University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Forestry Department Seminars - Fall 2015

TPC 217, Mondays, 11AM (unless otherwise indicated)



September 7

No Seminar (Labor Day)

September 14


September 21

Dr. Heather Alexander of Mississippi State University
"Changing Boreal Fire Regimes: Impacts on Permafrost Soils and Forest Succession in Siberian Larch Forests"

September 28

Dr. Steve Matthews of Ohio State University
"Potential climate change impacts in eastern forests: insights gained by jointly evaluating tree and wildlife responses"

October 5

Drs. Bill Burkman & Chris Oswalt from USFS SRS FIA Unit
Utilizing broad scale forest inventory data in Kentucky and Beyond: The Forest Inventory and Analysis Program of the US Forest Service

Workshop to follow at 1:30 in TPC 220
Introduction to accessing Forest Inventory and Analysis Program on-line tools and data  (led by Jason McHan)

Tuesday October 6
9 AM

candidate for extension wildlife faculty position

Thursday October 8
1 PM

candidate for extension wildlife faculty position

October 12

Dr. Wei (Vivian) Ren of University of Kentucky
Applying Integrated Systems Approach for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management: A Case Study in China’s Forest Ecosystems

Friday October 16 at noon in 341 Barnhart Building
Co-sponsored with
Ag. Economics

Dr. Daowei Zhang of Auburn University

"Contracting for not polluting water: The case of Vittel"

October 19

Dr. Benjamin Knapp of University of Missouri
Balancing ecosystem processes and ecosystem services: effects of fire on forest regeneration

Wed October 21

Dr. Rita Costa of Portuguese National Institute of Agriculture and Veterinary
"How genetic and genomic tools may improve resistance to Phytophthora cinnamomi in chestnut"

November 2

No Seminar (SAF Conference 11/3-11/7)

November 9


Friday November 13

Dr. Robert Scheller of Portland State University
Managing for Forest Ecosystem Services in an Uncertain Future

November 23

Dr. Xiaoshu Li of University of Kentucky
Public Perceptions of Forest Ecosystem Services

November 30

Dr. Steven Price of University of Kentucky
Snake Fungal Disease in Kentucky

December 7


December 14

No Seminar (UK Finals week)