Forestry

 

Reese Hall on South Campus.
Graduating seniors who are SAF members receive a free ring from Society of American Foresters.
Students are encouraged to create posters and enter them in poster competitions.
Faculty, Staff and Students gather for a get acquainted supper.
School of Forestry Faculty and Staff.
Forestry Hosts FFA Career Development Event Every Fall.
Faculty assist students with advising.
Every year our students volunteer to collect money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Conclave 2013: Men's Bow Saw, Isaac Moore.
Xi Sigma Pi Forestry National Honor Society Initiates.

Forestry (BSF)

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Dr. Joshua P. Adams

Assistant Professor

Silviculture and Forest Genetics

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: School of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University, P. O. Box 10138, Ruston, LA 71272

Physical Address (for deliveries): School of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University, 1501 Reese Drive, Ruston, LA 71272

Office Location: South Campus, Lomax Hall, Room 13

Office Phone Number: (318) 257 – 4457

Fax Number: (318) 257 – 5061

Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 Courses

 

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

Summer Quarter

FOR 417 Bottomland Hardwoods

FOR 231 Dendrology I

FOR 232 Dendrology II

FOR 233

Forest Trees of North America

FOR 302  Silviculture I

FOR 320

Silviculture II

 

Education

PhD, Mississippi State University, 2010 – Forest Resources – Molecular Genetics

Dissertation Title: Poplar Interactions with Zinc for use in Bioremediation and Monitoring

MS, Mississippi State University, 2005 – Forestry – Quantitative Genetics

Thesis Title: Incorporating Genetic Effects into Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.) Growth and Yield Models

BS, Louisiana Tech University, 2003 – Forestry – Forest Management

 

Awards/Honors

 

2012-13 Faculty Service and Achievement Award University of Arkansas at Monticello,  School of Forest Resources.

2008 College of Forest Resources PhD Student Award

2008 Moehring Outstanding PhD Graduate Student in Forestry Award

2007 MSU Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine 2007 Point of Pride

2007 Louisiana Tech University 2007 “Tech Triumph”

2005 College of Forest Resources Master Student Award

2005 Moehring Outstanding Master Graduate Student in Forestry Award

2003 USDA Forest Service Math and Science Award

2002 Louisiana Tech Undergraduate Poster Award

2002 American Future Farmers of America Degree

2002 Louisiana Society of American Foresters Outstanding Student Award

2001 Outstanding Freshman Forestry Major

 

Research Interests

 

My overall research goal is to explore tree-environmental interactions. Three specific research areas from which I am pursuing my overall goal are 1) relating genetic advances to tree physiology in a changing environment, 2) testing the productivity of genetically advanced trees, and 3) determining optimal silviculture prescriptions for a changing forest landscape.

 

Peer-reviews Manuscripts

 

Adams, J.C., Farrish, K., Adams, J.P. IN PRESS. Nutrient composition in litter fall in

southern hardwood deciduous forests. Journal of Sustainable Forestry.

 

Lingbeck, J.M., C.A. O’Bryan, E.M. Martin, J.P. Adams, P.G. Crandall. IN PRESS.Sweetgum: An ancient source of beneficial compounds with modern benefits. Pharmacognosy Reviews.

 

Lee, C.K., Park, M.H., Adams, J.P., Kang, Y.M. 2014. Distribution and diversity of beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Mt. Jangsan, Republic of Korea.  Journal of Forest and Environmental Science. 30(4): 322-330.

 

Adams, J.P., K. Gibson, E. Martin, G. Almeida, S.C. Ricke, N. Frederick, and J. Carrier. 2014. Characterization and variation of essential oil from Pinus taeda L. and antimicrobial effects against antibiotic resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. Forest Products Journal. 64 (5/6): 161-165

 

J.P. Adams and S. Roberts. 2013. A comparison ofgrowth characteristics in pure and mixed-family stands of loblolly pine. Forest Science. 59 (2), 188-196.

