Shepard, James P.

James P. Shepard, Professor

SFWS 4431 | (334) 844-1111 |
BS, Mississippi State University, 1979, Forest Management
MSF, Purdue University, 1981, Tree Physiology
PhD, Mississippi State University, 1985, Forest Soils
Experience: 1975-1978 Research Technician, Southern Hardwood Laboratory, USDA Forest Service, Stoneville, MS.
1985-1990 Research Scientist, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
1990-2004 Program Manager, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Gainesville, FL
2005-2008 Professor and Head, Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
2009-2010 Associate Director, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
2011-2014, Dean and Professor, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University
2014 – present, Professor, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University

Tatum, Vickie L., Dennis L. Borton, William R. Streblow, Jeffery Louch, and James P. Shepard. 2011. Acute toxicity of commonly used forestry herbicide mixtures to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Pimephales promelas. Environmental Toxicology DOI: 10.1002/tox.20686


Stanturf, John A., Emile S. Gardiner, James P. Shepard, Callie J. Schweitzer, C. Jeffrey Portwood, and Lamar C. Dorris, Jr. 2009. Restoration of bottomland hardwood forests across a treatment intensity gradient. Forest Ecology & Management 257:1803–1814.


Gardiner, Emile, John Stanturf, Theodor Leininger, Paul Hamel, Lamar Dorris, Jr., Jeffery Portwood, and James Shepard.  2008.  Establishing a research and demonstration area initiated by managers: The Sharkey restoration research and demonstration site.  Journal of Forestry 106(7):363-369.


Shepard, James P. 2006. Water quality protection in bioenergy production: the U.S. system of forestry Best Management Practices. Biomass and Bioenergy 30:378-384.


Dewey, J.C., S.H. Schoenholtz, J.P. Shepard, M.G. Messina. 2006. Issues related to wetland delineation of a Texas bottomland hardwood forest. Wetlands 26(2):410‑429.


King, Sammy L., James P. Shepard, Kelby Ouchley, James A. Neal, and Keith Ouchley. 2005. Bottomland hardwood forests: past, present, and future. P. 1-17 IN: L.H. Fredrickson, S.L. King and R. M. Kaminski (eds.) Ecology and management of bottomland hardwood systems: The status of our understanding. University of Missouri-Columbia Gaylord Memorial Library Special Publication No. 10. Puxico, MO.


Shepard, James P., Hesham Abd-El Monsef, and Loukas G. Arvanitis.  2004.  Relationships between national wetlands inventory maps and hydrophytic vegetation in Florida.  Wetland Ecology and Management 12:409-418.


Shepard, James P., Jerre Creighton, and Howard Duzan.  2004.  Forestry herbicides in the United States: an overview.  The Wildlife Society Bulletin 32(4):1020-1027.


Sun, G., M. Riedel, R. Jackson, R. Kolka, D. Amatya, and J. Shepard. 2004.  Influences of management of Southern forests on water quantity and quality. Chapter 3 In:  H.M. Rauscher and K. Johnsen (Eds.) Southern Forest Sciences: Past, Current, and Future.  Gen. Tech. Rep/ SRS-75. Ashville, NC U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 394 p.


Sun, G., S.G. McNulty, Devendra M. Amatya, R. Wayne Skaggs, Lloyd Swift, Jr., James P. Shepard, and H. Riekerk. 2002.  A comparison of the watershed hydrology of coastal forested wetlands and the mountainous uplands in the southern U.S.  Journal of Hydrology 263:92-104.

Research Interests:

Natural resources policy and regulations

Wetlands ecology and management

Forest soils classification and mapping


Teaching Responsibilities:
Forest Ecology

Forest Soils

Natural Resource Policy

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