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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

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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



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




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-



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.