Howe, Glenn

Associate Professor

Office Location: 
334 Richardson Hall
Email Address: 

Forest Genetics

Educational Background: 
  • B.S., 1977, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., 1981, Michigan State University
  • Ph.D., 1991, Oregon State University
  • FS 505 Current Literature in Forest Genetics
  • FS 521 Natural Resources Research Planning
  • FS 599 Research Questions in Genecology and Gene Conservation
  • FS 599 Research Questions in Forest Genetics and Tree Improvement
  • FS 630 Current Topics in Plant Breeding
Research Interests: 
Physiological, ecological, and molecular genetics of forest trees, gene conservation, tree improvement.
Research Support: 
  1. Howe, G.T., and Cherry, M.L. Pacific Northwest Tree Improvement Research Cooperative (PNWTIRC), Forest industries, state and federal agencies, $118,000/year.
  2. Neale, D.B., St.Clair, J.B., and Howe, G.T. Discovery of genes controlling wood property traits in Douglas-fir, U.S. Forest Service Agenda 2020 Program, 2004-2007, $180,000.
  3. Neale, D.B., Krutovskii, K.V., Howe, G.T., and St.Clair, J.B. Association mapping of adaptive traits in Douglas-fir, USDA NRI Competitive Grants Program, 2004-2007, $490,000.
  4. Brunner, A., Howe, G., Bond, B., Meilan, R., and Strauss, S. Douglas-fir Genomics in Interdisciplinary Research in Forest Science, College of Forestry Innovative Grants Program, 2002-2005, $60,000.
Selected Publications: 
  1. Cherry, M.L., Anekonda, T.S., Albrecht, M.J., and Howe, G.T. 2007. Flower stimulation in young miniaturized seed orchards of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37(1):1-10.
  2. Howe, G.T., Jayawickrama, K.J., Cherry, M.L., Johnson, G.R., and Wheeler, N.C. 2006. Breeding Douglas-fir. In: Plant breeding reviews, J. Janick (ed). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 27:245-353.
  3. Slavov, G.T., Howe, G.T., Gyaourova, A.V., Birkes, D.S., and Adams, W.T. 2005. Estimating pollen flow using SSR markers and paternity exclusion: Accounting for mistyping. Mol. Ecol. 14:3109-3121.
  4. Slavov, G.T., Howe, G.T., and Adams, W.T. 2005. Pollen contamination and mating patterns in a Douglas-fir seed orchard as measured by simple sequence repeat markers. Can. J. For. Res. 35:1592-1603.
  5. Wheeler N.C., Jermstad K.D., Krutovsky K., Aitken S.N., Howe G.T., Krakowski J., and Neale D.B. 2005. Mapping of quantitative trait loci controlling adaptive traits in coastal Douglas-Fir. IV. Cold-hardiness QTL verification and candidate gene mapping. Mol. Breed. 15:145-156.
  6. Slavov, G.T., Howe, G.T., Yakovlev, I., Edwards, K.J., Krutovskii, K.V., Tuskan, G.A., Carlson, J.E., Strauss, S.H., and Adams, W.T. 2004. Highly variable SSR markers in Douglas-fir: Mendelian inheritance and map locations. Theor. Appl. Genet. 108:873 880.
  7. Howe, G.T., Aitken, S.N., Neale, D.B., Jermstad, K.D., Wheeler, N.C., and Chen, T.H.H. 2003. From genotype to phenotype: unraveling the complexities of cold adaptation in forest trees. Can. J. Bot. 81:1247-1266.