Room 210, RNR Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
phone: (225) 578-4216
- University of Oklahoma, Chemical Engineering, no degree
- Oklahoma State University, Agriculture (Forestry, Science option), B.S., 1977
- University of Missouri, Forestry, M.S., 1981
- Utah State University, Forest Ecology, Ph.D., 1986
Professional and administrative experience
1996-present: Chair of Lucius W. Gilbert Foundation oversight committee, a $3.5 million endowment within the School of Renewable Natural Resources
1996-2009: Director, Cooperative Research in Sustainable Silviculture and Soil Productivity. A cooperative research program involving forest industry, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, LA Tech University, and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
1992-1996: Graduate Coordinator, School of Renewable Natural Resources
1991-Present: Professor Quantitative Silviculture, Louisiana State University A&M and LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2000-2009: Adjunct Professor, Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
1987-1991: Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Forestry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
1986-1987: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Forest Resources, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Honors, awards, and memberships in professional societies and trade associations
Xi Sigma Pi; Sigma Xi; Departmental Fellowship, Utah State University; Society of American Foresters; Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Merit Honor Roll (1996, 1999, 2000)
Silviculture, Field Studies in Silviculture, Silvicultural Prescriptions, Principles of Forest Growth and Production
2011-present: Associate Editor, Forest Science, Silviculture
2002-2010: Associate Editor, Silviculture (pine), Southern Journal of Applied Forestry
2002-present: Editorial board, Forest Ecology and Management
- A hypothesized mechanism linking changes in tree hydraulics to the size-density trajectories of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) stands. National Research Initiative Managed Ecosystem Seed Grant. Principal investigator. CoPI: V. Stiller (Southeastern Louisiana University). $65,413. 2008-2010.
- Documentation and analysis of tree root extent and behavior along and in levees and floodwalls in the New Orleans District. Duration: Funding Source: Subcontract through JESCO (USACE). Co-PI. Other investigators: J.L. Chambers (LSU Ag Ctr) (PI). $47,187. 2007.
- Nutrient supply and demand: relationship to long-term soil productivity, silviculture, and forest floor management. Agenda 2020 Sustainable Forestry Research Program, USDA Forest Service. CoPI. Other investigators: D.A. Scott (FS) (PI), M.A. Sword-Sayer (FS), J.P Barnett (FS), R.A. Newbold (LA Tech University). $375,000 subcontract to LSU AgCenter $145,500. 2005-2008
- Monitoring soil productivity and environmental quality in second rotation southern pine plantations: a research, industry, and university cooperative. USDA Forest Service Challenge Grant. Principal investigator (1997-2005), Coprincipal investigator (1994-1996) Other investigators M.C. Carter (PI, 1994-1996) $533,000 (summation of annual awards) 1994-2005.
- Development of procedures for intensive stand-level inventories combining LiDAR and spectral remote sensing tools with traditional inventory approaches. Mississippi State University Remote Sensing Technology Center. Coprincipal Investigator. Other investigators: D.L. Evans, S.D. Roberts, R.C. Parker, and I.A. Munn (Mississippi State University); Q.V. Cao (LSU AgCenter). $288,699.54 subcontract to LSU AgCenter $60,503. 2002-2004.
- Producing an interactive knowledge base for pine regeneration for the Louisiana Forestry Productivity Program. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Principal Investigator. Co-principal investigators: M. Chamberlain. $370,303.00. 2001-9/30/2007.
- Enhancing LiDAR-based estimates of forest stand structure through incorporation of low-altitude hyperspectral imagery. Remote Sensing Technology Center at Mississippi State University. Coprincipal Investigator, Other investigators: S.D. Roberts and D. Evans (Mississippi State University). $112,350 for two years; subcontract to LSU Ag Ctr $8,400. 2000.
- Leaf area and volume estimates in loblolly pine forests derived from aerial imaging
LIDAR. NASA. Coprincipal Investigator. $278,961 for two years; subcontract to LSU
Ag Ctr $52,430.00. 1999-2001.
Comparative Effects of thinning on residual stand structure and growth. USDA Forest Service Cooperative Agreement. 1997-2000. Principal Investigator. $23,000.00. 1997-2000.
- Climate change effects on forest biomass and growth: establishing a baseline using size--density relations. USDA Forest Service Cooperative Agreement. 1992-1995. Principal Investigator. $12,500.00. 1992-1995.
Publications last 4 years and other relevant publications
- Cao, Q. V., and T.J. Dean. 2011. “Modeling crown structure from LiDAR data with statistical distributions.” Forest Science 57: 359-364.
- Keim, R.F., Dean, T.J., Chambers, J.L., Conner, W.H., 2010. Stand density relationships in baldcypress. Forest Science 56, 336-343(8).
- Dean, T.J., Q.V.Cao, S.D. Roberts, and D.L Evans. 2009. Measuring heights to crown base and crown median with LiDAR in a mature, even-aged loblolly pine stand. Forest Ecology and Management. Forest Ecology and Management 257(1): 126-133.
- Alomary, A.M, and T.J. Dean. 2009. Impacts of harvest and post harvest treatments on early height growth trends of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). Jordan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 5, no. 4: 482-496.
- Cao, Q.V. and T.J. Dean. 2008. Using segmented regression to model the density–size relationship in direct-seeded slash pine stands. Forest Ecology and Management 255(3-4) 948-952.
- Dicus, C.A. and T.J. Dean. 2008. Tree-soil interactions affect production of loblolly and slash pine. Forest Science 54(2): 134-139.
- Dean, T., Scott, D.A., Newbold, R.A., 2010. Comparing diameter growth of stands prior to canopy closure to diameter growth of stands after canopy closure. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Athens, GA, pp. 363-367.