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Joshua J. Puhlick
Ecological Silviculture

Dr. Puhlick is interested in developing silvicultural strategies for enhancing carbon accumulation in forests as a contribution to mitigating climate change. He is also interested in examining how carbon objectives align with other ecosystem services. His previous research has also focused on tree regeneration dynamics to inform ecological restoration efforts, silvicultural rehabilitation of cutover stands, and the influence of timber harvesting on soil compaction. In the longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem, he plans to examine recruitment trends of longleaf pine trees into various size and age classes. This work will also include validating predictions of tree growth and yield using long-term monitoring data. These efforts will be crucial for developing regional carbon objectives for managed forests and forest reserves.


  • Ph.D. Forest Resources, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, 2015
  • M.S. Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, 2011
  • Graduate Certificate, Applied Statistics, Northern Arizona University, 2011
  • B.S. Horticulture, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 2004
  • B.S. Forestry, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, 1998

Professional Experience

  • 2021-Present: Assistant Scientist, The Jones Center at Ichauway, Newton, GA
  • 2018-2021: Research Associate, University of Maine, Orono, ME
  • 2015-2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Maine, Orono, ME
  • 2011-2015: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Maine, Orono, ME
  • 2012-2013: Database Manager, Penobscot Experimental Forest, Bradley, ME
  • 2008-2011: Graduate Research Assistant, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
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