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Kiser, Dr. L. Chris

Forest Resources
Assistant Professor




PhD and MS

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


  • Environmental Science – Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA


  • Forest Ecology & Soils
  • Soils in Forest Resources
  • Forest Hydrology & Wetland Management
  • Dendrology
  • Advanced Forest Ecology
  • Forest Harvesting


Albaugh, T.J., L.C. Kiser, T.R. Fox, H.L. Allen, R.A. Rubilar, and J.L. Stape.  2014.  Ecosystem nutrient retention after fertilization of Pinus taeda.  Forest Science 60(6):1131-1139.

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