People

Joshua J. Puhlick, Ph.D.

Silviculturist

In September 2021, Josh joined the Jones Center as a silviculturist and plans to build on a long tradition of research on ecological forestry at the Center. He received his M.S. (2011) in Forestry from Northern Arizona University and his Ph.D. (2015) in Forest Resources from the University of Maine. Josh’s research at NAU focused on factors influencing ponderosa pine regeneration in the southwestern USA. At the University of Maine, his research included comparing carbon stocks and accumulation among different forest management treatments.

R. Scott Taylor, M.S.

Senior Research Associate II

Scott is a Senior Research Associate II in the Silviculture Lab. He also serves as a liaison with NEON and maintains supervisory responsibilities for the Center’s Laboratory facilities. Scott’s research interests have included nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems and the use of eddy covariance techniques to understand how disturbance and soil moisture interact to regulate carbon dynamics. In September 2021, Scott transitioned to managing a new lab at the Jones Center with Dr. Joshua Puhlick with a focus on Ecological Silviculture. Scott holds a B.S. in Agronomy and Soils (2000) and an M.S. in Crop Physiology (2002) from Auburn University.

Jacob Mobley

Seasonal Technician

Jacob joined the lab in January 2022.

Victoria Cassidy

Seasonal Technician

Victoria joined the lab in August 2022. She helped us collect dead wood samples earlier this year.

Joshua Goldsmith

Student Field Worker Assistant 4

Josh works at the University of Maine on strategies for controlling American beech in stands with beech bark disease. He plans to complete his B.S. Forestry at the University of Maine, Orono, as well as, an Advanced GIS Applications Certificate at the University of Maine, Machias in May 2022. He is also pursuing an internship with Seven Islands Land Company through their Applied Forest Technologies program. His senior capstone project on silvicultural strategies for controlling American beech is co-advised by Dr. Joshua Puhlick.

Stephen W. Golladay, Ph.D.

Scientist

Dr. Golladay’s interests include the ecology of streams and wetlands, the impact of human land use on water quality and aquatic invertebrates, and the impact of variation in hydrology on ecological processes and aquatic communities Recently, he has developed an interest in the ecology and conservation of rare and endangered freshwater mussel species.

Dr. Golladay has served as a technical advisor to the Sand County Foundation, Georgia EPD, DNR and Water Management districts in Florida. He has developed training activities for resource professionals in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Dr. Golladay also has assisted in the development of programs to enhance the
natural resource awareness of regional educators in cooperation with regional Georgia Youth Science and Technology.