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Dr. Bronson P. Bullock

Professor, Forest Biometrics & Quantitative Timber Management
Co-Director, Plantation Management Research Cooperative (PMRC)
Education:
  • Ph.D., Forestry – Biometrics, February 2002  Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • M.S., Statistics, May 2000  Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • M.S., Forestry – Biometrics, December 1998  Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • B.S., Natural Resources Management – Forestry, May 1996  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Cook College, New Brunswick, NJ
Selected Publications:
  • Zapata Cuartas, M., Bullock, B. P., & Montes, C. R. (in press). A taper equation for loblolly pine using penalized spline regression. Forest Science.
  • Zhao, D., Bullock, B., Montes, C., Wang, M., Westfall, J., & Coulston, J. (2020). Long-term dynamics of loblolly pine crown structure and aboveground net primary production as affected by site quality, planting density and cultural intensity. Forest Ecology and Management. 472, 14 pages. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118259
  • Orrego, S., Montes, C., Restrepo, H.I., Bullock, B.P., & Zapata, M. (2020). Modeling height growth for teak plantations in Colombia using the reducible stochastic differential equation approach.  Journal of Forestry Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-020-01174-y
  • Wang, M., Bullock, B. P., Montes, C. R., & Zhao, D. (2020). An Empirical Examination of Dominant Height Projection Accuracy Using Difference Equation Models. Forest Science. 66(3):267-274. https://doi.org/10.1093/forsci/fxz079
  • Zhao, D., Bullock, B., Montes, C., & Wang, M. (2020). Rethinking maximum stand basal area and maximum SDI from the aspect of stand dynamics. Forest Ecology and Management. 475, 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118462
  • Hall, K. B., Stape, J. L., Bullock, B. P., Frederick, D., Wright, J., Scolforo, H. F., & Cook, R. (2020). A growth and yield model for Eucalyptus benthamii in the southeastern United States. Forest Science. 66(1):25-37. https://doi.org/10.1093/forsci/fxz061
  • Restrepo, H., Montes, C., Orrego, S., Salazar, J., Bullock, B., & Montes, C. (2019). Using Biophysical Variables and Stand Density to Estimate Growth and Yield of Pinus spatula: A Case Study in Antioquia, Colombia. Journal of Forestry Research. 9:195-213. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojf.2019.93010
  • Zhao, D., Bullock, B. P., Montes, C. R., Wang, M., Greene, D., & Sutter, L. (2019). Loblolly pine outperforms slash pine in the southeastern United States - A long-term experimental comparison study. Forest Ecology and Management, 450, 15 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.117532
  • Gallagher, D. A., Bullock, B. P., Montes, C. R., & Kane, M. B. (2019). Whole Stand Volume and Green Weight Equations for Loblolly Pine in the Western Gulf Region of the United States through Age 15. Forest Science, 65(4), 420-428. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/forsci/fxy068
  • Gallagher, D. A., Montes, C. R., Bullock, B. P., & Kane, M. B. (2019). Two-Step Regression Process for Whole Stand Loblolly Pine Survival Projection and Quantifying Uncertainty. Forest Science, 65(3), 265-276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/forsci/fxy055
  • Denham, S. O., Coyle, D. R., Oishi, A. C., Bullock, B. P., Heliovaara, K., & Novick, K. A. (2019). Tree resin flow dynamics during an experimentally induced attack by Ips avulsus, I. calligraphus, and I. grandicollis. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 49(1), 53-63. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2018-0024
  • Zhao, D., Westfall, J., Coulston, J. W., Lynch, T. B., Bullock, B., & Montes, C. (2019). Additive Biomass Equations for Slash Pine Trees: Comparing Three Modeling Approaches. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 49, 27-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2018-0246
  • Restrepo, H., Bullock, B., & Montes, C. (2019). Growth and yield drivers of loblolly pine in the southeastern U.S.: A meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management, 435, 205-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.12.007
  • Green, P. C., Bullock, B. P., & Kane, M. B. (2018). Culture and Density Effects on Tree Quality in Midrotation Non-Thinned Loblolly Pine Plantations. Forests, 9(2), 16 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/f9020082
  • Scolforo, H.F., J.R.S. Scolforo, M.R. Raimundo, J.M. Mello, A.P.B. Batista and B.P. Bullock.  2015.  Hypsometric approaches to Eucalyptus experiments in Brazil.  African Journal of Agricultural Research. 10(45):4176-4184.https://doi.org/10.5897/AJAR2015.10151
  • Kim, T. J., Bullock, B. P., & Stape, J. L. (2015). Effects of silvicultural treatments on temporal variations of spatial autocorrelation in Eucalyptus plantations in Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management. 358, 90-97. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2015.09.004
  • Kim, T. J., Bullock, B. P., & McKeand, S. E. (2015). Spatial Autocorrelation among Different Levels of Genetic Homogeneity and Spacings in Loblolly Pine. Forest Science, 61(3), 438-444. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.14-034
  • Kim, T. J., Bullock, B., & Wijaya, A. (2016). Spatial distribution of above-ground biomass in Labanan Concession Forest in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences, 8(2),27-39.
  • Egbäck, S., Bullock, B. P., Isik, F., & McKeand, S. E. (2015). Height-Diameter Relationships for Different Genetic Planting Stock of Lob lolly Pine at Age 6. Forest Science, 61(3), 424-428. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.14-015
  • Wood, E. R., Bullock, B. P., Isik, F., & McKeand, S. E. (2015). Variation in Stem Taper and Growth Traits in a Clonal Trial of Loblolly Pine. Forest Science, 61(1), 76-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.12-068
  • Smith, B. C., Bullock, B. P., Isik, F., & McKeand, S. E. (2014). Modeling genetic effects on growth of diverse provenances and families of loblolly pine across optimum and deficient nutrient regimes. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 44(11), 1453-1461. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2013-0379 
  • Green, E. J., & Bullock, B. (2014). Assessing Sampling and Model Error in Standing Green Weight Estimation for a Loblolly Pine Plantation. Forest Science, 60(4), 623-627. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.13-007 
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

My research interests include more traditional biometry topics, such as volume, taper, and weight equations derived for various species and regions; statistical sampling and inventory issues; and the impacts of various silvicultural treatments on stand development. Further, I have more wide ranging research interests, e.g., quantitative issues relating to the growth and yield of forest stands with an emphasis on the spatial relationships between individual trees in a stand; using Bayesian statistical methods to look at spatial matrix correlation structures (with respect to a forest stand); evaluating the differences between different levels of genetic homogeneity at the individual tree and stand-level; and modeling diameter distributions for a range forest stand conditions. I try to be very flexible on the research theses my graduate students work on and I strive to make sure that their research thesis helps to achieve their professional goals.

Teaching:

Professor, July 2017 – present, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Athens, GA
Co-Director, July 2017 – present, Plantation Management Research Cooperative (PMRC)
Associate Professor, August 2014 – June 2017, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Athens, GA
Associate Professor, July 2008 – August 2014, North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Raleigh, NC
Assistant Professor, March 2002 – June 2008, NC State University, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Raleigh, NC
Research Assistant, August 1996 – February 2002, Loblolly Pine Growth & Yield Research Cooperative, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
Assistant Biometrician, May 1996 – August 1996, Westvaco Internship, Forest Science Laboratory, Biometrics Section, Summerville, SC
Nature Department Head, 1992-1995 (summers), YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Medford, NJ

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