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
- Beane, Nathan R.; Rentch, James S.; Schuler, Thomas M. 2013. Using maximum entropy modeling to identify and prioritize red spruce forest habitat in West Virginia. Research Paper NRS-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 16 p.
- Buehlmann, Urs; Espinoza, Omar; Bumgardner, Matthew; Sperber, Michael. 2013. Small enterprises' importance to the U.S. secondary wood processing industry. In: International scientific conference on hardwood processing; 2013 October 7-9; Florence, Italy. ISCHP: 306-313.
- Kochenderfer, Jeffrey D.; Kochenderfer, James N.; Miller, Gary W. 2013. Extending the time interval for applying herbicide in cut-stump treatments on American beech. Journal of Applied Forestry 30(3): 118-124.
- Johnson, Joshua B.; Rodrigue, Jane L.; Ford, W. Mark. 2013. Nightly and yearly bat activity before and after white-nose syndrome on the Fernow Experimental Forest in West Virginia. Res. Pap. NRS-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 17 p.
- Ray, Charles D.; Ma, Li; Wilson, Thomas; Wilson, Daniel; McCreery, Lew; Wiedenbeck, Janice K. 2013. Biomass boiler conversion potential in the eastern United States. Renewable Energy. 62: 439-453.
Last Modified: 09/07/2010