Aaron Stottlemyer was appointed Instructor in Forestry in the Wildlife Technology program in August 2008 and teaches FORT 150 (Dendrology), FORT 160 (Silvicultural Practices), and the Geographic Information Systems component of WILDL 211 (Aerial Photo Interpretation). He holds a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology at Clemson University. The title of his doctoral dissertation is ‘Effects of prescribed fire and mechanical mulching on mycorrhizas and vegetation in beetle-killed pine stands in the upper South Carolina Piedmont’. He also has a Masters degree in Forest Ecology from Clemson and Bachelors and Associates degrees in Forest Science and Forest Technology, respectively, from Penn State University.
Aaron’s research interests include fire ecology, silviculture, and forest restoration. He recently partnered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, Penn State Extension, and fellow Wildlife Technology instructor, Keely Roen to develop methods to prepare reclaimed strip mine sites for reforestation. In addition, he is working with US Forest Service researchers in Pennsylvania and South Carolina and Clemson University faculty on a study that examines factors that influence fire behavior in eastern deciduous forests.
Dr. Aaron Stottlemyer
Instructor in Wildlife Techonology
- Wildlife Technology Associates Degree