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Joseph Zeleznik, Ph.D. 
Extension Forester 
212 Walster Hall

Research interests:

  • Dendrochronology of ponderosa pine and bur oak 
  • Bur oak regeneration 
  • Riparian forest restoration 


  • Michigan State University, Forestry, Ph.D. 2001 
  • West Virginia University, Forestry, M.S.F. 1993 
  • University of Cincinnati, Chemistry, B.S. 1990 

Courses Taught: 

  • PLSC 219, Introduction to Prairie and Community Forestry 

Selected Publications:

  • Zeleznik, J. 2009. Zeleznik, J. 2009. Economic impact of emerald ash borer on North Dakota communities, part two. City Scan (magazine of the ND League of Cities). 77(8): 14-15.
  • Zeleznik, J. 2009. Economic impact of emerald ash borer on North Dakota communities, part three. City Scan (magazine of the ND League of Cities). 77(9): 20-23. 
  • Zeleznik, J.D., J.A. Walla, J.J. Knodel, M. Kangas, P.A Glogoza, and C.L. Ruby. 2005. Insect and disease management guide for woody plants in North Dakota. NDSU Ext. Bull. F-1192 (Revised). 52p. 
  • Zeleznik, J.D., and R. Zollinger. 2004. Weed control in tree plantings. NDSU Ext. Bull. W-1097 (Revised). 22p. 
  • Zeleznik, J.D. 2007. Effects of apical meristem loss on sylleptic branching and growth of hybrid poplar. Biomass and Bioenergy. 31: 453-459. 
  • Zeleznik, J.D., and D.I. Dickmann. 2004. Effects of high temperatures on fine roots of mature red pine (Pinus resinosa) trees. For. Ecol. Manage. 199: 395-409. 

Professional memberships and certifications: 

  • SAF – Society of American Foresters – Member since 1994 
    Certified Forester since 2006 
  • ISA – International Society of Arboriculture – Member since 2002 
    Certified Arborist since 2004 
  • ANREP – Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals – Member since 2003 
  • NDUCFA – North Dakota Urban and Community Forestry Association – Member since 2003 

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For more information on Natural Resources Management
at North Dakota State University, contact:
Shawn DeKeyser, Ph.D.
Program Leader - Natural Resources Management Interdiscliplinary Program
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Shawn DeKeyser

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