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Graduate Student Research – Forestry Topics

NameClassCurrAdviserResearch Project
Akdemir, KeremDRFORKERNAnalyzing compound influences of heat waves and droughts on the U.S. electricity grid with different future pathways
Ari, EceDRFORKERNMulti-objective optimization of energy production pathways
Baldwin, WillMSFORWHITEHILLEvaluating the impact of Fraser fir aromatic compounds on deer browse
Barnes, ThomasMSFORLEGGETTFeasibility of hemp intercropped with loblolly pine
Bohannon, RyanMSFORNICHOLSAssessing emerald ash borer phenology and parasitoid establishment in North Carolina
Braun, WilliamMRFOR Converting old use agricultural plots into Christmas tree farms
Brodie, JamesMSFORBLANK 
Cary, AustinMRFORLEGGETTThe effects of thinning in slash pine plantations
Caslin, MichaelDRFORKATTIAssessing the damage and resilience of Swietenia macrophylla and Talipariti elatum in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
Cherotich, LeonidaDRFORHODGE 
Cofre, CarlosDRFORWANG 
Cohrs, ChristopherDRFORCOOKOptimizing productivity for intensive pine plantation management through forest soil classification and geospatial data science
Conner, SarahMSFORPAYNGenetic variation in Fusiform rust disease resistance among families represented in the northern breeding population of loblolly pine in the southeastern U.S
Cooper, TyrikDRFORLEGGETTA greenhouse study evaluating the effects future climate conditions will pose on industrial hemp
Crawford, NoahMRFORROISEEstablishing forest management plans for non-industrial private forest landowners
Dahal, BiniDRFORRATHBUN 
Davis, DeborahMRFORROISEReassessing an established Forest Management Plan after a change in ownership and goals
Devihalli, AdarshaDRFORWHITEHILLInvestigating the interaction mechanisms Phytophthora root rot in Fraser fir
Dhungel, GauravDRFORBAKERExpanding Subregional Timber Supply Model (SRTS) to hardwood growing region in the US.
Fallahi, MahdisDRFORKINGRegional synthesis of threats to forest carbon and water cycling across the US Southeast
Fuller, MadisenDRFORGOWER, BAKERCarbon sequestration, carbon storage, or timber production? Modeling joint production possibilities for southern U.S. forests
Gade, SaiDRFORWHITEHILLInteractions between Fraser fir and Elongate hemlock scale
Ganjam, ManaswiniDRFORGOWERCarbon sequestration modeling for contrasting forest ecosystems in the United States
Gay, EllyDRFORMARTINAssessing forest benefits on water quantity and quality in a developing watershed in the Southern United States
George, DaltonDRFORDELBORNEApplying inclusive approaches to biotechnology governance: Opportunities, challenges, and methodologies
Gonzalez, LaurenDRFORJETTON 
Gossman, ElleMSFORFORRESTER 
Gueye, PapaMSFORLEGGETT 
Hackman, JacobDRFORCOOKThe influence of phosphorus on microbial communities in southeastern loblolly pine stands
Hausle, JacquelineMSFORFORRESTER 
Heine, AustinDRFORMCKEANDImpact of improved loblolly pine seedlings in the SE US since the conception of the NCSU TIP
Ho, Thu MinhMSFORBAKER 
Hooke, MichelleMSFORLEGGETT 
Hovis, MeredithDRFORCUBBAGEExploring the role of community forests as an innovative approach for rural livelihoods in the U.S.
