Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

beasley w100R. Scott Beasley, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
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 EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Emphasis: Watershed Management

Master of Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Emphasis: Watershed Management

Bachelor of Forestry, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 
Major: Forest Management

ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
April 1992 - Retirement: Dean of the College of Forestry
April 1992 - Retirement: Professor of Forestry

April 2000-March 2002, Interim Vice-President for University Advancement

University of Arkansas-Monticello Forest Resources Department
2/1988 - 3/1992: Department Head
7/1984 - 3/1992: Professor
7/1979 - 6/1984: Associate Professor
8/1976 - 6/1979: Assistant Professor
9/1966 - 9/1968: Research Associate,
9/1965 - 9/1966: Teaching Assistant

NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
United States Forest Service Southern Forest Experimental Station
11/1969 - 7/1976: Forest Hydrologist

Forest Hydrology Lab, Oxford, MS

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION/HONORS
2007-2008,Chair, Southern Forestry Research Partnership

2003-2007, Member, Forest History Society Board of Directors

2005, Co-Chair, National Convention of Society of American Forester, Fort Worth, TX

2000-2008, Member, Board of Directors, Forest Landowners Association

2000, President, Texas Forestry Association

1999, Vice President, Texas Forestry Association

1998, Vice President-Elect, Texas Forestry Association

Elected 1997, Fellow Society of American Foresters

1997, Texas Society of American Foresters Distinguished Service Award

1997, Chair, Texas Society of American Foresters

1996, Chair-Elect, Texas Society of American Foresters

1998-2001, Member, Task Force on Accreditation, Society of American Foresters

1992-Present, Member, Environmental Research Steering Committee, TXU (formerly Texas Utilities Corp.), Dallas, TX

1993-Present, Member, Board of Directors, Texas Forestry Association

1979-1988, Appointed by Governor of Arkansas to Natural and Scenic Rivers Commission

1986-1988, Appointed as the George R. Brown Professor of Forestry, UAM's first endowed Chair

1990-1992, Member, Advisory Committee for Arkansas Water Resources Research Center

1991-1993, Charter Member, Advisory Committee for the Ouachita National Forest

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Institute of Hydrology, Certified as a Professional Hydrologist

Society of American Foresters

     1997, Texas Society Chair

     1996, Texas Society Chair-Elect

     1981-1989, Ouachita Society Science Technology Coordinator

     1990, Arkansas Division Chair,

     1989, Arkansas Division Vice Chair,

     1988, Arkansas Division Secretary/Treasurer

Southern Forest Hydrology Group

     1978-1981, Secretary Treasurer

     1978-1981, Executive Committee

Arkansas Forestry Association

Texas Forestry Association

ExecutiveBoard 1993-Present


ADMINISTRATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Worked through the Texas Coordinating Board of Higher Education to change the College's
Game Management Major to the Wildlife Management Major.

Worked through the Texas Coordinating Board of Higher Education to change the Doctor
of Forestry degree to the PhD degree (effective April 1997).

Increased total enrollment in the College of Forestry from 366 in Fall 1992 to 566 in Fall 1999;
placement rate remained above 90%.

Appointed by SFA President as campus Director of the Texas Regional Institute for 
Environmental Studies (TRIES) established in cooperation with Sam Houston State 
University, funded with a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense - 1994-1997.

Initiated a successful effort to officially designate the College of Forestry as the Arthur
Temple College of Forestry in honor of a man who contributed significantly to forestry
and economic development in Texas. October 1996.

Increased the number of forestry scholarships awarded annually from 38 in1992 worth $23,000, to 60 in 2005 worth $71,000.

Secured $10 million dollars in grant funds from the T. L. L. Temple Foundation between
1997 and 2002.

Established the Forest Resources Institute (FRI) funded by a grant from the T. L. L. Temple Foundation to develop a comprehensive database of the forest resources of Texas; to identify
and prioritize critical issues and problems; to develop strategies for addressing the problems;
to assemble interdisciplinary teams of scientists to conduct research studies; and to disseminate information to resource managers, public agencies, private landowners, educators, legislators,
and the public.

