Daniel L. Kelting

Year Started at Paul Smith’s:  2003
Department: Forestry & Natural Science

Academic Background

PhD, Forestry & Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
MS, Forest Soils, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
BS, Resource Management, SUNY ESF
AAS, Forest Technology, New York State Ranger School

Courses Taught

FOR 330 Soils and Hydrology

Interests and Activities

Nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems; Watershed assessment and planning; Aquatic plant monitoring and management.


2006       Flores, F.J., H.L. Allen, H. Cheshire, J.M. Davis, M. Fuentes, and D.L. Kelting

Using Landsat 7 ETM + data to estimate leaf area and response to silvicultural treatments. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 36:1587-1596.

2006       Leggett, Z.H., and D.L. Kelting

Fertilization Effects on Carbon Pools in Loblolly Pine Plantations on Two Upland Sites. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 70:279-286.

2006       Carlson, C.A., T.R. Fox, S.R. Colbert, D.L. Kelting, H.L. Allen, and T.J. Albaugh

Growth and survival of Pinus taeda in response to surface and subsurface tillage in the southeastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management. 234:209-217.

2005       Rubilar, R.A., H.L. Allen, and D.L. Kelting

Comparison of biomass and nutrient content equations for successive rotations of loblolly pine plantations on an Upper Coastal Plain site. Biomass and Bioenergy 28:548-564.

2005       Choi, W.J., S.X. Chang, H.L Allen, D.L. Kelting, and H.M. Ro

Irrigation and fertilization effects on foliar and soil carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios in a loblolly pine stand. Forest Ecology and Management. 213:90-101.

2004       Gurlevik, N., D.L. Kelting, and H.L. Allen

Nitrogen mineralization following vegetation control and fertilization in a mid-rotation loblolly pine plantation. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68:272-281.

2003       Gurlevik, N., D.L. Kelting, and H.L. Allen

Nutrient release from decomposing pine needles in a mid-rotation loblolly pine plantation. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33:2491-2502.

2001       Allen, H.L., D.L. Kelting, and T.J. Albaugh

Nutrient management concepts and practices in southern pine plantations. p. 27-31. In: C. Bramsey (ed.), Enhanced Forest Management: Fertilization and Economics. Clear Lake Ltd., Edmonton, Canada. 169pp.

2000       Kelting, D.L., J.A. Burger, and S.C. Patterson

Early loblolly pine growth response to changes in the soil environment. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 30:206-224

1999       Burger, J.A., and D.L. Kelting

Using soil quality indicators for assessing sustainable forest management. Forest Ecology and Management 122:155-166

1999       Kelting, D.L., J.A. Burger, S.C. Patterson, W.M. Aust, M. Miwa, and S.C. Trettin

Soil quality indicators to assess sustainable forest management – a southern pine example. Forest Ecology and Management 122:167-185.

1998       Kelting, D.L., J.A. Burger, and G.S. Edwards

Estimating root respiration, respiration in the rhizosphere, and root-free soil respiration in forest soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 30:961-968.

1998       Burger, J.A., and D.L. Kelting

Monitoring soil quality as a component of sustainable forestry: a rationale and approach for using soil-based indicators. p. 17-52. In: E. Davidson and M. Adams (ed.), Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management. Soil Science Society of America Special Publication No. 53.

1998       Andrews, J.A., J.E. Johnson, J.L. Torbert, J.A. Burger, and D.L. Kelting

Minesoil and site properties associated with early height growth of eastern white pine. Journal of Environmental Quality 27:192-199.

1997       Rakonczay, Z., J.R. Seiler, and D.L. Kelting

Carbon efflux rates of fine roots of three tree species decline shortly after excision. Environmental and Experimental Botany 38:243-249.

1995       Kelting, D.L., J.A. Burger, and G.S. Edwards

Ozone effects on the root dynamics of red oak (Quercus rubra L.) seedlings and mature trees. Forest Ecology and Management 79:197-206.

1995       Kelly, J.M., L. Samuelson, G. Edwards, P. Hanson, D.L. Kelting, A. Mays, and S. Wullshleger

Are seedlings reasonable surrogates for trees? An analysis of ozone impacts on quercus rubra. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 85:1317-1324.

Relevant Work Experience

1999-2003 North Carolina State University Assistant Professor and Codirector of the Forest Nutrition Cooperative

1992-1998 Virginia Tech Research Associate and Graduate Research Assistant

1989 SUNY ESF, Newcomb, NY Forest Technician

1988 Diamond Occidental Forests Inc., Old Town, ME Forest Technician

1987 International Paper Company, Lincoln, ME Forest Technician


Daniel L. Kelting
Daniel L. Kelting

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