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Name: Frank Gilliam
Title: Professor
Office: Biological Science/COS
Phone: 304-696-3636
Email: gilliam@marshall.edu
Expert:
 
Achievements

Research Based:
 
Abstracts:
Yurish, B. M., & Gilliam, F. S. (1996), Soil and forest floor nitrogen dynamics in a nitrogen-saturated central Apalachian hardwood forest. [Abstract] The ASB Bulletin, 43, 158.

Yurish, B. M., & Gilliam, F. S. (1996). Dynamics of soil and forest floor nitrogen in a nitrogen-saturated central Appalachian hardwood forest. [Abstract] Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, 68, 12.

Yurish, B. M., & Gilliam, F. S. (1996). Mineral soil and forest floor nitrogen (N) dynamics in a N-saturated central Appalachian hardwood forest. [Abstract] Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 77, 499.

& Roberts, M. R. (1996). Mechanisms for linkage between overstory and herbaceous strata of a hardwood forest: Test of a hypothesis. [Abstract] Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 77, 164.

Martin, W. A., & Gilliam, F. S. (1997). Response of soil metal cations to nitrogen additions in a central Appalachian hardwood forest. [Abstract] The ASB Bulletin, 44, 88.

& Martin. W. A. (1997). Effects of soil nitrogen dynamics on soil cations in a central Appalachian hardwood forest. [Abstract] Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 78, 94.

(1998). A conceptual model for the herbaceous layer of eastern forests. [Abstract] Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 79, 11.

(1999). Importance of soil nitrogen (N) dynamics in explaining long-term trends in stream chemistry for a N-saturated hardwood forest. [Abstract] Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 80, 17.
 
 
Book :
Barbour, M. G., Burk, J. H., Pitts, W. D., Gilliam, F. S., & Schwartz, M. W. (1999). Terrestrial plant ecology (3rd ed). Menlo Park, CA: The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc.
 
 
Book Reviews:
(1999). More than the sum of its parts. [Review of the book Successes, limitations, and frontiers in ecosystem science]. Ecology, 80, 453-2455.
 
 
Funded Grants:
May, J. & Gilliam F. (1996, August 15-1999, August 15). Acquisition of instrumentation for plant and soil nutrient analysis in ecological studies. National Science Foundation, $86,445.

(1996, June 3-1999, May 3). Nitrogen mineralization and nitrification in a central Appalachian hardwood forest. U.S.D.A. Forest Service, $24,033.

May, J., Evans, D., & Gilliam, F. (1997, April 1-1998, November 30). Impacts of groundwater extraction on vegetation of McClintock Ponds, West Virginia. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, $49,200.

May, J. D., & Gilliam, F. (1999, August 1-2001, July 31). Effects of excess nitrogen and post-harvest recovery on plant nutrient dynamics. U.S. D. A. NRICGP, $49,978.
 
 
Presentations:
(1996). Mechanisms for linkage between overstory and herbaceous strata of a hardwood forest: Test of a hypothesis. Paper presented at the ESA 81st Annual Meeting, Providence, RI.

(1996). Three-year patterns of soil nitrogen(N) dynamics in a N-saturated central Appalachian hardwood forest. Paper presented at the Chapman Conference on Nitrogen cycling in Forested Catchments, Sunriver, OR.

(1997, February 21). Forest ecosystem responses to air pollution. Presented to the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

(1997). Effects of soil nitrogen dynamics on soil cations in a central Appalachian hardwood forest. Paper presented at ESA 82nd Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

(1997, February 21). Interactions between strata of forest communities: a mechanistic hypothesis for linkage. Presented at the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

(1998, January). Nitrogen saturation at Fernow Experimental forest, West Virginia. Presented at the Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

(1998, January 29). Interactions of vegetation strata of a central Appalachian hardwood forest. Presented at the Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

(1998, March 12). Ecosystem ecology as the basis for restoration ecology: Lessons and challenges from eastern forests. Presented at the Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

(1998). A conceptual model for the herbaceous layer of eastern forests. Paper presented at the ESA 83rd Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

(1999, June). Effects of harvesting on herbaceous layer diversity of a central Appalachian hardwood forest. Paper presented at the North American Forest Ecology Workshop, Orono, ME.

(1999). Importance of soil nitrogen (N) dynamics in explaining long-term trends in stream chemistry for a N-saturated hardwood forest. Paper presented at the ESA 84th Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA.
 
 
Proceedings:
& Adams, M. B. (1999). Effects of harvesting on soil nitrogen(N) dynamics in a N-saturated hardwood forest. In J. W. Stringer & D. L. Loftis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Annual Central Hardwoods Conference (pp. 29-36). Ashville, NC: USDA, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.
 
 
Publications:
Adams, M. B., & Yurish, B. M. (1996). Ecosystem nutrient responses to chronic nitrogen inputs at Frenow Experimental forest, West Virginia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 26, 196-205.

& Adams, M. B. (1996). Wetfall deposition and precipitation chemistry for central Appalachian forest. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 46, 978-984.

Peterjohn, W. T., Adams, W. T., & Gilliam, F. S. (1996). Symptoms of nitrogen saturation in two central Appalachian hardwood forests. Biogeochemistry, 35, 507-522.

May, J. D., Fisher, M. A., & Evans, D. K. (1999). Short-term changes in soil nutrients during wetland creation. Wetland Ecology and Management, 6, 203-208.

& Platt, W. J. (1999). Effects of long-term fire exclusion on tree species composition and stand structure in an old-growth longleaf pine forest. Plant Ecology, 140, 15-26.

Gilliam FS, BM Yurish, and MB Adams. 2001. Temporal and spatial variation of nitrogen transformations in nitrogen-saturated soils of a Central Appalachian hardwood forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 31:1768-1785.

Gilliam FS, CC Somerville, NL Lyttle, and MB Adams. 2001. Factors influencing spatial variability in nitrogen processing in nitrogen-saturated soils. The ScientificWorld Journal 1:505-513.

Gilliam FS. 2002. Effects of harvesting on herbaceous layer diversity of a central Appalachian hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management 155:33-43.

Barbour MG, JH Burk, WD Pitts, FS Gilliam, and MW Schwartz. 1999. Terrestrial plant ecology, 3rd Edition. Menlo Park, CA: The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc.


 

Awards:
 

Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award, 2001-2002.

Marshall University Distinguished Artist and Scholars Award, Senior Recipient for Excellence in Science and Technology: 1999-2000.

Outstanding Graduate Advisor, Marshall University: 1998.

Finalist, Professor of the Year in West Virginia: 1998-99.

Finalist, Reynolds Teacher of the Year, Marshall University: 1998-99.

Elected honorary member of ƒ¶ƒ¸ƒÃ, National Honor Society: 1998.

Faculty merit awards¡XMarshall University: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001.

Chosen as ¡§Fabulous Faculty Member¡¨ by ƒ¶ƒ¸ƒÃ, National Honor Society, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.
 

Other Achievements:
 
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(1998-1999). Finalist for Professor of the Year in West Virginia.

 

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