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Bruce Cutter

Bruce Cutter, Ph.D.


Associate Director
Office of Academic Programs
Professor of Forestry
  • Phone: 573-882-5191
  • Fax: 573-884-2636
  • E-mail: CutterB@missouri.edu
  • Address: 124 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building

Education

  • Ph.D. 1979, University of Missouri-Columbia

Research

  • Tree growth-wood quality interactions.

Research Summary

  • Cutter's major research area is the relationship between tree growth and environmental influences as expressed as changes in wood quality. Environmental influences include forest management, prescribed fires and wildfires, and agroforestry management regimes as well as natural influences. His recent studies have concentrated on the impacts of fire and fuel loading on tree and wood quality.

Teaching

  • Forest use
  • Forest boundary surveying
  • Wildland fire management
  • Fire and society
  • Wood technology
  • Logging systems: operations and analyses
  • Tree growth-wood quality

Selected Publications

  • Kolaks, J., K. Grabner, G. Hartman, B. Cutter and E. Loewenstein. 2005.
    An updated ROS clock. Fire Management Today. 65(4):26-27.
  • Cutter, B.E., M.V. Coggeshall, J.E. Phelps and D.D. Stokke. 2004.
    Impacts of forest management activities on selected hardwood wood quality attributes: A review. Wood and Fiber Science. 36:84-97.
  • Kolaks,J.J., B. E. Cutter, E.F. Loewenstein, K.W. Grabner, G. Hartman and J.M. Kabrick. 2004.
    Evaluation of passive flame height sensors for the Central Hardwoods region. Page 520. in Proc. 14th Central Hardwood Conference, Wooster, Ohio. USDA Forest Service GTR NE-316.
  • Kolaks,J.J., B. E. Cutter, E.F. Loewenstein, K.W. Grabner, G. Hartman and J.M. Kabrick. 2004.
    The effect of thinning and prescribed fire on fuel loading in the Central Hardwood Region of Missouri. Pages 168-178 in Proc. 14th Central Hardwood Conference, Wooster, Ohio. USDA Forest Service GTR NE-316. 553 pages. CD-ROM.
  • Furey, M. A., D. E. Burhans, H. He, M.A. Gold and B.E. Cutter. 2003.
    Effect of vegetation structure on breeding territory selection by red-winged blackbirds in a floodplain restoration project. Pages 211-212 in Proc. 13th Central Hardwood Conference, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. USDA Forest Service GTR NC-234. 565 pages.
  • Kolaks, J.J., B. E. Cutter, E.F. Loewenstein, K.W. Grabner, G. Hartman and J.M. Kabrick. 2003.
    Fuel loading in the Central Hardwoods. Pages 1A3 (7 pp) in Second International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress. American Meteorological Society. November 16-20,2003. Orlando Florida. CD-ROM.
  • Grabner, K. W., J.P. Dwyer and B.E. Cutter. 2001.
    Fuel model selection for BEHAVE in midwestern oak savannas. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 18(3):74-80.
  • Cutter, B.E. 2000.
    Effects of grazing on tree and wood quality in slash pine. pp. 63-67 In Proceedings of Processing, Economics and Other Issues Related to Handling Influx of Small-Diameter Timber in Western North America. Forest Products Society 53rd Annual Meeting, June 27-30, 1999. Boise, Idaho. Rado Gaza (ed.).
  • Wycoff, W., S. Pickup, B. Cutter, W. Miller, and T. Wong. 2000.
    The determination of cell size in wood by nuclear magnetic resonance diffusion techniques. Wood and Fiber Science. 32:72-80.