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Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-7952
fax: (208) 885-6564

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133
Anthony Davis

Anthony S. Davis

Office: CNR 203C
Phone: (208) 885-7211
Email: asdavis@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1133

College of Natural Resources
Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
Department Head
Associate Professor of Native Plant Regeneration and Silviculture
Tom Alberg and Judith Beck Chair in Natural Resources
Director, Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research

Home Town: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
With UI Since 2007

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Improving nursery production practices of native plants
    • Restoration of degraded forests
    • Effects of environmental stresses on native plant development
  • Biography
    I hail from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Over the past 20 years, I have been employed in many capacities. I ran a hockey card shop, organized rock concerts, managed a garden centre, owned and operated a tree planting company. I've worked for a tree preservation group, as an auctioneer, as a tree grower, and as a forestry research technician. I enjoy spending time with my family hiking, camping, and travelling. I am passionate about Canadian music, and I collect paintings, especially those of artists from Canada’s east coast.

    My research interests revolve around improving nursery production practices of native plants, restoration of degraded forests, and the effects of environmental stresses on native plant development. The species of particular interest to me right now are Acacia koa, Artemisia tridentata, Larix occidentalis, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Quercus rubra, and Sphaeralcea munroana.
  • Selected Publications

    • Robertson, N.D. and A.S. Davis. 2012. Influence of sulfometuron methyl on seedling morphology and leaf function of three conifer species. New Forests 32: 185-195
    • Kildisheva, O.A., R.K. Dumroese, and A.S. Davis. 2011. Overcoming dormancy and enhancing germination of Sphaeralcea munroana seeds. HortScience
    • Davis, A.S., A.L. Ross-Davis, and R.K. Dumroese. 2011. Nursery culture impacts cold hardiness in longleaf pine seedlings. Restoration Ecology 19: 717-719
    • Pinto, J.R., R.K. Dumroese, A.S. Davis, and T.D. Landis. 2011. A new approach to conducting stock type studies. Journal of Forestry 109: 293-299
    • Davis, A.S., M.M. Aghai, J.R. Pinto, and K.G. Apostol. 2011. Growth, gas exchange, and nutrient uptake of subirrigated and overhead irrigated Populus tremuloides seedlings. HortScience 46:1249–1253

      *See CV for full list of research, publications and outreach projects.

    • Research Projects
      • Influence of sulfometuron-methyl on seedling growth of four tree species; Northern Idaho
      • Wyoming big sagebrush: efforts towards development of target plants for restoration; Southern Idaho
      • Nursery production of Acacia koa for improved outplanting success; Hawaii
      • Forest tree seedling cold hardiness; USA
      • Identifying alternative nursery growing media; Idaho
    • Outreach Projects
      • Workshop on Reforestation of Idaho’s Lands, 2008.
      • Hosted the Intermountain Container Seedling Growers’ Association meeting, 2008.
      • Taught two 1-hour modules of a five-day short course: Forestry Short Course V, Restoration of Degraded Lands. USDA Forest Service, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Hilo, HI, 2007.
      • Hosted the Intermountain Container Seedling Growers’ Association meeting, 2007.
    • Awards and Honors
      • 2012 Disability Support Services Outstanding Faculty Award 
      • 2011 Forester of the Year for the Inland Empire Society of American Foresters 
      • College of Natural Resources Outstanding Continuing Education and Service Award. Spring 2010