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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

FREDERICK W.CUBBAGE is professor and head of Department of Forestry, North Carolina State University. He has significant expertise in forest resource policy and law, and an extensive background in forest production and harvesting economics. Before joining North Carolina State University, Dr. Cubbage served as a project leader for the Economics of Forest Protection and Management Work Unit of the Southeastern Forest Experiment Station in Research Triangle Park. He also was professor at School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, and prior to that, he served as an associate economist at Southern Forest Experiment Station in New Orleans. In 1996, Dr. Cubbage served on a steering committee for the NRC's study on Wood as Raw Material for Industrial Use. Currently, Dr. Cubbage serves on the editorial board of the new international journal of Forest Policy and Economics, and is a working group officer for several national and international professional and research organizations. Dr. Cubbage is an author or co-author of more than 300 publications and senior author of a textbook on Forest Resource Policy. His professional recognitions include: Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in the World. He received the Distinguished Science and Research Award from the Southeastern Society of American Foresters (1989). He also is a member of the Forest Economics and Policy Program Advisory Board of Resources for the Future. Dr. Cubbage received his Ph.D. in forest economics from the University of Minnesota in 1981.

PERRY J.BROWN has significant expertise in natural resource policy and planning, and in recreation behavior and planning. Dr. Brown is dean and professor, School of Forestry, University of Montana. He also is the director of the Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station. In the past, Dr. Brown has held formal advisory appointments with the USDA Forest Service and the USDI Bureau of Land Management. Prior to his current positions, Dr. Brown served as associate dean of the College of Forestry and professor of forest recreation and resource planning at Oregon State University. While at Oregon State University, Dr. Brown also served as Social Science Project leader; interim director of Oregon State System of Higher Education Oregon Tourism Institute; director of International Programs, College of Forestry; and head and professor of Resource Recreation Management. Dr. Brown has taught numerous short

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courses and workshops in over 30 countries. In 1966 he was elected to Xi Sigma Pi. Dr. Brown's professional recognitions include the USDA Forest Service Chief's Certificate of Appreciation (1988) and Utah State University's Professional Achievement Award (1996). Dr. Brown received his Ph.D. in outdoor recreation and social psychology from Utah State University in 1971.

THOMAS R.CROW was Theodore Roosevelt Professor of Ecosystem Management in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan while serving on the committee. He has extensive expertise in managing a broad program of integrated research that includes biologic and social sciences at the University of Michigan. Prior to his position with the University of Michigan, Dr. Crow was a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service and worked on technologies for managing temperate forests. He received his Ph.D. in forest ecology from University of Minnesota in 1970 and his M.F. in forest biology from the University of Michigan in 1965.

JOHN C.GORDON has long-standing experience in forestry education programs. He has expertise in forestry research, with emphasis on photosynthesis and translocation in trees, enzymes in woody plants, and nitrogen fixation. Dr. Gordon is Pinchot professor and former dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He served as chair of the NRC Committee on Forestry Research, and as a member of the NRC's Committee on Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture. Dr. Gordon is a member of the AAAS, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, and the Society of American Foresters. He received his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University.

JOHN W.HUMKE has extensive expertise in natural resource policy. He is a vice president of The Nature Conservancy and Director of Agency Relations, operating out of the Conservancy's offices in Boulder, Colorado. He received his B.S. degree in resource management and biology from the University of Wisconsin, Steven Point, and his M.S. degree in resource development and urban planning from Michigan State University. Mr. Humke has served as the Conservancy's Midwest Regional Director and national Director of Stewardship. He currently focuses his efforts on ecoregional conservation planning and biodiversity conservation on public lands. He served as chair of the review committee for the Review of Research Natural Area Establishment Process appointed by the USDA Forest Service, and is the past president of the Natural Areas Association.

REX B.MCCULLOUGH is the vice president of timberlands, Forestry Research, at Weyerhaeuser Co., in Federal Way, WA. He joined the company in 1976 as project leader in quantitative genetics for Western Forestry in Centralia, Washington. Through his career at Weyerhaeuser Co., Dr. McCullough held several positions, including section manager for tree improvement research in Centralia; department manager of tree improvement and forestry research in Hot Springs, AR; department manager of Southern Forestry Research; director of strategic biological sciences and forest resource in Federal Way, WA; and director of timberlands, Forest Resources Research and Development. Prior to joining Weyerhaeuser Co., Dr. McCullough worked for Crown Zellerbach, Texas

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A&M University, Texas Forest Service, Oklahoma State University's Forestry Department, JARI National Bulk Carriers in Brazil, Oklahoma State University's Agricultural Experiment Station Network, and the USDA's Forest Service Institute of Forest Genetics. He earned a B.S. degree in forest management in 1968 and his M.S. degree in forest genetics in 1972 from Oklahoma State University. He received his Ph.D. in forest genetics from Texas A&M University in 1975. Dr. McCullough is chair of the American Forest and Paper Association's (AF&PA) Forest Science and Technology Committee, member of the AF&PA's Agenda 2020 Committee, and the Society of American Foresters. He was co-chair of the Seventh American Forest Congress Board of Directors.

