Person

David S Buckley

Professor | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries

Specialization: Forest ecology and silviculture

Overview

I started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries in October 1998 after completing a USDA Post-doc with the U.S. Forest Service in Rhinelander, WI. I was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2003, and promoted to Professor in 2011. I have served as the Faculty Advisor for the UT Forestry Club/Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters for the past 20+ years.

Research Focus

Forest Ecology and Silviculture

Teaching Focus

Dendrology, Forest Ecology, and Silviculture

Research Questions
  • Current research topics include: 1) viable management practices for addressing the failure of white, northern red, and other oaks to regenerate over large areas of the eastern U.S.; 2) effective silvicultural treatments for enhancing the health of forests, which is currently being threatened by invasive pests, pathogens, and plants; and 3) relationships between structural complexity, woody plant diversity, and the resilience, productivity, and carbon storage capacity of forest ecosystems.
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Kojima, Cheryl Jean | Prado, Maria | Mathew, Daniel J | Rius, Agustin G | McLean, Amanda | Eash, Neal | Edwards, J. Lannett | Zhao, Yang | Voy, Brynn | Trejo-Pech, Carlos Jose Omar | Essington, Michael E | Beever, Jon | Trout Fryxell, Rebecca Tiffany | Schrick, Neal | Duncan, Lori Allison | Chen, Ricky Xuqi

FORS 215 - Forest Ecology
3 credit hour(s)

Ecological interactions among tree species, other plant and animal species, and their environment. Forest ecosystem classification; energy, nutrient, and hydrologic cycles; and site quality. Perturbations and growth, survival and forest composition; forest succession; and fire ecology. Regeneration ecology through establishment and stand dynamics. Physiological ecology, ecological strategies, and adaptations of trees.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : FWF 212.
Registration Restriction(s): Forestry, wildlife, and fisheries majors.

FORS 322 - Silvicultural Practices
3 credit hour(s)

Application of silvicultural techniques and tree improvement. Use of herbicides and fire management.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : FWF 312.
(RE) Corequisite(s): FORS 305 and FORS 323.

Other Instructors: Franklin, Jennifer Anne | Houston, Allan E

FORS 520 - Advanced Forest Ecology
3 credit hour(s)

Physiological ecology and adaptations of trees; relationships between overstory structure, microclimate, and understory response; regeneration ecology; competition and effects of natural and human disturbance regimes at multiple scales; forest succession and stand dynamics.

Comment(s): Requires graduate standing in forestry or biological science or consent of instructor.

FORS 590 - Advanced Topics in Forestry
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts; research techniques and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Jean-Philippe, Sharon | Taylor, Adam

FORS 593 - Independent Study in Forestry
1 - 4 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

FWF 212 - Dendrology and Silvics of North American Trees
3 credit hour(s)

Identification, classification, and nomenclature of important North American trees and woody shrubs. Forest associations. Silvicultural characteristics of trees and stands as the basis for the practice of silviculture. Day field trips may be required.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BIOL 101 and BIOL 102 or BIOL 113, BIOL 114, and BIOL 115 or BIOL 150, BIOL 159 and BIOL 160.
Registration Restriction(s): Forestry, wildlife, and fisheries majors.

David S Buckley image
135 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Forestry, General, Michigan Tech University, 1994

David S Buckley

Professor | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
David S Buckley image
135 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Forestry, General, Michigan Tech University, 1994
Overview

I started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries in October 1998 after completing a USDA Post-doc with the U.S. Forest Service in Rhinelander, WI. I was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2003, and promoted to Professor in 2011. I have served as the Faculty Advisor for the UT Forestry Club/Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters for the past 20+ years.

Research Focus

Forest Ecology and Silviculture

Teaching Focus

Dendrology, Forest Ecology, and Silviculture

Research Questions
  • Current research topics include: 1) viable management practices for addressing the failure of white, northern red, and other oaks to regenerate over large areas of the eastern U.S.; 2) effective silvicultural treatments for enhancing the health of forests, which is currently being threatened by invasive pests, pathogens, and plants; and 3) relationships between structural complexity, woody plant diversity, and the resilience, productivity, and carbon storage capacity of forest ecosystems.
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Kojima, Cheryl Jean | Prado, Maria | Mathew, Daniel J | Rius, Agustin G | McLean, Amanda | Eash, Neal | Edwards, J. Lannett | Zhao, Yang | Voy, Brynn | Trejo-Pech, Carlos Jose Omar | Essington, Michael E | Beever, Jon | Trout Fryxell, Rebecca Tiffany | Schrick, Neal | Duncan, Lori Allison | Chen, Ricky Xuqi

FORS 215 - Forest Ecology
3 credit hour(s)

Ecological interactions among tree species, other plant and animal species, and their environment. Forest ecosystem classification; energy, nutrient, and hydrologic cycles; and site quality. Perturbations and growth, survival and forest composition; forest succession; and fire ecology. Regeneration ecology through establishment and stand dynamics. Physiological ecology, ecological strategies, and adaptations of trees.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : FWF 212.
Registration Restriction(s): Forestry, wildlife, and fisheries majors.

FORS 322 - Silvicultural Practices
3 credit hour(s)

Application of silvicultural techniques and tree improvement. Use of herbicides and fire management.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : FWF 312.
(RE) Corequisite(s): FORS 305 and FORS 323.

Other Instructors: Franklin, Jennifer Anne | Houston, Allan E

FORS 520 - Advanced Forest Ecology
3 credit hour(s)

Physiological ecology and adaptations of trees; relationships between overstory structure, microclimate, and understory response; regeneration ecology; competition and effects of natural and human disturbance regimes at multiple scales; forest succession and stand dynamics.

Comment(s): Requires graduate standing in forestry or biological science or consent of instructor.

FORS 590 - Advanced Topics in Forestry
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts; research techniques and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Jean-Philippe, Sharon | Taylor, Adam

FORS 593 - Independent Study in Forestry
1 - 4 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

FWF 212 - Dendrology and Silvics of North American Trees
3 credit hour(s)

Identification, classification, and nomenclature of important North American trees and woody shrubs. Forest associations. Silvicultural characteristics of trees and stands as the basis for the practice of silviculture. Day field trips may be required.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BIOL 101 and BIOL 102 or BIOL 113, BIOL 114, and BIOL 115 or BIOL 150, BIOL 159 and BIOL 160.
Registration Restriction(s): Forestry, wildlife, and fisheries majors.