Tom Gallagher, Professor
|SFWS 3425 | (334) 844-1095 | email@example.com|
|AAS, New York State Ranger School, 1977, Forest Technology; BS, University of Maine at Orono, 1981, Forestry; MS Virginia Tech, 1984, Forestry; PhD, Virginia Tech, 2003, Forestry|
|Teaching Responsibilities: Harvesting and Operations|
|Experience: Sixteen years with industry,
including technical forester, wood procurement forester and
procurement analyst coordinating wood flow to a pulp mill and
|Professional Interests: industrial
forestry, including timber harvesting and wood procurement; short
rotation hardwood plantations for pulp mill use and as an inventory
tool; SFI certification as it applies to operations; improving
efficiency of harvesting operations; and the harvesting and
transportation of forest biomass.
|Chappelka, A.H. and N.E. Grulke.||2015||Disruption of the disease triangle by chemical and physical environmental change.||Plant Biology (online: DOI 10.1111/plb.12353).|
|Chappelka, A.H., E.F. Loewenstein, G.L. Somers, G.J. Keever and N.A. Martin.||2015||Determination of crew size efficiency relative to urban tree inventories.||Arbor. & Urban For. 41:223-229.|
|Chieppa, J.*, A. Chappelka and L. Eckhardt.||2015||Effects of tropospheric ozone on loblolly pine seedlings inoculated with root infecting ophiostomatoid fungi.||Environ. Pollut. 2017: 130-137.|
|Gilliland, N.J.*, A.H. Chappelka, R.B. Muntifering and S.S. Ditchkoff.||2015||Changes in southern Piedmont grassland community structure and nutritive quality with future climate scenarios of elevated tropospheric ozone and altered rainfall patterns.||Plant Biology (online: DOI 10.1111/plb.12324).|
|Jones, T.W.*, L. Marzen and A. Chappelka.||2015||Horizontal accuracy assessment of global positioning system data from common smartphones.||Papers in Applied Geography 1:1: 59-64 (online: DOI 10.1080/23754931.2015.1009304).|
|Gilliland, N. J., A. H. Chappelka, R. B. Muntifering, and S. S. Ditchkoff.||2015||Changes in southern Piedmont grassland community structure and nutritive quality with future climate scenarios of elevated tropospheric ozone and altered rainfall patterns.||Plant Biology 18:47-55.|
|*Chieppa, J.J., Chappelka, A.H., and Eckhardt, L.G.||2015||Effects of tropospheric ozone on loblolly pine seedlings inoculated with root infecting ophiostomatoid fungi.||Environ. Poll. 207: 130-137.|
|Chappelka, A.H., Loewenstein, E.F., Somers, G.L., Keever, G.J., and Martin, N.A.||2015||Determination of crew size efficiency relative to urban tree inventories.||Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 41 (4):223-229.|
|Huyler, A., A.H. Chappelka, S.A. Prior and G.L. Somers.||2014||Influence of aboveground tree biomass, home age, and yard maintenance on soil carbon levels in residential yards.||Urban Ecosystems 17:787-805.|
|Zhang, C., H. Tian, S. Pan, G. Lockaby, and A. Chappelka.||2014||Multi-factor controls on terrestrial carbon dynamics in urbanized areas.||Biogeosciences 11: 7107-7124.|
|Martin, N.A., A.H. Chappelka, E.F. Loewenstein, G.J. Keever, and G. Somers.||2013||Evaluation of sampling protocol for iTree Eco: A care study in predicting ecosystem services at Auburn University, Alabama.||Arbor. & Urban For. 39: 56-61.|
|Huyler, A., A.H. Chappelka, S.A. Prior, and G.L. Somers.||2013||Drivers of soil carbon in residential pure lawns in Auburn, Alabama.||Urban Ecosy. (Online: DOI 10.1007/s11252-013-0294-3).|
|Zhang, C., H. Tian, S. Pan, B. G. Lockaby, and A. H. Chappelka.||2013||Multi-factor controls on terrestrial carbon dynamics in urbanized areas.||Bio geosciences Disc. 10: 17597-17631.|
|Laband, D.N., W. C. Morse, A. H. Chappelka, and S.A. Enebak.||2013||The Toomers OaksTragedy and the Importance of Cultural Environmental Services.||Southern Journal of Applied Forestry.|
|Escobedo, F., A. Chappelka, C. Staudhammer, and H. Mayer.||2013||Evaluating the use of i-Tree Eco in the Southeastern US.||Florida Arborist 16(3)15-16.|
|Chen, G., H. Tian, C. Zhang, M. Liu, W. Ren, W. Zhu, A. H. Chappelka, S. A. Prior and G. B. Lockaby.||2012||Drought in the Southern United States over the 20th century: variability and its impacts on terrestrial ecosystem productivity and carbon storage.||Climatic Change: (online): DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0410-z.|
|Gilliland, N.J., A.H. Chappelka, R.B. Muntifering, F.L. Booker and S.S. Ditchkoff.||2012||Digestive utilization of ozone-exposed forage by rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).||Environ. Pollut. 163: 281-286.|
