Located in Parsons and Princeton, West Virginia and Delaware, Ohio we work on problems relating to the sustainability of Appalachian forest ecosystems and related economies in a changing world. We develop tools and new knowledge to promote efficient, sustainable management of these forests in the following ways:
By providing guidelines for managing these forests to sustain the productivity and diversity of the soil, water, and forest resources
By providing critical information to support diverse forest-based industries and outcomes (e.g., hardwood lumber, tourism, wildlife habitat) that maintain or restore the integrity of forest ecosystem processes (e.g., biological productivity, maintenance of biological diversity).
Globalization and U.S. competitiveness will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of the hardwood industry, which in turn affects the management and health of these important forests. Research can provide information, analysis, tools, and other assistance to the wood-products industry, landowners, government policymakers, land managers, and citizens to help sustain healthy, productive, and viable forests and communities within the region.
In addition we manage the Fernow Experimental Forest for long-term silvicultural, hydrologic, and ecological research.
- Ecosystem Structure and Processes
- Ecosystem Responses to Disturbance
- Forest Products
- Markets & Globalization
- Bumgardner, Matthew; Buehlmann, Urs. 2015. To what do firms attribute success? An application of attribution theory to the secondary woodworking industry. Wood and Fiber Science. 47(1):44-49.
- Thomas, R. Edward; Grueneberg, Timo; Buehlmann, Urs. 2015. ROMI 4.0: Rough mill simulator 4.0 users manual. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-143. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 82 p.
- Silvis, Alexander; Thomas, R. Edward; Ford, W. Mark; Britzke, Eric R.; Friedrich, Meryl J. 2015. Internal cavity characteristics of northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) maternity day-roosts. Research Paper NRS-27. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 7 p.
- Andersch, Adrienn; Montague, Iris; Buehlmann, Urs; Wiedenbeck, Janice K. 2015. U.S. Hardwood sawmill log procurement practices. BioResources. (10)1: 1224-1244.
- Thomas-Van Gundy, Melissa A. 2014. Mapping fire regimes from data you may already have: assessing LANDFIRE fire regime maps using local products. In: Waldrop, Thomas A., ed. Proceedings, Wildland fire in the Appalachians: discussions among fire managers and scientists. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-199. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 132-140.
Last Modified: 09/07/2010