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Northeastern Research Station

Forestry Sciences Laboratory

PO Box 267
Irvine, PA 16329

(814) 563-1040

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[Picture] - Coeli Hoover

Dr. Coeli M. Hoover
USDA Forest Service
Northeastern Research Station
PO Box 640
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603-868-7633

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.S., Biology, 1991
  • University of Georgia, Institute of Ecology, Ph.D., Soil Ecology, 1996

Career Summary:

My current research is focused on the role of forests in the global carbon cycle. I am particularly interested in understanding how current forest management practices affect the potential of forests to store carbon, both below and aboveground. Much of my research involves measuring carbon in the soil and the forest floor and assessing possible management impacts; right now, I'm trying to understand the chemical structure of soil carbon in managed and unmanaged forests, to help forest managers protect (and hopefully increase) their soil carbon stocks. Helping landowners and forest managers understand that carbon sequestration is another value of forest land is my main tech transfer goal.

Specific Experience:
  • Research Ecologist, RWU NE-4152, Irvine, PA, 2003-present (located in Durham, NH)
  • Research Soil Scientist, RWU NE-4152, Irvine, PA, 1999-2003
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Ecology and Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Civic and Professional Affiliations:
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Soil Ecology Society
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union