1969 …2018

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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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Research Output

  • 24 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Conference contribution

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 2018, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 118, p. 115-125 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations
  • 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., Apr 2010, In : Environmental Pollution. 158, 4, p. 1029-1035 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 26 Scopus citations

    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

  • 22 Scopus citations

    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., Feb 2008, In : Tree physiology. 28, 2, p. 243-254 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 31 Scopus citations