OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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OHIO REFORESTATION RESEARCH

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Dr. Brian C. McCarthy, Professor
Forest Ecology
Department of Environmental and Plant Biology

Dr. Brian McCarthy is a professor of Forest Ecology at the Ohio University Department of Environmental and Plant Biology. Dr. McCarthy is broadly trained and teaches in the area of botany, ecology, forestry, and biostatistics. He has a B.S. degree from Saint Peter’s College in Biology, an M.S. degree in Botany from Ohio University, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from Rutgers University. His long-term research interests have and continue to center around the ecology of central Appalachian hardwood forests; specifically, his interests lay with disturbance ecology, community succession, tree autecology, and herb community dynamics.

Recent research projects include studies on the:

  1. effects of fire and thinning on mixed oak forest fuel loads and understory regeneration patterns;
  2. evaluation of the long-term disturbance history of mixed oak forests;
  3. restoration ecology of the American chestnut in second-growth forests and adjacent reclaimed mine lands;
  4. effects of invasive species on hardwood establishment and growth;
  5. natural and anthropogenic factors affecting the distribution and abundance of forest herbs communities. Dr. McCarthy has published more than 75 peer-reviewed articles in the area of forest ecology and co-authored over 200 presentations at scientific meetings.

For more information about surface mine reforestation research at Ohio University, please contact:

Dr. Brian C. McCarthy
Ohio University
Department of Environmental and Plant Biology
317 Porter Hall Athens, OH 45701-2979
Telephone: (740) 593-1615
E-mail: mccarthy@ohio.edu
Ohio Univ. Bio: http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/epb/faculty/faculty/bcm.htm

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