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Drought-stressed trees more likely to die from wildfires, study finds

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

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Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

A first-of-its-kind project highlights perils faced by drier western forests

 

Drought and wildfires often, unfortunately, go hand in hand. While some fires can be planned and controlled, dry conditions create a tinderbox for much of American’s forests.

International investigation discovers Bald eagles’ killer

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Invasive water plant becomes breeding ground for cyanobacteria that causes lethal brain disease

 

The alarm bells began ringing when dozens of eagles were found dead near an Arkansas lake.

Hydrilla and AVM-affected watersheds in the U.S. southeast

First introduced to the United States as an aquarium plant, hydrilla might now be considered the kudzu of the lakes across the Southeast. Its aggressive stems can grow up to an inch a day and extend 20 to 30 feet into dark waters where many native plants can't grow. 

Conservation via social distancing: Master’s student helps develop education programs in time of COVID

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

As an undergraduate student in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, Camille Bennett (BSFR ’19) knew she liked being outdoors, and she liked to help others appreciate it.

Women's History Month: Lisa Muller (PhD ’95)

In celebration of Women's History Month, we are highlighting female Warnell alumni who have made significant accomplishments in areas of research. Today, meet Lisa Muller (PhD ’95), a professor and assistant department head at the University of Tennessee.

 

Seminar: “Plantation Management Research Cooperative (PMRC) overview and ongoing forestry research”

Professor, Forest Biometrics & Quantitative Timber Management
Co-Director, Plantation Management Research Cooperative (PMRC)

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Pictured: Dr. Bronson Bullock

Contact Dr. Bronson P. Bullock

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706-389-9861

Campus address

Office:
Warnell 4-529 (Forestry Building #4, 5th Floor)
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
Curriculum Vitae:

