Dr. Minogue, Patrick (Pat)
Forest Resources and Conservation
Pat is a state-wide forestry Extension specialist and Associate Professor of Silviculture at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, FL. He is tenured with the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, and is also affiliate faculty with the UF School of Natural Resources and Environment, The Water Institute, and Adjunct Professor with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee. His research programs focus on applied aspects of forest management, in support of Extension programs to promote environmentally sound forest management practices, to develop alternative forest crops (pine straw, Eucalyptus, tung oil) and to refine silviculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) to protect water resource quality and quantity. Research findings are disseminated through refereed journal articles, web-based publications, national conferences, and state and regional Extension programs. As a member of the graduate faculty, he is active in chairing or co-chairing graduate student committees and supervising graduate student research.
We conduct applied and basic research which supports our Extension programs that promote environmentally sound and sustainable forest management.
We strive to:
- evaluate and improve the effectiveness of forest fertilization best management practices (BMP’s) to protect surface and ground water quality by understanding environmental fate and nutrient use efficiency;
- protect and restore sensitive ecotypes such as bottomland hardwoods and longleaf pine savannahs through a better understanding of systems ecology;
- improve commercial forest productivity through advances in silviculture while employing ecological principals to ensure the sustainability of timber production and other forest values;
- develop cultural practices and genotypes for production of short-rotation woody crops such as Eucalyptus for fiber and bioenergy and tung tree orchards for oil production;
- determine effective integrated weed management practices for invasive plant species which threaten forest ecosystems.
Supervisor of MS and Ph.D. students in an array of natural resource disciplines;
Areas of Interest
- Forest Soils
- Invasive Plant Research and Management
- Remote Sensing
Our Extension effort is closely integrated with our research program and focuses on two main program areas, forest vegetation management (silviculture, invasive plant management, and wildfire mitigation) and alternative forest crops for new income opportunities (pine straw production, Eucalyptus for fiber and bioenergy, tung tree orchards for high value oil production), to provide:
- leadership and educational support to county Extension faculty across north and central Florida through multi-county in-service training, field days, Forest Stewardship Program meetings, research and demonstration plot tours, and individual consultations;
- technical support to private landowners seeking solutions to forest management problems through workshops, phone and email consultations, on-site visits, and our extension websites;
- guidance to Florida Forest Service county foresters and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wildlife biologists in support of their assistance to non-industrial private forest landowners;
- direct support to forest industry and the bioenergy industry to promote sustainable forest management and protection of water quality.
- Recent Funding
- Ph.D. Tree Physiology, Auburn University 1990
- M.S. Forest Soils and Silviculture, minor in Soil Science, North Carolina State University 1981
- B.S. General Agriculture, University of Maryland 1977
Professional Service and Awards
- Chair, Southeastern Society of American Foresters 2019 – 2020
- Fellows Selection Committee, Society of American Foresters, 2018 – 2020
- Fellow, Society of American Foresters, 2016
- Supervising Outstanding Thesis, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, 2014
- High Impact Research Paper, University of Florida, IFAS, 2013
- Outstanding Leadership Award, Florida Division Society of American Foresters, 2011