Dr. Allan Houston

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Dr. Allan Houston, Professor of Wildlife and Ecology, University of Tennessee

Dr. Allan Houston  is a Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and the Director of Forest and Wildlife Management and Research at the Ames Plantation, including timber sales and hunting programs. Dr. Houston has authored or co-authored more than 120 technical scientific publications. He teaches a number of courses to the general public and professional audiences, including a capstone undergraduate course in silviculture.  His current research interests are centered on precision treatments in artificial hardwood regeneration, intermediate stand dynamics and the establishment of hardwood seed orchards. Other projects include Quality Deer Management research and work with ticks and tick-borne diseases.

Dr. Houston came to west Tennessee in 1980 and has lived and worked here long enough to see the trees he planted reach full rotation.  He and his wife, Becky live on Ames Plantation and have two grown children, a son who is a doctor at Johns Hopkins and a daughter in Cincinnati who teaches deaf children to speak.