James F. Rosson, Jr.

Research Forester
4700 Old Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-862-2067
jrosson@fs.fed.us

Current Research

1) Temporal and spatial trends of trees species diversity.
2) Methods in assessing tree species diversity over large areas.
3) Forest resource trends in response to harvesting and regeneration.
4) Development of resampling methods to assess resource trends.
5) Development of randomization sampling methods to assess resource trends.
6) Development of analytical techniques to interrogate large-scale surveys.

Research Interests

Research includes the forest ecology subject area with specific interests in various metrics that define the species diversity, structure, and composition of forest communities.

Education

M.S. in Forest Ecology
Southern Illinois University, M.S.
Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Tennessee, Ph.D.
B.S. in Forestry and Resource Management
Southern Illinois University, B.S.

Professional Experience

Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis
2000—Current
FIA Research Work Unit Team Leader, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis
1998—2000
Acting Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis
1996—1998
Supervisory Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis
1994—1996
Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis
1983—1994
Field Supervisory Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis
1981—1983
Field Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis
1977—1981
Dendrology Instructor, Graduate Assistant, Southern Illinois University
1975—1977

Professional Organizations

  • Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, Member (2000—Current)
  • Natural Areas Association, Member (1994—Current)
  • Society for Conservation Biology, Member (1994—Current)
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences, Member (1990—Current)
  • The International Association Of Vegetation Science, Member (1990—Current)
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Member (1989—Current)
  • The Torrey Botanical Club, Member (1988—Current)
  • The Ecological Society Of America, Member (1984—Current)

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