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Seminar: Saving the eagles; investigating novel toxin risk to fish and wildlife from aquatic plant and cyanobacteria co-invasions

Associate Professor, Aquatic Science

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Dr. Susan Wilde

Contact Dr. Susan Wilde


Campus address

Warnell 3-222


Ph.D. School of Forest Resources. University of Georgia. Major professor: Michael J. Van Den Avyle. Dissertation: Advective regulation of zooplankton assemblages in a reservoir series on the Savannah River, SC/GA. June, 1998.
M.S. Department of Zoology, University of Georgia. Major professor: Karen G. Porter. Thesis: Heterotrophic, autotrophic, and mixotrophic flagellates in freshwater plankton: their abundance, behavior, and grazing impact on bacteria. March, 1989.
B.S. Ecology, Ethology and Evolution. University of Illinois. Advisor: Michael Lynch. Senior Project: Morphological variations in clonal populations of Daphnia pulex in two eutrophic ponds in central Illinois. April, 1983

 Professional Experience:
August 2016 to present Associate Professor, University of Georgia
May 2008 to present: Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
2005- 2008: Joint Position: Research Assistant Professor, USC, Baruch Institute and Assistant Marine Scientist, SCDNR, MRRI, Charleston, SC
2001-2005: Research Assistant Professor, USC, Baruch Institute, Charleston, SC
2000-2001: Assistant Marine Scientist, SCDNR, MRRI, Charleston, SC
1998-2000: Postdoctoral Associate, Microbiology and Immunology, MUSC
1997-1998: Postdoctoral Associate, Grice Marine Laboratory, College of Charleston

Additional Academic Affiliations:
Adjunct Faculty, Master in Environmental Studies Program, University of Charleston
Adjunct Faculty, Marine Biology Graduate Program, University of Charleston
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University
Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Toxicology, Clemson University
Associate Faculty, Marine Science Department, University of South Carolina

Professional Societies:
Aquatic Plant Management Society
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
North American Lake Management Society
Southeastern Estuarine Research Society
South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society (President-elect)
Weed Science Society of America

Curriculum Vitae:


Research Areas Detail:

Ecological impacts of harmful algal blooms in freshwater and marine systems on fish and wildlife. Watershed development, stormwater best management practices, and impacts on water quality. Toxic cyanobacteria, invasive plants, reservoir limnology, and Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy. Interactions between invasive and endangered species. Co-occurrence of pathogens and harmful algal blooms.

Recent Citations:

K. L. Fouts, N. C. Poudyal, R. Moore, J. Herrin, S. B. Wilde. 2017.  Informed stakeholder support for managing invasive Hydrilla verticillata linked to wildlife deaths in a Southeastern reservoir. Lake and Reservoir Management 33:260-269.

M. A. Barnard, J. W. Porter, S. B. Wilde.  2017.  Utilizing Spirogyra grevilleana as a Phytoremediatory Agent for Reduction of Limnetic Nutrients and Escherichia coli Concentrations.  American Journal of Plant Sciences 8:1148-1158.

Dodd, S. R., R. S. Haynie, S. M. Williams, and S.B. Wilde.  2016.  Alternative food-chain transfer of the toxin linked to Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy (AVM) and implications for endangered Florida snail kite, Rosthramus sociabilis.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52:335-344.

Wilde, S.B. and S. Weber (2016). Cyanobacteria in the Georgia Piedmont. Sustainable Agriculture at UGA Extension, 2-4.

Woods, W. H III., B. N. Haram, S. B. Wilde and J. Ozier. 2016.  Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy. Wildlife Management Publication Series.  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources WSFNR 16-08

Ghosh, S., B.Bartelme, I. S. Astuti, E.Benyshek, D. Haskett, J. He, B. Page, S. Wilde and D. Mishra. 2014. Developing a Cyanobacteria Detection Tool for Georgia Inland Waters Using NASA Landsat 8 OLI Data for Water Quality Protection and Restoration.  SEDAAG Conference Proceedings.  

Wilde, S. B., J. R. Johansen, H. D. Wilde, P. Jiang, B. A. Bartelme, and R. S. Haynie. 2014.  Aetokthonos hydrillicola gen. et sp. nov.: Epiphytic cyanobacteria associated with invasive aquatic plants and implicated in bird deaths from Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy. Phytotaxa 181:242-260. 



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


Campus address

Warnell 4-529 (Forestry Building #4, 5th Floor)
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 Areas:
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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

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


Signature Lecture speaker explores personal connections to greenspace

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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