Developed honors courses in the College of Forestry to participate in the University Honors
Program.

Increased the leverage ratio of external funding to state appropriated research funding from
$2.00 in 1992 to $5.00 in 2005.

Produced a Silviculture, Wildlife and Wetlands video for Loggers Training Program as
part of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

Initiated the Texas Intensive Silviculture (TEXIS) consortium to evaluate the effects of
intensive silviculture on water quality, wildlife habitat, aquatic communities, and fiber
production. Directly addresses the current EPA TMDL proposed rule change.

Developed state-of-the-art GIS Laboratories for graduate research (12 workstations) and undergraduate teaching (20 workstations and a server).

Secured $2 million to establish six endowed distinguished professorships in the College of 
Forestry to enhance salaries and provide research support.

Cooperated with the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and the SFA Arboretum to
establish the first Native Plants Center in Texas.

College of Forestry obtained the University's first patent-a cultivar of Camptotheca with
enhanced properties for treating cancer.

Established a Master of Forestry non-thesis degree targeted for professional foresters with a
minimum of five years of experience who desire to pursue a graduate degree with a business
emphasis.

Served on the Society of American Foresters Task Force on Accreditation charged
to revise the accreditation standards.

Secured state funding for a 5000 sq. ft. addition to the forestry building providing a small auditorium/conference center and offices to accommodate up to 19 graduate students.
Funded projects currently underway are renovations of the exterior of the Forestry Building
and an Analytical Lab/Greenhouse renovation project. Total costs $1,000,000.

Appointed by Dr. Ed Hiler, Vice Chancellor for Agriculture at TAMU to serve on the search committee for Dept Head of the Forest Sciences Department. Also served on the search
committee for State Forester in 1997.

Established a 2+2 curriculum in forestry at Tyler Junior College to assure a seamless transfer
of forestry majors to SFA.

On February 21, 2000, served as moderator of a public meeting in Lufkin, Texas, organized by Congressman Jim Turner to discuss the forestry ramifications of EPA's proposed TMDL rule
change. 1700 people attended.


PUBLICATIONS
REFEREED
McBroom, M.W., Beasley, R.S., Chang, M., Ice, G. Water Quality Effects of Clearcut Harvesting and Forest Fertilization with Best Management Practices. Accepted for publication in J.Env. Qual. 37(1). Jeq.scijournals.org/

McBroom, M.W., Beasley, R.S., Chang, and Ice, G. Storm Runoff and Sediment Losses from Forest Clearcutting and Stand Establishment with Best Management Practices in East Texas, USA. To appear in Hydrological Processes. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jissue/89013836

Beasley, R. S., E. L. Miller, W. H. Blackburn and E. R. Lawson. 2005. Assessing the impacts of intensive forest management: Watershed studies in the Mid-South. Pp.113-128. Book Chapter In: A Century of Forest Wildland Watershed Lessons, Eds. G. G. Ice and J. D. Stednick. Society of American Foresters. Washington, DC. 287 pp.

Messina, M. G. and R. S. Beasley. 2005. Non-Point Source Pollution from Silviculture in Texas. Pp.185-199, Book Chapter In: Water For Texas, Eds. J. Norwine, J. R. Giardinao, S. Krishnamurthy. Texas A&M University Press. College Station, TX. 271 pp.
Chang, M., M. W. McBroom, and R. S. Beasley. 2004. Roofing as a source of nonpoint water pollution. Journal of Environmental Management, 73 (2004) 307-315.

McBroom, M., R. S. Beasley, M. Chang, B. Gowin and G. Ice. 2003. Runoff and sediment losses from annual and unusual storm events from the Alto Experimental Watersheds, Texas: 23 years after silvicultural treatments. Pp. 607-613. In: K. G. Renard, et al., eds. Proceedings of the First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, October 27-30, 2003. U.S.D.A., ARS, 753 pp., Benson, AZ.

