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College of Natural Resources

John King


Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Biltmore Hall (Robertson Wing) 1019A


Area(s) of Expertise

Tree Physiology


B.S. Environmental Science, Stockton State College (1985)
M.S. Forest Ecology, Duke University (1991)
Ph.D. Forest Ecophysiology, Duke University (1997)

Research Interests

Assessing how the cycling and storage of carbon and water in forested ecosystems are influenced by climate variability, management, genetics, and the interaction of biotic and abiotic stresses; effects of climate warming, drought stress and sea-level rise on forest productivity and resilience to insects and other pests; potential productivity and sustainability of short-rotation woody cropping systems for bioenergy.

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FOR 303 – Silvics and Forest Tree Physiology
FOR 503 – Tree Physiology
FOR 575 – Advanced Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology


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