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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.
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University , Doctor Of Philosophy Forestry and Forest Products (Forest Biometrics) 2009
- Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, B.S. Environmental Science 1994
- Research Forester, USDA Forest Service
2010 - Current
- Mathematical Statistician, USDA Forest Service
2000 - 2009
Featured Publications & Products
- Schuler, Thomas M.; Thomas-Van Gundy, Melissa; Brown, John P.; Wiedenbeck, Jan. 2017. Managing Appalachian hardwood stands using four management practices: 60-year results.
- Wiedenbeck, Janice K.; Brown, John P.; Schuler, Thomas M.; Thomas-Van Gundy, Melissa. 2017. Tree-quality impacts associated with use of the shelterwood-fire technique in a central Appalachian forest.
- Brown, John P. 2015. Spatial Allocation of Timber Product Output Roundwood Receipts.
- Brown, John P.; Oderwald, Richard G. 2012. Sampling estimators of total mill receipts for use in timber product output studies.
- Knight, Kathleen S.; Brown, John P.; Long, Robert P. 2013. Factors affecting the survival of ash (Fraxinus spp.) trees infested by emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis).
- Brown, John; Lister, Andrew J.; Fajvan, Mary Ann; Ruefenacht, Bonnie; Mazzarella, Christine. 2012. Modeling forest ecosystem changes resulting from surface coal mining in West Virginia.
- Brown, John; Wiedenbeck, Janice K.; Gazo, Rado; Yaussy, Daniel A. 2004. Silvicultural Treatment Effects on Hardwood Tree Quality on the Vinton Furnace Experimental Forest.
- Brown, John P. 2019. Heartwood taper in northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.).
- Brown, John P.; Thomas-Van Gundy, Melissa A.; Schuler, Thomas M. 2018. Overstory cohort survival in an Appalachian hardwood deferment cutting: 35-year results.
- Brown, John P.; Thomas-Van Gundy, Melissa A.; Schuler, Thomas M.; Wiedenbeck, Janice K. 2018. Silvicultural Prescriptions Influence the Proportion of High-Quality Hardwood Butt Logs Harvested over a Half-Century of Management.
- Brown, John P.; Westfall, James A. 2012. An evaluation of the properties of the variance estimator used by FIA.
- Brown, John P.; Sendak, Paul E. 2006. Association of ring shake in eastern hemlock with tree attributes.
- Brown, John; Miller, Gary W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W. 2004. Effects of Alternative Thinning Treatments on Tree Grades at Three Upland Hardwood Sites in Kentucky and Ohio: 30 Year Results.
- Wiedenbeck, Jan; Brown, John; Bennett, Neal. 2003. Crook and overlength in hardwood lumber:results from a 14-mill survey.
- Brown, John W. 1993. Economics and agroforestry.
|Forest management demonstration area highlights working forest|
New research published in 2017 describes the results of a 60-year forest management demonstration area on the Fernow Experimental Forest and the ...
|Silvicultural Prescriptions Affect Hardwood Tree Quality Over Five Decades of Management|
Analysis of 50-year records of harvests on the Fernow Experimental Forest in west Virginia by Forest Service scientists demonstrates that diamet ...
|Study reveals how to minimize overstory mortality when using shelterwood-burn techniques to restore oak forests|
Hardwood forests, and especially oak forests, in the eastern U.S. often require fire to create forest conditions suitable for successful stand r ...
|Sustaining Tree Quality Under Three Harvesting Methods|
The quality of trees grown and harvested under various methods exhibits changing patterns over time. A Forest Service scientist studied three me ...