Chang, M., R. S. Beasley, M. C. Cochran and M. W. McBroom. 2003. Mercury concentrations in streams of East Texas. In: Kolpin, Dana and John D. Williams (Eds), Agricultural Hydrology and Water Quality. AWRA's 2003 Spring Specialty Conference Proceedings. American Water Resources Association, Middleburg, VA, TPS-03-1, CD-ROM.

Li, S., Y. Yi, Y. Wang, Z. Zhang and R. S. Beasley. 2002. Camptothecin accumulation and variations in Camptotheca. Planta Medica. 68: 1010-1016.

Beasley, R. S., E. R. Lawson, E. L. Miller and W. H. Blackburn. 2001. Assessing the impacts of intensive forest management: Watershed studies in the Mid-South. In: Proceedings, Society of American Foresters, November 16-20, 2000, Washington, DC. Pp. 45-57

Beasley, R. S. 1991. Centers for Scientific Emphasis: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Complex Problems. In: Forestry Administration and Technology. Council of Agriculture and Taiwan Forestry Research Institute; Taipei, Taiwan. R.O.C. Hsu-Ho Chung, ed.

Beasley, R. S. and A. B. Granillo. 1988. Sediment losses and water yields from managed coastal plain forests. Water Resources Bulletin. 24(2):361-366.

Miller, E. L., R. S. Beasley and E. R. Lawson. 1988. Forest harvest and site preparation effects on stormflows and peakflows of ephemeral streams in the Ouachita Mountains. J. Environ. Qual. 17(2):212-218.

Miller, E. L., R. S. Beasley and E. R. Lawson. 1988. Forest Harvest and site preparation effects on erosion and sedimentation in the Ouachita Mountains. J. Environ. Qual. 17(2):219-225.

Beasley, R. S. 1986. Atmospheric deposition: Research needs and priorities in the Mid-South. pp. 57-62. In: Proceedings, Mid-South Symposium on Acid Deposition, eds. B.G. Blackmon and R. S. Beasley. University of Arkansas. Little Rock, AR, April 20-21, 1986.

Beasley, R. S. and A. B. Granillo. 1986. Comparative hydrologic effects of silvicultural alternatives on flat terrain in the Gulf Coastal Plain: pp. 94-105. In Proceedings: Forestry and Water Quality: A Mid-South Symposium,. University of Arkansas. Little Rock, AR.

Beasley, R. S. and A. B. Granillo. 1986. Water yields and sediment losses from chemical and mechanical site preparation in southwest Arkansas. pp. 106-116. In Proceedings: Forestry and Water Quality: A Mid-South Symposium. University of Arkansas. Little Rock, AR.

Blackmon, B. G. and R. S. Beasley (eds.). 1986. Proceedings of the Mid-South Symposium on Acid Deposition. University of Arkansas. Little Rock, AR, April 20-21, 1986.

Miller, E. L., R. S. Beasley and E. R. Lawson. 1986. Storm flow, sedimentation and water quality responses following silvicultural treatments in the Ouachita Mountains. pp. 117-129. In Proceedings: Forestry and Water Quality : A Mid-South Symposium. University of Arkansas. Little Rock, AR.

Miller, E. L., R. S. Beasley and J. C. Covert. 1986. Forest road sediments: production and delivery to steams. pp. 164-176. In Proceedings: Forestry and Water Quality: A Mid-South Symposium. University of Arkansas. Little Rock, AR.

Beasley, R. S., A. B. Granillo and V. Zillmer. 1986. Sediment losses from forest management: Mechanical versus chemical site preparation after clear cutting. J. Environ. Qual. 15(4):413-416.

Beasley, R. S. and A. B. Granillo. 1985. Soil protection by natural vegetation on clear-cut forest lands in Arkansas. J. Soil and Water Conserv. 40:379-382.

Granillo, A. B. and R. S. Beasley. 1984. Recovery of ground cover after clear cutting and site preparation. Ark. Farm Res. 33(2):12.

Beasley, R. S. 1982. Water quality in south Arkansas forest. pp. 49-56. In Environmentally Sound Water and Soil Management. Eds. Kruse, E. G., C. R. Burdick, and Y. A. Yousef. Am. Soc. Civil Engineers, New York, NY. 524p.

