Postdoctoral Fellow, Tree Physiology and Ecophysiology
Chieppa's primary project is a USDA NIFA funded investigation of how local adaptation of Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) affects physiological temperature acclimation using a reciprocal transplant experiment across three sites (Texas, Missouri, and Michigan).
Advisor Natural Resources III, Asst. Director, SDFEC
Gilbert assists in all levels of forest management of the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, including the management of its 5,350 acres, the center's GIS system, and the facilitation of activities and instruction for user groups.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Population and Conservation Genetics
Harder is applying genomic, phenotypic, and remote sensing data to investigate the relative influences of genetics and the environment on individual fitness in a wild population of kangaroo rats.
Research Associate III, Hydrology
Isik collects, synthesizes, and analyzes environmental, meteorological, soil, and water data to test new modules of the Wetland Water Quality model (WetQual) beside maintaining the development of the WetQual.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wildlife Sciences
Klingbeil studies how environmental changes (energy availability, land use, and climate) influence biodiversity of North American birds to develop predictive models that can inform conservation decisions.
Research Fellow IV, Ecology
Kush performs research related to forest stand dynamics, fire ecology, and restoration ecology; teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in these subject areas; and is an affiliate faculty with the Office of University Writing.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Forest Biomaterials
Gomez-Maldonado is assisting in coordinating research about interactions between bio-based polymers and water emerging contaminants and food allergens using surface sensitive techniques; as well as in the production and characterization of cellulose-based aero and hydrogels.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Forest Products
Musah's research is related to downed timber for CLT manufacturing, NIR for wood properties, OSB, MDF, particle board manufacturing and testing for durability, and use of MDI and soya combination in composite manufacturing.
Research Associate III, Wildlife Sciences
Newbolt manages research operations at the Deer Research Laboratory facility in Camp Hill, Ala., and assists graduate students with current projects. His primary research interests include ungulate reproductive ecology and wildlife census methods.
Research Assistant IV, Forestry
Payne plans and conducts field research and disseminates information related to herbicide use, weed control and other production issues in bareroot and container nurseries for the Southern Forest Nursery Management Cooperative.
Research Associate III, Forestry
Stokes develops research protocols, conducts field research and disseminates research results on water and carbon relations, environmental and silvicultural influences on physiological response, and physiological mechanisms controlling productivity in forest trees.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Forest Ecology
Yang studies the mechanisms of spread and distribution patterns of Chinese tallow invasion within the native forest ecosystems in the coastal area of the Southeastern United States and the oak decline and restoration evaluation and modeling in the hardwood forests of the Central United States.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecosystem/Climate Modeling
Yao develops hydrological, and water quality components of terrestrial ecosystem model and disseminates research results on climatic and anthropogenic influences on the physical and biogeochemical processes within the inland water ecosystem and the associate greenhouse gas emissions at a continental level.