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Dr. Douglas D Stokke

  • Student Services Specialist


Contact Info

138 Science II

Area of Expertise

  • Forestry


  • B.S., Forestry (Forest Products Option), Iowa State University, 1980
  • M.S., Forestry (Forest Products Option, Operations Research Minor), University of Minnesota, 1982
  • Ph.D., Forestry (Biology, Wood Science), Iowa State University, 1986


Academic Adviser for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Transfers in Forestry.  I love this job!

Faculty Adviser, Alpha Gamma Chapter of Xi Sigma Pi, the National Honor Society of Forestry


Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University, 1986-1991

Forest Products Technologist, GM-1380-13 USDA Forest Service, North Central and Northeastern Forest Experiment Stations, 1992-1998

Associate Scientist/Adjunct Professor, Iowa State University Department of Forestry, August 1998-June 1999

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University Departments of Forestry and Natural Resource Ecology and Management, July 1999-May 2006

Panel Manager, USDA CSREES National Research Initiative, GS-0401-15, 2002-2004

Founder and Manager, DJM Enterprises, L.C., April 2004

Senior Lecturer, Iowa State University Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, August 2006-present


Stokke, D.D., Q. Wu, and G.H. Han. 2014. Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. 314 pages.

Stokke, D.D., and L.H. Groom, editors. 2006. Characterization of the Cellulosic Cell Wall. Wiley-Blackwell. 296 pages.

Stokke, D.D. 2005. Alternative low-cost biomass for the biocomposites industry. Pages 159-175 in A.K. Mohanty, M. Misra, and L.T. Drzal, eds. Natural Fibers, Biopolymers, and their BioComposites. CRC Press. ISBN 084931741X. 875 pages.

Julson, J.L., G. Subbarao, D.D. Stokke, H.H. Gieselman, and K. Muthukumarappan. 2004. Mechanical properties of biorenewable fiber/plastic composites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 93(5):2484-2493.

Cutter, B.E., M.V. Coggeshall, J.E. Phelps, and D.D. Stokke. 2004. Impacts of forest management activities on selected hardwood wood quality attributes: A review. Wood and Fiber Science 26(1):84-97.

Stokke, D.D., and D.J. Gardner. 2003. Fundamental aspects of wood as a component of thermoplastic composites. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology 9(2):96-104.

Kuo, M.l., D.J. Myers, H. Heemstra, D. Curry, D.O. Adams, and D.D. Stokke. 2001 & 2003. Soybean-based adhesive resins and composite products utilizing such adhesives. U.S. Patent Nos. 6,306,997 & 6,518,387. U.S. Government Patent Office. (The former was the first patent ever issued to faculty members in the ISU Forestry/NREM department).

Semen, E., M.l. Kuo, Y.-C. Su, R.B. Hall, and D.D. Stokke. 2001. Physical properties of Kraft pulp from four-year-old aspen hybrids and crosses. Wood and Fiber Science 33(1):140-147.

Pregitzer, K.S., D.D. Reed, T.J. Bornhorst, D.R. Foster, G.D. Mroz, J.S. McLachlan, P.E. Laks, D.D. Stokke, P.E. Martin, and S.E. Brown. 2000. A buried spruce forest provides evidence at the stand and landscape scale for the effects of environment on vegetation at the Pleistocene/Holocene boundary. Journal of Ecology 88:1-10. see news release at:

Hu, W.-J., S.A. Harding, J. Lung, J.L. Popko, J. Ralph, D.D. Stokke, C.-J. Tsai, and V. L Chiang. 1999. Repression of lignin biosynthesis promotes cellulose accumulation and growth in transgenic trees. Nature Biotechnology 17(8):808-812. {The cover photo is one of my micrographs}