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APPENDIX CBiographical Information on Committee Members JOHN C. GORDON (Chair) is dean and professor of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. His research includes photosynthesis and translocation in trees; enzymes in woody plants, and biological nitrogen fixation. Dr. Gordon received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Iowa State University and is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, and the Society of American Foresters. WILLL\M A. ATKINSON serves as professor and head of the Depart- ment of Forest Engineering at Oregon State University and as director of the OSU Research Forest. Dr. Atkinson has also held teaching positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington in addition to management and research positions in the forest products industry. He received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. ELLIS B. COWLING is associate dean for research in the College of Forest Resources and University Distinguished Professor of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and the NRC Board on Agriculture, Dr. Cowling does research on changes in the chemical climate of the earth and their impact on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, forest and wood products pathology, and physiology of trees and tree diseases. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York, Syracuse, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Uppsala in Sweden. MARY L. DURYEA received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in tree physiology from Oregon 72

APPENDIX C 73 State University; she is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Forestry at the University of Florida. Her research interests include seed biology, nursery practices, and nutrition. Dr. Du~yea is a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, the Society of American Foresters, and is editor-in-chief of New Forests. GEORGE F. DUTROW is dean and professor of forest economics in the Duke University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Dr. Dutrow previously taught at the University of Georgia and Our Lady of Holy Cross College and has been employed by the USDA Forest Service. He was awarded his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees by Duke University and is a member of the Society of American Foresters. DONALD R. FIELD is associate dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and director of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in rural sociology. He received his Ph.D. from Pennsyl- vania State University. In addition to experience with the National Park Service, Dr. Field has held teaching positions with South Dakota State University, the University of Washington, and Oregon State University. His research includes studies of the social ecology of parks and the impacts of rural resource development activities on communities and their regions. RICHARD F. FISHER serves as professor and head of the Department of Forest Resources at Utah State University. His research includes studies on soil-plant relationships, plant-plant interactions, soil chemistry and bio- chemistry, and nitrogen fixation. He is a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and the Society of American Foresters and is co-editor-in-chief of Forest Ecology and Management. Dr. Fisher received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. JERRY F. FRANKLIN is the Bloedel Professor of Ecosystems Analysis in the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington. He is also a chief plant ecologist for the USDA Forest Service. A member of ALAS, the Society of American Foresters, and the Ecological Society of America, Dr. Franklin conducts research on ecosystem structure and function, forest community ecology and succession, effects of environmental i change, and incorporation of biological diversity into forest management. DAVID W. FRENCH is a professor in the departments of Plant Pathol- ogy and Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Dr. French received his undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota, and his research focuses on products pathology, mycology, and forest pathology. VVILLLAM T. GLADSTONE received a B.S. from Syracuse Univer- sity, an M.F. from Yale University, and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. His most recent position was manager of the Southern Forestry Research Department for Weyerhaeuser Company. His research

74 APPENDIX C includes variability and heritability of wood properties and relationships between wood fiber properties and products manufactured from wood. Dr. Gladstone is a member of the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper In- dustry, the Forest Products Research Society? and the Society of American Foresters. I>WRENCE D. HARRIS serves as professor of wildlife ecology in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida. In past positions, Dr. Harris has served as a wildlife management officer with the Tanzania Game Division and a wildlife biologist in the United States. His primary research is on development of renewable resource management strategies. A member of the Society for Conservation Biology, AAAS, Sigma Xi, and the Wildlife Society, he earned his B.Sc. from Iowa State University and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. LOIS K. MILLER is a professor in the departments of Entomology and Genetics at the University of Georgia. A member of the American Society for Microbiology and the Society of Invertebrate Pathology, Dr. Miller does research in such areas as nucleic acid biochemistry, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology, and biological insect pest control. She received her B.S. from Uppsala College and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. JAMES R. SEDELL is a research aquatic ecologist at the Pacific Northwest Forestry and Range Experiment Station for the USDA Forest Service. DF. Sedell has held positions with Oregon State University and Weyerhaeuser Company. He received his B.N from Willamette University and his Ph.D. in aquatic biology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the American Fisheries Society, the Ecological Society of America, the North American Benthological Society, and the Society of American Foresters. RONALD R. SEI)EROFF serves as a professor of forestry at North Carolina State University. His research is on the molecular genetics of conifers. Dr. SederofT earlier served as a senior scientist with the USDA Forest SeIvice and has also held a variety of teaching positions. He received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in zoology from the University of California, Los Angeles. DAVID B. THORUD is the dean of the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington. Dr. Thorud has also been employed by the USDA Forest Service and has held a number of teaching positions. He has participated in international delegations on such issues as watershed management training and research, soil and water conservation, and rural development. Dr. Thorud is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he received his B.S. in forestry and his M.S. and Ph.D. in forest hydrology.

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Forests are valuable in our daily lives, crucial to our nation's ecomony, and integral to the long-term health of the environment. Yet, forestry research has been critically underfunded, and the data generated under current research programs is not enough to meet the diverse needs of our society.

Forestry Research provides a research agenda that should yield the information we need to develop responsible policies for forest use and management. In this consensus of forestry experts, the volume explores:

  • The diverse and competing concerns of the timber industry, recreational interests, and wildlife and environmental organizations.
  • The gap between our need for information and the current output of the forestry research program.
  • Areas of research requiring attention: biology of forest organisms, ecosystem function and management, human-forest interactions, wood as raw material, and international trade and competition.

Forestry Research is an important book of special interest to federal and state policymakers involved in forestry issues, research managers, researchers, faculty, and students in the field.

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