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Dr. Michael Kane

Director, PMRC & UGA CAFS
Professor, Quantitative Silviculture

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Contact Dr. Michael Kane

Phone:
706-542-3009

Campus address

Office:
Warnell 4-505

About

Education:
Ph.D. Forestry/Soil Science, North Carolina State University. 1994
M.S. Forestry/Soil Science, North Carolina State University. 1981
B.S. Natural Resources, University of Michigan. 1975
Biography:

Prior Positions:
Manager of Silviculture Research and Technology Transfer, International Paper, 1999 to 2006.
Plantation Nutrition Project Leader, Union Camp Corporation, 1996 to 1999
Tropical Forestry Consultant, Zobel Forestry Associates, 1992 to 1995.
Silviculture Research Forester/Manager, Pizano, SA (Colombia) and Smurfit (Colombia and Venezuela), 1982 to 1992

 

 

 

Research

Research Areas Detail:

My research objective is to create value for forest landowners by improving knowledge of plantation performance under different silvicultural regimes and by developing growth and yield systems that accurately portray plantation behavior affecting stand value and decision tools that help managers meet objectives.

Research interests are: Pine and Hardwood Silviculture; Plantation Growth and Yield; Decision Tools; Site Productivity; Tropical Forestry.

Recent Citations:

Butler, M. A., J. Dahlen, F. Antony, M. Kane, T. L. Eberhardt, H. Jin, K. Love-Meyers, J.P. McTague.  2016. Relationship between loblolly pine small clear specimens and dimension lumber tested in static bending.  Wood and Fiber Science. 48(2): 1-15.

Chaudhari, U. M. Kane, and M. Wetzstein.  2016. The key literature of and trend in forestry investment decisions using real options analysis.  International Forestry Review. 18(2):146-160.

Gonzalez-Benecke, C.A. R. O. Teskey, T. A. Martin, E. J. Jokela, T. R. Fox, M. B. Kane, and A. Noorments. 2016. Regional validation and improved parameterization of the 3-PG model for Pinus taeda stands.  Forest Ecology and Management.  361: 237-256.

Zhao, D., M. Kane, D. Markewitz, and R. Teskey. 2016. Modeling aboveground biomass components and volume-to-weight conversion ratios for loblolly pine trees.  Forest Science.  62(5):463-473.

Zhao, D. M. Kane, R. Teskey, T. Fox, T. Albaugh, H.L. Allen, R. Rubilar. 2016. Maximum response of loblolly pine plantations to silvicultural management in the southern United States.  Forest Ecology and Management. 375:105-111.

Antony, F., L.R. Schimleck, R. F. Daniel, A. Clark, B. E Borders, M. B. Kane, and H. E. Burkhart. 2015. Whole tree bark and wood properties of loblolly pine: A synthesis. Forest Science. 61(1):55-66.

Will, R. E., T. Fox, K. M. Akers, J.C. Domec, C. González-Benecke, E.J. Jokela, M. Kane, M. A. Laviner, G. Lokuta, D. Markewitz, M. A. McGuire, C. Meek, A. Noormets, L. Samuelson, J. Seiler, B.Strahm, R.Teskey, J. Vogel, E. Ward, J. West, D. Wilson and T. A. Martin. 2015. A range-wide experiment to investigate nutrient and soil moisture interactions in loblolly pine plantation. Forests. 6:2014-2028; doi: 10:3390/f6062014.

Zhao, D., M. Kane, D. Markewitz, R. Teskey, and M. Clutter. 2015.  Additive tree biomass equations for mid-rotation loblolly pine plantations.  Forest Science. 61(4):613-623.

Samuelson, L. J., C. J. Pell, T. A. Stokes, S. M. Bartkowiak, K. M. Akers, M. Kane, D. Markewitz, M. A. McGuire and R. O. Teskey. 2014. Two-year throughfall and fertilization effects on leaf physiology and growth of loblolly pine in the Georgia Piedmont. Forest Ecology and Management. 330: 29-37.

Wang, M., M. Kane, B. Borders, and D. Zhao. 2014. Direct variance-covariance modeling as an alternative to the traditional guide curve approach for prediction of dominant heights.  Forest Science 60(4): 652-662.

Zhao, D., M. Kane, R. Teskey, D. Markewitz, D. Greene, and B. Borders. 2014.  Impact of management on nutrients, carbon, and energy in aboveground biomass components of mid-rotation loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations. Annals of Forest Science 71: 843-851.

Akers, M. A., M. Kane, D. Zhao, R. O. Teskey, and R. F. Daniels. 2013. Effects of planting density and cultural intensity on stand and crown attributes of mid-rotation loblolly pine plantations.  Forest Ecology and Management 310: 468-475.

