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Andy Scott

Andy Scott

Research Soil Scientist
Alabama A&M University
P.O. Box 1927
United States

Phone: 256-372-4540
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Current Research

  • Long-Term Soil Productivity in managed forest ecosystems, with an emphasis on stands dominated by southern pines
  • Silvicultural and sustainability impacts of biomass harvesting from southern pine forests
  • Ecological restoration of forested ecosystems, with an emphasis on stands with rare or distinct soil characteristics


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ph.D. Forest Soils 2002
  • Texas A&M University, M.S. Forestry 1998
  • Purdue University, B.S. Forest Management 1995

Professional Organizations

  • Soil Science Society of America, Member (1996 - Current)
  • Society Of American Foresters, Member (1992 - Current)

Awards & Recognition

  • Southern Research Station Director's Multicultural Organization Award, 2012
    For exceptional leadership and creativity as the Station Liaison to Alabama A&M University
  • Best Poster in Session, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meetings, 2011
    Scott, D.A., D. Bragg, J.M. Guldin, J. Schuler. 2010. Spatial patterns of soil carbon storage in unharvested and frequently harvested southern pine stands (Poster). Presented at the Soil Science Society of America meetings, Nov. 1-3, 2010, Long Beach, CA.
  • Outstanding Associate Editor, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 2010
    For outstanding efforts as associate editor of the SSSAJ

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Research Highlights


North American Forest Soils are Remarkably Resistant

Ten years of data on 45 locations in the United States and Canada illustrate exactly how much disturbance forest soils can undergo and still rem ...


Soil Condition Affects Longleaf Pine Seedlings More Than Loblolly Pine Seedlings

Restoring longleaf pine forests to previously disturbed soils, especially those that have been compacted by past management, can have problems. ...


Last updated on : 07/29/2016