Jacob Muller

Jacob Muller

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Jacob Muller

Assistant Professor of Hardwood Silviculture & Forest Operations Extension

204 Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073

Last Revised: Oct 26th, 2023

Professional Biography

Dr. Muller specializes in hardwood silviculture and forest operations. His extension interests include the development of continuing education programs for woodland owners and natural resource professionals. His work includes the development and advancement of educational tools to better inform landowners of current and future management challenges. His teaching interests include forest measurements and statistics, adaptive silviculture, and regeneration forestry. His research focuses on long-term forest stand dynamics and testing the efficacy of classical and novel management approaches aimed at forest adaptation to future environmental change.

Extension Responsibilities

  • Hardwood Silviculture
  • Forest Operations

Research Interests

  • Adaptive silviculture and forest management
  • Regeneration forestry
  • Irregular and multi-aged silvicultural systems
  • Below-canopy microclimate and microsite variability following canopy manipulation
  • Forest modeling and long-term stand dynamics and projections


Ph.D., Natural Resource Science and Management, University of Minnesota, 2019
M.S., Forestry, University of Montana, 2014
B.S., Forestry, University of Montana, 2007

Course Instruction

FOR 250: Statistics and Measurements (4)
Course Description: The application of statistical concepts, computations, and software to forestry sampling and inventory problems. Land, individual tree and timber stand measurement techniques will be covered as will the design and implementation of sampling systems to derive information necessary to meet landowner objectives.

Term(s) Taught: Fall
FOR 357: Inventory and Measurements II (2)
Course Description: This is a practical course designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to the collection of forest inventory data and the preparation of a forest inventory report required to manage forests and natural resources. Students will become familiar with statistical concepts used in forest measurements; use mapping and navigation procedures to locate sampling areas; conduct forest inventories; and develop inventory reports. Class will be conducted in an outdoor forest setting often in steep terrain and inclement weather.

Term(s) Taught: Spring

Contact Information

Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073