|Martin, N.A., A.H. Chappelka, E.F. Loewenstein G.J. Keever and G. Somers.||2012||Predictive open-grown crown width equations for three oak species planted in a southern urban locale.||Arbor.& Urban For. 38: 57-62.|
|Martin, N.A., A.H. Chappelka, E.F. Loewenstein and G.J. Keever.||2012||Comparison of carbon storage, carbon sequestration, and air pollution removal by protected and maintained urban forests in Alabama, USA.||Internat. J. Biodivers. Sci., Eco. Serv. & Mang. 8: 265-272.|
|Neufeld, H.S., S. J. Peoples, A.W. Davison, A.H. Chappelka, G. L. Somers, J. E. Thomley, and F.L. Booker.||2012||Ambient ozone effects on gas exchange and total non-structural carbohydrate levels in cutleaf coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata L.) growing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Environ.||Pollut. 160: 74-81.|
|Tian, H., G. Chen, C. Zhang, M. Liu, G. Sun, A. Chappelka, W. Ren, X. Xu, C. Lu, S. Pan, H. Chen, D. Hui, S. McNulty, G. Lockaby, and E. Vance.||2012||Century-Scale Responses of Ecosystem Carbon Storage and Flux to Multiple Environmental Changes in the Southern United States.||Ecosystems 15: 674-694.|
|Zhang,C., H. Tian, G. Chen, A. Chappelka, X. Xu, W. Ren, D. Hui, M. Liu, C. Lu, S. Pan, G. Lockaby.||2012||Impacts of urbanization on carbon balance in terrestrial ecosystems of the Southern United States.||Environ. Pollut. 164: 89-101.|
|Laband, D.N., W.C. Morse, S.A. Enebak and A.H. Chappelka.||2012||The ToomerÂs Oaks tragedy and the importance of cultural environmental services.||South. J. Appl. For. 36(4):220-222.|
|Gilliland, N. J., A. H. Chappelka, R. B. Muntifering, F. L. Booker, and S. S. Ditchkoff.||2012||Digestive utilization of ozone-exposed forage by rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).||Environmental Pollution 163:281-286.|
|Martin, N.A.; Chappelka, A.H.; Keever, G.J.; Loewenstein, E.F.||2011||A 100% tree inventory using i-tree eco protocol: a case study at Auburn University.||Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 37(5):207-212.|
|Ren, W., H. Tian, B. Tao, A. Chappelka, G. Sun, C. Lu, M. Liu, G. Chen and X. Xu.||2011||Impacts of tropospheric ozone and climate change on net primary productivity and net carbon exchange of ChinaÂs forest ecosystems.||Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 20: 391-406|
|Styers, D.M., A.H. Chappelka, L.J. Marzen, and G.L. Somers.||2011||Determination of Alterations in Forest Condition Using Various Measures of Land Use Change along an Urban-Rural Gradient in the West Georgia Piedmont, USA.Â||ISRN Ecology, vol. 2011, Article ID 461310, 12 pages, 2011. doi:10.5402/2011/461310.|
|Martin, N.A., Chappelka, A.H., Loewenstein, E.F., and Keever, G.J.||2011||Optimum urban tree inventory crew size: results from an i-Tree Eco project at Auburn University.||City Trees 47(6):16.|
|Styers, D.M., A.H. Chappelka, L.J. Marzen, and G.L. Somers.||2010||Developing a land-cover classification to select indicators of forest ecosystem health in a rapidly urbanizing landscape.||Landscape and urban planning 94: 158-165.|
|Styers, D.M., A.H. Chappelka, L.J. Marzen, and G.L. Somers.||2010||Scale matters: indicators of ecological health along the urban-rural interface near Columbus, Georgia.||Ecological indicators 10:224-233.|
|tianhan, H. G., M. Chen, C. Liu, C. Zhang, G. Sun, C. Lu, X. Xu, W. Ren, S. Pan, A. H Chappelka.||2010||Model estimates of net primary productivity, evapotranspiration, and water.||Forest ecology and management 259: 1311-1327.|
|tianhan, H. Q., G. Chen, M. Liu, C. Zhang, G. Sun, C. Lu, X. Xu, W. Ren, S. Pan, and A. H. Chappelka.||2010||Model estimates of net primary productivity, evapotranspiration, and water use efficiency in the terrestrial ecosystems of the southern United States during 1895Â2007.||Forest Ecol. Manage. 259:1311-1327.|
|Szantoi, Z., A.H. Chappelka, R.B. Muntifering, and G.L. Somers.||2009||Cutleaf coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata L.) response to ozone and ethylenediurea (EDU).||Environmental Pollution 157: 840-846.|
|Ditchkoff, S.S., J.S. Lewis, J.C. Lin, R.B. Muntifering, and A.H. Chappelka.||2009||Nutritive quality of highbush blackberry (Rubus argutus) exposed to tropospheric ozone.||Rangeland Ecology and Mangement 62: 364-370.|
|Ditchkoff, S. S., J. S. Lewis, J. C. Lin, R. B. Muntifering, and A. H. Chappelka.||2009||Nutritive quality of highbush blackberry (Rubus argutus) exposed to tropospheric ozone.||Rangeland Ecology and Management 62:364-370.|