 

J.P. Adams, R.J. Rousseau, and T.D. Leininger. 2012. Genetic control of growth traits and inheritance of resistanceto bacterial leafscorch inAmerican Sycamore. Silvae Genetica. 61 (4-5), 198-206.

 

Hsu, C-Y.,Adams, J.P., No, K., Liang, H., Meilan, R., Pechanova, O., Carlson, J.E., Page, G.P., and Yuceer, C. 2012. Overexpressionof CONSTANS homologs CO1 and CO2 fails to alter normal reproductive onset and fall bud set in woody perennial poplar. PLoSONE.7(9):e45448.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045448.

 

Adams, J.P., Adeli, A., Hsu, C-H., Harkess, R.L., Page, G.P., dePamphilis, C.W., Jiao, Y., Schultz, E.B., and Yuceer, C. 2012. Characterization of poplar ZIP familymembers ZIP1.2 and ZNT1. Journal of Plant Geneticsand Transgenetics. 3, 1-9.

 

Nelson, C., R. Rousseau, J.P. Adams, C. Yuceer. 2012. Report on the Thirty-First

Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference (SFTIC). Tree Genetics and Genomes.

8(2):439-441.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11295-011-0454-7.

 

J. P. Adams, E. Topsakal, and C. Yuceer. 2011. Fluorescingphytosensors: A speculated next step for environmental monitoring.Journal of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. 2(2):16-25.

 

Adams, J.P., A. Adeli, C-Y Hsu, R. Harkess, G. Page, C. dePamphilis, E. Schultz, and C. Yuceer. 2011. Plant based FRET biosensor discriminates environmental zinc levels. Plant Biotechnology Journal. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7652.2011.00656.x

 

Hsu, C-Y.,Adams, J.P., Kim, H., No, K., Ma, C., Strauss, S.H., Drnevich, J., Vandervelde, L., Ellis, J.D., Rice, B.M., Wickett,N., Gunter, L.E., Tuskan, G.A., Brunner, A.M., Page, G.P., Barakat, A., Carlson, J.E., dePamphilis, C., Luthe, D.S., and Yuceer, C. 2011. FT duplication coordinates reproductive and vegetative growth in perennial poplar. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(26):10756-

10761.

 

Adams, J.P., A. Adeli, C-Y Hsu, R. Harkess, G. Page, C. dePamphilis, E. Schultz, and C. Yuceer. 2011.  Poplar maintains zinc homeostasis with heavy metal genesHMA4 and PCS1. Journal of Experimental Botany. 62(11):3737-3752.

 

Pechanova,O.1,C-H Hsu1,J.P. Adams1,T. Pechan, L. Vandervelde, J. Drnevich, S. Jawdy, A. Adeli, J.C. Suttle, A.M. Lawrence, T.J. Tschaplinski, A. Séguin, and C. Yuceer. 2010. Apoplast proteome reveals that extracellular matrix contributes to multi- stress response in poplar. BMC Genomics 11:674 (doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-674).

 

Adams, J.P., S.B. Land, Jr., K.L. Belli, and T.G. Matney. 2008. Comparison of 17-year realized plot volume gains with selection for early traits for loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). Forest Ecology of Management. 255:1781-1788.

 

Adams, J.P., R.J. Rousseau, J.C. Adams. 2007. Genetic performance and maximizing genetic gain through direct and indirect selection in cherrybark oak. Silvae Genetica.

56(2) 80-87.

 

Adams, J.P., T. G. Matney, S. B. Land, Jr., K. L. Belli, and H. W. Duzan, Jr. 2006. Incorporating genetic parameters into a loblolly pine growth and yield model. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 36(8):1959-1967.

