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Brian R. Lockhart

Research Forester
P.O. Box 227
432 Stoneville Road
Stoneville, MS 38776-0227
Phone: 662-336-4819
Fax: 662-336-4829


Ph.D. in ecophysiology, silviculture, 1992
Mississippi State University
M.F.S. in silviculture, 1988
Yale University
B.S. in forestry, 1986
University of Arkansas at Monticello

Professional Experience

Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research
Associate Professor, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University
Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Forest Resources, University of Arkansas at Monticello

Professional Organizations

  • The Forest Guild, Member (2005—Current)
  • Arkansas Native Plant Society, Member (1995—Current)
  • Forest History Society, Member (1995—Current)
  • Ecological Society of America, Member (1992—Current)
  • National Hardwood Lumber Association, Member (1991—Current)
  • Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group, Member (1991—Current)
  • Southern Hardwood Forestry Group, Member (1991—Current)
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF), Member (1983—Current)

Awards and Recognition

Certified Senior Ecologist, 2009
Ecological Society of America
Certified Forester, 2003
Society of American Foresters, Certification No. 2564
Registered Forester, 1992
State Board of Registration for Foresters, State of Arkansas, License No. 463

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Research Highlights

New research sheds light on fate of the imperiled pondberry plant (2017)
SRS-2017-144 Some consider pondberry to be the rarest shrub in the southeastern U.S. as it is found in only 36 populations distributed in six states. Forest Service researchers discovered that pondberry prefers to grow in partial sunlight rather than the heavy shade characteristic of dense forests. Active forest management practices that provide suitable light availability could help pondberry thrive and perhaps even resist other environmental stresses such as soil flooding.