RONALD R.SEDEROFF is Distinguished University Professor of Forestry; Edwin F. Conger Professor of Forestry; and the director of the Forest Biotechnology Group in the Department of Forestry, North Carolina State University. He has extensive experience in forestry research issues. Dr. Sederoff served on the NRC committee that produced the report, Forestry Research: A Mandate for Change (1990). He also served on the NRC's Commission on Life Sciences, Board on Biology, and the Committee on Evaluation of the USDA's National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program. Dr. Sederoff is the leader in molecular genetics of forest trees, having developed methods for genomic mapping of individual trees, complex trait analysis, and studied the molecular basis of wood properties. He received his B.A, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in zoology (genetics) from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Sederoff was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995.

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Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

Policy and Resources

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Agriculture and the Undergraduate: Proceedings (1992)

Agriculture's Role in K-12 Education: A Forum on the National Science Education Standards (1998)

Alternative Agriculture (1989)

Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area (1998)

Colleges of Agriculture at the Land Grant Universities: Public Service and Public Policy (1996)

Colleges of Agriculture at the Land Grant Universities: A Profile (1995)

Designing an Agricultural Genome Program (1998)

Designing Foods: Animal Product Options in the Marketplace (1988)

Ecological Monitoring of Genetically Modified Crops (2001)

Ecologically Based Pest Management: New Solutions for a New Century (1996)

Ensuring Safe Food: From Production to Consumption (1998)

Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants: The Scope and Adequacy of Regulation (2002)

Forested Landscapes in Perspective: Prospects and Opportunities for Sustainable Management of America's Nonfederal Forests (1997)

Future Role of Pesticides for U.S. Agriculture (2000)

Genetic Engineering of Plants: Agricultural Research Opportunities and Policy Concerns (1984)

Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants: Science and Regulation (2000)

Incorporating Science, Economics, and Sociology in Developing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards in International Trade (2000)

Investing in Research: A Proposal to Strengthen the Agricultural, Food, and Environmental System (1989)

Investing in the National Research Initiative: An Update of the Competitive Grants Program in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1994)

Managing Global Genetic Resources: Agricultural Crop Issues and Policies (1993)

Managing Global Genetic Resources: Forest Trees (1991)

Managing Global Genetic Resources: Livestock (1993)

Managing Global Genetic Resources: The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System (1991)

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National Research Initiative: A Vital Competitive Grants Program in Food, Fiber, and Natural-Resources Research (2000)

New Directions for Biosciences Research in Agriculture: High-Reward Opportunities (1985)

Pesticide Resistance: Strategies and Tactics for Management (1986)

Pesticides and Groundwater Quality: Issues and Problems in Four States (1986)

Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children (1993)

Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century: Geospatial and Information Technologies in Crop Management (1997)

Professional Societies and Ecologically Based Pest Management (2000)

Publicly Funded Agricultural Research and the Changing Structure of U.S. Agriculture (2002)

Rangeland Health: New Methods to Classify, Inventory, and Monitor Rangelands (1994)

Regulating Pesticides in Food: The Delaney Paradox (1987)

Soil and Water Quality: An Agenda for Agriculture (1993)

Soil Conservation: Assessing the National Resources Inventory, Volume 1 (1986); Volume 2 (1986)

Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics (1993)

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education in the Field: A Proceedings (1991)

Toward Sustainability: A Plan for Collaborative Research on Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (1991)

Understanding Agriculture: New Directions for Education (1988)

Use of Drugs in Food Animals: Benefits and Risks, The (1999)

Water Transfers in the West: Efficiency, Equity, and the Environment (1992)

Wood in Our Future: The Role of Life Cycle Analysis (1997)

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Nutrient Requirements of Dogs, Revised Edition (1985)

Nutrient Requirements of Fish (1993)

Nutrient Requirements of Horses, Fifth Revised Edition (1989)

Nutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals, Fourth Revised Edition (1995)

Nutrient Requirements of Poultry, Ninth Revised Edition (1994)

Nutrient Requirements of Sheep, Sixth Revised Edition (1985)

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Predicting Feed Intake of Food-Producing Animals (1986)

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Suggested Citation:"About the Authors." National Research Council. 2002. National Capacity in Forestry Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10384.
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Forests are major components of the earth's natural resources and they are increasingly critical to the welfare of the U.S. economy, environment, and population. Desires to improve forest management and productivity, preserve biodiversity, maintain ecologic integrity, and provide societal services, such as recreation and tourism, necessitate a strong forestry-research base.

Given the clear importance of forestry research in sustaining forests for the future, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service asked the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Academies to undertake a study of the nation's capacity in forestry research. The Committee on National Capacity in Forestry Research was appointed to carry out the study, which was conducted to review the current expertise and status of forestry research and to examine the approaches of natural resources education and forestry-research organizations to meet future needs.

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