Research

Research Areas:
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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:
  • Zapata Cuartas, M., Bullock, B. P., & Montes, C. R. (in press). A taper equation for loblolly pine using penalized spline regression. Forest Science.
  • Zhao, D., Bullock, B., Montes, C., Wang, M., Westfall, J., & Coulston, J. (2020). Long-term dynamics of loblolly pine crown structure and aboveground net primary production as affected by site quality, planting density and cultural intensity. Forest Ecology and Management. 472, 14 pages. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118259
  • Orrego, S., Montes, C., Restrepo, H.I., Bullock, B.P., & Zapata, M. (2020). Modeling height growth for teak plantations in Colombia using the reducible stochastic differential equation approach.  Journal of Forestry Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-020-01174-y
  • Wang, M., Bullock, B. P., Montes, C. R., & Zhao, D. (2020). An Empirical Examination of Dominant Height Projection Accuracy Using Difference Equation Models. Forest Science. 66(3):267-274. https://doi.org/10.1093/forsci/fxz079
  • Zhao, D., Bullock, B., Montes, C., & Wang, M. (2020). Rethinking maximum stand basal area and maximum SDI from the aspect of stand dynamics. Forest Ecology and Management. 475, 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118462
  • Hall, K. B., Stape, J. L., Bullock, B. P., Frederick, D., Wright, J., Scolforo, H. F., & Cook, R. (2020). A growth and yield model for Eucalyptus benthamii in the southeastern United States. Forest Science. 66(1):25-37. https://doi.org/10.1093/forsci/fxz061
  • Restrepo, H., Montes, C., Orrego, S., Salazar, J., Bullock, B., & Montes, C. (2019). Using Biophysical Variables and Stand Density to Estimate Growth and Yield of Pinus spatula: A Case Study in Antioquia, Colombia. Journal of Forestry Research. 9:195-213. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojf.2019.93010
  • Zhao, D., Bullock, B. P., Montes, C. R., Wang, M., Greene, D., & Sutter, L. (2019). Loblolly pine outperforms slash pine in the southeastern United States - A long-term experimental comparison study. Forest Ecology and Management, 450, 15 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.117532
  • Gallagher, D. A., Bullock, B. P., Montes, C. R., & Kane, M. B. (2019). Whole Stand Volume and Green Weight Equations for Loblolly Pine in the Western Gulf Region of the United States through Age 15. Forest Science, 65(4), 420-428. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/forsci/fxy068
  • Gallagher, D. A., Montes, C. R., Bullock, B. P., & Kane, M. B. (2019). Two-Step Regression Process for Whole Stand Loblolly Pine Survival Projection and Quantifying Uncertainty. Forest Science, 65(3), 265-276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/forsci/fxy055
  • Denham, S. O., Coyle, D. R., Oishi, A. C., Bullock, B. P., Heliovaara, K., & Novick, K. A. (2019). Tree resin flow dynamics during an experimentally induced attack by Ips avulsus, I. calligraphus, and I. grandicollis. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 49(1), 53-63. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2018-0024
  • Zhao, D., Westfall, J., Coulston, J. W., Lynch, T. B., Bullock, B., & Montes, C. (2019). Additive Biomass Equations for Slash Pine Trees: Comparing Three Modeling Approaches. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 49, 27-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2018-0246
  • Restrepo, H., Bullock, B., & Montes, C. (2019). Growth and yield drivers of loblolly pine in the southeastern U.S.: A meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management, 435, 205-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.12.007
  • Green, P. C., Bullock, B. P., & Kane, M. B. (2018). Culture and Density Effects on Tree Quality in Midrotation Non-Thinned Loblolly Pine Plantations. Forests, 9(2), 16 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/f9020082
  • Scolforo, H.F., J.R.S. Scolforo, M.R. Raimundo, J.M. Mello, A.P.B. Batista and B.P. Bullock.  2015.  Hypsometric approaches to Eucalyptus experiments in Brazil.  African Journal of Agricultural Research. 10(45):4176-4184.https://doi.org/10.5897/AJAR2015.10151
  • Kim, T. J., Bullock, B. P., & Stape, J. L. (2015). Effects of silvicultural treatments on temporal variations of spatial autocorrelation in Eucalyptus plantations in Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management. 358, 90-97. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2015.09.004
  • Kim, T. J., Bullock, B. P., & McKeand, S. E. (2015). Spatial Autocorrelation among Different Levels of Genetic Homogeneity and Spacings in Loblolly Pine. Forest Science, 61(3), 438-444. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.14-034
  • Kim, T. J., Bullock, B., & Wijaya, A. (2016). Spatial distribution of above-ground biomass in Labanan Concession Forest in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences, 8(2),27-39.
  • Egbäck, S., Bullock, B. P., Isik, F., & McKeand, S. E. (2015). Height-Diameter Relationships for Different Genetic Planting Stock of Lob lolly Pine at Age 6. Forest Science, 61(3), 424-428. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.14-015
  • Wood, E. R., Bullock, B. P., Isik, F., & McKeand, S. E. (2015). Variation in Stem Taper and Growth Traits in a Clonal Trial of Loblolly Pine. Forest Science, 61(1), 76-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.12-068
  • Smith, B. C., Bullock, B. P., Isik, F., & McKeand, S. E. (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(11), 1453-1461. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2013-0379 
  • Green, E. J., & Bullock, B. (2014). Assessing Sampling and Model Error in Standing Green Weight Estimation for a Loblolly Pine Plantation. Forest Science, 60(4), 623-627. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.13-007 
Teaching:

Professor, July 2017 – present, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Athens, GA
Co-Director, July 2017 – present, Plantation Management Research Cooperative (PMRC)
Associate Professor, August 2014 – June 2017, 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

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10 years after Fukushima Daiichi, animals reclaim the landscape

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

The nuclear power plant's exclusion zone is home to a new population of wildlife

 

Migrating birds help student unlock new ways to track animals

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Spatial data develops insights into how individual birds behave

 

Every spring, flocks of birds small enough to fit in your hand fly thousands of miles and across continents to hatch the next generation.

Women's History Month: Lisa Samuelson (BS ’85, MS ’87)

In celebration of Women's History Month, we are highlighting female Warnell alumni who have made significant accomplishments in areas of research. Today we are featuring Lisa Samuelson (BS ’85, MS ’87), who retired last year as the Luce Professor of Forestry and Alumni Professor at Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. She now holds the title of Professor Emerita.

 

Calculated success: Forestry alumni pen top-rated papers for CDC

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Growing and maintaining healthy forests isn’t just about science. It also involves a lot of mathematics.