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College of Natural Resources

Center for Geospatial Analytics

James McCarter is a Teaching Associate Professor with the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, College of Natural Resources. His research and teaching areas include silviculture, density management, forest mensuration, growth and yield modeling, inventory assessment, geospatial analytics, landscape management, biomass and carbon estimation and assessment, and forest visualization. James received a BS in Forestry in 1981 and an MF in Forest Management/Silviculture in 1984, both from Utah State University. He received his Ph.D. in Silviculture and Protection from the University of Washington in 2001. He has been involved in a number of regional and national research efforts investigating biomass and carbon availability and impacts along with developing forest management software applications and delivery of education and outreach using distance education technologies. He lives in Raleigh and splits his time between teaching GIS classes in the Master of Geospatial information Science and Technology (MGIST) program and conducting growth and yield research and analysis on carbon in US National Forests.

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