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ROBERT L. FICKLIN

Associate Dean of Academics, Professor

 

P.O. Box 3468
110 University Ct.

Monticello, AR 71655

 

Phone: 870.460.1692

Fax: 870.460.1092

Email: ficklin@uamont.edu

EDUCATION
B.S., University of Missouri (1992)
M.S., University of Missouri (1997)
Ph.D., University of Missouri (2002)
 
 
                                                          

Teaching Interests

Soils and Soils Laboratory
Natural Resource Sampling and Monitoring
Applications in Natural Resource Sampling and Monitoring
Natural Resources Practicum I & II

Research Interests

Soil/Plant Interactions, Soil Sustainability, Management Impacts on Soils

Selected Publications
 
Sleeper, B.E. and R.L. Ficklin. 2016. Edaphic and Vegetative Responses to Forested Wetland Restoration with Created Microtopography in Arkansas. Ecological Restoration Journal 34(2):117-123.

Sheldon, C.J., R.L. Ficklin, K.P. Fawley, M.W. Fawley, M. Bataineh, A.S. Nelson and S. Wilson. 2016. Vegetation diversity in natural and restored forested wetland sites in southeast Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 70:221-231.

Sharma, S., J.P. Adams, J.L. Schuler, R.L. Ficklin and D.C. Bragg. 2016. Effect of seedling stock on the early stand development and physiology of improved loblolly pine (Pinus taeda, L.) seedlings. iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry 9:690-695.

Bhandari, B. and R.L. Ficklin. 2014. Development of near infrared spectral models for characterizing the Amy soil series. Soil Horizons Journal 55(6): 9pp.

Sharma, S., J.P. Adams, J.L. Schuler, D.C. Bragg and R.L. Ficklin 2013. Genetic effects on early stand development of improved loblolly pine (Pinus taeda, L.) seedlings. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference. Pp. 30-35.

Sleeper, B.E. and R.L. Ficklin. 2013. Distribution of soil density at a bottomland hardwood forest wetland restoration, Chicot county, Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 67:135-138.

Bhandari, B. and R.L. Ficklin. 2009. Characterizing the variability of physical and chemical properties across the soil individuals mapped as Amy silt loam soils in southeastern Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 63:34-43.

Liechty, H.O., M.A. Blazier, J.P. Wright, L.A. Gaston, J.P. Richardson and R.L. Ficklin. 2009. Assessment of repeated application of poultry litter on phosphorus and nitrogen dynamics in loblolly pine: implications for water quality. Forest Ecology and Management 258:2294-2303.

Ficklin, R. L., S. M. Foley, and R. E. Kissell, Jr. 2007. Quantifying soil chemical properties and nutrient concentrations through the use of chemical and near infrared spectroscopic analytical techniques. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 61:44-50.

Ficklin, R.L. and M.G. Shelton. 2007. Effects of light regime and season of clipping on the growth of cherrybark oak, white oak, persimmon, and sweetgum sprouts. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 61:51-58.

Ficklin, R.L., R.I. Dresbach and J.D. Richardson. 2006. Creating known carbon and nitrogen quality control samples for use in dry combustion C-N analyzers. American Laboratory News 38(17): 26-27.

Professional Societies & Associations

Society of American Foresters
Soil Science Society of America
Arkansas Forestry Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science




UA Division of Agriculture  -  Agricultural Experiment Station  -  Cooperative Extension Service  -  School of Forest Resources  -  UA-Monticello

Arkansas Forest Resources Center, P.O. Box 3468, 110 University Ct., Monticello, AR 71656
870.460.1052  - forestresources@uamont.edu