Spring 2018 Seminar Series

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Seminars are generally held in room 217 of the Thomas Poe Cooper Building. All are welcome to attend.


Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 220 TPC

Allison Davis, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources - Python for GIS -1: Introduction to Python: Structure and Syntax


Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 220 TPC

Allison Davis, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources - Python for GIS -2: Python for ArcGIS: Using the Python window in ArcMap 10.4


Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Joseph M. Frederick and Michaela Lambert – UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate Students

  • Two Reforestation Options for Mined Lands in the Appalachian Region of Kentucky (Joseph M. Frederick)
  • Factors Affecting Amphibian Occupancy, Abundance, and Species Richness in Artificial Wetlands on a Reforested Surface Mine in the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia (Michaela Lambert)

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 220 TPC

Allison Davis, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources - Python for GIS-3: Python for ArcGIS: Python script tools for ArcToolbox


Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Dr. Yang Bai, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Postdoctoral Fellow - Impact of land use and climate change on water-related ecosystem services in Kentucky


Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Gabriela A. Wolf and Jonathan Matthews, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate Students.

  • Diet of a recently reintroduced river otter (Lontra canadensis) population in the upper Rio Grande, New Mexico (Gabriela A. Wolf)
  • Impacts and Influence of Deer Density on Corn and Soybean Yields in Western Kentucky (Jonathan Matthews)

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Dr. Ellen CrockerUK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources and Forest Health Center, Postdoctoral Scholar - TreeSnap citizen science app


Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Rafael Freitas, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate Student - Multi-camera surveillance systems for time and motion studies of timber harvesting operations


Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Dr. Jingjing Liang, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University - Mapping global forest biodiversity, productivity, and their interaction


Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 - 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Dr. Puneet Dwivedi, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia - Is Private Environmental Governance Working? Analyzing the Effects of the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard on Forestry BMPs in Georgia


Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 - 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Dr. Thomas Brandeis. Supervisory Research Forester, US Forest Service Southern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis. Knoxville, TN - National forest inventory and monitoring in the USA: Special emphasis on Kentucky and land use change


Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Jill Jonnes, author of “Urban Forests – A natural history of trees and people in the American cityscape". Presentation on Urban Forests: My Sixth Book and the Hardest One to Write.


Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Bill Peterman, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University - Fine scale to landscape scale: How environmental gradients affect terrestrial salamander ecology



Recent past seminars

Wendy Leuenberger, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Introductory R

Wendy Leuenberger, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Plotting in R

Wendy Leuenberger, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Basic analyses in R

Wendy Leuenberger, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Data management in R

Hamid Hamraz, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Automated Forest Modeling using Airborne Discrete Return LiDAR Point Clouds

Randy Kolka, U.S. Forest Service - Northern Research Station, Cutting Edge Northern Peatland Reseach at the SPRUCE Experiment: Early Results

Dr. Danna Baxley, The Nature Conservancy - Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy in Kentucky: Landscape Scale Conservation in the Commonwealth

Dr. Neelam C. Poudyal, The University of Tennessee -  Dept. of Forestry, Wildlife, & Fisheries, Rural community’s perception of surface mining’s impacts on environment and quality of life in Eastern Kentucky

Dr. Stephen ShifleyU.S. Forest Service - Northern Research Station, The Future of Forests in the Midwest and Northeast, with Particular Attention to Kentucky

Dr. Susan Day, Virginia Tech, Has Green infrastructure Changed our Approach to Urban Forest Soils?

William Joiner, Antique River Logs