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Steve McKeand

Professor Emeritus

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Biltmore Hall (Robertson Wing) 1019


Area(s) of Expertise

Forestry, Forest Genetics


B.S. Purdue University (Forest Production) (1976)
M.S. Purdue University (Forest Genetics) (1978)
Ph.D. North Carolina State University (Forest Genetics) (1983)

Research Interests

Support of the breeding program of the Tree Improvement Program, with primary responsibility in the breeding, testing, and selection phases of the program. Specific research interests include: genetic effects on nutritional and ecophysiological processes in forest trees, genetic and environmental control of wood properties, biotechnology/breeding interface, propagation effects on forest trees, seed orchard management, and genotype by environment interactions.


FOR 725 – Forest Genetics (formerly FOR 611)
FOR 727 – Tree Improvement Research Techniques
FOR 411 – Forest Tree Genetics and Biology


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