Bryars, C., C. Maier, M. Kane, B. Borders, R. Will, and R. Teskey. 2013.  Fixed physiological parameters in the 3-PG model produced accurate estimates of loblolly pine growth on sites in different geographic regions.  Forest Ecology and Management 289:501-514.

Subedi, S., M. Kane, D. Zhao, B. Borders, and D. Greene. 2012.  Cultural intensity and planting density effects on aboveground biomass of 12-year-old loblolly pine trees in the Upper Coastal Plain and Piedmont of the southeastern United State.  Forest Ecology and Management 267:157-162.

Zhao, D, and M. Kane. 2012.  Differences in growth dynamics of loblolly and slash pine plantations.  Forest Ecology and Management 281:84-92.

Zhao, D., M. Kane, B. Borders, S. Subedi, and M. Akers. 2012. Effects of cultural intensity and planting density on stand-level aboveground biomass production and allocation for 12-year-old loblolly pine plantations in the Upper Coastal Plain and Piedmont of the southeastern United States.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42(1): 111-122.

Zhao, D., M. Kane, and B. Borders.  2011. Growth responses to planting density and management intensity in loblolly pine plantations in the southeastern United States Lower Coastal Plain.  Annals of Forest Science 68: 625-635.

Zhao, D; Kane, M; and Borders, B. 2010. Development and applications of the relative spacing model for loblolly pine plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 259:1922-1929.

Zhao, D; Kane, M; Borders, B; Harrison, M; and Rheney, J. 2009. Site preparation and competing vegetation control affect loblolly pine long-term productivity in the southern Piedmont/Upper Coastal Plain of the United States. Annals of Forest Science 66 (705).

Zhao, D. and M. Kane. Loblolly pine tree equations for volume-to-weight conve4rsion ratios, aboveground biomass and biomass allocations.  PMRC 2016-1. Plantation Management Research Cooperative.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.  University of Georgia.  Athens, GA. 42 pp.

Kane. M., M. Wang, J. Rheney, and D. Zhao.  Western Gulf Culture Density Study: Results through Age 12.  PMRC Technical Report 2015-1. Plantation Management Research Cooperative.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.  University of Georgia.  Athens, GA. 55 pp.

Zhao, D., M. Kane, and M. Wang. Comparison of Loblolly Pine and Slash Pine Plantation Performance through Age 18 in the Lower Coastal Plain.  PMRC Technical Report 2015-2. Plantation Management Research Cooperative.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.  University of Georgia.  Athens, GA. 26 pp.

Borders, B., D. Zhao, M. Wang, M. Kane. Growth and Yield Models for Second/Third Rotation Loblolly Pine Plantations in the Piedmont/Upper Coastal Plain and Lower Coastal Plain of the Southeastern U.S.  PMRC Technical Report 2014-1. Plantation Management Research Cooperative.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.  University of Georgia.  Athens, GA. 49 pp.

Wang, M., M. Kane, and D. Zhao. 2014.  SAGS Culture/Density Study: Age 15 Results.  PMRC Technical Report 2014-2. Plantation Management Research Cooperative.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.  University of Georgia.  Athens, GA.  82 pp.

Zhao, D., M. Kane, and M. Wang. 2014. Coastal Plain Culture/Density Study: Age 18 Analysis for Loblolly pine. PMRC Technical Report 2014-3. Plantation Management Research Cooperative.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.  University of Georgia.  Athens, GA.  43 pp.

Zhao, D. and M. Kane. 2013.  Piedmont and Upper Coastal Plain loblolly pine site preparation study: Results for loblolly pine through age 25.  PMRC Technical Report 2013-1, Plantation Management Research Cooperative.  Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 34pp.

Kane, M. M. Wang, D. Zhao, J. Rheney, and M. Messina. 2013.  Western Gulf Culture Density Study: Results through age 10.  PMRC Technical Report 2013-2, Plantation Management Research Cooperative.  Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 54pp.

Wang, M. and M. Kane. 2013. Loblolly pine improved planting stock-vegetation control study: Age 25 results.  PMRC Technical Report 2013-3, Plantation Management Research Cooperative.  Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 80pp.

Grants

"Plantation Management Research Cooperative 2016-2020" $1,750,000

"Biomass Model System for Intensively Managed Loblolly Pine Plantations", TIP-FRP, 07/01/2009-06/30/2010 $70,833

"High Density Southern Pine Feedstock Production and Carbon Sequestration", USDA AFRI, 01/01/2011-12/31/2015 $887,379.00

"Integrating research, education, and extension for enhancing southern pine climate change mitigation and adaption", USDA NIFA, 01/01/2011-12/31/2015 $1,340,000

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