Stand Management and Forest Health Team

Three people conversing next to a tree

Managing and maintaining healthy, productive forests involves a host of values and goals that differ depending upon the use of the land. Some studies may focus on stand and forest pest management practices aimed at producing the best quality and greatest quantity hardwood sawtimber in the shortest time. Other studies may involve lands used primarily for recreation or to produce wildlife benefits with timber production a secondary interest.

Team Members

There are 4 people in the Stand Management and Forest Health Team
Name Title Phone
Kirk, Chris Forestry Technician 662-686-3183
Leininger, Theodor D. Project Leader/Research Plant Pathologist 662-336-4801
Meadows, Steve Principal Silviculturist 662-336-4825
Walker, Charles H., II Forestry Technician, Research 662-336-4802

Research Studies

Title Lead Scientists
Biology of the Hardwood Stump Borer, Mallodon dasystomus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), and other prey of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Nathan Schiff
Paul Hamel
Biology of Woodwasps and their Symbiotic Fungi Nathan Schiff
Bluff Hardwood Cutting Level Study for Uneven-Aged Management Jeff Goelz
Steve Meadows
John Toliver
Description of 32-Year-Old-Hardwood Planatations on Macon Ridge Soils Jeff Goelz
Steve Meadows
Development and Testing of Electronic Aroma Recognition and Analysis for the Detection and Diagnosis of Microbes Causing Defect Losses in Standing Timber Dan Wilson
Development of Mixed-species Hardwood Plantations on Two Mississippi Delta Soil Types Jeff Goelz
Discovering the Main Factors Contributing to the Decline of Willow Oaks on Certain Sites in the D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana Ted Leininger
Growth and Quality Development of Residual Trees Following Deferment Cutting in Red Oak-Sweetgum Steve Meadows
Growth and Quality Response of Residual Hardwood Poletimber Following Thinning in Sawtimber Stands Danny Skojac
Steve Meadows
Andrew Ezell
Investigations and Control of Microbes Causing Sycamore Dieback and Decline in Commercial Plantations Ted Leininger
Dan Wilson
Nathan Schiff
Regeneration, Species Composition, and Stand Development Twenty-One Years After Clearcutting in a Bottomland Hardwood Stand Steve Meadows
Release of Suppressed Cherrybark Oak and Green Ash Steve Meadows
Seed Tree vs. Selection in Bottomland Hardwoods Steve Meadows
Stand Quality Measurement of Southern Hardwood Forests Steve Meadows
Danny Skojac
The Effects of Stand Modification on Insect and Disease Communities in the Lower Mississippi River Ecosystem Ted Leininger
Steve Meadows
The Role of Stem Canker and Dieback in Pondberry Health and Survival Dan Wilson
Thinning Red Oak-Sweetgum Stands on Minor Streambottom Sites Steve Meadows
Treatments to Favor Oak in Mixed Stands of Hardwood Regeneration Steve Meadows
Understanding Bottomland Hardwood Responses to an Operational Thinning Steve Meadows
Water Oak Plantation Thinning Steve Meadows
Woody Perennial Energy Crop Production in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley under Several Planting Densities and Harvest Regimens for Varietal Cottonwood and Black Willow Ray A. Souter
Emile S. Gardiner
Theodor Leininger
Dana Mitchell
Robert B Rummer
Randall J. Rousseau
Michael C. Tyree