报告一：An Overview of the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Center for Bottomland Hardwood Research
报告人：Dr. Ted Leininger
报告二：Advancing Plantation Culture of Black Willow (Salix nigra Marsh.) in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
报告人：Dr. Emile Gardiner
报告三：Impacts of Reforestation on Water Flow, Sediment Erosion, and Nutrient Load in a Lower Mississippi River Watershed
报告人：Dr. Ying Ouyang
Dr. Ted Leininger, a native of Pennsylvania, is a Research Plant Pathologist and Project Leader of the USDA Forest Service Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research, Stoneville, Mississippi, USA. Leininger holds an undergraduate degree in biology and forestry, a master's degree in forestry from Duke University, and a PhD in plant pathology from Virginia Tech University. He has worked for the Forest Service for 28 years initially on the effects of air pollution on conifers in the western US and currently on diseases of lowland hardwoods, and silvicultural methods for afforesting marginal agricultural land and for growing biomass for fuel in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley.
Emile Gardiner is a Research Forester and Team Leader with the USDA Forest Service, stationed at the Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research in Stoneville, Mississippi, USA. As a Research Forester, his primary scientific interests are focused on the ecophysiology and silviculture of hardwood forest regeneration. A significant portion of this work is conducted under the context of forest restoration on former agricultural fields in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Through his research, he has authored or co-authored over 100 publications on species biology and ecology, as well as silvicultural practices in bottomland hardwood forests. He serves as an Associate Editor for two scientific journals, New Forests and Forest Science. Gardiner is presently the Coordinator for the Temperate Forest Regeneration Working Party of the IUFRO, and serves on the Executive Committee of the FAO, International Poplar Commission.
Dr. Ying Ouyang is a Research Hydrologist from USDA Forest Service. He is currently adjunct faculty of Mississippi State University, University of Florida, and South China Agricultural University. Dr. Ouyang received his undergraduate degree in soil and agricultural chemistry from South China Agricultural University and PhD in soil physics from Oregon State University. He is currently served as associate editors for one USA and two International Journals and has published over 100 journal articles. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Ouyang’s working experiences have spanned the spectrum from academic researches to real-world applications in the fields of hydrology, water resources, and ecological, environmental and soil sciences.