Beasley, R. S. and J. O. Klemmedson. 1980. Ecological relationships of bristle cone pine. American Midland Naturalist. 104(2):242:253.

Beasley, R. S. 1979. Intensive site preparation and sediment yields on steep watersheds in the Gulf Coastal Plain. Soil Science Society American Journal. 42(2)212-417.

Beasley, R. S. and J. O. Klemmedson. 1973. Recognizing site adversity and drought sensitive trees in stands of bristle cone pine (Pinus longaeva). Economic Botany 27(1):141-146.

NON-REFEREED

Beasley, R. S. 1998. Water Quality Impacts of Harvesting and Reestablishing Pine Plantations in East Texas: Testing Intensive Silvicultural Practices and BMP's. In Proc. National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, So. Reg. Meeting, July, 1998, San Antonio, TX.

Beasley, R. S. 1997. Forestry and Environmental Science. In: Spotlight on Environmental Education Programs in Texas, Proceedings, A Question of Balance: Building Blocks for Environmental Education in Texas, Environmental Institute of Houston. University of Houston, Houston, TX. pp 126-131.

Baker, J. B., R. S. Beasley, J. M. Guildin, E. R. Lawson, T. B. Wigley, and R. L. Willett. 1990. Biases and errors distort special section on Ouachitas. Forum Two Article. Arkansas Gazette. Sunday, March 4, 1990. Little Rock, AR.

Lawson, E. R., R. S. Beasley, E. L. Miller, and D. J. Turton. 1989. Forest Watersheds. Ark. Farm Res. 38(6):6.

Beasley, R. S. 1989. Forest Resources of Arkansas: UAM Department of Forest Resources. For. Farmer 48:12.

Beasley, R. S., E. R. Lawson and E. L. Miller. 1988. Environmental effects of silviculture. Ark. Farm Res. 37(6):10.

Beasley, R. S., E. L. Miller and E. R. Lawson. 1987. Chemical properties of soils and streams in natural disturbed forest ecosystems in the Ouachita Mts. Ark. Water Resour. Res. Center. Publication NO. 132. 93 pp.

Beasley, R. S. 1987. Impacts of intensive forest management on water quality and site productivity in the South Central USA. In Proc. Joint Seminar on Forest Productivity and Site Evaluation. pp. 131-144. eds. Tao Kiang, Jeng-Chuan Yang, Yu-Ping Koa. Council of Agriculture, ROC. Taipei, Taiwan. 225 p.

Beasley, R. S. 1987. Atmospheric Deposition: Forest soils and stream effect. In Proc. Joint Seminar on Forest Productivity and Site Evaluation. pp. 153-160. eds. Tao Kiang, Jeng-Chuan Yang, Yu-Ping Kao. Council of Agriculture, ROC. Taipei, Taiwan. 225 p.

Settergren, C. D. and R. S. Beasley. 1986. Forest hydrology problems and approaches in upland hardwoods. In: Proceedings, SAF National Convention - Forest Hydrology and Meteorology session. Birmingham, AL, October 7, 1986.

Beasley, R. S. 1986. Educating the 2010 Forester: SAF Accreditation: Is it a driver? pp. 14-18. In: Proceedings Southern For. Symp. Atlanta, Ga. NAPFSC. Agricultural Conference Services. Okla. State Univ. Stillwater, OK 310 p.

Granillo, A. B. and R. S. Beasley. 1985. Acid precipitation in southeast Arkansas. Ark. Farm Res. 34(2):3.


Beasley, R. S., E. L. Miller and S. C. Gough. 1984. Forest Road erosion in the Ouachita Mountains. In Mountain Logging Symposium Proc. eds. P.A. Peters and J. Luchok. West Virginia Univ. pp. 203-213.

Beasley, R. S. 1984. Relative response of small harvested and undisturbed watersheds to an extreme event. In National Council for Air and Stream Improvement. Tech. Bul. 417:33-38.

