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Thomas Williams

Professor Emeritus
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department, Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science

Office: Hobcaw
Phone: 843-546-6318


 Educational Background

Ph D Forestry
University of Minnesota 1976

MS Forestry
University of Minnesota 1971

BS Forestry
University of Minnesota 1969

 Research Interests

Forest Hydrology


Griffin, M. P.,T. J. Callahan, V. M. Vulava, and T. M. Williams 2014.Storm-event flow pathways in lower coastal plain forested watersheds of the southeastern U.S. Water Resources Research 50: 8265–8280. DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015941

A.E. Edwards, D.M. Amatya, T.M. Williams, D.R. Hitchcock, and A.L. James 2014. Flow characterization in the Santee Cave system in the Chapel Branch Creek watershed, upper coastal plain of South Carolina, USA. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 75, 2: 136– 145. DOI: 10.4311/2011ES0262

Jayakaran, A. D., T. M. Williams, H. Ssegane, D. M. Amatya, B. Song, and C. C. Trettin. 2014. Hurricane impacts on a pair of coastal forested watersheds: implications of selective hurricane damage to forest structure and streamflow dynamics. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1151–1164.

Williams, T. M., D. M. Amatya, D. R. Hitchcock, and A. E. Edwards. 2014. Streamflow and Nutrients from a Karst Watershed with a Downstream Embayment: Chapel Branch Creek. J. Hydrol. Eng. 19:428-438.

Williams TM, Song B, Trettin CC, Gresham CA (2013) A Review of Spatial Aspects of Forest Damage and Recovery on the South Carolina Coast Following Hurricane Hugo. J Geogr Nat Disast. 3: 110. doi:10.4172/2167-0587.1000110

Amatya, D. M., M. K. Jha, T. M. Williams, A. E. Edwards, D. R. Hitchcock. 2013. SWAT Model Prediction of Phosphorus Loading in a South Carolina Karst Watershed with a Downstream Embayment. Journal of Environmental Protection, 2013, 4, 75-90. doi:10.4236/jep.2013.47A010

Williams, B.J., Song, B. Williams, T.M. 2013. Visualizing mega-fires of the past: A case study of the 1894 Hinckley fire, east central Minnesota., USA. Forest Ecology and Management 294:107-119.

Epps, T. H., D. R. Hitchcock, A. D. Jayakaran, D. R. Loflin, T. M. Williams, and D. M. Amatya, 2013. Curve Number Derivation for Watersheds Draining Two Headwater Streams in Lower Coastal Plain South Carolina, USA. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 49(6): 1284-1295. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12084

Epps, T.H., D. R. Hitchcock, A. D. Jayakaran, D. R. Loflin, T. M. Williams, and D. M. Amatya, 2012. Characterization of Storm Flow Dynamics of Headwater Streams in the South Carolina Lower Coastal Plain. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 49(1): 76-89. DOI: 10.1111 ⁄ jawr.12000

Conner, W.H., B. Song, T. M. Williams and J. T. Vernon. 2011. Long-term tree productivity of a South Carolina coastal plain forest across a hydrology gradient. Journal of Plant Ecology 4,1-2,:67-76. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtq036.

Song, B., W. Tsai, C. Chou, T. M. Williams, W. Conner, and B. J. Williams.2011. Developing digital vegetation for central hardwood forest types: A case study from Leslie KY. Proceedings of the 17th Central Hardwood Forest Conference, GTR-NRS-P-78: 58-66.

Amatya, D. M., M. Jha, A. E. Edwards, T. M. Williams, D. R. Hitchcock. 2011. Swat-Based Streamflow and Embayment Modeling of Karst-Affected Chapel Branch Watershed, South Carolina. Transactions of the ASABE Vol. 54(4): 1311-1323.

D. M. Amatya, K. R. Douglas-Mankin, T. M. Williams, R. W. Skaggs, J. E. Nettles. 2011. Advances in Forest Hydrology: Challenges and Opportunities. Transactions of the ASABE. 54(6):2049-2056

Chou, C.Y., B. Song, R. L. Hedden, T. M. Williams, J. D. Culin and C. J. Post.2010. Three-Dimensional Landscape Visualizations: New Technique towards Wildfire and Forest Bark Beetle Management. Forests 2010, 1: 82-98; doi:10.3390/f1020082

Lipscomb D. J. , A. Kale, T.M. Williams, and B. Song. 2008. GIS contribution to Red-Cockaded Woodpecker habitat management: Benefits and remaining problems. In Proceedings of the 6th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference. Orlando, Florida.

Williams T. M. 2008. Incorporating GIS In River Hydraulic Modeling: Assessing The Ability To Predict Ecological Consequences Of River Modification On Floodplain Forests. In Proceedings of the 6th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference. Orlando, Florida.