C. Dana Nelson

Project Leader
Department of Forestry, 730 Rose
Lexington, KY 40546-0073
Phone: 228-832-2747

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


Ph.D. in Forest Genetics, 1988
University of Minnesota
M.S. in Forest Genetics, 1984
Oklahoma State University
B.S. in Forestry, 1982
Iowa State University

Professional Organizations

  • Southern Forest Tree Improvement Committee, Chair (2011—Current)

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