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Dr. Ben Jackson

Professor Emeritus, Timber Harvesting and Alternative Forest Products

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PhD in Forest Economics-Texas A&M University
MS in Forestry-Texas A&M University
BBA-Lamar University

Prior Positions
Associate Professor of Forestry
Louisiana State University


Research Areas Detail:


Sustainability and Biomass Harvesting Guidelines

Areas of Specialization

Service Faculty

Manage the Master Tree Farmer Educational Program in Georgia

Leader, National eXtension online Community of Practice for Forest-Based Bioenergy

Areas of Expertise: Woody Biomass for Energy, Timber Harvesting and Transportation, Forest Road Construction, Water Quality BMPs, Agroforestry and Non-Timber Forest Products, and Distance Learning Technology

Recent Citations:

Jackson, B and Howell, M. 2009. Andragogy�s challenge: different generations of learners. USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station General Technical Report.

Jackson, B. 2009. "Federal environmental regulations and the private forest landowner," in Woodland Management Course: A Guide to Improving Our ForestsChapter 13. Edited by Brinker, R and Hamilton, R, pp. 201-211: The Forest Landowner Foundation.

Gan, J; Biles, L; Cassidy, D; Foster, D; Hubbard, W; Jackson, B; Mayfield, C; Rauscher, H; Smith, T; and Taylor, E. 2008. Southern forest bioenergy: knowledge synthesis and management. So. J. of App. For. 32(1):28-32.

Hubbard, W and Jackson, B. 2008. "Celebrating minority involvement in Extension forestry opportunitie" in Proceedings of the symposium on the 10th anniversary of the 2+2 joint degree program in forestry and natural resources conse, Southern Research Station General Technical Report edition, vol. SRS-106, pp. 64-67: USDA Forest Service.

Jackson, B; Schroder, R; and Ashton, S. 2007. "Harvesting modules", vol. 7: Encyclopedia of Southern Bioenergy.

Jackson, B; Hubbard, W; Habecker, M; Kroenke, M; Traaholt, S; and Brown, V. 2004. Members Evaluate their Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP). Journal of Extension December 42(6).


"Creation of a Fores-Based Bioenergy online Community of Practice", CSREES, 09/30/2008-09/30/2010 $100,000

"National Timber Tax Website", USDA Forest Service, 09/01/2009-08/05/2011 $100,000