Matthew Olson

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Phone: 609.626.3112
Office: A&S 222



Ph.D. in Forest Resources - University of Maine


Forest ecology, Silviculture, Restoration Ecology, Forestry


Dendrology, Ecological Forest Management, Statistical Analysis of Ecological Systems, Trees

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Ecology and management of forests with an emphasis in forest regeneration and stand dynamics



Hossain, S.M.Y., H.C. Stuhlinger, M.G. Olson, and B. A. Babst. 2019. A comparison of slow-release watering devices for benefiting newly transplanted urban trees. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. 45: 109-119.

Olson, M.G., S.M.Y. Hossain, K.K. Cunningham, M. Pelkki, and H.C. Stuhlinger. 2018. Rehabilitating degraded hardwood stands with overstory removal and oak enrichment planting: 14-year results. Open Journal of Forestry. 8: 459-471.

Olson, M.G. and M.T. Keeley. 2018. Controlling dense layers of pawpaw (Asimina 
triloba) in mesic upland forest understories. Forest Science. 64: 324-329.

Knapp, B.O., M.G. Olson, and D.C. Dey. 2017. Early stump sprout development 
following two levels of harvest in a Midwestern bottomland hardwood forest. Forest Science. 63: 377-387.

Olson, M.G., B.O. Knapp, and J.M. Kabrick. 2017. Dynamics of a temperate 
deciduous forest under landscape-scale management: Implications for adaptability to climate change. Forest Ecology and Management. 387: 73-85.

Olson, M.G. and M.R. Saunders. 2017. Long-term research on managed hardwood forests in eastern North America. Forest Ecology and Management. 387: 1-2.

Rota, C.T., A.J. Wolf, R.B. Renken, R.A. Gitzen, D.K. Fantz, R.A. Montgomery, M.G. Olson, L.D. Vangilder, and J.J. Millspaugh. 2017. Long-term impacts of three forest management strategies on herpetofauna abundance in the Missouri Ozarks. Forest Ecology and Management. 387: 37-51.

Olson, M.G., A.J. Wolf, and R.G. Jensen. 2015. Influence of forest management on 
acorn production in the southeastern Missouri Ozarks: early results of a long-term ecosystem experiment. Open Journal of Forestry. 5: 568-583.

Olson, M.G., D. Gwaze, and A. Elliott. 2015. Fate of residual trees during the first 
decade after harvest in a northeast Missouri mixed bottomland hardwood forest. Forest Science. 61: 190-196.

Knapp, B.O., M.G. Olson, D.R. Larsen, J.M. Kabrick, and R.G. Jensen. 2014. MOFEP: A success story for long-term, landscape-scale, collaborative silvicultural research. Journal of Forestry. 112(5): 513-524

Olson, M.G., S.R. Meyer, R.G. Wagner, and R.S. Seymour. 2014. Commercial thinning stimulates natural regeneration in spruce-fir stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 44(3): 173-181. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2013-0227

Bataineh, M.M., R.G. Wagner, M.G. Olson, and E.K. Olson. 2014. Mid-rotation 
response of ground vegetation to herbicide and precommercial thinning in the Acadian Forest of Maine, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 313: 132-