Brian Kloeppel

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources
Associate Professor, Natural Resource Conservation and Management; Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Brian Kloeppel

Phone: 828-227-3173
Email: bkloeppel@wcu.edu
Office Address: Stillwell 353  and  110C Camp Building
Website: http://paws.wcu.edu/bkloeppel/

Areas of Interest:

"My interests include watershed ecology, carbon and water cycling, forest growth and dynamics, and the policies regulating the conservation and management of these resources."

Courses:

  • NRM 140: "Natural Resource Conservation and Management"

  • NRM 320: "Soil Conservation"

  • NRM 352: "Forest Resource Measurements"

  • NRM 440: "Integrated Resource Management"

  • NRM 442: "Natural Resource Policy and Administration"

  • NRM 460: "Watershed Management"

Education:

  • Ph.D., Forest Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998

  • M.S., Tree Physiology, Pennsylvania State University, 1992 

  •  B.S., Forest Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989

Recent Publications:

Ford, C.R., K.J. Elliott, B.C. Clinton, B.D. Kloeppel, and J.M. Vose. 2012. Forest dynamics following eastern hemlock mortality in the southern Appalachians. Oikos 121: 523-536.

Yamashita, Y., B.D. Kloeppel, J.D. Knoepp, G.L. Zausen, and R. Jaffé. 2011. Effects of watershed disturbance on dissolved organic matter characteristics in headwater streams. Ecosystems 14: 1110-1122.

Nuckolls, A.E., N. Wurzburger, C.R. Ford, R.L. Hendrick, J.M. Vose, and B.D. Kloeppel. 2009. Hemlock declines rapidly with hemlock woolly adelgid infestation: impacts on the carbon cycle of southern Appalachian forests. Ecosystems 12: 179-190.

Beckage, B., B.D. Kloeppel, J.A. Yeakley, S.F. Taylor, and D.C. Coleman. 2008. Differential effects of understory and overstory gaps on tree regeneration. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 135: 1-11.

Kloeppel, B.D., M.E. Harmon, and T.J. Fahey. 2007. Estimating aboveground net primary production in forest dominated ecosystems. Chapter 5 in T. Fahey and A. Knapp, editors. Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production. Pp. 63-81. Oxford University Press, New York. 268 pp.

Ford, C.R., R.M. Hubbard, B.D. Kloeppel, and J.M. Vose. 2007. A comparison of sap flux-based evapotranspiration estimates with catchment-scale water balance. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 145: 176-185.

Clark, J.S., M. Wolosin, M. Dietze, I. Ibanez, S, LaDeau, M. Welsh, and B.D. Kloeppel. 2007. Tree growth inference and prediction from diameter censuses and ring widths. Ecological Applications 17: 1942-1953.

Oleksyn, J., B.D. Kloeppel, S. Lukasiewicz, P. Karolewski, and P.B. Reich. 2007. Ecophysiology of horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.) in degraded and restored urban sites. Polish Journal of Ecology 55: 245-260.

Recent Presentations:

2012 Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers - Annual Meeting. Asheville, NC. “Secondary forest succession quantification using LIDAR analysis in the southern Appalachians” with T.J. Souther, R.G. Kreza, M.C. Mentzer, and R.E. Emanuel.

2012 Ecological Society of America - 97th Annual Meeting. Portland,OR. “Does a diverse herbaceous layer contribute to ecosystem function” with K.J. Elliott, J.M. Vose, J.D. Knoepp, and B.D. Clinton

2011 Ecological Society of America - 96th Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. “Secondary forest succession quantification using LIDAR analysis in the southern Appalachians” with T.J. Souther, R.G. Kreza, M.C. Mentzer, and R.E. Emanuel.

2011 Ecological Society of America - 96th Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. “Assessment of secondary succession in North Carolina: advancing understanding of successional  vegetation through coupled field and remote sensing studies” with R.E. Emanuel, Z.E. Barthel, J. Jackson, M. Jackson, J. Johnson, R.G. Kreza, M.C. Mentzer, E. Mutai, D.A. Smith, T.J. Souther, R. Sue, C.J. Sutton, M. Talley, A. West, J. Fail, Jr., L.S. Jernigan, and S. Sabaratnam.

2011 Association of Southeastern Biologists - 72nd Annual Meeting. Huntsville, AL. “Analysis of secondary forest succession using LIDAR analysis in the southern Appalachians” with R.G. Kreza, M.C. Mentzer, T.J. Souther, and R.E. Emanuel.

2010 Fifth Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Symposium. Asheville, NC. “Potential changes in transpiration with shifts in species composition following the loss of eastern hemlock in southern Appalachian riparian forests” with C.R. Ford and J.M. Vose.

2010 Ecological Society of America - 95th Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. “Potential changes in transpiration with shifts in species composition following hemlock loss” with C.R. Ford and J.M. Vose.

2008 Chapman Conference. Birmingham, England. “Dissolved organic matter composition and dynamics in headwater streams of an eastern deciduous biome under different forest management regimes: applications of EEM-PARAFAC” with Y. Yamashita, J. Knoepp, and R. Jaffe.

2008 Ecological Society of America - 93rd Annual Meeting. Milwaukee, WI. “Diurnal and seasonal variation in canopy transpiration among evergreen and deciduous species in the southern Appalachians” with C.R. Ford, R.M. Hubbard, and J.M. Vose.

2008 Ecological Society of America - 93rd Annual Meeting. Milwaukee, WI. “Integrated research and education projects of the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory” with S. Farinas.

2008 Florida Coastal Everglades All Scientists Meeting. Miami, FL. “Inter-LTER collaboration - Assessing the dynamics of dissolved organic matter at the Coweeta LTER using EEM-PARAFAC: preliminary result” with Y. Yamashita, G. Zausen, J.D. Knoepp, and R. Jaffé.

2008 Fourth Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Symposium. Hartford, CT. “Effects of eastern hemlock mortality on riparian ecosystems in the southern Appalachians” with J.M. Vose, C.R. Ford, B.D. Clinton, K.J. Elliott, and J.D. Knoepp.

2007 National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology - Invited Seminar. Arlington, VA. “Ecosystem water use and carbon flux in a changing environment”.

2007 Southwestern Community College - Invited Seminar. Sylva, NC. “Plants, Water Availability, and Local to Global Warming”.

2007 Ecological Society of America - 92th Annual Meeting. San Jose, CA. “Soil carbon dioxide efflux in forested ecosystems: the comparison of evergreen vs. deciduous watersheds” with R.M. Hubbard, C.R. Ford, J.M. Vose, and G.L. Zausen.

2007 North American Forest Biology Workshop, Bloomington, IN. “Interactions of resin flow, sap flow, and climatic variables in two pine species” with S. Cladis, C.R. Ford, J.T. Costa, and Kier D. Klepzig.

2007 USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station All Scientists Meeting. Lake Lanier, GA. “Current riparian zone structure and function research at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory” with B.D. Clinton, K.J. Elliott, C.R. Ford, J.D. Knoepp, and J.M. Vose.

2007 USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station All Scientists Meeting. Lake Lanier, GA. “Long-term hydrology and biogeochemsirty at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Otto, North Carolina” with J.D. Knoepp, J.M. Vose, and C.R. Ford.

 

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