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College of Natural Resources

Stith Gower


Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Jordan Hall 3119


Area(s) of Expertise

Whole-system Analysis of Forest Ecosystems; Education Innovation


B.S. Furman University (1980)

M.S. North Carolina State University (1983)

Ph.D. University of Washington (1987)

Research Interests

The effects of disturbance on carbon, water and nutrient budgets of forest ecosystems, life cycle inventories of greenhouse gases to produce wood and paper products, forest carbon adaptation and mitigation management; whole system (biological and industrial) analysis of forest ecosystems and landscapes to optimize sustainable production of ecosystem goods and services..

Educational Interests

Education innovation that emphasizes student-centered learning; he is a co-recipient of a National Science Foundation Improving Undergraduate STEM Education grant to promote quantitative science literacy in natural sciences, and renewing a national dialogue on rewarding faculty for outstanding education.

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