Person

Sheng-I Yang

Assistant Professor | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries

Specialization: Forest biometrics, Forest Inventory, Growth and yield modeling

Overview

Sheng-I Yang works as an Assistant Professor of Forest Biometrics in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee. He is interested in developing efficient sampling strategies and models for planted and natural forests in order to inform decision making. His research topics include: (1) Tree/stand competition and stand dynamics, (2) Forest inventory and sampling, (3) Forest growth and carbon, (4) Stem taper and bark thickness and (5) Timber product and wood utilization. In addition to research, he has been devoted to forest biometrics, applied statistics and geospatial education. He was listed as a faculty member of the Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics Program at the University of Tennessee. Sheng-I Yang currently serves as a (1) Deputy officer of 4.01.03 Instruments and methods in forest mensuration in the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), and (2) as an Associate Editor for Journal of Forestry and Forest Ecosystems.

Research Focus

Forest Biometrics; Competition and stand dynamics; Forest inventory and sampling; Growth and yield modeling for natural resources; Forest sustainability and carbon

Teaching Focus

Sustainable and diverse learning in forest biometrics; Strengthen student's quantitative and geospatial skills; Develop effective teaching strategies; Engage professionals from natural resources practice in teaching; Provide public education service

Research Questions
  • Exploring enhanced methodology for FIA’s resource use monitoring
  • Modeling growth and allometric relationships for Caribbean trees
  • Analyzing and enhancing harvest utilization studies
  • Evaluating the sustainability of mixed-hardwood forest resources in the Eastern U.S.
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: Yu, Edward | Grant, Jerome F | Muller, Lisa Irene | Walton, Jonathan | Cavasos, Kevin Eric | Mathew, Daniel J | Larson, James Arlan | Eash, Neal | Stephens, Carrie Ann | McLean, Amanda | McLean, Kyle | Kojima, Cheryl Jean | Kerro Dego, Oudessa | Mason, Katie

FORS 329 - Forest Resource Inventory
3 credit hour(s)

Tree, log, and lumber scaling and grading. Land inventory and stand mapping. Volume estimation.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : FWF 313.
(RE) Corequisite(s): FORS 323.

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

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Taylor, Adam | Jean-Philippe, Sharon | Clatterbuck, Wayne K

FWF 313 - Measurements and Sampling
3 credit hour(s)

Measurement techniques and sampling methods for vegetation. Estimation of animal populations. Map and aerial photo use.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : STAT 201 or MATH 115.

FWF 430 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources
3 credit hour(s)

Introductory course in geographic information systems (GIS), with applications in natural resources. This course emphasizes creating detailed, professional grade maps, but also includes the basics of the theory, data collection, and analyses associated with GIS.

Registration Restriction(s): Forestry or wildlife and fisheries science majors only.

FWF 530 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources
3 credit hour(s)

Introductory course in geographic information systems (GIS), with applications in natural resources. Emphasizes creating detailed, professional grade maps, but also includes overview and application of the theory and analyses associated with GIS.

FWF 603 - Research Planning
1 - 15 credit hours

Preliminary research and investigation of dissertation research topic.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 21 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level -graduate.

Other Instructors: Buehler, David A | Willcox, Emma

Sheng-I Yang image
236 Third Creek Building
2415 Fletcher Luck Lane
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Education and Training
  • PhD, Forest Sciences and Biology, Virginia Polytech Inst & St Un, 2019
  • MS, Statistics, General, Virginia Polytech Inst & St Un, 2019
  • MS, Forest Sciences and Biology, Virginia Polytech Inst & St Un, 2016
  • BS, Forestry, General, National Taiwan University, 2013

Sheng-I Yang

Assistant Professor | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Sheng-I Yang image
236 Third Creek Building
2415 Fletcher Luck Lane
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Education and Training
  • PhD, Forest Sciences and Biology, Virginia Polytech Inst & St Un, 2019
  • MS, Statistics, General, Virginia Polytech Inst & St Un, 2019
  • MS, Forest Sciences and Biology, Virginia Polytech Inst & St Un, 2016
  • BS, Forestry, General, National Taiwan University, 2013
Overview

Sheng-I Yang works as an Assistant Professor of Forest Biometrics in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee. He is interested in developing efficient sampling strategies and models for planted and natural forests in order to inform decision making. His research topics include: (1) Tree/stand competition and stand dynamics, (2) Forest inventory and sampling, (3) Forest growth and carbon, (4) Stem taper and bark thickness and (5) Timber product and wood utilization. In addition to research, he has been devoted to forest biometrics, applied statistics and geospatial education. He was listed as a faculty member of the Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics Program at the University of Tennessee. Sheng-I Yang currently serves as a (1) Deputy officer of 4.01.03 Instruments and methods in forest mensuration in the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), and (2) as an Associate Editor for Journal of Forestry and Forest Ecosystems.

Research Focus

Forest Biometrics; Competition and stand dynamics; Forest inventory and sampling; Growth and yield modeling for natural resources; Forest sustainability and carbon

Teaching Focus

Sustainable and diverse learning in forest biometrics; Strengthen student's quantitative and geospatial skills; Develop effective teaching strategies; Engage professionals from natural resources practice in teaching; Provide public education service

Research Questions
  • Exploring enhanced methodology for FIA’s resource use monitoring
  • Modeling growth and allometric relationships for Caribbean trees
  • Analyzing and enhancing harvest utilization studies
  • Evaluating the sustainability of mixed-hardwood forest resources in the Eastern U.S.
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: Yu, Edward | Grant, Jerome F | Muller, Lisa Irene | Walton, Jonathan | Cavasos, Kevin Eric | Mathew, Daniel J | Larson, James Arlan | Eash, Neal | Stephens, Carrie Ann | McLean, Amanda | McLean, Kyle | Kojima, Cheryl Jean | Kerro Dego, Oudessa | Mason, Katie

FORS 329 - Forest Resource Inventory
3 credit hour(s)

Tree, log, and lumber scaling and grading. Land inventory and stand mapping. Volume estimation.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : FWF 313.
(RE) Corequisite(s): FORS 323.

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

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Taylor, Adam | Jean-Philippe, Sharon | Clatterbuck, Wayne K

FWF 313 - Measurements and Sampling
3 credit hour(s)

Measurement techniques and sampling methods for vegetation. Estimation of animal populations. Map and aerial photo use.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : STAT 201 or MATH 115.

FWF 430 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources
3 credit hour(s)

Introductory course in geographic information systems (GIS), with applications in natural resources. This course emphasizes creating detailed, professional grade maps, but also includes the basics of the theory, data collection, and analyses associated with GIS.

Registration Restriction(s): Forestry or wildlife and fisheries science majors only.

FWF 530 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources
3 credit hour(s)

Introductory course in geographic information systems (GIS), with applications in natural resources. Emphasizes creating detailed, professional grade maps, but also includes overview and application of the theory and analyses associated with GIS.

FWF 603 - Research Planning
1 - 15 credit hours

Preliminary research and investigation of dissertation research topic.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 21 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level -graduate.

Other Instructors: Buehler, David A | Willcox, Emma