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College of Natural Resources

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Steve McKeand

Professor and Director Tree Improvement Cooperative

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Biltmore Hall (Robertson Wing) 1019C

919-886-6073

https://cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/people/steve-mckeand/

Area(s) of Expertise

Forestry, Forest Genetics

Education

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.

Courses

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

Publications

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