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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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John Brown

Research Forester
241 Mercer Springs Road
Princeton, WV 24740
Phone: 304-431-2741
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Current Research

  • Developing site index curves for central Appalachian red spruce.
  • Modeling growth and yield for red spruce and Appalachian Hardwoods, with emphasis on shade tolerant species. 
  • Examination of the effect of silvicultural treatment on tree grade.
  • Research Interests

    Forest biometrics, Silviculture, Forest Disturbance, Energy Development Issues in Forestry.

    Why This Research is Important

    Growth and yield modeling is an important tool for consultants, land managers, and software developers with new models needing to be developed for Appalachian forests. Appalachian hardwoods are an important component of the area’s hardwood forest products industry and the effects of silvicultural treatment on tree quality (tree grade) can further guide management's long term growing choices. Central Appalachian red spruce stands are endangered ecosystems in need of restoration.

    Education

    • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University , Doctor of Philosophy Forestry and Forest Products (Forest Biometrics), 2009
    • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Bachelor of Science Environmental Science, 1994

    Professional Experience

    • Research Forester, USDA Forest Service
      2010 - Current
    • Mathematical Statistician, USDA Forest Service
      2000 - 2009

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    Last updated on : 09/24/2013