|Booker F., R. Muntifering, M. McGrath, K. Burkey, D. Decoteau, E. Fiscus, W. Manning, S. Krupa, A. Chappelk, and D. Grantz.||2009||The ozone component of global change: potential effects on agricultural and horticultural plant yield, product quality and interactions with invasive species.||Journal of Integrated Biology 51: 337-351.|
|Styers, D.M and A.H. Chappelka.||2009||Urbanization and atmospheric deposition: Using bioindicators of determining patterns of land-use change in West Georgia.||Water, Air and Soil Pollution 200: 371-386.|
|Neufeld, H.S. and A.H. Chappelka.||2007||Commentary for papers resulting from the recent symposium on air pollution and vegetation effects in national parks and natural areas: Implications for science, policy and management.||Environmental Pollution 149:253-255.|
|Zhang, C, H.Q. Tian, A. Chappelka, W. Ren, M. Liu, and G. Chen.||2007||Impacts of climatic and atmospheric changes on carbon dynamics in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.||Environmental Pollution 149 (2007) 336-347.|
|Ren, W., H.Q. Tian, G. Chen, M. Liu, C. Zhang, A.H. Chappelka, and S. Pan.||2007||Influence of ozone pollution and climate variability on grassland ecosystem productivity across China.||Environmental Pollution 149 (2007) 327-335.|
|Ren W., H. Tian, G. Chen, M. Liu, C. Zhang, A.H. Chappelka, and S. Pan.||2007||Influence of ozone pollution and climate variability on net primary productivity and carbon storage in ChinaÂs grassland ecosystems from 1961 to 2000.||Environmental Pollution 149: 327-335.|
|Karnosky, D.F, J.M. Skelly, K.E. Percy, and A. H. Chappelka.||2007||Perspectives regarding 50 years of research on effects of tropospheric ozone air pollution on US forests.||Environmental Pollution 147: 489-506.|
|Grulke, N.E., H.S. Neufeld, A.W. Davison, M. Roberts, and A.H. Chappelka||2007||Stomatal behavior of ozone-sensitive and Âinsensitive coneflowers (Rudbeckia laciniata var. digitata) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.||New Phytologist 173: 100-109.|
|Chappelka, A.H., G.L. Somers, and J.R. Renfro.||2007||Temporal patterns of foliar ozone symptoms on tall milkweed (Asclepias exaltata L.) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.||Environmental Pollution 149: 358-365.|
|Szantoi, Z., A.H. Chappelka, R.B. Muntifering, and G.L. Somers.||2007||Use of ethylenediurea to ameliorate ozone effects on purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).||Environmental Pollution 150: 200-208.|
|Muntifering, R.B., A.H. Chappelka, J.C. Lin, D.F. Karnosky and G.L. Somers||2006||Chemical composition and digestibility of Trifolium exposed to elevated ozone and carbon dioxide in a free air (FACE) fumigation system.||Function. Ecol.20: 269-275.|
|Taylor, T.S. E.F. loeweed and A.H. Chappelka.||2006||Effect of animal browse protection and fertilizer application on the establishment of planted Nuttall oak seedllings.||New For. 32:133-143.|
|Taylor, T.S.; Loewenstein, E.F., and Chappelka, A.H.||2006||Effect of animal browse protection and fertilizer application on the establishment of planted oak seedlings.||New Forests 32:133-143.|
|Lewis, J. S., S. S. Ditchkoff, J. C. Lin, R. S. Muntifering, and A. H. Chappelka||2006||Nutritive quality of big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) and eastern gammagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) exposed to tropospheric ozone.||Rangeland Ecology and Management 59:267-274|
|Souza, L., H.S. Neufeld, A.H. Chappelka, K.O. Burkey and A.W. Davison.||2006||Seasonal development of ozone-induced foliar injury on tall milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.||Environ. Pollut.141:175-183.|
|Burkey, K.O., H.S. Neufeld, L. Souza, A.H. Chappelka and A.W. Davison||2006||Seasonal profiles of leaf ascorbic acid metabolism in ozone-sensitive wildflowers||Environ. Pollut.143: 427-434.|
|Neufeld, H.S., A.H. Chappelka, G.L. Somers, K.O. Burkey, A.W. Davison and P. Finkelstein.||2006||Visible foliar injury caused by ozone alters the relationship between SPAD meter readings and chlorophyll concentrations in cutleaf coneflower.||Photosynth. Res.87: 281-286.|
My main focus of research is the harvesting and transportation of biomass for consumption at an alternative fuels plant. The Billion Ton Vision estimates that 368 million dry tons of biomass can be removed from our nation’s forests on an annual basis. Based on current forest practices, the majority of this woody biomass harvested will come from the Southeast. The technology and practices to economically produce and transport a tailored biomass feedstock from the woods in a form beneficial to the market is key to the development of a sustained biomass industry and to meet the expectations of the Vision. New practices developed should also address other challenges that face us today such as improved utilization, forest fragmentation, timber stand improvement, improving forest health and reducing fuel load. Many of these challenges occur in both a rural and urban interface environment.
