Areas of Interest
Andy David joined the University of Minnesota in 1998 and now splits time between CFC/HWRC and the NCROC in Grand Rapids. He is the director of the Minnesota Tree Improvement Cooperative where his research focuses on increasing forest productivity through conventional breeding and silvicultural techniques and the epigenetic effect of climate on the adaptive traits of tree seedlings. He became the Interim Director of Operations for CFC/HWRC in November 2015 and Director of Operations in the summer of 2017.
My primary research interests are (a) application of breeding strategies and silvicultural systems to increase forest productivity, (b) the evaluation and creation of increased blister rust resistance in eastern white pine, and (c) impacts of climate change on phenology, growth and reproductive capability of northern tree species.
David, A.D., Zeleznik, J.D. and Cunningham, R.A. 2020. Conversion of provenance trials to seed production areas: a potential source of adapted, non-local seed for reforestation. J. Sus. For. (submitted).
Russell, M.B., Windmuller-Campione, M.A., Anderson, B.D. and David, A.J. 2019. Assessing and modeling total height and diameter increment of ponderosa pine planted in Minnesota, USA. New Forests. Accessed at https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-019-09746-5
Pike, C, Berrang, P., Rogers, S., David, A., Sweeney, C. and Hendrickson, J. 2018. Improving the resistance of eastern white pine to white pine blister rust disease. For. Ecol. Mgt. 423:114-119. Accessed at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.03.001
Zeleznik, J.D. and David, A.J. 2017. Seed Collection Success and Failure in Fraxinus Gene Conservation Efforts. Proceedings of Workshop on Gene Conservation of Tree Species—Banking on the Future May 16–19, 2016 Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Chicago, Illinois, USA. USDA For. Ser. PNW-GTR-963. Sniezko, R.A., Man, G., Hipkins, V., Woeste, K., Gwaze, D., Kliejunas, J.T. and McTeague, B.A., Technical Coordinators, p190.
Domke, G.M., David, A.J., D’Amato, A.W. and Ek, A.R. 2011. Hybrid aspen response to shearing in Minnesota: implications for biomass production and carbon storage. North. J. Appl. Forest. 28(3):117-122.
King, J.N., David, A., Noshad, D. and Smith, J. 2010. A review of genetic approaches to the management of blister rust in white pines. For. Path. 40(3-4):292-313.
Fedorkov A, Lindgren D, and David A. 2005. Genetic gain and gene diversity following thinning in a half-sib plantation. Silvae Genetica 54:185-189.
David, A., Pike, C. and Stine, R. 2003. Comparison of Selection Methods for Optimizing Genetic Gain and Family Diversity in a Red Pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) Seedling Seed Orchard. Theor. Appl. Genet. 107:843-849.