John M. Kabrick



Assistant Cooperative Professor

School of Natural Resources

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Silviculture, Forest Ecology, Forest Soils

Kabrick’s research interests include investigating the ecological processes governing the regeneration and development of oak-dominated forests and woodlands and using this information to develop practical, scientific, and ecologically-based silvicultural prescriptions. Of particular interest are the interactions between the physical environment (e.g., geological parent material, landform position/aspect, soils, and hydrology) and forest vegetation dynamics; the relationship between site factors and oak decline and mortality; restoration of shortleaf pine and oak mixes; responses of upland forest systems to even-age, uneven-age, and no- harvest management; and natural and artificial regeneration of bottomland forests.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., 1995, University of Wisconsin-Madison