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Dr. Bronson Bullock

Professor, Forest Biometrics & Quantitative Timber Management

Contact Information

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Phone:
706-542-6205

Campus address

Office:
Warnell 4-529
Education:
B.S., Natural Resources Management – Forestry, May 1996 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Cook College, New Brunswick, NJ
M.S., Forestry – Biometrics, December 1998 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
M.S., Statistics, May 2000 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
Ph.D., Forestry – Biometrics, February 2002 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA

Research

Research Areas Detail:

My research interests include more traditional biometry topics, such as volume, taper, and weight equations derived for various species and regions; statistical sampling and inventory issues; and the impacts of various silvicultural treatments on stand development. Further, I have more wide ranging research interests, e.g., quantitative issues relating to the growth and yield of forest stands with an emphasis on the spatial relationships between individual trees in a stand; using Bayesian statistical methods to look at spatial matrix correlation structures (with respect to a forest stand); evaluating the differences between different levels of genetic homogeneity at the individual tree and stand-level; and modeling diameter distributions for a range forest stand conditions. I try to be very flexible on the research theses my graduate students work on and I strive to make sure that their research thesis helps to achieve their professional goals.

Recent Citations:

Wood, E.R., B.P. Bullock, F. Isik, and S.E. McKeand. (in review). Comparison of taper and growth traits between loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) seedlings and trees propagated by somatic embryogenesis. Forest Ecology and Management.

Kim, T.J., B.P. Bullock, and S.E. McKeand. (in press). Spatial autocorrelation among different levels of genetic control and spacings in loblolly pine. Forest Science.

Wood, E.R., B.P. Bullock, F. Isik, and S.E. McKeand. (in press). Variation in stem taper and growth traits in a clonal trial of loblolly pine. Forest Science. 

Egbäck, S., B.P. Bullock, F. Isik, and S.E. McKeand. (in press). Height-Diameter Relationships Among Different Genetic Planting Stock of Loblolly Pine at Age Six. Forest Science. 

Green, E.J. and B.P. Bullock. 2014. Assessing Sampling and Model Error in Standing Green Weight Estimation for a Loblolly Pine Plantation. Forest Science. 60(4):623-627.

Smith, B.C., B.P. Bullock, F. Isik, and S.E. McKeand. 2014. Modeling genetic effects on growth of diverse provenances and families of loblolly pine across optimum and deficient nutrient regimes. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 44:1453-1461.

Alvarez, J., H.L. Allen, T.J. Albaugh, J.L. Stape, B.P. Bullock, and C. Song. 2013. Factors influencing the growth of radiata pine plantations in Chile. Forestry – An International Journal of Forest Research. 86:13-26.

Keto, E.M., M.R. McHale, G.R. Hess, B.P. Bullock, and G.B. Blank. 2012. Design Choices and Urban Forest Characteristics in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. Parking Lots. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. 38(2): 50–57. 

Aspinwall, M.J., J.S. King, S.E. McKeand, and B.P. Bullock. 2011. Genetic effects on stand-level uniformity and above- and belowground dry mass production in juvenile loblolly pine. Forest Ecology and Management. 262:609–619.

Sherrill, J.R., B.P. Bullock, T.J. Mullin, S.E. McKeand, R.P. Purnell. 2011. Total and Merchantable Stem Volume Equations for Mid-Rotation Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.). South. J. of App. For. 35(3):105-108.

Teaching:

Associate Professor, August 2014 – present, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Athens, GA
Associate Professor, July 2008 – August 2014, North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Raleigh, NC
Assistant Professor, March 2002 – June 2008, NC State University, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Raleigh, NC
Research Assistant, August 1996 – February 2002, Loblolly Pine Growth & Yield Research Cooperative, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
Assistant Biometrician, May 1996 – August 1996, Westvaco Internship, Forest Science Laboratory, Biometrics Section, Summerville, SC
Nature Department Head, 1992-1995 (summers), YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Medford, NJ