Michael Demchik, Ph.D.
Professor and Discipline Coordinator
Phone: (715) 346-3214
Fax: (715) 346-3624
Office: TNR 246
Michael Demchik grew up in southern West
Virginia in unincorporated Pond Fork. With freedom to explore the outdoors, a
mountain on one side and stream on the other, a future career in natural
resources just made sense. Demchik is currently a professor of silviculture and
the forestry discipline coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens
Point. His previous positions included an Extension Forester specializing in
farm forestry in Minnesota, a state Maple Syrup and Non-Timber Forest Products
specialist in Pennsylvania and a number of other jobs ranging across federal,
state and private industries in West Virginia, Maryland and Wisconsin.
- B.S.F. Forest Resources Management, West Virginia University
- M.S. Biology, West Virginia University
- Ph.D. Forest Resources, Pennsylvania State University
Honors and Awards
2012 CNR Scholarship Award
- 2009 Leadership Mentor Award
- 2008 CNR Outstanding Professional Service Award
- 2007 CNR Outstanding Teaching Award
Schwartz, K. and Demchik M. 2012. Stump Sprouting of Oaks on Dry-Nutrient Poor Sandy Soils in Central Wisconsin. Central Hardwoods Conference. Morgantown, WV.
Demchik, M and Demchik, E. 2011. Observations on the growth and time requirements for Native American polycultures. Plains Anthropologist. 56:71-81.
Demchik, M., Abbas, D., Arnosti, D, Current, D., Johnson, P. and Theimer, M. 2009. Combining Biomass Harvest and Forest Fuel Reduction in the Superior National Forest, Minnesota, USA. Journal of Forestry. 107(5): 235-241.
Mujuri, E. And Demchik, M. 2009. The Viability of Northern Pin and White Oak Reserve Trees in Scrub Oaks Sites of Central Wisconsin.”, Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, 26(3): 111-117.
Demchik, M., Current, D., and Zamora, D. 2009. Outreach to the Woody Biomass Industry in Minnesota. Journal of Extension. 47(5):5IAW1.
Mujuri, E. And Demchik, M. 2009. Northern Pin Oak Stump Sprouting on Scrub Oak Sites of Central Wisconsin. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, 26(2): 83-85