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Kiser, Dr. L. Chris

Forest Resources
Assistant Professor

Yow Forestry Wildlife Bldg

PhD and MS

  • Forestry and Forest Products  – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA


  • Environmental Science – Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA


  • Forest Ecology & Soils
  • Forest Hydrology & Wetlands
  • GIS
  • Forest Harvesting


Albaugh, T.J., L.C. Kiser, T.R. Fox, H.L. Allen, R.A. Rubilar, and J.L. Stape.  In Press.  Ecosystem nutrient retention after fertilization of Pinus taeda.  Forest Science.

Kiser, L. Chris and Thomas R. Fox. 2013. Foliage and forest floor chemistry, decomposition, and nutrient release in Pinus taeda. Forests 4:595-612.

Kiser, L.C. and T.R. Fox. 2013. Short-rotation Woody Crop Biomass Production for Bioenergy, in Biofuel Crop Sustainability (ed. B. P. Singh), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118635797.ch6

Kiser, L.C. and T.R. Fox. 2012. Soil accumulation of nitrogen and phosphorus following annual fertilization of loblolly pine and sweetgum on sandy sites. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76:2278-2288.

Kiser, L. Chris and J.M. Kelly. 2010. GPS- vs. DEM-derived elevation estimates from a hardwood dominated forest watershed. J. Geogr. Info. Syst. 2(3):147-151.

Kiser, L.C., J.M. Kelly, and P.A. Mays. 2009. Changes in forest soil carbon and nitrogen after a thirty-year interval. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 73:647-653.

Professional Societies/Activities

  • Society of American Foresters
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • Sigma Xi
  • Co-advisor for ABAC Forestry Club
  • Tree Campus USA