Beasley, R. S. and A. B. Granillo. 1983. Sediment losses from forest practices in the Gulf Coastal Plain of Arkansas. In Proceedings, Second Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. General Technical Report SE-24. pp. 461-467.

Beasley, R. S. and E. L. Miller. 1982. Roadway erosion: A project description. In, Arkansas Water Quality Management Seminar, Proceedings. pp. 13-15. J. S. Miller ed. Ark. Dept. Poll. Cont. and Ecol. and Ark. Sci. Inform. Exch. 61 p.

Beasley, R. S. 1981. Comparing three water quality techniques for measuring non-point source pollution in forest streams. Ark. Water Resour. Res. Cent. Publication No. 77. 11pp.

Beasley, R. S. 1981. The effects of timber operations on streams in Arkansas. Discovery 1(2):15-17.

Beasley, R. S. 1979. Assessment of non-point source pollution from forest practices in the South Central Region. National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) Technical Bulletin No. 328. pp. 10-13.

Beasley, R. S. 1976. Potential effects of forest management practices on storm flow sources and water quality. In Proceedings, Mississippi Water Resources Conference. pp. 111-117. MWRRC, Jackson, MS.

Beasley, R. S. 1972. Bristle cone pine (Pinus longaeva) in relation to environmental factors and soil properties in east central Nevada. Ph.D. Dissertation published by University Microfilms Inc. Ann Arbor, MI. 151 pp.

Wagle, R. F. and R. S. Beasley. 1968. Two-year effects of thinning and nutrient treatments on the growth of ponderosa pine. Jour. Arizona Academy of Science 5(1):45-55.


INVITED PRESENTATIONS

October 23, 2003?"Forest Industry in Texas: Where Do We Stand?" Summit on Regionalism. Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). Nacogdoches, Texas.

May 21-22, 2003-"Alto Road Erosion Study". Workshop on Predicting Sediment from Forest Road Systems in the South. Nacogdoches, TX. Worked with NCASI in organizing workshop, moderating a session, and presenting.

October 22, 2001-- Sustainable Forest Management Strategies for Texas. "Explore the Possibilities": Summit on Regionalism. Conference of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). Beaumont, Texas.

November 18, 2000?Assessing the Inpacts of Intensive Forest Management: Watershed Studies of the Mid-South. Centennial meeting of the Society of American Foresters, Washington, DC.

February 11, 2000 -- The Value of the Forest Industry in East Texas. 50th Annual East Texas Banking and Agricultural Conference. Tyler, Texas.

October 23, 1998 - Effects of Forestry Activities on Water Quality: A Research Project. Watershed Monitoring, East Texas Water Symposium, Nacogdoches, TX.

July 1,1998-- Water Quality Impacts of Harvesting and Reestablishing Pine Plantations in East Texas: Testing Intensive Silvicultural Practices and BMP's. National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, So. Reg. Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

April 10,1997-- Forestry and Environmental Science. Spotlight on Environmental Education Programs in Texas, Conference. A Question of Balance: Building Blocks for Environmental Education in Texas, Environmental Institute of Houston. University of Houston, Houston, TX.

October 17, 1996 -- Status of Forestry Research in Texas. Texas Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Del Lago, TX.

June 23,1996--Senator Phil Gramm's visit to the College of Forestry to present a program to protect social security. Moderated. SFA Nacogdoches, Texas

December 14, 1995-- Commencement Address. Panola Junior College, Forestry Program. Carthage, Texas.

June 6, 1994 -- Identifying Sensitive Watershed Conditions: Erosion/Sediment Sources. USDA Soil Conservation Service, Water Quality Workshop, Nacogdoches, TX.

June 7, 1994 -- Harvest Systems and Site Preparation Methods for Soil and Water Protection. USDA Soil Conservation Service, Water Quality Workshop, Nacogdoches, TX.

August 13, 1993 -- Wetlands Synergistic Conference. Moderator. Nacogdoches, TX.

November 6, 1992-- Water Quality and Forestry. Texas Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting, Galveston, Texas.