346 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Ph.D., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Short-Rotation Forestry), 2002
Management and sustainability of short-rotation forestry (www.esf.edu/willow), agroforestry, phytoremediation, international forestry.
Schifman, L.A., Stella, J.C. Volk, T.A. and Teece, M.A. (In Press). Carbon isotopic variation in shrub willow (Salix spp.) ring-wood as an indicator of long-term water status, growth and survival. Biomass and Bioenergy.
Pracha, A.S. and T.A. Volk. (In Press). An edible energy return on investment (EEROI) analysis of wheat and rice in Pakistan. Sustainability.
Lippke, B., R. Gustafson, R. Venditti, T. Volk, E. Oneil, L. Johnson, M. Puettmann, P. Steele, 2011. Sustainable Biofuel Contributions to Carbon Mitigation and Energy Independence. Forests 261-874.
Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, K.D. Cameron, P. Castellano, T. Corbin, E. Fabio, G. Johnson, Y. Kuzovkina-Eischen, M. Labrecque, R. Miller, D. Sidders, L.B. Smart, K. Staver, G.R. Stanosz, and K. Van Rees. 2011. Yields of biomass crops across a range of sites in North America. Aspects of Applied Biology 112:67-74.
Quaye, A and T.A. Volk. 2011. Soil nutrient dynamics and biomass production in an organic and inorganic fertilized short rotation willow coppice system. Aspects of Applied Biology 112: 121-129.
Pacaldo, R, T.A. Volk, and R. Briggs. 2011. Carbon balance in short rotation willow (Salix dasyclados) biomass crop across a 20-year chronosequence as affected by continuous production and tear-out treatments. Aspects of Applied Biology 112: 131-138.
Adiele, J. and T.A. Volk. 2011. Developing spring cover crop systems for willow biomass crop. Establishment. Aspects of Applied Biology 112: 113-119.
Volk, T.A., M.A. Buford, B. Berguson, J. Caputo, J. Eaton, J.H. Perdue, T.G. Rials, D. Riemenschneider, B. Stanton, and J.A. Stanturf. 2011. Woody Feedstocks – Management and Regional Differences. In: Braun, R., D. Karlen, and D. Johnson (Eds) Sustainable Alternative Feedstock Opportunities, Challenges and Roadmap for Six U.S. Regions. Proceedings of the Sustainable Feedstocks for Advance Biofuels Workshop. Soil and Water Conservation Society. pp 120-141.
Buchholz, T. and T.A. Volk. 2011. Identifying opportunities to improve the profitability of willow biomass crops with a crop budget model. Bioenergy Research. 4(2): 85-95.
Quaye, A., T.A. Volk, S. Hafner, D. Leopold, and C. Schirmer. 2011. Impacts of paper sludge and manure on soil and biomass production of willow. Biomass and Bioenergy 35:2796-2806.
Zalesny , Jr., R.Z., M.W. Cunningham, R.B. Hall, J. Mirck, D.L. Rockwood5, J.A. Stanturf, T.A. Volk. 2011. Wood biomass from short rotation woody crops. Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Fibers from Forest Biomass. ACS Symposium Series 1067:27-63.
Mirck, J. and T.A. Volk. 2010. Response of Three Shrub Willow Varieties (Salix spp.) to Storm Water Treatments with Different Concentrations of Salts. Bioresource Technology 101 (10):3484-3492.
Mirck, J. and T.A. Volk. 2010. Seasonal Sap Flow of Four Salix Varieties Growing on the Solvay Wastebeds in Syracuse, NY, USA. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 12(1), 1-23
Tharakan, P.J., T.A. Volk, C.A. Nowak, and G. Ofezu. (In Press). Canopy Structure, Light Interception, and Light-Use Efficiency in Willow. BioEnergy Research.
Buchholz, T. E. Rametsteiner, T.A. Volk, and V.A. Luzadis. (In Press). Multi criteria analysis for bioenergy systems assessments. Energy Policy.
Castellano, P., T.A. Volk and L. Herrington. (In Press). Estimates of Technically Available Woody Biomass Feedstock from Natural Forests and Willow Biomass Crops for Two Locations in New York State. Biomass and Bioenergy.
Volk, T.A. and V. Luzadis. (In press). Willow biomass production for bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts in New York. In Renewable Energy from Forest Resources in the United States. Routledge Press.
Luzadis, V., T. Buchholz, and T.A. Volk. (In press). A Co-evolutionary Complex Adaptive Systems Approach for Assessing Bioenergy Sustainability. In Renewable Energy from Forest Resources in the United States. Routledge Press.
Smart, L.B., Cameron, K.D., Volk, T.A., and Abrahamson, L.P. (2008) Breeding, selection, and testing of shrub willow as a dedicated energy crop. NABC Report 19: 85 - 92, Agricultural Biofuels: Technology, Sustainability, and Profitability, National Agricultural Biotechnology Council, Ithaca, NY.
Graduate Research Topic
Evaluation of the drivers and effects of the land use change in Latvia, with a particular focus on abandoned agriculture lands, including the role of renewable energy production and policy incentives.
Throughout history, forest ecosystems have provided human communities with a multitude of products, services, and values, including energy sources, structural materials, food, clean water, and important spiritual, cultural, and aesthetic values. My broad interests lie in understanding how the conservation and management of forestlands can continue to provide a diverse suite of goods and services, including both commodities and ecosystem services, as both the physical environment and human needs change and evolve over time.
Graduate Research Topic
The impacts of management practices, particularly those intended to produce biomass for energy production, on the provision of a broad suite of ecosystem services and forest commodities over time and space.
Graduate Research Topic
Structure and Function of Living Snow Fences in New York State
Living Snow Fences at ESF
Design and management of temperate agroforestry systems. Life-cycle analysis and valuation of temperate agroforestry systems using ecological, economic, and energy metrics.