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Eric Holzmueller

Eric Holzmueller, Professor


Eric Holzmueller joined the Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University faculty as an Assistant Professor in August 2007.

Dr. Holzmueller specializes in forest management and ecology and teaches courses in these areas within the Department of Forestry. He has conducted research across the eastern United States concerning ecological and management issues in Central Hardwood Forests. In 2019, he was named Executive Director of the Illinois Forestry Development Council.

Special Interests

Forest Management and Ecology

Eric Holzmueller
Office: Agriculture Building, Room 186-E
Phone: 618-453-3708
Curriculum Vitae 


  • FOR 125 - Forestry and Natural Resource Conservation
  • FOR 308 - Mapping and GIS
  • FOR 314 - Forest Health
  • FOR 375 - Wildlife and Natural Resource Enterprise Management
  • FOR 416 - Forest Resource Management
  • FOR 425 - Habitat Management for Wild Game
  • Forest Resource Summer Camp

Descriptions available for each of these classes in course listings for Forestry [FOR].


  • Ph.D. Forest Ecology, University of Florida
  • M.S. Forest Biology, Iowa State University
  • B.S. Forestry, Iowa State University

Recent Publications

  • Pease, B.S., C.K. Nielsen, and E.J. Holzmueller. 2019. Influence of forest structure and composition on summer habitat use of wildlife in an upland hardwood forest. Diversity. 11:160. doi: 10.3390/d11090160
  • Mulroy, M.L., E.J. Holzmueller, M.A. Jenkins. 2019. Woody regeneration response to overstory mortality caused by the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Forests.10:717;
  • Pease, B.S., C.K. Nielsen, and E.J. Holzmueller. 2016. Single-camera trap survey designs miss detections: Impacts on estimates of occupancy and community metrics. PLOS ONE. 11:doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166689
  • Holzmueller, E.J., J.W. Groninger, and J.A. Riechman, 2016. Recommended silviculture and management practices for Illinois hardwood forest types. Southern Illinois University, Department of Forestry. 65 p. Download the silviculture document.
  • Nickelson, J.B., E.J. Holzmueller, J.W. Groninger, D.B. Lesmeister. 2015. Previous land use and invasive species impacts on long-term afforestation success. Forests. 6:3123-3135.
  • Holzmueller J. and N.K. Jensen. 2013. 2013 Illinois Sawmill Directory. Illinois Forestry Development Council. 31 p. Download the sawmill directory document.
  • Holzmueller E.J. and P. Deizman. 2012. Forestry Best Management Practices. 3rd Edition. Illinois Department of Natural Resources. 78 p. Download the best management practices document.
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