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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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James F. Rosson, Jr.

Research Forester
4700 Old Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-862-2067


Current Research

1) Temporal and spatial trends of trees species diversity. 2) Methods in assessing tree species diversity over large areas. 3) Forest resource trends in response to harvesting and regeneration. 4) Development of resampling methods to assess resource trends. 5) Development of randomization sampling methods to assess resource trends. 6) Development of analytical techniques to interrogate large-scale surveys.

Research Interests

Research includes the forest ecology subject area with specific interests in various metrics that define the species diversity, structure, and composition of forest communities.

Education

  • University of Tennessee, Ph.D. Ecology,
  • Southern Illinois University, M.S. Forest Ecology,
  • Southern Illinois University, B.S. Forestry and Resource Management,

Professional Experience

  • Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
    2000 - Current
  • FIA Research Work Unit Team Leader, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
    1998 - 2000
  • Acting Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
    1996 - 1998
  • Supervisory Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station
    1994 - 1996
  • Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station
    1983 - 1994
  • Field Supervisory Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station
    1981 - 1983
  • Field Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station
    1977 - 1981
  • Dendrology Instructor, Graduate Assistant, Southern Illinois University
    1975 - 1977

Professional Organizations

  • Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, Member (2000 - Current)
  • Society for Conservation Biology, Member (1994 - Current)
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences, Member (1990 - Current)
  • The International Association Of Vegetation Science, Member (1990 - Current)
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Member (1989 - Current)
  • The Torrey Botanical Club, Member (1988 - Current)
  • The Ecological Society Of America, Member (1984 - Current)

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Last updated on : 10/08/2014