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Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-7952
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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
FRFS Department Head
Tom Alberg and Judith Beck Chair in Natural Resources
Director, Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research
Associate Professor of Native Plant Regeneration and Silviculture

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 seedling growth and 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
    • Aghai, M.M, J.R. Pinto, and A.S. Davis. 2014. Container volume and growing density influence western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seedling development during nursery culture and establishment. New Forests.
    • Kildisheva, O.A. and A.S. Davis. 2013. Role of temperature and moisture in the survival and seedling physiology of a Great Basin perennial. Ecological Restoration. 31: 388-393.
    • Kildisheva, O.A., B.A. Hamze, and A.S. Davis. 2013. Evaluating dormancy breaking techniques for mamane. Native Plants Journal. 14: 243-248
    • Herriman, K.R. and A.S. Davis. 2012. Cold hardiness in Wyoming big sagebrush seedlings: implications for nursery production and outplanting. Ecological Restoration 30: 101-103
    • Pinto, J.R., Marshall, J.D., Dumroese, R.K., Davis, A.S. and D. Cobos. 2012. Photosynthetic response, carbon isotopic composition, survival, and growth of three stocktypes under water stress enhanced by vegetative competition. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42: 333-344
    • Burney, O.T., A.S. Davis, and D.F. Jacobs. 2012. Phenology of foliar and volatile terpenoid production for Thuja plicata families under differential nutrient availability. Environmental and Experimental Botany 77: 44-52

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

  • Research Projects
    • Restoration of degraded tropical forests: Hawaii
    • Using the Target Plant Concept to overcome reforestation failures: Haiti, Lebanon, Armenia, Jordan, Idaho, Hawaii
    • Wyoming big sagebrush: efforts towards development of target plants for restoration; Southern Idaho
    • Dynamics of seedling cold hardiness; USA
    • Improving water conservation practices in native plant nursery production; Washington
  • Outreach Projects
    • Annual host of the Intermountain Container Seedling Growers’ Association meeting,
    • Delivered an invited presentation (with J.R. Pinto and R.K. Dumroese) at the IUFRO World Congress, USA Booth. Salt Lake City, UT. 9 October 2014: The Target Plant Concept: case studies in improving restoration success.
    • Session organizer: The Target Plant Concept: improving restoration success through appropriate plant material selection. 2014 Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration, New Orleans, LA. 29 July 2014 
  • 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
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