Graduate Student Research – Forestry Topics

Name Class Curr Adviser Research Project
Barnes, Thomas MS FOR LEGGETT Feasibility of hemp intercropped with loblolly pine
Bohannon, Ryan MS FOR NICHOLS Assessing emerald ash borer phenology and parasitoid establishment in North Carolina
Braun, William MR FOR Converting old use agricultural plots into Christmas tree farms
Brodie, James MS FOR BLANK
Caisley, Lena MS FOR COOK Impact of calcium fertilizer on the growth and sem sinuousity of Pinus taeda and PH of organic soil
Cary, Austin MS FOR LEGGETT The effects of thinning in slash pine plantations
Caslin, Michael DR FOR KATTI Assessing the damage and resilience of Swietenia macrophylla and Talipariti elatum in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
Chizmar, Stephanie DR FOR PARAJULI An assessment of forest incentive programs of the U.S. South
Cohrs, Christopher DR FOR COOK Optimizing productivity for intensive pine plantation management through forest soil classification and geospatial data science
Conner, Sarah MS FOR PAYN
Cooper, Tyrik DR FOR LEGGETT
Crawford, Noah MR FOR ROISE
Davis, Deborah MR FOR ROISE
Dick, David MS FOR LEGGETT Forest floor manipulation effects on mid-rotation soil quality metrics in a U.S. coastal plain loblolly pine plantation
Fallahi, Mahdis DR FOR KING
Fuller, Madisen DR FOR GOWER, ABT
Ganjam, Manaswini DR FOR GOWER, ABT
Gay, Elly DR FOR MARTIN
George, Dalton DR FOR DELBORNE Applying inclusive approaches to biotechnology governance: Opportunities, challenges, and methodologies
Gossman, Elle MS FOR FORRESTER
Hackman, Jacob DR FOR COOK The influence of phosphorus on microbial communities in southeastern loblolly pine stands
Hausle, Jacqueline MS FOR FORRESTER
Heine, Austin DR FOR MCKEAND Impact of improved loblolly pine seedlings in the SE US since the conception of the NCSU TIP
Hooke, Michelle MS FOR LEGGETT
Hovis, Meredith DR FOR CUBBAGE Exploring the role of community forests as an innovative approach for rural livelihoods in the U.S.
Ibarra, Luis DR FOR HODGE, ACOSTA Quantitative genetics of hybrid populations of Eucalyptus and Pinus: Genetic parameters and implications for breeding strategies
Ile, Omoyemeh DR FOR KING
Jackson, Colin DR FOR ISIK/ACOSTA Single nucleotide polymorphism discovery in tropical and subtropical pine species
Jessup, Rachel MS FOR FORRESTER Effects of different life form competition and light gradient on two rare NC Piedmont prairie plants
Jump, Romeo MS FOR HODGE
Kaya, Elise DR FOR ABT The impact of agricultural and conservation programs on environmental quality and policy evaluation
Lamica, Austin MS FOR PARAJULI
Lauer, Edwin DR FOR MCKEAND Elucidation of the genetic architecture for fusiform rust resistance in Loblolly pine
Lin, Yu-Ming DR FOR ISIK
Manz, Dominic DR FOR JETTON Effects of UV light on the resistance and resilience of eastern and Carolina hemlock against hemlock woolly adelgid
Marques, Barbara DR FOR WANG CRISPR-based genome editing in Christmas trees
Martinez, Melinda DR FOR ARDON Detecting early-warning signals of forested wetland retreat along the North Carolina coast
Martins, Gustavo DR FOR HODGE Understanding the quantitative genetic variation of economically important traits of the species Acacia crassicarpa
Marzolf, Nicholas DR FOR ARDON Long term changes in streams at the La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica
Massey, Cameron MS FOR PARAJULI The economic profitability of longleaf pine trees
Memis, Ugur MS FOR PAYN Genetic parameter estimates from row/column experimental designs in loblolly pine
Monti, Cassio DR FOR ROISE Development of statistical and optimization models for the relationship among carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat indexes and timber growth
Morton, Kelsey MS FOR ARDON
Munthali, Wiza DR FOR SILLS Evaluating household cooking technologies in Lusaka, Zambia
Neville, Justine DR FOR EMANUEL A multi-sensor approach to assessing vulnerability of freshwater-dependent coastal landscapes to saltwater intrusion
Niven, Caitlin MS FOR ERCUMEN
Painter, Jocelyn DR FOR EMANUEL
Palleti, Mohan DR FOR NELSON
Pandey, Piyush DR FOR PAYN High throughput phenotyping of loblolly pine using hyperspectral imaging
Peters, Kristin MS FOR BARDON An educational needs assessment for non-industrial private forest landowners in North Carolina
Phillips, Casey DR FOR ROISE Integrating wildlife habitat conditions into an optimized forest management strategy on North Carolina’s game lands
Posse, Juan DR FOR HODGE Genetic parameters for growth and wood quality traits in Eucalyptus dunnli
Queck, Thomas MS FOR COOK Investigating the use of indaziflam on loblolly pine establishment in southeastern forestry plantations
Ratcliff, Abby MS FOR OTEN
Rice, Asija MS FOR LEGGETT Developing crape myrtle pollen sampling methods for a neonicotinoid pathway study
Richardson, Logan DR FOR SILLS Energy poverty and wood energy in southern Africa
Robbins, Zachary DR FOR SCHELLER Modeling insect disturbances across the southern Appalachians
Satiroglu, Sinem MS FOR PAYN Prediction of genetic merit in loblolly pine using spatial and multivariate models
Schnake, David DR FOR FORRESTER Mid-tolerant hardwood tree species regeneration response and spatial patterning following gap-based harvest Treatments
Schrum, Paul DR FOR NELSON Using computational geometry for applications in natural resources and GIS
Schulte, Morgan DR FOR FORRESTER Effects of harvested forest gaps on carbon dynamics and oak/hickory regeneration in the Southern Appalachian Mountains
Setzer, Trevor MS FOR ABT International trade effects on domestic forest product markets
Sodiya, Olakunle MS FOR PARAJULI Wood supply assessment in North Carolina: Examining market dynamics, resource availability and sustainability
Stillwagon, Matthew DR FOR ARDON-SAYAO The effects of saltwater intrusion on nutrient cycling in North Carolina coastal wetlands
Sulis, Daniel DR FOR WANG Multigene strategic engineering of lignin biosynthesis to improve Populus trichocarpa for bioenergy and bioproducts
Terrell, Edward MR FOR ROISE
Thomas, Austin DR FOR JETTON Towards adelgid tolerant Christmas trees
Walker, Trevor DR FOR ISIK  Loblolly pine quantitative genetics
Zarate, Sebastian DR FOR DELBORNE
Zeighami, Amir DR FOR KERN Capturing the signature of drought on electricity markets and power plant emissions
Zhang, Zhen Zhen DR FOR MARTIN Building urban resilience for climate adaptation using green infrastructure