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Grant T. Kirker

Grant T. Kirker

Research Forest Products Technologist
One Gifford pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: 608-231-9256
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Research Interests

  • Microbial Community Dynamics of Wood Decay
  • Microbial Degradation of Wood Preservatives
  • Termite-Fungal Interactions
  • Naturally Durable Wood Species


  • USDA-ARS Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory, Poplarville, MS, Post-Doctoral Research Research Entomologist, 2010
  • Mississippi State University, MS, Ph.D. Forest Products, 2008
  • Mississippi State University, MS, MS Entomology (minor=Plant Pathology), 2004
  • Mississippi State University, MS, BS Agricultural Pest Management, 2001

Professional Organizations

  • American Wood Preservers Association, Member
  • Entomological Society of America, Member
  • Forest Products Society, Member
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Member
  • International Research Group on Wood Preservation, Member

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Publications & Products

Research Highlights


Natural Wood Durability Studied to Estimate Wood's Performance

Naturally occurring chemicals in some wood species make them more durable against deterioration


Last updated on : 03/09/2015