Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

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Yuhui Weng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
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Forest Biometrics

 

 

EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy, February 2009, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Emphasis: Forest science

Master of Science, August 2002, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Emphasis: Forest science


PROFESSIONAL, TEACHING, AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
January 2016-present: Assistant Professor of Forestry

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick
December 2012-present: Affiliate Research Scientist

Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick
August 2008-present: Honorary Research Associate

New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, Island View, New Brunswick, Canada
August 2008-present: Quantitative Geneticist and Forest Biometrician

New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, Island View, New Brunswick, Canada
August 2003-August 2008: Data Analyst Forester

Ontario Forest Research Institute, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
January 2003-August 2003: Forest Statistician III

Forest Genetics Ontario, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
May 2001-January 2003: Data Analyst and Tree Improvement Forester

Aoya Biotech Research Institute, Hangzhou, China
January 1995-March 1998: Manager and Research Scientist of Molecular Biology


PUBLICATIONS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
OuYang FQ, JW Ma, JH Wang and YH Weng. 2016. Genetic variation of wood tracheid traits and their relationships with growth and wood density in clones of Pinus tabulaeformis Carr. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research (Under review).

Weng YH, R. Ford, Z.K. Tong and M. Krasowski. 2016. Genetic parameters for bole straightness and branch angle of jack pine estimated using linear and generalized linear mixed models. Forest Science (Accepted).

Fraser, F., L.K. Jesson, D. Quiring, Y.H. Weng, R. Johns, and Y.S. Park. 2016. Genetically-based resistance of balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill) to damage from the balsam twig aphid (Mindarus abietinus Koch.). Canadian Entomologist 148: 426-433.

Wang X.W., Y.H. Weng, G.F. Liu, M.J. Krasowski, and C.P. Yang. 2015. Variations in  carbon  concentration,  sequestration  and  partitioning  among  Betula  platyphylla provenances. Forest Ecology and Management 358: 344-352.

Y.H. Weng, P. Lu, Q.F. Meng, and M. Krasowski. 2015. Genetic resistance to western gall rust in jack pine and its relationship with tree height growth. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45: 970-977.

Y.H. Weng, P. Lu, G. W. Adams, M.S. Fullarton, and K.J. Tosh. 2015. Genetic parameters of growth and stem quality traits for jack pine second generation progeny tested in New Brunswick. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45: 36-43.

Wu Y.Q., Y.H. Weng, C. Hennigar, M.S. Fullarton and V. Lantz. 2015. Benefit-cost analysis of a white spruce clonal seed orchard in New Brunswick, Canada. New Forests 46(1): 141-156.

Zhu H.Y., Y.H. Weng, H.G. Zhang and F.R. Meng. 2013. Provenance differences in biomass accumulation, carbon concentration and stock, and allometric relationship of Korean spruce. Forest Ecology and Management 307: 178-185.

MacDonald, J.E., J. Hacking, Y.H. Weng, and J. Norrie. 2013. Root growth of containerized white spruce seedlings after nursery application of Ascophyllum nodosum extract. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 93: 735-739.

Y.H. Weng, K.A. Crowe, W.H. Parker, D. Lindgren, M.S. Fullarton and K.J. Tosh. 2013. Using portfolio theory to improve yield and reduce risk in black spruce family reforestation. Silvae Genetica (4-5): 232-238.

Beardmore, T., Forbes, K., Simpson, J.D., Williams, M., Barnhardt, L., Dunford, L., Gauthier, V., Linehan, B., McAfee, B., Myers, M., Rainville, A., Sharples. R., Weng, Y., and Woods, J. (2012) Report on the State of Canada's Forest Genetic Resources. Food and Agricultural Organisation, United Nations, Rome, Italy.

Meng, Q.F., W.T. Gao, J.Y. Pang and Y.H. Weng. 2012. Performance evaluation of shrub willow clones of North America origins in Jilin, China. Silvae Genetica 4: 206-211.

MacDonald, J.E., J. Hacking, Y.H. Weng, and J. Norrie. 2012. Root growth of containerized lodgepole pine seedlings in response to Ascophyllum nodosum extract application during nursery culture. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 92: 1207-1212.

Park, Y. S., Y.H. Weng, and S. D. Mansfield. 2012. Genetic effects on wood traits of plantation-grown white spruce (Picea glauca) and their relationships with growth traits. Tree Genetics and Genomes 8 (2): 303-311.

Y.H. Weng, Y.S. Park, and D. Lindgren. 2012. Unequal clonal deployment for clonal forestry purpose improves genetic gains at constant diversity levels. Tree Genetics and Genomes 8: 77-85.

Y.H. Weng. 2011. Early realized gains for two-cycle selection for black spruce and their implications for testing effort allocation. Silvae Genetica 60:178-186.

Y.H. Weng, Y.S. Park, M.J. Krasowski, and T.J. Mullin. 2011. Optimizing testing efforts for implementing white spruce multi-varietal forestry in New Brunswick. Annals of Forest Science 68 (1): 129-138.

Y.H. Weng, K.J. Tosh, and M.S. Fullarton. 2011. Effects of height-growth selection on wood density in black spruce in New Brunswick, Canada. The Forestry Chronicle 87: 116-121.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY

FOR 205: Forest Biometrics

FOR 325: Timber Cruising

FOR 460: Forestry Internship

FOR 411: Timber Management


ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND COLLABORATION
2004-2009: Development of multi-varietal forestry for white spruce using somatic embryogenesis: A collaboration with Wood Fibre Centre, Canadian Forest Service

2006-2010: Demonstration of realized genetic gains from forest crop improvement

2008-present: Incorporating genetic effects into growth and yield modeling: A collaboration with New Brunswick Tree Growth and Yield Modeling Group

2009-2011: Genetic differences in physiological and biomass traits for black spruce

2010-2012: Mixed model application in forest data analysis: A collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick

2010-2012: Optimal deployment of tree seedlots under climate change in New Brunswick

2011-2012: Developing advanced breeding strategies for white spruce

2012-2014: Genetic and climate effects on wood density of white spruce and their implications for climate change: A collaboration with the Wood Science Center, University of New Brunswick

2013-2015: Adaptive variation and climate change for red spruce in New Brunswick: A collaboration with CFS

2013-2015: Modelling growth performance of improved black spruce families: A collaborate with Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick

2014-2014: Economic analysis on alternative seedlot deployment for white spruce in New Brunswick: A collaboration with New Brunswick Tree Growth and Yield Modeling Group

2016-present: East Texas pine plantation research program