Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Program
USDA, Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Research Station
1731 Research Park Dr.
Davis, CA 95618
Ph: (530) 759-1700
Fx: (530) 747-0241
Dr. Rowntree retired, in 2000, from the position of USFS National Program Leader and Senior Scientist for research in urban forest ecology. From 1979-2000 he established urban forest research programs in Syracuse, Davis (our Center), and Berkeley and published over 100 articles on the structure and function of urban forests. He served as a member of the Science Team of the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project and the Lake Tahoe Basin Ecosystem Project. Prior to his work with the Forest Service he was Associate Professor at Syracuse University, New York. His advanced degrees in forest science and biogeography are from UC Berkeley. At retirement, he was appointed Visiting Scholar in Forest Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and in 2004 he rejoined the Center to conduct work on urban forest ecology in the the San Francisco Bay region.