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Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales


Campus address

Building 1-202


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

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. 

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Whether you’re swatting mosquitos in your backyard or hiking through a national park, our relationship with nature is rooted in access, lived experience, personal connections and history. It relates to race, policies, power and identity. And so much more.

Seminar: "Considerations for intentionally managing for pine-hardwood mixtures and lessons from past research"

Assistant Professor of Silviculture Outreach

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Dr. David Clabo

Contact David C. Clabo, Ph.D.


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Administration Building, 4601 Research Way, Tifton, GA 31793


B.S., Forest Resource Management, The University of Tennessee, 2011
M.S., Forestry, The University of Tennessee, 2014
Ph.D. Natural Resource Management (Forestry), The University of Tennessee, 2018

Dissertation title: Shortleaf Pine-Hardwood Mixture Establishment and Release in Two Physiographic Regions of Tennessee


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Recent Citations:

Dickens, D., Morris, L., Clabo, D., Ogden, L. 2020. Pine straw raking and growth of southern pine: Review and recommendations. Forests, 11(8): 799;


Clabo, D., Dickens, D., and Moorhead, D. 2020 Old-field longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) long term growth and yield response to midrotation fertilization. Forest Science, 1-11.

Clabo, D., and Clatterbuck, W. 2020. Restoration of shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata)-hardwood mixtures in low quality upland hardwood stands using cluster planting and natural regeneration. Forests, 11(4): 457;

Clabo, D., and Clatterbuck, W. 2019. Establishment and early development of even-age shortleaf pine-hardwood mixtures using artificially regenerated shortleaf pine and various site preparation and release treatments. Forest Science, fxz082. doi: 10.1093/forsci/fx2082.

Clabo, D., and Clatterbuck, W. 2019. Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata, Pinaceae) seedling sprouting responses: clipping and burning effects at various seedling ages and seasons. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 142(2), 96-110. doi:10.3159/TORREY-D-18-00004.1.

Clabo, D.C., and W.K. Clatterbuck. 2018. Survival, growth, and establishment of planted shortleaf pine and natural hardwood regeneration on scarified areas in partially cut stands. In Proceedings of the 19th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-234. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Asheville, NC. pp. 251-258.

Clabo, D.C., Guldin, J.M., and W.K. Clatterbuck. 2016. Age and size comparisons of regenerating shortleaf pine seedlings burned multiple times in ecosystem restoration areas. In Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-212. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Asheville, NC. pp. 422-428.

Clabo, D.C., and W.K. Clatterbuck. 2015. Site preparation techniques for the establishment of mixed pine-hardwood stands: 22-year results. Forest Science 61(4): 790-799.

Clabo, D.C., and W.K. Clatterbuck. 2015. Sprouting capability of shortleaf pine seedlings following clipping and burning: First-year results. In Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-203. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Asheville, NC. pp. 137-142.


Clabo, D.C., and W.K. Clatterbuck. 2014. Sprouting capability and growth of one-year-old shortleaf pine seedlings after different times of burning and clipping. in Wildland Fire in the Appalachians: Discussions Among Managers and Scientists. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-199. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Asheville, NC. pp. 42-47.

  • Forest Herbicides
  • Invasive Plant Management
  • Prescribed Fire
  • Pine and Hardwood Regeneration
  • Forest Restoration
  • Forest Management