Some additional recent research has occurred in the area of forest operations, such as improving efficiency. I have had two projects for the Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI): improving the cost and efficiency of trucking and implementing multi-shifting on Southern forestry operations.
My dissertation centered around using green inventory (short-rotation, intensively-managed hardwood plantations) to reduce costs for a pulpmill, so I still have interest in that area. Lastly, improving our understanding of how the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is impacting the costs and production our current logging practices is an area that will continually need research to maintain our competitiveness in the world market.
Timber Harvesting (FOEN 5700)
Application of Timber Harvesting Techniques (FOEN 4730)
Industrial Wood Procurement Practicum (FORY 4830)
Procurement Cruising Practicum (FORY 4930)
Forestry in the Private Sector (FORY 4820)
June 2003 Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Assistant Professor, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. Conducting research and teaching classes in forest operations. Promoting the school at industry meetings and recruiting students for both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
August 1998- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
May 2003 Blacksburg, VA
Instructor–member of the faculty, taught forest harvesting classes in the Department of Forestry, acted as student advisor, promoted the college at other universities. Supervised the department harvesting lab and organized meetings for the Industrial Forestry Operations Cooperative.
August 1992 – International Paper Company, Riegelwood, NC
July 1998 Pre-merger – Federal Paper Board Company, Bolton, NC
Procurement Analyst–coordinated wood flow of 4.5 million tons of fiber for a pulpmill and sawmill; summarized reports associated with procurement operation, such as volumes by species and form, cost per unit for commodities, supply source, destination, and mode of transportation. Involved with installation of computer system for scaling operation at woodyards and chipmills, worked with suppliers on chip quality, organized and reviewed operating and wood budget, projected fiber needs, implemented security practices to minimize exposure to timber theft, worked on equipment replacement and/or purchase, coordinated usage of FPB Leasing rail cars, and participated with forestry activism projects in the community.
February 1990 – Federal Paper Board Company, Greenwood, SC
Procurement Forester–procured wood in a direct purchase organization, including cruising, marking, and timber evaluation. Supervised various independent contract loggers, maintaining purchase stumpage inventory reports and working on various special projects.
July 1984 – Federal Paper Board Company, Bolton, NC
Technical Services Forester–supervised the technical services crew responsible for installation and maintenance of company and university research plots. Performed various staff functions, including computer installation and programming, financial evaluation of capital projects, wood cost for the pulpmill and sawmill, and presentations on company practices. Responsible for transfer of land management data-bank system from mainframe to microcomputer. Assisted procurement with cost analysis of harvesting operations, mill furnish resourcing analysis, and chipmill location studies.
Summer 1982 Senior Forester, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Woodland, ME
Summer 1980 Timber marking, timberland evaluation, road layout, maintenance of company boundary lines, timber stand improvement, and supervision of planting crew.
February 1978 – Utility Man, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Woodland, ME
August 1979 Maintenance of selected equipment in wood production yard and supervision of stockroom inventory.
June 1977 – Forestry Supervisor, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Woodland,
December 1977 ME
Timber inventory, measurement of C.F.I. and spruce budworm plots, slash removal, T.S.I., boundary work, drafting, and land surveying.