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; Espinoza, Omar. 2017. U.S. secondary wood manufacturers are becoming larger ? are there implications for hardwood sawmills?. In: Mottonen, V; Heinonen, E., eds. Proceedings 6th international scientific conference on hardwood processing; 2017 September 25-28; Lahti, Finland. Helsinki, Finland: Natural Resources Institute of Finland: 91-96.
- Thomas, R. Edward; Stanovick, John S.; Conner, Deborah. 2017. The presence and nature of ellipticity in Appalachian hardwood logs. BioResources. 12(4): 8443-8450.
- Thomas, R. Edward; Buehlmann, Urs. 2017. Using low-grade hardwoods for CLT production: a yield analysis. In: Mottonen, V.; Heinonen, E., eds. Proceedings of the 6th international scientific conference on hardwood processing; 2017 September 25-28; Lahti, Finland. Helsinki, Findland: Natural Resources Institute of Finland: 199-206.
- Edwards, Pamela J.; Harrison, Bridget M.; Williard, Karl W.J.; Schoonover, Jon E. 2017. Erosion from a cross-country natural gas pipeline corridor: the critical first year. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
- Dey, Daniel C.; Dwyer, John; Wiedenbeck, Jan 2017. Relationship between Tree Value, Diameter, and Age in High-Quality Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) on the Menominee Reservation, Wisconsin. Journal of Forestry
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