.

Research Interests

Given the intractable nature of the oak regeneration problem, I?ll likely be engaged in oak research for quite some time.

Why This Research is Important

Oak forests are the dominant forest type in much of the eastern United States yet they face a myriad of problems that prevent their regeneration. My research addresses several of those regeneration obstacles and my results help foresters be better stewards of oak forests


  • Clemson University, Ph.D. Forest Resources,
  • Pennsylvania State University, M.S. Forest Resources,
  • Utah State University, B.S. Forest Resources,

Professional Organizations

  • Society of American Foresters (1988 - Present)
  • American Chestnut Foundation (2000 - Present)

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Last updated on : 18-Oct-2016