CORVALLIS - Bill Emmingham has been named as the new Edmund Hayes Professor in Silviculture Alternatives in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.
This professorship was recently created with the donation of $800,000 to the OSU Foundation from the children of the late Edmund Hayes, a pioneer in the development of the Pacific Northwest forest products industry.
Emmingham, an expert in forest ecosystem structure and function, received his doctorate in forest science from OSU in 1974 and has been on the OSU faculty since 1980. He has done extensive research on new types of silviculture systems, agroforestry, small woodland management, forest ecology and other topics.
"The Hayes Professorship recognizes the importance of learning how to manage the diverse and productive forests of the Pacific Northwest with a variety of forest management approaches," Emmingham said.
"Edmund Hayes, the patriarch of the Hayes family, saw the great potential of forestry in coming to this region early in the 20th century," he said. "His sons and daughters are now recognizing the need to expand our knowledge about how to practice forestry. Their gift honors me and recognizes the kind of research and Extension work that I have done."