Scott E. Schlarbaum

Scott E. Schlarbaum joined the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries in 1984 and is currently a Professor of Forest Genetics and Director of the University of Tennessee’s Tree Improvement Program. The UT Tree Improvement Program is a 55 year-old research and development program, with an emphasis on improving and protecting hardwood species. In addition to his research responsibilities, Professor Schlarbaum is responsible for teaching an undergraduate course and directing graduate students. He is the author of numerous articles on forest genetics, tree improvement, forest health, and plant cytogenetics. Professor Schlarbaum has testified as an expert witness on forestry and forest health issues before various subcommittees and committees of the U. S. House of Representatives. He has served as an Associate Editor for Silvae Genetica and Forest Genetics and was the Science Advisor for Exotic Forest Pests to the National Park Service from 2005-2010. Additionally, Professor Schlarbaum served for many years on the USDA Crop Germplasm Advisory Committee for Woody Landscape Plants.

UT Tree Improvement Program
Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries
Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee
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Professor Scott Schlarbaum