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
- Katzner, Todd; Miller, Tricia; Stoleson, Scott. 2014. Quest for safer skies: Modeling golden eagles and wind energy to reduce turbine risk. The Wildlife Professional. 8(3): 28-31.
- Luppold, William G.; Bumgardner, Matthew S. 2014. Changes in the international trade balance of U.S. hardwood products from 1990 to 2013. BioResources. 9(4): 7086-7098.
- Luppold, William; Bumgardner, Matthew; McConnell, T. Eric. 2014. Impacts of changing hardwood lumber consumption and price on stumpage and sawlog prices in Ohio. Forest Science. 60(5): 994-999.
- Thomas-Van Gundy, Melissa A.; Sturtevant, Brian R. 2014. Using scenario modeling for red spruce restoration planning in West Virginia. Journal of Forestry. 112(5): 457-466.
- Espinoza, Omar; Buehlmann, Urs; Bumgardner, Matthew; Smith, Robert. 2014. Intermediaries in the U.S. hardwood lumber market: comparing and contrasting sawmills and distributors. BioResources. 9(4):6527-6539.
Last Modified: 09/07/2010