Assistant Professor of Hardwood Silviculture and Forest Operations Extension
204 Thomas Poe Cooper Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0073
(859) 257-5666


Ph.D. Natural Resource Science and Management, 2019, University of Minnesota

M.S. Forestry, 2014, University of Montana

B.S. Forestry, 2007, University of Montana

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


  • Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • Kentucky-Tennessee SAF
  • Kentucky Woodland Owners Association
  • Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals
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