C. Dana Nelson

C. Dana  Nelson
C. Dana Nelson 
Name: C. Dana Nelson 
Title: Project Leader/Research Geneticist
Unit: Forest Genetics and Ecosystems Biology (4160)
Phone: 228-832-2747 Ext. 201
Fax:
E-Mail: dananelson@fs.fed.us

 

Location Information

Mailing
Address:
USDA-Forest Service
Southern Institute of Forest Genetics

23332 Success Rd.
Saucier, MS 39574-9344
Shipping
Address:
Same
,   
Location
Phone:
228-832-2747

 

Research Information

Education:

PhD, Forest Genetics, University of Minnesota, 1988
MS, Forest Genetics, Oklahoma State University, 1984
BS, Forestry, Iowa State University, 1982

Current Research:

  • host-pathogen genetics, in particular the genetics of fusiform rust disease on slash and loblolly pines
  • population and quantitative genetics of the southern pines
  • DNA marker development and genome mapping
  • comparative genomics of the southern pines and related conifers

Collaborative Research:

  • genetic mapping various traits such as pitch canker and brown spot disease resistance in slash and longleaf pines, tip moth resistance in loblolly pine, and early height growth in longleaf pine
  • developing DNA marker-aided selection procedures for tree improvement applications

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