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Dr. Nelson has over forty years of research and management experience in the federal, university, and private sectors. He was Assistant Director for Forestry and Forest Products at NRRI from 1997-2004 and rejoined the Institute in 2012. His experience spans tree physiology, biotechnology, forest genetics, wood science, and forest products. His current duties include strategic planning, project management, research grant writing and administration, cross-departmental coordination, and funding diversification.  From 2014 – 2016 Dr. Nelson was Acting Director of the NRRI Wood Materials and Engineering Program.  He is currently Acting Group Manager, NRRI Production Forestry and Silviculture. 

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Populus Agriculture & Biology
Betula Medicine & Life Sciences
leaves Agriculture & Biology
intensive culture Earth & Environmental Sciences
Betula papyrifera Agriculture & Biology
clones Agriculture & Biology
wood properties Agriculture & Biology
Populus tremuloides Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 1969 2018

  • 24 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Conference contribution
2 Citations (Scopus)

Growth performance and stability of hybrid poplar clones in simultaneous tests on six sites

Nelson, N. D., Berguson, W. E., McMahon, B. G., Cai, M. & Buchman, D. J., Nov 1 2018, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 118, p. 115-125 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

clone
growth performance
clones
testing
Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
Hardwoods
25 Citations (Scopus)

Leaf size and surface characteristics of Betula papyrifera exposed to elevated CO2 and O3

Riikonen, J., Percy, K. E., Kivimäenpää, M., Kubiske, M. E., Nelson, N. D., Vapaavuori, E. & Karnosky, D. F., Jan 1 2010, In : Environmental Pollution. 158, 4, p. 1029-1035 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Betula
Crystallites
Fatty Alcohols
Waxes
Esterification
22 Citations (Scopus)

Will photosynthetic capacity of aspen trees acclimate after long-term exposure to elevated CO2 and O3?

Darbah, J. N. T., Kubiske, M. E., Nelson, N., Kets, K., Riikonen, J., Sober, A., Rouse, L. & Karnosky, D. F., Apr 1 2010, In : Environmental Pollution. 158, 4, p. 983-991 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acclimatization
Photosynthesis
Ozone
Clone Cells
Carbon Dioxide
31 Citations (Scopus)

Carbon gain and bud physiology in Populus tremuloides and Betula papyrifera grown under long-term exposure to elevated concentrations of CO2 and O3

Riikonen, J., Kets, K., Darbah, J., Oksanen, E., Sober, A., Vapaavuori, E., Kubiske, M. E., Nelson, N. & Karnosky, D. F., Jan 1 2008, In : Tree physiology. 28, 2, p. 243-254 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Populus
Betula papyrifera
Betula
Populus tremuloides
chronic exposure