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Name: Michael Blazier
Title: Associate Professor
Specialization: Forestry Specialist
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Department: Northwest Region
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: Hill Farm Research Station, 11959 Hwy 9
Address 2: Homer, LA 71040
Phone Number: (318) 927-2578
Fax Number: (318) 927-9505

Education/Training
Professional Experience

7/09-Present: Associate Professor, Forestry Research Project Leader, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Hill Farm Research Station

7/03-6/09: Assistant Professor, Forestry Research Project Leader, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Hill Farm Research Station

8/99-7/03: Graduate Research Associate, Oklahoma State University

8/97-8/99: Graduate Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University

5/96-8/97: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Louisiana Tech University

Awards/Grants

Blazier, M.A., Liechty, H., Pelkki, M., Schuler, J., Wang, J., Brye, K., West, C. 2011. Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions associated with cellulosic bioenergy feedstock production on marginal agricultural lands in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. USDA AFRI.

Blazier, M.A., Sucre, E., Leggett, Z., Vance, E., Roberts, S., Hatten, J. 2011. Switchgrass production for biofuel in loblolly pine agroforests. National Council of Air and Stream Improvement.

Liechty, H.O., Blazier, M.A., Pelkki, M., Tappe, P., West. C. 2009. Development of Agroforest Systems for Bioenergy Crop Production and Ecosystem Services in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

Vlosky, R., Blazier, M.A., Terrell, D., Hughes, G. 2009. New bio-based paths to prosperity for small and medium agricultural and forest landowners: a pilot study in Louisiana and Mississippi. USDA AFRI.

Pelkki, M., Blazier, M.A., Liechty, H., Tappe, P., Alison, M. 2008. Cellulosic feedstock production and environmental benefits from agroforest systems established on marginal lands. South Central SunGrant.

Liechty, H.O., Blazier, M.A., Pelkki, M.H., Pitman, W.D., Tappe, P.A., West, C. 2008. Development of agroforest systems for bioenergy crop production and ecosystem services in the lower Mississippi alluvial valley. USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program.

Piao, C., Blazier, M.A., Shupe, T.F., Smith, C., Pordelon, P. 2008. Development of novel technologies to utilize small diameter timber for value-added laminated composites. Louisiana Board of Regents Industrial Ties Research and Development Program.

Publications/Presentations/Patents

Refereed Journal Articles

Blazier, M.A., Clason, T.R., Vance, E.D., Leggett, Z., Sucre, E.B. 2012. Loblolly pine age and density affects switchgrass growth and soil carbon in an agroforestry system. Forest Science. 58(5):485-496.

Liechty, H.O., Blazier, M.A., Wight, J.P., Gaston, L.A., Richardson, J.D., Ficklin, R.L. 2009. Assessment of repeated application of poultry litter on phosphorus and nitrogen dynamics in loblolly pine: implication for water quality. Forest Ecology and Management. 258:2294-2303.

Blazier, M.A., Dunn, M.A. 2008. Stock type, subsoiling, and density impact productivity and land value of a droughty site. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 32(4):154-162.

Blazier, M.A., Patterson, W.B., Hotard, S.L. 2008. Straw harvesting, fertilization, and fertilizer type alter soil microbiological and physical properties in a loblolly pine plantation in the mid-South USA. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 45:145-153.

Blazier, M.A., Gaston, L.A., Clason, T.R., Farrish, K.W., Oswald, B.P., Evans, H.A. 2008. Nutrient dynamics and tree growth of silvopastoral systems: impact of poultry litter. Journal of Environmental Quality. 37:1546-1558.

Blazier, M.A., Hennessey, T.C. 2008. Seasonal soil and foliage nutrient dynamics of a juvenile loblolly pine plantation: impacts of fertilizer formulation and vegetation suppression. Forest Ecology and Management. 255:3404-3415.

Refereed Book Chapters

Blazier, M.A., Liechty, H.O., Gaston, L.A., Ellum, K. 2011. Poultry litter fertilization impacts on soil, plant, and water characteristics in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations and silvopastures in the mid-South USA. P. 43-74. In: Principles, Application, and Assessment in Soil Science. InTech, Rijeka, Croatia.

