Associate Professor of Silviculture
210 Thomas Poe Cooper Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0073
(859) 257-9701
john.lhotka@uky.edu

Curriculum Vitae

 


Research


Courses Taught


Education

Ph.D. Silviculture 2006, Auburn University

M.S. Forest Resource Management 2001, Southern Illinois University

B.S. Forestry 1999, Southern Illinois University


Research Interests

  • Natural and artificial regeneration of forest communities
  • Ecology and management of oak dominated forests
  • Irregular and gap-based silvicultural systems
  • Linkage among forest structure, understory environment, and development of tree reproduction
  • Modeling tree- and stand-level growth in a silvicultural context 
  • Reforestation and reclamation of disturbed lands
  • Woody biomass production and utilization for bioenergy 
  • Development of silvicultural approaches that enhance habitat for forest-dwelling bats
  • Quantification of canopy structure in single and mixed species stands

   

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