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Grushecky, Shawn

Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Energy Land Management

Shawn Grushecky is currently an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Energy Land Management in the School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University. He received a PhD in Forest Resource Science from the WVU School of Natural Resources. Shawn led the development of the curriculum and degree program in Energy Land Management, which is one of only twelve programs accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen. Shawn maintains an active research program in the area of natural resource and related energy development and has been the investigator or co-investigator on research grants totaling over $4 million while with WVU. Currently, Shawn’s research and outreach is mainly in the areas of energy development and land management as well as natural resource enterprises.

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  1. Caterino, B.C., J.L. Schuler, S.T. Grushecky, and J.G. Skousen. 2017. Surface mine to biomass farm: growing shrub willow in Northeastern West Virginia - First Year Results. Journ. Amer. Soc. Mining and Recl. 6(1):1-14
  2. Nobert, H.A., D.W. McGill, S.T. Grushecky, J.G. Skousen, and J.L. Schuler. 2016. Salix spp. as a biomass crop: Investigating its potential on mined lands and the use of biochar as a soil amendment. Journ. Amer. Soc. Mining and Recl. 5(2):58- 76
  3. Fulton, J.B. E. R. Merriam, J.T. Petty, S.T. Grushecky, S. Harouff, K.J. Hartmann, D.W. McGill. 2015. Natural and anthropogenic controls over suspended sediments within a mountainous Appalachian watershed: implications for watershed restoration. Inter. J. For. Engin. 26(1):24-35
  4. Schuler, J.L., S. Grushecky, and J. Wang. 2014. Establishing perennial seed-based energy crops on reclaimed mine soils in the Central Appalachians. Proceedings of the 19th Central Hardwoods Conference. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep.
  5. Fenwick, A., J. Schuler, S. Grushecky, T. Schuler, and M. Thomas-Van Gundy. 2014. Kanawha State Forest, WV – Wildland Fire Fuel Load Assessment and Geospatial Distribution. Proceedings of the 19th Central Hardwoods Conference. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep.
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