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MATTHEW H. PELKKI

Professor
George H. Clippert Endowed Chair

 

P.O. Box 3468
110 University Ct.

Monticello, AR 71655

 

Phone: 870.460.1949

Fax: 870.460.1092

Email: pelkki@uamont.edu

EDUCATION
B.S.F., University of Michigan (1985)
M.S., University of Minnesota (1988)
Ph.D., University of Minnesota (1992)
 
 
                                                      


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TEACHING INTERESTS:


Forest Inventory, Forest Management, Wood Products, Structure, and Identification, Forest Economics 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Valuation of forest ecosystem services, numerical methods for forest stand optimization, forest-based economic development, sustainable forest management

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:  

Pelkki, M. H., G. C. Everest, and D. W. Rose. 1995.  Using Accelerated and Extended Approaches for Data Planning and Design. The Compiler, Vol 13(3):27-36.

Pelkki, M. H. 1997. The Effects of Neighborhood Storage Size on Dynamic Programming Solutions. Forest Science 43(3):387-395.

Pelkki, M. H., and N. V. Kirillova and V. N. Sedykh. 2001.  The Forests of Western Siberia: New Century, New Role.  Journal of Forestry, Vol. 99(7):21-26.

Pelkki, M. and R. Colvin.  2004.  Effects of thinning in a cherrybark oak plantation. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, Vol. 28(3):55-58.

Mehmood, SR and MH Pelkki. 2009.  Economic Impacts of Future Biorefineries in the State of Arkansas: an Input-Output Analysis.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 63:195-197

Patterson, DW, JI Hartley, and MH Pelkki. 2011  Size, moisture content, and British Thermal Unit Value of Processed In-Woods Residues: Five Case Studies.  Forest Prod. J.  61(4):316-320.  

Martin E, Bunnell K , Lau C, Pelkki M, Patterson D, Clausen E, Smith J and Carrier DJ.  Hot water and dilute acid pretreatment of high and low specific gravity Populus deltoids clones. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 38(2):355-61.

Pelkki, M.H. 2012. The Financial Health and Response of Arkansas’s Loggers to Depressed Timber Markets and Severe Operation Conditions of 2009.  Southern Journal of Applied Forestry  36(2):92-97.

Sadaka, S., H.O. Liechty, M. Pelkki, and M.A. Blazier. 2015 Pyrolysis and combustion kinetics of raw and carbonized cottonwood and switchgrass agroforests. BioResources 10(3) 4498-4518.

Professional Societies & Associations:

Arkansas Registered Forester #927
SAF Certified Foresters #253
Society of American Foresters
The Wildlife Society
Forest Products Society

Professional Services:

Secretary, Arkansas State Board of Registration of Foresters

Honors & Awards:

2015 Ouachita Society of American Foresters Outstanding Communicator
2009 Arkansas Forest Resources Center Teamwork Award
2008  Arkansas Forestry Association Communicator of the Year
2006 Faculty Service & Achievement Award (2005-2006), School of Forest Resources, University of Arkansas-Monticello.
2003 Faculty Excellence Award, School of Forest Resources, University of Arkansas-Monticello.
1998 Fulbright Senior Scholar Lecturing Award to the Novosibirsk State University, Russian Federation, October 1998 - January 1999.


Graduate Student Research:

Currently my graduate students are working on economic monitoring of ecosystem restoration projects on the Ozark National Forest.

Undergraduate Student Research:

I have undergraduate students working on a project monitoring growth and survival of improved cherrybark oak seedlings planted in South Arkansas.






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