Howell, TravisDRFORACOSTA 
Ile, OmoyemehDRFORKINGEffects of above and below ground carbon cycling of American sycamore on soil health of marginal lands
Jackson, ColinDRFORISIK/ACOSTASingle nucleotide polymorphism discovery in tropical and subtropical pine species
Jessup, RachelMSFORFORRESTEREffects of different life form competition and light gradient on two rare NC Piedmont prairie plants
Jump, RomeoMSFORHODGEAssessing methods for pollen quality testing in Eucalyptus
Kerrigan, MaccoyMSFORKING 
Kressuk, JonathanDRFOROTENExploring ecological restoration of southern green ash in forest and urban ecosystems
Lamica, AustinMSFORPARAJULIBilateral interstate trade shifts in softwood pulpwood and sawlogs in the US Southeast
Lin, Yu-MingDRFORISIK 
Manz, DominicDRFORJETTONEffects of UV light on the resistance and resilience of eastern and Carolina hemlock against hemlock woolly adelgid
Marques, BarbaraDRFORWANGCRISPR-based genome editing in Christmas trees
Martins, GustavoDRFORHODGEUnderstanding the quantitative genetic variation of economically important traits of the species Acacia crassicarpa
McCarthy, KevinMSFORFORRESTERSpatial variation in belowground carbon dynamics resulting from experimental canopy gaps
Meeks, AprilDRFORWHETTEN 
Monti, CassioDRFORROISEDevelopment of statistical and optimization models for the relationship among carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat indexes and timber growth
Morton, KelseyMSFORARDON 
Munthali, WizaDRFORSILLSEvaluating household cooking technologies in Lusaka, Zambia
Neville, JustineDRFOREMANUELA multi-sensor approach to assessing vulnerability of freshwater-dependent coastal landscapes to saltwater intrusion
Niven, CaitlinDRFORERCUMENAn analysis of climatic factors and E. coli presence in samples from rural Bangladesh
Palleti, MohanDRFORNELSON 
Pandey, PiyushDRFORPAYNHigh throughput phenotyping of loblolly pine using hyperspectral imaging
Peters, KristinDRFOROTEN 
Phillips, CaseyDRFORROISEIntegrating wildlife habitat conditions into an optimized forest management strategy on North Carolina’s game lands
Plumley, AlisonMSFORNICHOLS 
Posse, JuanDRFORHODGEGenetic parameters for growth and wood quality traits in Eucalyptus dunnli
Queck, ThomasMSFORCOOKInvestigating the use of indaziflam on loblolly pine establishment in southeastern forestry plantations
Raigosa-Garcia, IvanDRFORRATHBUN 
Ratcliff, AbbyMSFOROTENAlternative eradication methods for Asian longhorned beetle
Razoki, MindoroMSFORHODGE 
Ribeiro, JimeMSFORSILLS 
Rice, AsijaMSFORLEGGETT 
Richardson, LoganDRFORSILLSEnergy poverty and wood energy in southern Africa
Robbins, ZacharyDRFORSCHELLERModeling insect disturbances across the southern Appalachians 
Rojas, GerardoDRFORCOOK A 32-years-old assessment of the soil carbon allocation to Eucalyptus plantations in Brazil
Rudd, HaydenDRFORNICHOLSUsing high resolution mass spectrometry to assess groundwater vulnerability and advance water quality monitoring
Schnake, DavidDRFORFORRESTERMid-tolerant hardwood tree species regeneration response and spatial patterning following gap-based harvest Treatments
Schrum, PaulDRFORNELSONUsing computational geometry for applications in natural resources and GIS
Schulte, MorganDRFORFORRESTEREffects of harvested forest gaps on carbon dynamics and oak/hickory regeneration in the Southern Appalachian Mountains
Smith, MarleyMSFORLEGGETTCold-hardy loblolly species growth vs native pine species in the high altitude mountains of North Carolina
Sodiya, OlakunleDRFORBAKERProjecting the impact of climate change in the US forest sector
Ssembatya, HenryDRFORKERNInvestigating vulnerability of the Texas power grid due to extreme weather and demographic/ technology changes
Stillwagon, MatthewDRFORARDON-SAYAOThe effects of saltwater intrusion on nutrient cycling in North Carolina coastal wetlands
Stukes, KaylaMSFORLEGGETTHow do BIPOC landowners perceive carbon markets/programs?
Suarez, BethanyMSFORWANG 
Sulis, DanielDRFORWANGMultigene strategic engineering of lignin biosynthesis to improve Populus trichocarpa for bioenergy and bioproducts
Tajudeen, TitilayoMSFORRATHBUN 
Terrell, EdwardMRFORROISEPrescription process for the North Carolina Forest Service for private landowners
Thomas, AustinDRFORJETTONTowards adelgid tolerant Christmas trees
Tresca, JulianaMSFORNICHOLSPFAs contamination for groundwater wells in North Carolina: passive sampling methods
Vedoveto, MarianaDRFORSILLS 
Wade, ChrisDRFORBAKERSeemingly unrelated essays on sustainable management of natural resources
Walker, TrevorDRFORISIK Loblolly pine quantitative genetics
Zabala, GinaMSFORJETTON 
Zarate, SebastianDRFORDELBORNEThe politics of potato germplasm conservation in the Peruvian Highlands
Zeighami, AmirDRFORKERNCapturing the signature of drought on electricity markets and power plant emissions