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Dr. Heidi Adams

Assistant Professor

Wildlife Habitat Management

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: School of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University, P. O. Box 10138, Ruston, LA 71272

Physical Address (for deliveries): School of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University, 1501 Reese Drive, Ruston, LA 71272

Office Location: South Campus, Lomax Hall, Room 14

Office Phone Number: (318) 257 – 2947

Fax Number: (318) 257 – 5061

Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Courses

Fall Quarter

FOR 111: Introduction to Forestry & Wildlife Management

WILD 314: Wildlife Habitat Evaluation & Management

Winter Quarter

WILD 445: Forest Ecosystems Management

GISC 250: Introduction to GIS

Spring Quarter

FOR 230: Biology of Forest Plants

WILD 347: Wildlife Techniques

Summer Quarter

FOR 310: Forest Sustainability & Recreational Use

 

Education

PhD, Mississippi State University, 2011

Dissertation Title: Agricultural Conservation Buffers for Breeding Grassland Birds in Eastern Mississippi

MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006

Thesis Title: Avian Foraging Use of the Crop Field-Woody Edge Interface in Agroecosystems in East Central Nebraska

BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004

Major: Wildlife & Fisheries; Minor: Animal Science

 

Research Interests

Avian & Mammalian Habitat Conservation & Management

Agroecology

Landscape Ecology

Environmental Education & Outreach

 

Peer-reviews Manuscripts

Adams, H.L., W.L. Burger, Jr., and S. Riffell. 2015. Edge effects on avian diversity and density of native grass conservation buffers. The Open Ornithology Journal 8:1-9.

J.D. Carr, H.M. Cheshire, D.J. Bailey, G.R. Hess, H.A. Devine, and H.L. Adams. 2014. Assessing learning outcomes related to geospatial science using students’ deliverables. Natural Sciences Education 43:95-101.

Dollar, J.G., S. Riffell, H.L. Adams, and L.W. Burger, Jr. 2014. Evaluating butterflies as surrogates for birds and plants in semi-natural grassland buffers. Journal of Insect Conservation 18:171-178.

Adams, H.L., L.W. Burger, Jr., and S. Riffell. 2013. Disturbance and landscape effects on avian nests in agricultural conservation buffers. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1213-1220.

Hale, S.L., S. Riffell, L.W. Burger, Jr., H.L. Adams, and J.G. Dollar. 2011. Fire ant response to management of native grass conservation buffers. American Midland Naturalist 166:283-291.

Puckett, H.L., J.R. Brandle, R.J. Johnson, and E.E. Blankenship. 2009. Avian foraging patterns in crop field edges adjacent to woody habitat. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 131: 9-15.

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Carswell Becky

 

Rebecca Carswell

 

Administrative Coordinator III

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:
Mailing Address: School of  Forestry, LA Tech University, P. O. Box 10138, Ruston, LA  71272
Physical Address (for deliveries): School of Forestry, LA Tech University, 1501 Reese Dr., Ruston, LA  71270

Office Location:  South Campus, Reese Hall, Room 111
Office Phone Number:  (318)257-4985

Fax Number:  (318)257-5061

Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ofiice Hours:

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 - 12  and 1 - 5
 

Education:

Associate of General Studies. Louisiana Tech University

 

Dylan Dillaway
Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Mailing Address:  School of Forestry, LA Tech University, P.O. Box 10138, Ruston, LA 71272
Physical Address (for deliveries): School of Forestry, LA Tech University, 1501 Reese Dr., Ruston, LA 71270
Office Location:  South Campus, Lomax Hall, Room #13
Phone:  (318) 257-4457
Fax:  (318) 257-5061

Email: 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Hours for Fall Quarter 2012:

M 9:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

W 9:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Courses:

Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter Summer Quarter


FOR 417

Bottomland Hardwoods

 FOR 202

Forest Fire

BISC 516C

Applied Experimental Design

and Statistical Analysis

FOR 302
Silviculture I

FOR 320

 Silviculture II


Education:

Ph.D.– University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009, Major Forestry; Focus Tree physiology
M.S.- University of Kentucky, 2005, Forestry

B.S.- Pennsylvania State University, 1999, Forestry

Research interests:
In general my research interests revolve around the response of plants to changing growth environments.  Recent and ongoing projects include:  1)  Factors determining geographical range limits of boreal and temperate tree species and metabolic acclimation to increasing temperature.