Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Brian P. Oswald, Ph.D., Joe C. Denman Distinguished Professor
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Fire Ecology, Silviculture, Range Management

EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy, May 1992, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.
Emphasis: Forestry

Master of Science in Forestry, May 1981, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.Emphasis: Forestry

Bachelor of Science in Forestry, June 1979, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

PROFESSIONAL, TEACHING, AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Arthur Temple College of Forestry, Stephen F. Austin State University
6/2004-present: Professor of Fire Ecology, Silviculture and Agroforestry
     Named Joe C. Denman Distinguished Professor of Forestry September 2012
     Named Lacy H. Hunt Disguished Professor of Forestry September 2007
6/1999-2004: Associate Professor
12/1995-6/1999: Assistant Professor

Department of Plant and Soil Science, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL.
8/1992-12/1995: Assistant Professor of Forest Ecology

Teton Science School, Kelly, WY.
6/1991: Instructor of fire ecology course

College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.
4/1990-8/1991: Aerial Photo Interpretation Instructor for Bolivian and Honduran Students Involved in Forestry Short Courses
1/1990-5/1990: Instructor of Lab Section of Aerial Photo Interpretation
5/1989-8/1992: Research Assistant
8/1987-5/1989: International Student Co-Coordinator
8/1986-5/1988: Teaching Assistant

The College of Ganado, Ganado, AZ.
10/1985-7/1986: Assistant Dean of Academics
5/1985-7/1985: Visiting Professor, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Colorado State University. Member of Training Staff for Peace Corps African Forestry

PUBLICATIONS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
Oswald, B.P., P. Gibson, D.L. Kulhavy, H.M. Williams. Assessing the Vegetative Diversity of an east Texas Golf Course. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Submitted.

Oswald, B.P., S.C. Dugan, R.G. Balice, D.R. Unger. Overstory Tree Mortality in the Ponderosa Pine and Spruce-Fir Ecosystems Following a Drought in Northern New Mexico. Forests. Submitted.

Oswald, B.P., K.W. Farrish and B.A. Gentzler. Forage Yields in Turkey Hill Wilderness in East Texas for White-tailed Deer. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Submitted.

Oswald, B.P., N.T Woodward. K.W. Farrish, D.R Unger and I. Hung. Old Field Communities and Restoration Potential ar Mammouth Cave National Park, USA. Kentucky Journal of Science. Submitted.

Stafford, K.L., Oswald, B.P., K.W. Farrish, H.W. Williams, and I, Hung. Fuel loading influence on potential fire behavior at the urban wildland interface in Bastrop County, Texas, USA. Texas Journal of Science. Submitted.

Christian, C.L., B.P. Oswald, H.M. Williams, K.W. Farrish. 2016. Vegetative Community Development over 30 Years within Mixed Pine-Hardwood Mine Reclamation sites in east Texas. Journal of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation. Accepted.

Priest, J. S.. J.P. Stovall, D.W. Coble, H. M. Williams, B.P. Oswald. 2016. Loblolly Pine Site Index on Reclaimed Mineland in East Texas. Forest Science. 62(X):xxx-xxx.

Priest, J., J. Stovall, D. Coble, B. Oswald, H. Williams. 2015. Loblolly Piner Growth Patterns on Reclaimed Mineland: Allometry, Biomass, and Volume. Forests. 6(10):3547-3581. Doi:10.3390/f6103547.

King, J.R., W.C. Conway, D.J. Rosen, and B.P. Oswald. 2015. Response of Deeprooted Sedge (Cyperus entrerianus) to Herbicide and Prescribed Fire in Coastal Texas Prairie. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 8:15-31

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS

Oswald, B.P. and N. Brouwer. 2015. Stereo Photo Series for Estimating Natural Fuels in the Netherlands. Volume 3: Peatlands. 123p.

Oswald, B.P. and N. Brouwer. 2014. Stereo Photo Series for Estimating Natural Fuels in the Netherlands. Volume 2: Dunes. 144p.

Oswald, Brian P. and Cathelijne Stoof. 2013. Stereo Photo Series for Estimating Natural Fuels in the Netherlands. Volume 1: Veluwe Region. 177p.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
Undergraduate:

Introduction to Fire Management

Harvesting and Forest Products

Regional Silviculture

Fire Use in Land Management

Range Management

Introduction to Forestry

Range Development and Improvement

Fire Ecology

Non-timber Management

Forest Ecology

Graduate:

Advanced Range Management

Forest and Range Ecology Concepts

North American Silviculture

Fire Ecology

Advanced Range Development and Improvement

Research Methods

OFF-CAMPUS CONSULTING, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, SPECIAL HONORS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
University of Idaho Alumni Association Hall of Fame (2016)

Outstanding Service Award, Association for Fire Ecology (2015)

SFA Alumni Association Distinguished Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University (2015)

SFASU Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Research, Stephen F. Austin State University (2013)

Regents Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University (2012-13)