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Andrew Meier

Andy is the project coordinator for the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (, a 100-year long, fully-replicated landscape level of ecosystem dynamics associated with oak silviculture on Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests in southern Indiana.

Andy received his B.S.-Natural Resources in Forest Science at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his M.S. in Forest Biology from Purdue University. Prior to embarking upon his M.S. at Purdue, Andy worked as a Forestry Specialist in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources with responsibility for the development and implementation of management objectives for departmental properties. He also assisted in the management of hardwood tree plantations with the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center.

Facilities - Forest Ecology, Soils and Silviculture Lab, John S. Wright Center, FNR Farm, Martell Forest

Selected Publications

Meier, A., & Saunders, M. (2013). Assessing internal epicormic dynamics in Quercus alba L. using CT scanning: the strong effects of shoot development and tree growth relative to progeny level genetic variation. Trees - Structure and Function, 27(4), 865-877. Retrieved from

Meier, A., Saunders, M., & Michler, C. (2012). Epicormic buds in trees: a review of bud establishment, development and dormancy release. Tree Physiology, 32(5), 565-584. Retrieved from

Meier, A., Gazo, R., Michler, C., & Saunders, M. (2013). Assessing past epicormic dynamic in pole-size white oak logs with CT scanning. Proceedings of the 18th Central Hardwood Forest Conference, USDA-Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-117, 518-519. Retrieved from

Meier, A., & Saunders, M. (2012). Epicormic bud and branch development in oak species. Proceedings of the 2012 Society of American Foresters National Convention, 509. Retrieved from