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Dr. David Carter

Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Forest Resources, University of Minnesota (2018), M.S. Forest Resources, University of Maine (2015), B.S. Forest Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. David Carter

Dr. David Carter
228 Cheatham Hall
310 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

High-yield production forestry, site-specific silviculture, multi-aged silviculture, adaptive management, dendrochronology, vegetation management, hardwood silviculture, forest restoration, forest soils, invasive plant management, and regeneration ecology

  • Carter, D.R., R.A. Slesak, T. B. Harrington, D. Peter, A.W. D’Amato. In Revision. Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) alters microenvironment and promotes nonnative grasses. Submitted to Biological Invasions.
  • Scharenbroch, B.C., D.R. Carter, M.B Bialecki, R.T. Fahey, L. Scheberl, M. Catania, L.A. Roman, N. Bassuk, R.W. Harper, L. Werner, A. Siewert, S. Miller, L. Huytra, S. Raciti. 2017. A rapid urban site index for assessing the quality of tree planting sites. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 27: 279-286.
  • Carter, D.R., R. Seymour, S. Fraver, and A. Weiskittel. 2017. Effects of multiaged silvicultural systems on reserve tree growth 19 years after establishment across multiple species in the Acadian forest in Maine, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47:1314-1324.
  • Windmuller-Campione, M. and D.R. Carter. 2017. The Use of Videos for a Final Project: A Case Study in Developing a Silviculture Prescription. Natural Sciences Education 46: 1-9
  • Carter, D.R., R.S. Seymour, S. Fraver, and A. Weiskittel. 2017. Mortality of reserve trees in    an expanding-gap silvicultural system 20 years after establishment in the Acadian Forest in Maine, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 389: 149-157.
  • Carter, D.R., R.T. Fahey, K. Dreisilker, M.B. Bialecki, and M. Bowles. 2015. Assessing patterns of oak regeneration and C storage in relation to restoration-focused management,    historical land use, and potential trade-offs. Forest Ecology and Management 343: 53-62.
  • Fahey, R.T., M.B. Bialecki and D.R. Carter. 2013. Tree growth and resilience to extreme drought across an urban land-use gradient. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 39: 279-285.