Gallagher, Tom

Tom Gallagher, Professor

SFWS 3425 | (334) 844-1095 | gallatv@auburn.edu
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
sawmill.
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.
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*Chieppa, J.J., Chappelka, A.H., and Eckhardt, L.G. 2015Effects of tropospheric ozone on loblolly pine seedlings inoculated with root infecting ophiostomatoid fungi.Environ. Poll. 207: 130-137.
Booker F., R. Muntifering, M. McGrath, K. Burkey, D. Decoteau, E. Fiscus, W. Manning, S. Krupa, A. Chappelk, and D. Grantz.2009The 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.
Burkey, K.O., H.S. Neufeld, L. Souza, A.H. Chappelka and A.W. Davison2006Seasonal profiles of leaf ascorbic acid metabolism in ozone-sensitive wildflowersEnviron. Pollut.143: 427-434.
Chappelka, A.H. and N.E. Grulke. 2015Disruption 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. 2015Determination of crew size efficiency relative to urban tree inventories.Arbor. & Urban For. 41:223-229.
Chappelka, A.H., G.L. Somers, and J.R. Renfro.2007Temporal patterns of foliar ozone symptoms on tall milkweed (Asclepias exaltata L.) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Environmental Pollution 149: 358-365.
Chappelka, A.H., Loewenstein, E.F., Somers, G.L., Keever, G.J., and Martin, N.A. 2015Determination of crew size efficiency relative to urban tree inventories.Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 41 (4):223-229.
Chen, G., H. Tian, C. Zhang, M. Liu, W. Ren, W. Zhu, A. H. Chappelka, S. A. Prior and G. B. Lockaby.2012Drought 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.
Chieppa, J.*, A. Chappelka and L. Eckhardt. 2015Effects of tropospheric ozone on loblolly pine seedlings inoculated with root infecting ophiostomatoid fungi.Environ. Pollut. 2017: 130-137.
Ditchkoff, S. S., J. S. Lewis, J. C. Lin, R. B. Muntifering, and A. H. Chappelka.2009Nutritive quality of highbush blackberry (Rubus argutus) exposed to tropospheric ozone.Rangeland Ecology and Management 62:364-370.
Ditchkoff, S.S., J.S. Lewis, J.C. Lin, R.B. Muntifering, and A.H. Chappelka.2009Nutritive quality of highbush blackberry (Rubus argutus) exposed to tropospheric ozone.Rangeland Ecology and Mangement 62: 364-370.
Escobedo, F., A. Chappelka, C. Staudhammer, and H. Mayer. 2013Evaluating the use of i-Tree Eco in the Southeastern US.Florida Arborist 16(3)15-16.
Gilliland, N. J., A. H. Chappelka, R. B. Muntifering, and S. S. Ditchkoff. 2015Changes 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.
Gilliland, N. J., A. H. Chappelka, R. B. Muntifering, F. L. Booker, and S. S. Ditchkoff. 2012Digestive utilization of ozone-exposed forage by rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).Environmental Pollution 163:281-286.
Gilliland, N.J.*, A.H. Chappelka, R.B. Muntifering and S.S. Ditchkoff. 2015Changes 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).
Gilliland, N.J., A.H. Chappelka, R.B. Muntifering, F.L. Booker and S.S. Ditchkoff.2012Digestive utilization of ozone-exposed forage by rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).Environ. Pollut. 163: 281-286.
Grulke, N.E., H.S. Neufeld, A.W. Davison, M. Roberts, and A.H. Chappelka2007Stomatal behavior of ozone-sensitive and –insensitive coneflowers (Rudbeckia laciniata var. digitata) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.New Phytologist 173: 100-109.
Huyler, A., A.H. Chappelka, S.A. Prior and G.L. Somers. 2014Influence of aboveground tree biomass, home age, and yard maintenance on soil carbon levels in residential yards. Urban Ecosystems 17:787-805.
Huyler, A., A.H. Chappelka, S.A. Prior, and G.L. Somers.2013Drivers of soil carbon in residential ‘pure lawns’ in Auburn, Alabama.Urban Ecosy. (Online: DOI 10.1007/s11252-013-0294-3).
Jones, T.W.*, L. Marzen and A. Chappelka. 2015Horizontal 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).
Karnosky, D.F, J.M. Skelly, K.E. Percy, and A. H. Chappelka.2007Perspectives regarding 50 years of research on effects of tropospheric ozone air pollution on US forests.Environmental Pollution 147: 489-506.
Laband, D.N., W. C. Morse, A. H. Chappelka, and S.A. Enebak. 2013The Toomer’s OaksTragedy and the Importance of Cultural Environmental Services.Southern Journal of Applied Forestry.
Laband, D.N., W.C. Morse, S.A. Enebak and A.H. Chappelka.2012The Toomer’s Oaks tragedy and the importance of cultural environmental services.South. J. Appl. For. 36(4):220-222.
Lewis, J. S., S. S. Ditchkoff, J. C. Lin, R. S. Muntifering, and A. H. Chappelka2006Nutritive quality of big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) and eastern gammagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) exposed to tropospheric ozone.Rangeland Ecology and Management 59:267-274
Martin, N.A., A.H. Chappelka, E.F. Loewenstein and G.J. Keever.2012Comparison 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.
Martin, N.A., A.H. Chappelka, E.F. Loewenstein G.J. Keever and G. Somers.2012Predictive 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, G.J. Keever, and G. Somers.2013Evaluation of sampling protocol for iTree Eco: A care study in predicting ecosystem services at Auburn University, Alabama. Arbor. & Urban For. 39: 56-61.
Martin, N.A., Chappelka, A.H., Loewenstein, E.F., and Keever, G.J. 2011Optimum urban tree inventory crew size: results from an i-Tree Eco project at Auburn University.City Trees 47(6):16.
