Faculty and Staff

    

 Dr. Mark D. Gibson

 Director

 

School of Forestry

 

 

 

 

Faculty Vita

 

Contact Information:

Mailing Address: School of Forestry, 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.

 

Office Hours for Winter Quarter 2012:   M - F 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.Other times by appointment through Ms. Donner in Reese Hall Room 111 (318-257-4985).

 


Courses:


Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer

 FOR 404

Lecture
Wood Technology
and Products

 FOR 404

Laboratory
Wood Technology
and Products

FOR 318

Forest Operations

FOR/WILD 456
Syllabus

Senior Exit Exam

 

 

 

FOR 319

Forest Products

Manufacturing

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Education:

Ph.D-Oregon State University, 1982, Forest Products
M.S.-Clemson University, 1974, Forestry
B.S.-Clemson University, 1972, Forestry

 
Research Interests:

Influence of wood structure/wood quality on the performance of wood products. Tree growth-wood quality-wood property relationships.


Selected Publications:


Piao, C., M. Gibson, C. J. Monlezun, and C. M. Smith.  2009.  Chromated copper arsenate distribution in decommissioned southern pine utility poles for recycling. Forest Products Journal 59(9):67-73.


Gibson, M.D. and G. A. Grozdits. 2007. Louisiana Tech's Hardwood Log, Lumber, and Tree Grading Workshop-52 years of log and lumber grade yield Data. Page 28, In: Biographies & Abstracts, FPS 61st International Convention, Knoxville, TN, June 11, 2007.


Gibson, M.D. and G. A. Grozdits, 2007. Plantation grown and possible modification of southern wood and fiber supplies. Page 24, In: Biographies & Abstracts, FPS 61st International Convention, Knoxville, TN, June 13, 2007.


G. Grozdits, Y Lvov, J. Chapman and M. Gibson. 2007. Lbl Nanocoating for fiber recycling. Page 71. In: Abstract Book, TAPPI 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry, Knoxville, TN, June 13-15, 2007.


Grozdits, G. S. Eadula, M. Gibson, and Y. Lvov. 2006. Nanotechnology for paper recycling. In: 2006: TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology, April 26-28, 2006, Atlanta, GA CD-ROM. Tappi Press, ISBN 1-59510-121-7, Order No. NanoCD-06, TAPPI NNorcross, GA. Also available as single article from TAPPI Press as Product Code: 06NANO47 at http://www.tappi.org/index.asp?rc=1&pid=34469&ch=8&ip=.


Gibson, M. D. and G. A. Grozdits. 2006. Nanoassembly on recycled fibers to improve resource utilization. Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Newsletter, Fall 2006, p.2.


Gibson, M. D. 2005. You control wood quality. Capital Ideas-Live! August 2005 News Conference for Forest Owners Sponsored by Alabama Forest , Inc. Conference was recorded and aired August 17, 2005 (http://www.afoa.org/CILive/CIO50817.htm).


Gibson, M. D. and G. A. Grozdits. 2004. Monitoring air-drying with affordable sensors. In: Techno News, Forest Product Journal_54(2):4.


Gibson, M. D. 2004. The future of wood utilization. Pages 9-18, In: Proceedings for the Twentieth Annual Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum, March 11, 2004,  Louisiana State University Agricultural Center-Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.


Gibson, M. D. and G. A. Grozdits. 2003. Monitoring air drying sensors. Louisiana Dry Kiln Club Newsletter 7(1/2):4-5, February 2003.


Gibson, M. D., T. Clason, G. Hill, and G. A. Grozdits. 2001. Influence of thinning and pruning on southern pine veneer quality. Pages 163-167, In: Outcalt, Kenneth W., ed., Proceedings of the Eleventh Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Knoxville, TN, March 20-22, 2001. Gen, Tech. Rep. SRS-48 Asheville, NC: USDA, Forest Service, Southern Research


Gibson, M. D., G. A. Grozdits, T. R. Clason, and G. L. Hill. 2000. Ultrasonic stress grading of veneer--A case study comparing various silvicultural treatments. Page 472, In: Proceedings of he 12th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood (Wood NDT 2000), Sopron, Hungary, September 13-15, 2000.


Gibson, M. D., T. R. Clason, and G. A. Grozdits. 1998. The effect of fertilization on lumber quality in plantation loblolly pine. pp. 409-412, In: Thomas A. Waldrop, ed. Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Clemson, SC, February 25-27, 1997.


Shupe, T. F., E. T. Choong, M. D. Gibson, G. A. Grozdits, and O. V. Harding. 1998. The effects of previous drying on shrinkage and moisture content of some southern bottomland hardwoods. Wood and Fiber Science 30(3):273-280.


de Hoop, C. F., D. A. Einsel, K.S. Ro, S. Chen, M. D. Gibson, and G. A. Grozdits. 1998. Stormwater runoff quality of a Louisiana log storage and handling facility. Journal of Environmental Science and Health A33(2)165-177.


Shupe, T. F., E. T. Choong, and M. D. Gibson. 1996. The effects of previous drying and extractives on shrinkage of outerwood, middlewood, and corewood of two sweetgum trees. Forest Products Journal 46(9):94-97.


Shupe, T. F., E. T. Choong. D. D. Stokke, and M. D. Gibson. 1996. Variation in cell dimenstions and fibril angle for two fertilized even-aged loblolly pine plantations. Wood and Fiber Science 28(2):268-275.


Shupe, T. F., E.T. Choong, and M. D. Gibson. 1995. Shrinkage of outerwood, middlewood, and corewood of two sweetgum trees. Wood and Fiber Science 27(4):384-388.


Shupe, T. F., E. T. Choong, and M. D. Gibson. 1995.  Differences in moisture content and shrinkage between innerwood and outerwood of cottonwood. Forest Products Journal 45(10)89-92.


Shupe, T. F., E. T. Choong, and M. D. Gibson, 1995. Differences in moisture content and shrinkage between outerwood, middlewood, and corewood of two yellow-poplar trees. Forest Products Journal 45(9):85-90.


Gibson, M. D. and T.R. Clason. 1991. Effect of pruning, spacing, and thinning on juvenile wood formation in loblolly pine. pp.769-785, In: Coleman, Sandra S., Neary, Daniel g., comps., eds. Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference; 1990 October 30-November 1; Memphis, TN. Gen Tech. Rep. SE-70. Asheville, NC: U. S. Dept. of Agric., Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 868p., 2 vol.


Gibson, M. D., C. W. McMillin, and E. Shoulders. 1986. Moisture content and specific gravity of the four major southern pines under the same age and site conditions. Wood and Fiber Science 18(3): 428-435.


Gibson, M. D., C. W. McMillin, and E. Shoulders. 1985. Above-below-ground biomass of four species of southern pine growing on three sites in Louisiana. USDA, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Pineville, LA. Final Report FS-SO-3201-59, dated April 1, 1985, 272 p.


Gibson, M. D., C. W. McMillin, and E. Shoulders. 1985. Preliminary results for weight and volume of even-aged, unthinned, planted southern pines on three sites in Louisiana. pp.69-74, In: Saucier, Joseph R., ed., Proceedings, 1984 Southern Forest Biomass Workshop, Athens, GA, June 5-7, 1984, Asheville, NC: U. S. Dept. of Agric., Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 121p.