Faculty and Staff

Dr. William Patterson

 

 

Norman and May Pipes Johnson Professor of Forestry

Assistant Professor, Forest Soils and Watershed Management

Forestry Club/ SAF Student Chapter Advisor

 

 

Full Curriculum Vitae PDF

 

Faculty Vita

 

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 16
Office Phone Number:  (318) 257-2879

Fax Number:  (318) 257-5061

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Office Hours for Fall Quarter 2012:  MTWRF 8-10 a.m, or by appointment, or whenever you catch me and I'm not busy.

 

Courses:

   


Fall Quarter

 

 


Winter Quarter

 

 

 


Spring Quarter

 

 

FOR 300

Forest Soils

 



FOR 428

Wetland Ecology 

FOR 528

 Advanced Wetland Ecology

 

 

 

FOR 402

Watershed Management

 

 

 

 

Education

Ph D, Louisiana State University, 1997.

Major: Forestry

Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Soils

Dissertation Title: "Vegetation, Soils and Hydrology of Central Louisiana Bottomland Hardwoods"

 

MS, University of Tennessee, 1989.

Major: Ecology

Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Soil Science

Dissertation Title: "Vegetation and Soils of Sinking Pond Area, Coffee County, Tennessee"

 

Post Baccalaureate Study, Sewanee: University of the South, 1984.

Major: Forestry

 

BA, Davidson College, 1983.

Major: Sociology and Anthropology

Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Biology

 

Professional Positions

Academic

Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University, School of Forestry. (November 1, 1997 - Present).

Research Associate, Louisiana State University, Department of Agronomy. (July 1996 - January 1997).

 

Professional

Soil Scientist, Soil and Water Conservation District, Grainger County, Tennessee. (October 1989 - August 1990).

 

Research Interests:

 

Forest soils and productivity, water quality, forested wetland ecology


Selected Publications:

 

Patterson, William B., Blazier, Michael A. and Hotard, Steven L. 2010. Pinestraw raking, fertilization and poultry litter amendment effects on soil physical properties for a mid-rotation loblolly pine plantation. Pages 43-46 in: Stanturf, John A., ed. 2010. Proceedings, 14th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-121. Asheville, NC: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

 

Jackson, D. P., Dumroese, R.K. Barnett, J. P. and Patterson, W. B.  2010. Effects of liquid fertilizer application on the morphology and outplanting success of container longleaf pine seedlings. Pages 229-234 in: Stanturf, John A., ed. 2010. Proceedings, 14th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-121. Asheville, NC: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Blazier, Michael A., Patterson, William B., and Hotard, Steven L. 2008. Straw harvesting, fertilization, and fertilizer type alter soil microbiological and physical properties in a loblolly pine plantation in the mid-South USA. Biology and Fertility of Soils 45(2):145-153.

Jackson D. P., Dumroese, R. K., Barnett, J. P., Patterson W. B. 2007. Container longleaf pine seedling morphology in response to varying rates of nitrogen fertilization in the nursery and subsequent growth after outplanting.In: Riley LE, Dumroese RK, Landis TD, technical coordinators.National proceedings, forest and conservation nursery associations—2006. Fort Collins (CO): USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Proceedings. RMRS-P-50. p 114-119.

Patterson, W.B., Sword-Sayer, M.A., Haywood, J.D., and Brooker,S. 2004. Effects of vegetation management with prescribed fire on soil physical properties in a young longleaf pine stand. p. 74-78 in: Connor, K.F., ed. 2004. Proceedings of the 12th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Adams, J.C. and  Patterson, W.B., 2004. Comparison of planting bar and hoedad planted seedlings for survival and growth in a controlled environment. p. 423-424 in: Connor, K.F., ed. 2004. Proceedings of the 12th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

 

 

Patterson, W.B. and J. C. Adams. 2003. Soil, hydroperiod and bedding effects on restoring bottomland hardwoods on flood prone agricultural lands in North Louisiana, USA. Forestry 76(2):181-188.

Adams, J.C. and  Patterson, W.B. 2002. Soil, hydrology, and bedding effects on restoring bottomland hardwoods on flood prone agricultural lands in North Louisiana. Proceedings, IUFRO Conference on Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forest. Rep. No. 11:99-100.

Patterson, W.B., J.C. Adams, S.E. Loe, and R.J. Patterson 2002. Soil profile characteristics of a 25-year old windrowed loblolly pine plantation. Pp. 508-512 in: Outcalt, K.W., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the eleventh biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS - 48. Asheville, NC: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 

Patterson, W.B., and J.C. Adams. 1999. Bedding effects on soil redox and tree growth for a Louisiana bottomland hardwood reforestation site. Agronomy Abstracts, p.108. American Society of Agronomy - Crop Science Society of America - Soil Science Society of America. 

DeSelm, H.R., Patterson, W.B., Bates, V.,  Durham, D.B., Abernethy, R.K.,  Eagar, D.C., Ford, R.P., and  Hamel, P.B. 1999. Presence or frequency of woody plants in vegetation samples in the Coastal Plain and Interior Low Plateau of Tennessee. Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium on the Natural History of Lower Tennessee and Cumberland River Valleys, p.109-127. (eds.) S.W. Hamilton, E.W. Chester and M.T. Finley. The Center for Field Biology, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. 

 

 

Professional Associations:

American Society of Agronomy - Soil Science Society of America.

Louisiana Forestry Association.

Archivist/Historian, on Executive Committee, Louisiana Society of American Foresters.

Society of American Foresters.

Society of Wetland Scientists.