Graduate Student Research – Forestry Topics

Name Class Curr Adviser Research Project
Amindarbari, Reza DR FOR MEENTEMEYER  A non-deterministic planning framework for land use and density: land tax in place of zoning
Bahtiar, Adam MS FOR SILLS
Barnes, Jessica DR FOR DELBORNE Political ecology of emerging agricultural and environmental biotechnologies
Barnhill, Katie DR FOR DELBORNE Governing transgenic trees: rooting responsible innovation in environmental justice
Butalia, Raj DR FOR NELSON The role of soil spatial variability in watershed response for drainages at multiple scales
Chirico, Dominic MR FOR ROISE
Chung, Jean DR FOR ROISE Use of Operations Research methodology to minimize wildfire risk to public safety
Dunn, Dillon MS FOR KING  An integrated approach to re-populating eastern hemlock in degraded southern Appalachian cove forests
Durmus, Tarik MS FOR SILLS  Forest farming of shiitake mushrooms
Gaydos, Devon DR FOR MEENTEMEYER Interacting effects of forest species diversity and wildfire disturbance on an invasive plant pathogen
Gershman, Amy MR FOR BRAHAM Forest management plan
Gundersen, Gillian MS FOR ARDON-SAYAO  Resilience of coastal wetland ecosystem services in a sea level rise hotspot
Haunsperger, Matt MS FOR ROISE Effects of prescribed burning on stream water quantity, quality, and fuel loads in a small Piedmont watershed in North Carolina
Heine, Austin MS FOR MCKEAND Impact of improved loblolly pine seedlings in the SE US since the conception of the NCSU TIP
Henderson, Jesse DR FOR ABT Forecasting the global forest sector: sensitivity to assumptions and policy implications
Heringer, Vitor MS FOR COOK  Effect of site and silvicultural intensity on varieties of loblolly pine with differing crown ideotypes
Ibarra, Luis MS FOR HODGE
James, Natasha DR FOR SILLS The impact of targeting on efficiency and equity in payment for ecosystem services programs
Jimenez, Jose DR FOR SHEAR/WHETTON Genotyping by sequencing in non-model species Dipteryx panamensis – conservation and tree improvement applications
Kanieski, Bruno DR FOR CUBBAGE International trade of forest products
Kasmarek, Addison MS FOR FORRESTER
Khan, Anam DR FOR GRAY
Kruskamp, Nicholas DR FOR MEENTEMEYER The long term impacts of pathogen spread and management practices on the regional carbon cycle of Northern California and Oregon
Larrison, Serenia MS FOR MCKEAND  Soil compaction effects on tree health and vigor in loblolly pine seed orchads
Martinez, Melinda DR FOR ARDON
Marzolf, Nicholas DR FOR ARDON
Matney, Jason DR FOR MEENTEMEYER  Web-based decision support services for federal needs-assessment data management: an overview
Maxwell, Charles DR FOR SCHELLER Climate change on the forests of the Klamath-Siskiyous and potential management strategies
Maynor, Jessica MS FOR MCKEAND
Meeks, April DR FOR MCKEAND Health of loblolly pine families
Morkoc, Suna MS FOR KING Soil carbon cycling in American sycamore plantations
Mozelewski, Tina DR FOR SCHELLER
Ozer kaya, Tugba DR FOR ABT
Palleti, Mohan DR FOR NELSON
Payne, Jason DR FOR JETTON
Perreault, Lili DR FOR FORRESTER Quantifying the causal relationships between forest structure, diversity, decomposition and carbon cycling in managed northern hardwood forests
Pettersson, Martin DR FOR FRAMPTON A survey of phytophthora species in Fraser fir Christmas tree plantations in the southern Appalachians
Pickard, Brian DR FOR MEENTEMEYER  Understanding patterns of urbanization and the environmental implications of alternative futures
Posse, Juan DR FOR HODGE Genetic parameters for growth and wood quality traits in Eucalyptus dunnli
Salas, Martha MS FOR HODGE Clonal variation of wood chemical traits of Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus urugrandis in Colombia
Sanchez, Georgina DR FOR MEENTEMEYER Urban growth and climate change impacts on future provision of freshwater resources across the US southeastern Atlantic coast
Scolforo, Henrique DR FOR ROISE Development of hybrid models to express growth and yield for clones of Eucalyptus subjected to different environmental and management conditions in Brazil
Shalizi, Nasir DR FOR ISIK Genetic parameter estimates and GXE interaction from a large cloned loblolly pine population
Simpson, Kenan MS FOR BLANK Building resilience: North Carolina’s society and forests from a systems perspective
Smart, Lindsey DR FOR SMITH Rising seas and the changing coastal landscape: a socio-ecological systems approach to explore impacts of adaptation strategies on provisioning ecosystem services and biodiversity
Stillwagon, Matthew DR FOR ARDON-SAYAO The effects of saltwater intrusion on nutrient cycling in North Carolina coastal wetlands
Thompson, Andrea MS FOR BLANK Solidago spithamaea: a population census and description of vegetative diagnostics for taxonomic identification
Walker, Trevor DR FOR ISIK  Loblolly pine quantitative genetics
Whittier, Andy MS FOR HODGE Nutrient interactions and drought tolerance levels in teak (Tectona grandis)
Williams, John MS FOR ROISE  Developing a new wildland fire shelter
Williamson, James MS FOR KING Rooting dynamics and biomass partitioning in an experimental loblolly pine/switchgrass intercropped plantation in eastern NC
Wood, Alexa DR FOR RIVERS Understanding how climate change affects risk perception among subsistence farmers in Western Africa
Zelaya, Ariel MS FOR COOK
Zhang, Zhen Zhen DR FOR MARTIN