Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture


KennethFarrish2016 100x150Kenneth W. Farrish
, Ph.D., Arnold Distinguished Professor

Director of Division of Environmental Science
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Forest Soil Ecology; Forest Soil Productivity, Maintenance and Enhancement;
Root System Dynamics; Reclamation of Disturbed Lands; 
Alternative Right-of-Way Vegetation Management

EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy, 1985, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN.
Emphasis: Forest soils
Master of Science in Forestry, 1981, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.
Emphasis: Forest soils
Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.
Major: Forest Ecology

PROFESSIONAL, TEACHING, AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
8/2001-Present: Director, Division of Environmental Science
8/2003-Present: Arnold Distinguished Professor of Forest Soils and Environmental Science
8/1996-8/2003: Associate Professor of Forest Soils and Environmental Science

School of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University
9/95-8/96: Associate Professor of Forest Soils, School of Forestry

8/86-9/95: Assistant Professor of Forest Soils, School of Forestry

USDA Soil Conservation Service
8/1984-8/1986: Soil Scientist

6/1980-9/1981: Soil Scientist

Michigan Technological University
11/1979-6/1980: Research Associate, School of Forestry and Wood Products

11/1977-11/1979: Graduate Research Assistant, School of Forestry and Wood Products

5/1977-11/1977: Research Assistant, School of Forestry and Wood Products

PUBLICATIONS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
Bozarth, M.A., K.W. Farrish, G.A. Damoff, J. VanKley, J. L. Young. 2016. Spatial Distribution of Earthworms in an East Texas Forest Ecosystem. Applied Soil Ecology 104: 91-103.

Kannepalli, S, K.W. Farrish. 2016 . Effectiveness of Various Carbon Amendments in the Bioremediation of Perchlorate Contaminated Soils. International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Degradation, 4(3): 68-79.

Russell, L.S., K.W. Farrish, G.A. Damoff, D. Coble, J.L. Young. 2016. Establishment of Earthworms on Reclaimed Lignite Mine Soils in East Texas. Applied Soil Ecology 104: 125-130.

Arnold, W. R., Peterson, D. W., Farrish, K. W. 2016. A Survey of Unionid Mussels Inhabiting Streams of the Sabine National Forest, Texas 65: 21-39. Texas Journal of Science.

Adams, J.C., Farrish, K.W., and Adams, J.P. 2015. Nutrient composition in litter fall in northern Louisiana hardwood deciduous forests. J. Sustainable Forestry 34(4): 406- 421.

Unger, D. R., Hung, I.-K., Farrish, K. W., Dans, D. 2015. Quantifying Land Cover Change due to Petroleum Exploration and Production in the Haynesville Shale Region using Remote Sensing (2th ed., vol. 6, pp. 1-17). International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.

Unger, D. R., Hung, I.-K., Farrish, K. W. 2015. Forest and Agriculture Landscape Changes due to Petroleum Exploration (1th ed., vol. 113, pp. 106). Journal of Forestry.

Unger, D.R., Bowes, C., Farrish, K.W., and Hung, I. 2013. Mapping oilfield brine contaminated sites with mid-spatial resolution remotely sensed data. GIS Science and Remote Sensing.

Unger, D.R., Hung, I., and Farrish, K.W. 2013. Quantifying land cover change due to
petroleum exploration and production in the Haynesville shale regions using remote sensing. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.

Zhang, Y., D. R. Unger, I. Hung, B.P. Oswald, and K.W. Farrish. 2011. A GIS tool for plant spatial pattern analysis, Environmental Modeling and Software. 26:1251-1254.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
ENV 349: Environmental Soil Science

ENV 403/503: Remediation and Reclamation of Disturbed Land

ENV 470: Senior Seminar

ENV 575: Advanced Graduate Studies in Environmental Science

FOR 349 - Principles of Forest Soils

FOR 463 - Special Problems

FOR 535 - Forest Soils

FOR 575 - Advanced Graduate Studies in Forestry

OFF-CAMPUS CONSULTING, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, SPECIAL HONORS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
Regents Professor, 2016, Stephen F. Austin State University

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE
Certified Professional Soil Scientist, ARCPACS

National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP)
     SFA Chapter Advisor
     Higher Education Committee

Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP)

Society of American Foresters (SAF)

Texas Forestry Association (TFA)

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). Manuscript Reviewer.

EXTERNAL GRANTS AND OTHER RESEARCH FUNDING DURING THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Farrish, K.W., J.L. Young, C. Comer. Moist Soil Management on a Constructed Treatment Wetland, Texas Parks and Wildlife($16,000).

McBroom, Matthew W (Co-Principal), Farrish, Kenneth W (Co-Principal), Hung, I-Kuai (Co-Principal), Williams, Hans M (Co-Principal), "Scanning Documents for the Angelina-Neches River Basin" (Funded), Sponsored by Texas Water Development Board, State ($15,000).

McBroom, Matthew W (Co-Principal), Farrish, Kenneth W. (Co-Principal), Hung, I-Kuai (Co-Principal), Williams, Hans M. (Co-Principal), "State of the Current Knowledge of the Angelina-Neches River Basin Texas Instream Flow Program" (Funded), Sponsored by TexasCommission on Environmental Quality, State ($80,000).

Collyer, M.L., K.W. Farrish, M.W. McBroom, H.M. Williams, and J.L. Young, Jerry L, "WET Center", Stephen F. Austin State University ($402,640).