Blazier, M.A., Clason, T.R. 2011. Forest Fertilization. P. 279-287. In: Managing Forests on Private Lands in Alabama and the Southeast. Eds: Gjerstad, D.H., and McNabb, K.L. Sweet Water Press, Birmingham, AL.

Conference Proceedings

Blazier, M.A., Johnson, J., Taylor, E.L., Osbon, B. 2012. Herbicide site preparation and release options for eucalyptus plantation in the Western Gulf. P. 19-23. In: Butnor, J.R. (ed). Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-156. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Blazier, M.A., Ellum, K., Liechty, H.O. 2012. Short-term changes in loblolly pine water conductance and photosynthetic capacity from fertilizer source and straw harvesting. P. 24-28. In: Butnor, J.R. (ed). Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-156. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Hood, W.G., Tyree, M.C., Dilaway, D.N., Blazier, M.A., Sword-Sayer, M.A. 2012. Whole canopy gas exchange among elite loblolly pine families subjected to drought stress. P. 155-156. In: Butnor, J.R. (ed). Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-156. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Osbon, B.S., Blazier, M.A., Tyree, M.C., Sword-Sayer, M.A. 2012. Whole-canopy gas exchange among four elite loblolly pine seed sources planted in the Western Gulf region. P. 233-244. In: Butnor, J.R. (ed). Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-156. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Blazier, M.A., Taylor, E.L., Holley, A.G. 2010. Influence of establishment timing and planting stock on early rotational growth of loblolly pine plantations in Texas. P. 513-514. In: Stanturf, J.A. (ed). Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Patterson, W.B., Blazier, M.A., Hotard, S.L. 2010. Pinestraw raking, fertilization, and poultry litter amendment effects on soil physical properties for a mid-rotation loblolly pine plantation. P. 43-46. In: Stanturf, J.A. (ed). Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Liechty, H.O., Stuhlinger, C., Blazier, M., Pelkki, M., Tappe, P., West, C. Establishment of cottonwood/switchgrass bioenergy agroforests in the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. P. 139 In Gold, M.A., Hall, M.M. (eds.) Agroforestry comes of age: Putting science into practice. Proceedings, 13th North American Agroforestry Conference, Columbia, MO. May 31-June 3, 2009.

Taylor, E.L., Blazier, M.A., Holley, A.G. 2007. New pine planting strategies for Western Gulf states. p. 104-109 In Riley, L.E., Dumroese, R.K., Landis, T.D. (eds.) National proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2006. Proceedings RMRS-P-50. Fort Collins, CO. USDA, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Magazine Articles

Gautreaux, C., Blazier, M.A. 2012. Forestry: biggest share of the agricultural economy. Louisiana Agriculture. 55(2):10-11.

Blazier, M.A., Dunn, M.A., Clason, T.R. 2011. Pine pushes past poor soils. International Forest Industries. 23:57-59.

Blazier, M., Taylor, E., Holley, A. 2010. Eucalyptus plantations: An emerging management option in the Southeast. Tree Farmer. 29(4):17-18

Taylor, E., Blazier, M. 2010. Eucalyptus plantation? What's that? Texas Forestry Association newsletter. August 2010.

Blazier, M. 2010. Sell timber now or hold out for better prices? Forests and People. 60(4):26-27.

Taylor, E.L., Blazier, M.A., Holley, A.G. 2010. A comparison of woody biomass communition systems in the Western Gulf. Forestry Source. 15(11):12-13.

Blazier, M.A. 2009. Perfect pair for Biofuel switchgrass and Trees. 52(4):22. 23.

Blazier, M.A., Taylor, E.L. 2008. Carbon trading new source of income. Piney Woods Journal. 12(1):5.

Blazier, M.A., Taylor, E.L. 2008. Carbon trading: an emerging market for landowners. Forests and People. 58(2):34-35.

Blazier, M.A., Taylor, E.L., Holley, A.G. 2008. Initial Planting Densities for Loblolly Pine Plantations in the Southeastern U.S. Forest Landowner. 67(1):5-8.

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