Rebecca Kidd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Forest Resources Management, Forest Ecology,
Forest Disturbance & Restoration Ecology, Dendroecology
Doctor of Philosophy, 2015, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
Master of Science, 2008, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR.
Emphasis: Forest Resources
Post-Baccalaureate Studies, 2006, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Emphasis: Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Bachelor of Science, 2005, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC.
PROFESSIONAL, TEACHING, AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
8/2016-present: Assistant Professor of Forest Resources Management
Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
2015-2016: Postdoctoral Associate, Fire & Forest Ecologist
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
2009-2011: Research Associate, Forest Health Cooperative
School of Forest Resources, University of Arkansas at Monticello
2006-2008: Graduate Research Assistant
U.S. Forest Service, Sequoia National Forest, CA.
Summer 2005: Student Conservation Association Intern
PUBLICATIONS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
Copenheaver, C.A., Maituk, J.D., Nolan, L.J., Franke, M.E., Block, P.R., Reed, W.P., Kidd, K.R., Martini, G., In Press. False ring formation in bald cypress (Taxodium distichum). Wetlands, Accepted 21 January 2016.
Kidd, K.R., Copenheaver, C.A., Aust, W.M., 2016. Sediment accretion rates for natural levee and backswamp forests in the Mobile-Tensaw bottomlands, Alabama. Pages 13-17, In: Schweitzer, C.J., Clatterbuck, W.K., Oswalt, C.M., eds. Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-212. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 614 p.
Kidd, K.R., Copenheaver, C.A., Aust, W.M., 2015. Sediment accretion rates and radial growth in natural levee and backswamp riparian forests in southwestern Alabama, USA. Forest Ecology and Management, 358: 272-280.
K.R. Kidd, Copenheaver, C.A., Zink-Sharp, A., 2014. Frequency and factors of earlywood frost-ring formation in jack pine (Pinus banksiana) across northern lower Michigan. Écoscience, 21:157-167.
Kidd, K.R., Aust, W.M., Copenheaver, C.A., 2014. Recreational stream crossing effects on sediment delivery and macroinvertebrates in southwestern Virginia, USA. Environmental Management, 54:505-516.
Copenheaver, C.A., Kidd, K.R., Shockey, M.A., Stephens, B., 2014. Environmental and social factors influencing the price of land in southwestern Virginia, USA, 1786-1830. Mountain Research and Development, 34:386-395.
Zeng,Y., Kidd, K.R., Eckhardt, L.G., 2013. The effect of thinning and clear-cut on changes in the relative abundance of root-feeding beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Pinus taeda plantations in central Alabama and Georgia. Pest Management Science, 70:915-921.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
Kidd, K.R., J.M. Varner, D. Nemens, J. Kreye, B. Wing, and N. Valliant. 2016. Moderate to high-severity wildfires shift stand composition in the southern Cascades, California. Society of American Foresters National Convention, Madison, WI. November 2-6, 2016.
Kidd, K.R., J.M. Varner, and D. Nemens. 2015. Hardwood sapling allocation to bark thickness, height, and radial growth 3 years post-wildfire in the southern Cascades, California. 6th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress, Association for Fire Ecology, San Antonio, TX. November 16-20, 2015.
Nemens, D., J.M. Varner, K.R. Kidd, B. Wing, J. Kreye, and N. Valliant. 2015. California black oak resprouting across recurring fire severity gradients. 6th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress, Association for Fire Ecology, San Antonio, TX. November 16-20, 2015.
Nemens, D., J.M. Varner, K.R. Kidd, B. Wing, J. Kreye, and N. Valliant. 2015. Can wildfires restore conifer-encroached California black oak woodlands? Cascadia Prairie-Oak Partnership Conference, Tacoma, WA. October 26-29, 2015.
Kidd, K.R., C.A. Copenheaver, and W.M. Aust. 2015. Long-term sediment accretion rates for natural levee and backswamp riparian forests in the Mobile-Tensaw Bottomlands. 18th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Knoxville, TN. March 3-5, 2015.
Eckhardt, L.G., J.W. Zanzot, Y. Zeng, K.R. Kidd, T.A. Bauman, and R.A. Nadel. 2014. Thinning and fertilization effects on the populations of Hylastes species and associated ophiostomatoid fungal species in Pinus taeda stands. International Union of Forest Research Organizations, World Congress, Salt Lake City, UT. October 5-11, 2014.
Kidd, K.R., W.M. Aust, and C.A. Copenheaver. 2014. Recreational stream crossing effects on sediment delivery and macroinvertebrates in Southwestern VA. Symposium on Forestry BMP Effectiveness in the Eastern US, National Council for Air & Stream Improvement, Inc., Blacksburg, VA. May 12-15, 2014.
Kidd, K.R., W.M. Aust, and C.A. Copenheaver. 2013. Recreational stream crossing effects on sediment delivery and macroinvertebrates. Society of American Foresters National Convention, Charleston, SC. October 23-27, 2013.
Kidd, K.R., W.M. Aust, and C.A. Copenheaver. 2013. Impacts of recreational stream crossings on potential soil erosion and macroinvertebrates in Southwestern Virginia. North American Forest Ecology Workshop, Bloomington, IN. June 16-20, 2013.
Kidd, K.R. and C.A. Copenheaver. 2012. Dendroecological analysis of frost ring occurrence in jack pine (Pinus banksiana) across northern Lower Michigan. Ecological Society of America Conference, Portland, OR. August 5-10, 2012.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
FOR 209: Forest Ecology
FOR 458: Forest Resource Management
FOR 460: Forestry Internship
ENV 209: Forest Ecology
River Research and Applications
The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society
UNIVERSITY SERVICE AND OUTREACH (LAST FIVE YEARS)
2016: Volunteer, Virginia State 4-H Congress, Natural Resources Group Leader; Volunteer, Safe Zone Faculty
2014: Volunteer, Symposium on Forestry BMP Effectiveness in the Eastern US, National Council for Air & Stream Improvement, Inc.
2012: Co-organizer, A Showcase of Female Scientists: Work-Life Balance
2009-2011: Co-organizer, Forest Health Cooperative Annual Meetings;
2009-2011: Volunteer, Alabama 4-H Forestry Invitational, Forest Health Competition