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Leila Pinchot

Leila Pinchot

Research Ecologist
359 Main Road
Delaware
Ohio
United States
43015

Phone: 740-368-0039
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Current Research

Importance of site quality to long-term growth, survival and blight-resistance of backcross American chestnut

Use of American elm in mixed species plantings to restore degraded riparian ecosystems

Restoration of American elm through breeding

Development of early assay to determine tolerance of American elm to Dutch Elm Disease

Artificial regeneration of northern red oak on xeric sites: effects of family and seedling quality

Research Interests

Restoration of iconic tree species

Biotic and abiotic factors affecting planted seedling establishment success

Education

  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Phd Natural Resources 2011
  • Master of Forestry, Yale School Of Forestry And Environmental Studies Forest Management 2008
  • Oberlin College, Bachelor Of Arts Biology 2003

Professional Organizations

  • Society Of American Foresters, Ohio Chapter, Science Advisor (2016 - )
  • Forest Stewards Guild, Member Of The Membership And Policy Council (2012 - )
  • Society of American Foresters, Member (2005 - )
  • The American Chestnut Foundation, Member (2004 - )

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Publications

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


NRS-2015-119
An American Chestnut Hybrid May Survive in Nature if Properly Situated

A team of scientists from the Forest Service, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is ...

2015


NRS-2016-152
Elm Disease Resistance Research Gets a Boost

Great news for disease-tolerant American elm! A grant from The Manton Foundation has provided the Forest Service’s Northern Research Station w ...

2016


NRS-2017-79
Forest Service moves American elm tree a big step closer to landscape restoration

Over the past several decades, mature American elm trees have virtually disappeared from city streets and eastern forests as a result of Dutch e ...

2017


NRS-2017-62
Forest Service scientists develop a cold-hardy American elm tree

Dutch elm disease largely eradicated mature elm trees from the eastern U.S. in the 1900s. Forest Service scientists are working to create site-a ...

2017


NRS-2016-146
Getting Reacquainted with an Old Friend

Forest Service scientists investigate site factors that will boost success rates in hybrid American chestnut plantings in forests. This will hel ...

2016


NRS-2017-67
Reintroducing the American chestnut tree begins with getting the light right

As efforts to breed a blight-resistant American chestnut tree progress, the Forest Service and its partners are researching how to reintroduce t ...

2017


Last updated on : 04/15/2019