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Dr. Jim Guldin, SRS-4159

James M. Guldin

Supervisory Research Ecologist and Project Leader
P.O. Box 1270 (US Mail)
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: 501-623-1180 x103
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Current Research

  • A national approach to adaptive silviculture under the influence of changing climate
  • Development of a climate change hazard rating index in west Gulf and Interior Highlands forest stands
  • Application of uneven-aged silviculture-75 years of experience
  • Conduct the Southern Pine Module, National Advanced Silviculture Program
  • Growth and yield of shortleaf pine
  • Regeneration dynamics in mixed shortleaf pine-hardwood stands under pine-bluestem restoration in the western Ouachita Mountains

Research Interests

  • Ecology and silviculture of naturally regenerated forest stands, with an emphasis on southern pines
  • Theory and practice of uneven-aged silviculture, with emphasis on mixed loblolly-shortleaf pine stands on the Upper West Gulf Coastal Plain
  • Science delivery and technology transfer in silviculture and forest management
  • Ecological restoration of forested ecosystems, with an emphasis on stands dominated by southern pines
  • Application of silviculture under changing ecological, economic, and social forcing factors

Why This Research is Important

  • Modifications of theory and practice of silvicultural systems under the influence of changing climate
  • Develop practical field guidelines for assessment of exposure, hazard and risk for forest stands on public and private lands under the influence of changing climate in a local context 
  • Continue to advance the theory and practice of uneven-aged silvicultural systems in intolerant southern pines based on long-term experience
  • Advanced technical skills are needed for silvicultural certification required by law for foresters practicing on National Forest lands
  • Improve models for growth and yield of even-aged southern pine stands in the Ouachita Mountains
  • Develop indicators of long-term sustainability in applied forest management for ecological restoration goals in shortleaf pine-dominated ecosystems in the Ouachita Mountains

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. Quantitative forest ecology, 1982
  • Yale University, M.S. Forest Science (silviculture), 1977
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Forest Science, 1975

Professional Experience

  • Supervisory Research Ecologist and Project Leader, SRS-4159, Ecology and Management of Southern Pines, Southern Research Station, US Forest Service
    2007 - Current
    Continue existing personal research, provide scientific and administrative supervision for SRS locations in Nacogdoches TX, Pineville LA, Monticello AR, Crossett AR, Hot Springs AR, and Huntsville, AL
  • Supervisory Ecologist and Project Leader, SRS-4106, Ecology and Management of Upland Forest Ecosystems, Southern Research Station, US Forest Service
    1998 - 2006
    Continue existing personal research, provide scientific and administrative supervision for SRS locations in Monticello AR, Crossett AR, Hot Springs AR, and Jasper, AR
  • Research Forest Ecologist, SRS-4106, Ecology and Management of Upland Forest Ecosystems, Southern Research Station, US Forest Service
    1991 - 1997
    Continue existing personal research centered in the west Gulf Coastal Plain and Interior Highlands
  • Asst/Assoc.Professor, School of Forest Resources, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello AR
    1982 - 1991
    Research emphasis on naturally-regenerated even-aged and uneven-aged southern pines in the upper west Gulf Coastal Plain; teaching included undergraduate and graduate courses in silviculture, forest recreation, summer camp, and senior seminar.

Professional Organizations

  • Society of American Foresters, Co-Program Chair (2012 - Current)
    Co-Program Chair with Dr. Bob Seymour, University of Maine, for the 2013 National SAF Convention in Charleston, SC
  • Arkansas Board Of Registration For Foresters, Arkansas Registered Forester, License #774 (2005 - Current)
    Registered for the practice of forestry in the State of Arkansas

Awards & Recognition

  • US Forest Service, Southern Region, Regional Forester’s Technology Transfer (External) Group Award., 2007
    Participation in ad hoc Ouachita Shortleaf Pine-bluestem Technology Transfer Team.
  • USDA Forest Service National Silviculturist of the Year, 2003
    For outstanding national accomplishments in the field of silviculture, awarded at the 2003 National Silviculture Workshop, Granby, CO
  • Arkansas Oak Award, Arkansas Field Office, The Nature Conservancy, 2003
    For outstanding national accomplishments in support of the conservation of Arkansas forests.

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


IITF-2011-01
Experimental Forest Network Hosts Nationwide Bee Monitoring Project

There is a widespread perception that populations of pollinating insects in North America are in decline.

2011


SRS-2011-11
How much does a woodpecker cost

Using simulations to predict the value of timber production lost due to conserving an endangered species

2011


Last updated on : 04/16/2014