Liegel, Leon

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Courtesy Faculty
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

off campus

B.S., 1970, Forestry, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
M.S., 1973, World Forestry, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse
Ph.D., 1981, Forestry/Soil Science Co-Majors, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Research Interests: 
  • Forest Health
  • International Forestry
  • Natural Resources
  • Soil Science
  • Tropical Forestry
Ecampus course developer/instructor in sustainable natural resources/nontimber forest products (SNR 533, 2007 - 2016) and soil/society interactions (Primary Co-developer/Co-Instructor, SOIL 511 since 2016); global sustainable resource management; interdisciplinary methods that integrate biological, sociocultural, and managerial sciences; management and soil site relations of fast-growing exotics and native forest species in tropical areas; and creating poster displays for scientific and other audiences:
Courses Taught: 
Selected Publications: 
  1. Kerns, B.K., Liegel, L., Pilz, D., Alexander, S.J. 2002. Biological inventory and monitoring. Pgs. 237-269. In: Nontimber Forest Products in the United States. Eric T. Jones, Rebecca J. McLain, James Weigand (Eds.). University Press of Kansas, Lawrence. 424 p.
  2. Liegel, L.H. 1999. Deforestation. Pgs. 113-115. In: Alexander, D.E. and R.W. Fairgbridge (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. 741 p.
  3. Liegel, L.H., D. Pilz, T. Love, and E. Jones. 1998. Integrating biological, socioeconomic and managerial methods and results in the MAB Mushroom Study. AMBIO Special Report No. 9:26-33.
  4. Bailey, J.D. and L.H. Liegel. 1998. Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia Nutt.) growth and site factors in Western Oregon. Northwest Science 72(4):283-292.
  5. Liegel, L.H., R. Busing and J. Rios. 1996. Forest health detection monitoring results, 1992-95. Pgs. 37-46 and Appendix B In: California forest health in 1994 and 1995. U.S. Dept. Agric. For. Serv. Report R5-FPM-PR-002. San Francisco: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region. 63 p.
  6. Liegel, L.H. and D. Thompson. 1989. Poster presentations for scientific meetings. J. Agron. Educ. 18:69-75.
  7. Liegel, L.H., W.E. Balmer and G.W. Ryan. 1985. Honduras pine spacing trial results in Puerto Rico after 18 to 20 years. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 9(2):69-75.
  8. Liegel, L.H. 1984. Assessment of hurricane rain/wind damage in Pinus caribaea and Pinus oocarpa provenance trials in Puerto Rico. Commonw. For. Rev. 63:47-53.