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Christopher W Evans

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Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
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Forestry and Extension Research Specialist
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Profile Sections

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Education

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  • M.S. Forest Biology, Iowa State University, 2004
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  • B.S. Wildlife Biology, Murray State University, 2001
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Research Interests

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  • Invasive Species Management, Prescribed Fire, Forest Management, Agroforestry
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Selected Articles in Journals

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  • Buerger, A., K. Howe, E. Jaquart, M. Chandler, T. Culley, C. Evans, K. Kearns, R. Schutzki, and L. Van Riper. (In press). Risk Assessments for Invasive Plants: A Midwestern U.S. Comparison.
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  • Evans, C.W., D.J. Moorhead, C.T. Bargeron, and G.K. Douce. 2007. Implementation of control and prevention strategies for managing cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) on a state-wide scale by the Georgia Invasive Species Taskforce. Natural Areas Journal. 27(3):226-231.
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  • Brudvig, L.A. and C.W. Evans. 2006. Competitive interactions between Quercus alba seedlings and native and exotic shrubs. Northeastern Naturalist 13(2):259-268.
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  • Evans, C.W., D.J. Moorhead, G.K. Douce, and D.K. Kennard. 2005. The Encyclopedia of Southern Appalachian Forest Ecosystems, Forest Health section. Editor Michael Rauscher, USDA Forest Service, Asheville, NC.
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  • Asbjornsen, H.A., L.A. Brudvig, C.M. Mabry, H. M. Karnitz, and C.W. Evans. 2005. Defining Reference Information for Restoring Ecologically Rare Tallgrass Oak Savannas in the Midwestern United States. Journal of Forestry 103(7): 345-350.
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  • Bargeron, C.T., G.K. Douce, D.J. Moorhead. C.W. Evans, and R.C. Reardon. 2005. ForestryImages: Development Methodology and Technology 1995-2005. Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team (FHTET). FHTET-2005-14. 137 pgs.
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Other Publications

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  • Evans, C.W. 2016. Invasive Plant Species Regulated by the Illinois Exotic Weed Act. University of Illinois Extension Technical Forestry Bulletin. NRES-1601. Urbana, IL. 10p.
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  • Evans, C.W. 2016. Invasive Plant Profile - Paulownia. Illinois Forestry Association Newsletter, Spring 2016.
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  • Evans, C.W. 2016. Photographing your forest: A method to both monitor progress and capture the beauty of your woods. Illinois Forestry Association Newsletter, Spring 2016.
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  • Evans, C.W. 2016. The Hidden Invasives. Illinois Audubon Society Newsletter, Spring 2016.
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  • Evans, C.W. 2015. Invasive Species Impacts on Oaks. Illinois Forestry Association Newsletter, Fall 2015.
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  • Evans, C.W. 2015. Starting Invasive Plant Management on Your Land the Right Way. Illinois Forestry Association Newsletter, Spring 2015.
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  • Evans, C.W. 2015. Spreading the Word About Invasive Plants: Why You Should be Concerned. Illinois Audubon Society Newsletter, Spring 2015.
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  • Schwartz L.M., K.M. Smith, C.W. Evans, K.L. Gage, D.J. Gibson, and B.G. Young. 2015. Fact Sheet: Ecology and Control of Japanese Chaff Flower [Achyranthes japonica (Miq.) Nakai]. River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area. http://www.rtrcwma.org/Chaff_FactSheet.pdf.
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  • Evans, C.W. 2015. Illinois Invasive Species Campaign Fact Sheet – Poison Hemlock. Illinois Invasive Species Campaign Fact Sheet Series.
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  • Benda, C.D. and C.W. Evans. 2014. Guide to Summer Wildflower Hikes in Southern Illinois. Illinois Native Plant Society – Southern Chapter. 20 pgs.
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  • Evans, C.W. and C.D. Benda. 2013. Guide to Spring Wildflower Hikes in Southern Illinois. Illinois Native Plant Society – Southern Chapter. 20 pgs.
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  • Evans, C.W. 2013. Invasive Plant Profile – Garlic Mustard. Illinois Forestry Association Newsletter, Spring 2013.
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  • Evans, C. W. and C. McGlynn. 2013. Invasive Species Alert: Japanese Stiltgrass –Microstegium vimineum (Developed 2011, revised 2013). River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area Fact Sheet Series. http://www.rtrcwma.org/stiltgrass/StitlgrassAlert2013.pdf
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  • Evans, C. 2012. Identification and control of woody invasive species in fall and winter. Illinois Forestry Association Newsletter, Fall 2012.
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  • Evans, C.W., N.J. Loewenstein, C.T. Bargeron, C.E. Barlow and D. J. Moorhead. 2012. Field Guide to the Identification of Japanese Stiltgrass: With comparisons to other look-a-like species. Alabama Cooperative Extension System, ANR-1457. 12p.
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  • Evans, C.W. and D.D. Taylor. 2011. New Invader Profile: Japanese Chaff Flower – Achyranthes japonica. Wildland Weeds Summer/Fall 2011:4-6.
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  • Evans, C.W. 2011. Invasive Species Fact Sheet: Japanese Stiltgrass - Microstegium vimineum. River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area Fact Sheet Series. http://www.rtrcwma.org/stitlgrass-factsheet-small.pdf
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  • Evans, C.W. 2007. Invasive Species Fact Sheet: Garlic Mustard – Alliaria petiolata. River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area Fact Sheet Series. http://www.rtrcwma.org/Garlic_Mustard.pdf
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  • Evans, C.W. 2007. Invasive Species Fact Sheet: Oriental Bittersweet – Celastrus orbiculatus. River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area Fact Sheet Series. http://www.rtrcwma.org/Oriental_Bittersweet.pdf
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  • Evans, C.W. 2011. Invasives! What Now? Outdoor Illinois, May 2011 pg 18.
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  • Evans, C.W. 2010. Invasive Species Alert: Japanese Chaff Flower – Achyranthes japonica. River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area Fact Sheet Series. http://www.rtrcwma.org/Japanesechafffloweralert.pdf
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  • Evans, C.W. 2009. Help Protect Southern Illinois’ Lakes and Rivers: Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species. River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area Fact Sheet Series.
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  • Evans, C.W. 2007. Invasive Species Fact Sheet: Chinese Yam – Dioscorea oppositifolia. River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area Fact Sheet Series. http://www.rtrcwma.org/Chinese_Yam.pdf
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  • Evans, C.W., D.J. Moorhead, C.T. Bargeron, and G.K. Douce. 2006. Invasive Plant Responses to Silvicultural Practices in the South. The Bugwood Network, The University of Georgia. BW-2006-03. 51 pgs.
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  • Evans, C.W. and D.J. Moorhead. 2006. Incorporating invasive species management into your wildlife management plan. Wildlife Trends 6(3):28-33.
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