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John DuPlissis

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Professional title

Interim Director/Forest and Land

Bio

DuPlissis leads the Institute's silviculture research group focused on developing cutting-edge applied forest management research leading to stabilization and expansion of forest-based industry in Minnesota. This includes development of a full range of silvicultural strategies from intensive forest management and multiple-use forestry to conservation forestry. Existing programs include research on intermediate stand treatments for aspen and red pine ecosystems, regional resource analyses to assess timber availability, field evaluations of logging operation efficiency and management of an internationally-renowned program on genetic improvement of hybrid poplar.

Education

M.S., Forest Resources, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 1994
B.S., Forest Science, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 1985

Research Interests

  • Forest growth and yield modeling
  • Carbon Credits
  • Forest Products Industry Wood Supply
  • Urban Wood Utilization

 Professional Experience

2018 to present Researcher, Natural Resources Research Institute, UMD
2015 to 2018 Assistant Professor, Nebraska Forest Service, University of Nebraska
2002 to 2015 Academic Staff, College of Natural Resources, UW – Stevens Point
2002 to 2002 Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Extension
1994 to 2000 Academic Staff, Nebraska Forest Service, University of Nebraska
1993 to 1994 Research Scientist, College of Natural Resources, U of MN

Publications

Baughman, M; Blinn, C.; DuPlissis, J.; Sagor, E.; et al. (2009) Woodland Stewardship: A Practical Guide for Midwestern Landowners, 2nd Edition. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Extension
DuPlissis, J.D. 2005. 10 ways to protect your woodland property (pub-fr-313 2005). Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 28 p.
DuPlissis, J.G., X. Yin and M.J. Baughman. 2000. Effects of Site Preparation, Seedling Quality, and Tree Shelters on Planted Northern Red Oaks (Staff Paper 141). St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota. 29 p.
DuPlissis, J.D. 1998. Chemical Weed Control in Tree Planting Projects - Part I - Pre-emergence herbicides (NF98-362). Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Cooperative Extension, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 4 p.
DuPlissis, J.D. 1998. Chemical Weed Control in Tree Planting Projects - Part II - Post-emergence herbicides (NF98-363). Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Cooperative Extension, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 4 p.

Resources

Developing Minnesota's Bioeconomy Resources https://www.nrri.umn.edu/research-groups/forest-and-land/hybrid-poplar
Next-gen Poplars https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/hybrid-poplar/home