Martin, N.A.; Chappelka, A.H.; Keever, G.J.; Loewenstein, E.F. 2011A 100% tree inventory using i-tree eco protocol: a case study at Auburn University.Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 37(5):207-212.
Muntifering, R.B., A.H. Chappelka, J.C. Lin, D.F. Karnosky and G.L. Somers2006Chemical composition and digestibility of Trifolium exposed to elevated ozone and carbon dioxide in a free air (FACE) fumigation system.Function. Ecol.20: 269-275.
Neufeld, H.S. and A.H. Chappelka.2007Commentary 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.
Neufeld, H.S., A.H. Chappelka, G.L. Somers, K.O. Burkey, A.W. Davison and P. Finkelstein. 2006Visible foliar injury caused by ozone alters the relationship between SPAD meter readings and chlorophyll concentrations in cutleaf coneflower.Photosynth. Res.87: 281-286.
Neufeld, H.S., S. J. Peoples, A.W. Davison, A.H. Chappelka, G. L. Somers, J. E. Thomley, and F.L. Booker.2012Ambient 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.
Ren W., H. Tian, G. Chen, M. Liu, C. Zhang, A.H. Chappelka, and S. Pan.2007Influence of ozone pollution and climate variability on net primary productivity and carbon storage in China’s grassland ecosystems from 1961 to 2000.Environmental Pollution 149: 327-335.
Ren, W., H. Tian, B. Tao, A. Chappelka, G. Sun, C. Lu, M. Liu, G. Chen and X. Xu. 2011Impacts of tropospheric ozone and climate change on net primary productivity and net carbon exchange of China’s forest ecosystems.Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 20: 391-406
Ren, W., H.Q. Tian, G. Chen, M. Liu, C. Zhang, A.H. Chappelka, and S. Pan.2007Influence of ozone pollution and climate variability on grassland ecosystem productivity across China.Environmental Pollution 149 (2007) 327-335.
Souza, L., H.S. Neufeld, A.H. Chappelka, K.O. Burkey and A.W. Davison. 2006Seasonal development of ozone-induced foliar injury on tall milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Environ. Pollut.141:175-183.
Styers, D.M and A.H. Chappelka.2009Urbanization and atmospheric deposition: Using bioindicators of determining patterns of land-use change in West Georgia.Water, Air and Soil Pollution 200: 371-386.
Styers, D.M., A.H. Chappelka, L.J. Marzen, and G.L. Somers. 2011Determination of Alterations in Forest Condition Using Various Measures of Land Use Change along an Urban-Rural Gradient in the West Georgia Piedmont, USA.” ISRN Ecology, vol. 2011, Article ID 461310, 12 pages, 2011. doi:10.5402/2011/461310.
Styers, D.M., A.H. Chappelka, L.J. Marzen, and G.L. Somers. 2010Developing 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. 2010Scale matters: indicators of ecological health along the urban-rural interface near Columbus, Georgia. Ecological indicators 10:224-233.
Szantoi, Z., A.H. Chappelka, R.B. Muntifering, and G.L. Somers.2009Cutleaf coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata L.) response to ozone and ethylenediurea (EDU).Environmental Pollution 157: 840-846.
Szantoi, Z., A.H. Chappelka, R.B. Muntifering, and G.L. Somers.2007Use of ethylenediurea to ameliorate ozone effects on purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).Environmental Pollution 150: 200-208.
Taylor, T.S. E.F. loeweed and A.H. Chappelka.2006Effect 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.2006Effect of animal browse protection and fertilizer application on the establishment of planted oak seedlings.New Forests 32:133-143.
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.2012Century-Scale Responses of Ecosystem Carbon Storage and Flux to Multiple Environmental Changes in the Southern United States.Ecosystems 15: 674-694.
tianhan, H. G., M. Chen, C. Liu, C. Zhang, G. Sun, C. Lu, X. Xu, W. Ren, S. Pan, A. H Chappelka. 2010Model 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.2010Model estimates of net primary productivity, evapotranspiration, and water use efficiency in the terrestrial ecosystems of the southern United States during 1895–2007.Forest Ecol. Manage. 259:1311-1327.
Zhang, C, H.Q. Tian, A. Chappelka, W. Ren, M. Liu, and G. Chen.2007Impacts of climatic and atmospheric changes on carbon dynamics in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.Environmental Pollution 149 (2007) 336-347.
Zhang, C., H. Tian, S. Pan, B. G. Lockaby, and A. H. Chappelka. 2013Multi-factor controls on terrestrial carbon dynamics in urbanized areas.Bio geosciences Disc. 10: 17597-17631.
Zhang, C., H. Tian, S. Pan, G. Lockaby, and A. Chappelka. 2014Multi-factor controls on terrestrial carbon dynamics in urbanized areas.Biogeosciences 11: 7107-7124.
Zhang,C., H. Tian, G. Chen, A. Chappelka, X. Xu, W. Ren, D. Hui, M. Liu, C. Lu, S. Pan, G. Lockaby.2012Impacts of urbanization on carbon balance in terrestrial ecosystems of the Southern United States.Environ. Pollut. 164: 89-101.

value_chain-gallagherMy 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.

Teaching Responsibilities:

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)

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

 

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

July 1992

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

January 1990

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 1981

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.

 

 

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