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Michael DemchikMichael Demchik, Ph.D.


Contact Information
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 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

  • 2016  UW-Stevens Point Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2015  CNR Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2013  Wisconsin DNR Friend of Forestry Award
  • 2012  CNR Scholarship Award 
  • 2009  Leadership Mentor Award 
  • 2008  CNR Outstanding Professional Service Award 
  • 2007  CNR Outstanding Teaching Award 


Conrad, J.L.IV, Demchik, M.C., Vokoun, M.M., Evans, A.M. and Lynch, M.P.  2017.  Frequency, Cost, and Rationale for Seasonal Timber Harvesting Restrictions in Wisconsin.  Forest Science.  FastTrack (not yet assigned to an issue) 

Demchik, M.C., Conrad, J. IV., and Vokoun, M.  2016.  Should unthinned oak stands of advanced age (≥ 60 yr) be thinned? Journal of Sustainable Forestry.  35(4):299-310. 

Demchik. M.C., Fischbach, J., and J. Hall.   2016.  Phenolics and antioxidant activity of American and hybrid hazelnuts.  American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products.  4(1):50-52 

Demchik, M., Fischbach, J., Kern, A., Turnquist, K. and Palmer, I.  2016.  Using microsatellite DNA to determine whether American hazelnut clumps are multiclonal.  Agroforestry Systems. 90(5): 927-931. 

Demchik, M., Fischbach, J. and Yates, M.  2016.  Physical characteristics and sensory analysis of American hazelnuts in comparison to Tonda di Giffoni. Agroforestry Systems. 90(5): 919-926. 

Schwartz, K. and M. Demchik.  2015.  Oak advance regeneration in common habitat types of central and northern Wisconsin.  Forest Science.  61(3): 548-553. 

Demchik, M.D. J. Fischbach, A. Kern, J. Lane, B. McCown, E. Zeldin and K. Turnquist. 2014.  Selection of American Hazelnut as a Potential Oilseed Crop.  Agroforestry Systems. 88: 449-459. 

Central Hardwood Conference, 2016

  • Demchik, M.C., Schwartz, K.M., Mujuri, E., and Demchik, E.  2016.  The impact of oak reserve trees on regeneration in scrub oak sites (8 year results).  Central Hardwood Conference.
  • Demchik, M.C., Virden, S.M., Buchanan, Z.L., and Johnson, A.M.  2016. A stocking chart for burr oak savanna restoration. Central Hardwood Conference. 

Central Hardwood Conference, 2014

  • Demchik, M.  2014.  Impact of Habitat Type on Forage Quality of Seedling Oak Leaves in Central Wisconsin, USA.
  • M. Demchik, K. Schwartz, R. Braun and E. Scharenbrock.  2014.  Northern Red Oak Volume Growth on Four Northern Wisconsin Habitat Types. 
  • M. Demchik, K. Kurszewski, K. Johnson, and K. M. Schwartz.  2014.  Survey of Foresters Regarding Oak Silviculture. 
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