Osei Asafu-Adjaye

Osei Asafu-Adjaye

Postdoctoral Fellow, Forest Products

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Jeff Chieppa

Postdoctoral Fellow, Tree Physiology and Ecophysiology

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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).

Tina Ciaramitaro

Tina Ciaramitaro

Lab Technician, Forest Biomaterials

Office: FPL121
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Ciaramitaro provides administrative and technical support for the Peresin Lab in the Forest Products Development Center.

Iris Vega Erramuspe

Iris "Beatriz" Vega-Erramuspe

Research Fellow II, Forest Products

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John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Advisor Natural Resources III, Asst. Director, SDFEC

Office: SDFEC
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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.

Richard Hall

Richard Hall

President, Buckhead Resources; Instructor

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Avril Harder

Postdoctoral Fellow, Population and Conservation Genetics

Office: 4435
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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.

Sabahattin Isik

Sabahattin Isik

Research Associate III, Hydrology

Office: 4321
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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.

John Kush

John Kush

Research Fellow IV, Ecology

Office: 3431
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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.

Steven Madere

Steven Madere

Research Assistant I, Wildlife Sciences

Office: 4401
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Madere is assisting with assessing wild pig impacts on water and soil quality, as well as performing disease sampling and testing.

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Diego Gomez-Maldonado

Postdoctoral Fellow, Forest Biomaterials

Office: FPL106
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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.

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Munkaila Musah

Postdoctoral Fellow, Forest Products

Office: FPL106
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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.

Chad Newbolt

Chad Newbolt

Research Associate III, Wildlife Sciences

Office: 3417
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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.

Nina Payne

Nina Payne

Research Assistant IV, Forestry

Office: PLB
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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.

Michael Rameriz

Michael Ramirez

Research Associate II, Forestry

Office: 4301
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Ramirez provides research and ecological monitoring support to the Natural Resources Management Branch at Fort Benning to ensure the sustainable management and restoration of military training lands.

Tom Stokes

Tom Stokes

Research Associate III, Forestry

Office: 4345
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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.

Shaoyang Yang

Shaoyang Yang

Postdoctoral Fellow, Forest Ecology

Office: 3209
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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.

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Yuanzhi Yao

Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecosystem/Climate Modeling

Office: 4415
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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.

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Stephen Zenas

Research Associate I, Wildlife Sciences

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