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James F. Rosson, Jr.

Research Forester
Forest Inventory and Analysis
4700 Old Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
United States
Phone
865-862-2067
Current Research
1) Temporal and spatial trends of trees species diversity.
2) Methods in assessing tree species diversity over large areas.
3) Forest resource trends in response to harvesting and regeneration.
4) Development of resampling methods to assess resource trends.
5) Development of randomization sampling methods to assess resource trends.
6) Development of analytical techniques to interrogate large-scale surveys.
Research Interest

Research includes the forest ecology subject area with specific interests in various metrics that define the species diversity, structure, and composition of forest communities.

Education
  • Southern Illinois University, M.S., M.S., Forest Ecology,
  • University of Tennessee, Ph.D., Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
  • Southern Illinois University, B.S., B.S., Forestry and Resource Management,
Professional Experience
  • Research Forester,  USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis,  2000 - Current
  • FIA Research Work Unit Team Leader,  USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis,  1998 - 2000
  • Acting Project Leader,  USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis,  1996 - 1998
  • Supervisory Research Forester,  USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis,  1994 - 1996
  • Research Forester,  USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis,  1983 - 1994
  • Field Supervisory Forester,  USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis,  1981 - 1983
  • Field Forester,  USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis,  1977 - 1981
  • Dendrology Instructor, Graduate Assistant,  Southern Illinois University,  1975 - 1977
Professional Organizations
  • Member,  Southern Appalachian Botanical Society,  2000 - Current
  • Member,  Natural Areas Association,  1994 - Current
  • Member,  Society for Conservation Biology,  1994 - Current
  • Member,  American Institute of Biological Sciences,  1990 - Current
  • Member,  International Association for Vegetation Science,  1990 - Current
  • Member,  Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society,  1989 - Current
  • Member,  The Torrey Botanical Club,  1988 - Current
  • Member,  Ecological Society of America,  1984 - Current
Other Publications
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/about/people/jrosson