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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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C. Dana Nelson

Project Leader/Research Geneticist
Harrison Experimental Forest
Saucier, MS 39574-9344
Phone: 228-832-2747
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Current Research

  • host-pathogen genetics, in particular the genetics of fusiform rust disease on slash and loblolly pines
  • population and quantitative genetics of the southern pines
  • DNA marker development and genome mapping
  • comparative genomics of the southern pines and related conifers

Education

  • University of Minnesota, Ph.D. Forest Genetics, 1988
  • Oklahoma State University, M.S. Forest Genetics, 1984
  • Iowa State University, B.S. Forestry, 1982

Professional Organizations

  • Southern Forest Tree Improvement Committee, Chair (2011 - Current)
    SRS representative and currently the committee's chair.

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


SRS-2014-146
Best Map Yet of the Pine Genome

Southern pine plantations supply 60 percent of wood products in the United States and 18 percent worldwide. These percentages can increase with ...

2014


SRS-2011-20
The Forest Health Initiative

The Forest Health Initiative is a new government-university-industry partnership dedicated to developing workable solutions for improving forest ...

2011


Last updated on : 02/13/2015