The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources presents Richard “Rick” Meilan who is an Professor of Molecular Tree Physiology. 

Rick received his B.S. (summa cum laude) in Forest Science from Humboldt State University (HSU) in 1983, his M.S. in Forestry from HSU in 1985, and a joint Ph.D. (with honors) in Botany (Physiology and Molecular Biology) and Forestry (Forest Biology) from Iowa State University in 1990. 

Dr. Rick Meilan’s research includes initation of lateral and adventitous roots, phytoremeditation, cell-wall modification, production of figure wood, and poplar species suitability and yield trails.