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David C. Clabo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Silviculture Outreach

Dissertation title: Shortleaf Pine-Hardwood Mixture Establishment and Release in Two Physiographic Regions of Tennessee

Education:
  • Ph.D. Natural Resource Management (Forestry), The University of Tennessee, 2018
  • M.S., Forestry, The University of Tennessee, 2014
  • B.S., Forest Resource Management, The University of Tennessee, 2011
Selected Publications:

Boby, L.A., Fawcett, J.E., Clabo, D., Harriman, H., Maggard, A., Coulliette, B., Kays, L. and McNair, S. 2023. Guidebook for Prescribed Burning in the Southern Region. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Bulletin 1560. UGA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Outreach Publication, WSFNR-23-16A.

Clabo, D. and Dickens, E.D. 2023. Chemical site preparation mixtures, application timing, and herbaceous weed control impacts on loblolly pine development through six years. Forest Science, fxad012, doi: 10.1093/forsci/fxad012.

McCarty, E., Clabo, D., Dickens, E.D., Waldrop, C., Gandhi, K., and Villari, C. 2023. Loblolly pine susceptibility to Nantucket pine tip moth: do tree genetics play a role. Forest Science, fxad025, doi: 10.1093/forsci/fxad025.

McCarty, E., Cassidy, V.C., Clabo, D., Dickens, E.D., Asaro, C., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2023. Efficacy of four systemic insecticides for reducing Nantucket pine tip moth (Rhyaciona frustrana) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) infestation levels and improving growth metrics in loblolly pines. Journal of Economic Entomology 116(3), 835-847. doi: 10.1093/jee/toad047.

Clabo, D. C., and Dickens, E. D. 2022. Evaluations of alternative herbicides to glyphosate for wilding pine control during forestry site preparation in the southeastern United States. Weed Technology, 36(4), 561-569. doi:10.1017/wet.2022.53



Clabo, D., and Dickens, E.D. 2022. Four-year results of a Chopper® Gen2™ and Forestry Garlon® XRT Rate and timing study for loblolly pine site preparation on the lower Coastal Plain of Georgia. P. 62-68 In J. Willis, A.B. Self, and C.M. Seigert (eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-268. U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC. doi:10.2737/SRS-GTR-268. Retrieved from https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/64975.



Clabo, D. C., and Dickens, E. D. 2021. Old-field planted longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) survival and growth response to various herbaceous weed control herbicides and application timings after 11 years. New Forests, 53(5), 871-892. doi:10.1007/s11056-021-09891-w



Li, Y., Dickens, E. D., Sault, M., Siry, J. P., Izlar, R. L., Clabo, D. C., and Tyson, W. G. 2021. Does It Pay to Conduct Midrotation Competition Control and/or Fertilization? Results from Two Thinned Loblolly Pine Studies in the Coastal Plain of Georgia. Journal of Forestry, 119(4), 337-350. doi:10.1093/jofore/fvab008



Clabo, D., and Clatterbuck, W. 2020. Retention tree survival trends in burned and unburned areas managed using the irregular shelterwood method. P. 235-241 In D. Bragg, N. Koerth, & G. Holley (eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-253. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC. Retrieved from https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/gtr/gtr_srs253.pdf

Dickens, D., Morris, L., Clabo, D., Ogden, L. 2020. Pine straw raking and growth of southern pine: Review and recommendations. Forests, 11(8): 799; https://doi.org/10.3390/f11080799.

Clabo, D., Dickens, D., and Moorhead, D. 2020 Old-field longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) long term growth and yield response to midrotation fertilization. Forest Science, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1093/forsci/fxaa017.

Clabo, D., and Clatterbuck, W. 2020. Restoration of shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata)-hardwood mixtures in low quality upland hardwood stands using cluster planting and natural regeneration. Forests, 11(4): 457; https://doi.org/10.3390/f11040457.

Clabo, D., and Clatterbuck, W. 2019. Establishment and early development of even-age shortleaf pine-hardwood mixtures using artificially regenerated shortleaf pine and various site preparation and release treatments. Forest Science, fxz082. doi: 10.1093/forsci/fx2082.

Clabo, D., and Clatterbuck, W. 2019. Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata, Pinaceae) seedling sprouting responses: clipping and burning effects at various seedling ages and seasons. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 142(2), 96-110. doi:10.3159/TORREY-D-18-00004.1.

Clabo, D.C., and W.K. Clatterbuck. 2018. Survival, growth, and establishment of planted shortleaf pine and natural hardwood regeneration on scarified areas in partially cut stands. In Proceedings of the 19th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-234. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Asheville, NC. pp. 251-258.

Clabo, D.C., Guldin, J.M., and W.K. Clatterbuck. 2016. Age and size comparisons of regenerating shortleaf pine seedlings burned multiple times in ecosystem restoration areas. In Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-212. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Asheville, NC. pp. 422-428.

Clabo, D.C., and W.K. Clatterbuck. 2015. Site preparation techniques for the establishment of mixed pine-hardwood stands: 22-year results. Forest Science 61(4): 790-799.

Clabo, D.C., and W.K. Clatterbuck. 2015. Sprouting capability of shortleaf pine seedlings following clipping and burning: First-year results. In Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-203. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Asheville, NC. pp. 137-142.

Clabo, D.C., and W.K. Clatterbuck. 2014. Sprouting capability and growth of one-year-old shortleaf pine seedlings after different times of burning and clipping. in Wildland Fire in the Appalachians: Discussions Among Managers and Scientists. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-199. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Asheville, NC. pp. 42-47.

 

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Research Interests:
  • Forest Herbicides
  • Invasive Plant Management
  • Prescribed Fire
  • Pine and Hardwood Regeneration
  • Forest Restoration
  • Forest Management

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