Patricia A. Layton

Ph.D., Director of the Wood Utilization + Design Institute


pat_headshot.jpegEmail: playton@clmeosn.edu
Office: 864-505-5904

Department:
Wood Utilization + Design Institute


Education:
Ph.D. Forest Genetics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1985
M.S. Forest Science, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, 1978
B.S. Forest Management, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, 1976

Responsibilities:
Direct the WU + D Institute whose mission is to increase the utilization of wood-based products in sustainable and resilient building construction through education/training, research/product development and direct marketing of technical and design solutions.

Research interest:
Forest Policy, Wood and Paper Products, and Forest Genetics

Publications:
Layton, P., Allen, J., Belli, K., Bullard, S. Houghton, J, Rutherfored, A. Selin, S., Sharik, T. NAUFRP Undergraduate Educational Enhancement Strategy. 2011, http://www.naufrp.org/education.asp 15 p.

Straka,Thomas J. and Layton, Patricia A. Natural Resources Management: Life Cycle Assessment and Forest Certification and Sustainability Issues. Sustainability 2010, 2(2), 604-623.

Adams, N.E., E.A. Mikhailova, M.A. Schlautman, W.C. Bridges, C.H. Newton, L.R. Nelson, K.C. Hall, C.J. Post, S.K. Cox, P.A. Layton, and D.C. Guynn. 2010. Effects of kudzu (Pueraria montana) solarization on the chemistry of an Upper Piedmont South Carolina soil. Soil Sci. 175(2):61-71.

Gilbert, N.E., E.A. Mikhailova, M.A. Schlautman, W.C. Bridges, C.H. Newton, L.R. Nelson, K.C. Hall, C.J. Post, S.K. Cox, P.A. Layton, and D.C. Guynn. 2009. Effects of kudzu (Pueraria montana) solarization on the chemistry of an Upper Piedmont South Carolina soil. Technical Contribution No. 5332 of the Clemson University Experiment Station. Soil Sci. (Accepted).

AC21 Consensus Report – What issues should USDA consider regarding coexistence among diverse agricultural systems in a dynamic, evolving, and complex marketplace? 2008. Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), chaired by Patricia A. Layton. Washington, D.C. http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=AC21Reports.xml

AC21 Consensus Report – Opportunities and Challenges in Agricultural Biotechnology: The Decade Ahead. 2006. Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), chaired by Patricia A. Layton. Washington, D.C. http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=AC21Reports.xml

Foulk, J. A., W. Y. Chao, D. E. Akin, R. B. Dodd, and P. A. Layton. 2006. Analysis of Flax and Cotton Fiber Fabric Blends and Recycled Polyethylene Composites. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, Vol. 14. No. 1. pp. 15-25.

AC21 Consensus Report – Global Traceability and Labeling requirements for Agricultural Biotechnology Derived Products: Impacts and Implications for the United States. 2005. Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), chaired by Patricia A. Layton. Washington, D.C. http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=AC21Reports.xml

AC21 Consensus Report – Preparing for the Future. 2005. Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), chaired by Patricia A. Layton. Washington, D.C. http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=AC21Reports.xml

Layton, Patricia A. 2005. Regulatory, Policy and Social Issues in Biotechnology. Page 92 in New Century, New Trees Biotechnology as a Tool for Forestry in North America. Edited by Susan McCord and Robert Kellison. Institute of Forest Biotechnology. Raleigh, NC 27606

Guynn, D.C., S.T.Guynn and P.A. Layton. 2004. Biodiversity in sustainable forestry programs. Journal of Forestry.102(3):46-52.

Layton, P. A., R. M. Franklin, and G. Kessler. 2004. South Carolina Lowcountry Conservation Forestry. Clemson University Extension Brochure.

Foulk, J., Chao, W., Akin, D., Dodd, R., and Layton, P. Enzyme-retted flax fiber and recycled polyethylene composites. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 12(3),165-171.

Layton, P.A., S. T. Guynn, D. C. Guynn, and T. B. Wently. 2003. Biodiversity Indicators in Sustainable Forestry Programs. Pp. 40-51 in Buse, L. J. and A. H. Perera (comp.) 2003 Meeting Emerging Ecological, Economic, and Social Challenges in the Great Lakes region: Popular summaries. Ont. Min Nat. Resour. Ont. For. Res. Inst., Sault Ste. Marie, ON Inf. Pap. No. 155.

National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI). 2003 Wildlife and biodiversity metrics in forest certification systems. Technical Bulletin No. 857, Research Triangle Park, N. C.: National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc., a study authored by P. A. Layton, S. T. Guynn and D. C. Guynn

Professional society activity:
NAUFRP Education Committee Chair 2010-2011
USDA Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture Advisory Committee – Chair 2003-2009
USDA Forest Research Advisory Council 1994-1996, 2006 – 2008
Officer at Large – 2007-2008
Southern Forest Research Partnership 2003 to 2009
Board of Directors 2004-2006
Executive Committee 2005-2007
Chair, Resource Development Committee 2005-2008
Society of American Foresters 1974 – Present
Fellow 2014
Science and Technology Chair – SC Division 2012-2013
Committee on Cultural Diversity – 2012-2015
National Professional Recognition Committee 2008 to 2010
Chair SC Chapter 2010
Past Chair SC Chapter 2011
Chair Elect SC Chapter 2009
Ethics Committee 2000--2004
National Meeting Program Planning Committee 1996-1998
SAF Committee on Barrington Moore Memorial Award 1994 - 1996
East Tennessee Chapter Secretary-Treasurer 1988-1989

Honors and awards:
Fellow, Society of American Foresters
Sigma Xi
Alpha Zeta
Gamma Sigma Delta
Phi Sigma
Xi Sigma Pi
Alpha Lambda Delta
Wings Across America Bat Conservation Award
2007 Outstanding Woman Award – Academic Faculty Clemson University
Sigma Alpha Woman of the Year Award 2005
Scott Worldwide Technology Leadership Award 1993
Presidential Recognition Award, University of Florida (1984 and 1985)
William P. Shelley Graduate Fellowship 1983 1985
UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation Forestry Student of the Year 1985
UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation Student of the Year 1985

Website/Publications:
www.clemson.edu/wud