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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Christopher Oswalt

Research Forester
Knoxville, TN
Phone: 865-862-2000
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Current Research

My current research includes the monitoring and assessment of forest resources at multiple geographic and taxonomic scales. Specific research topics include the assessment of growth and removals in the Appalachian Ecoregion, understanding the impact of the Southern pine beetle on pine forests of the South, tracking temporal shifts of forest communities in Tennessee and Kentucky and the role of nonnative invasive plants in the alteration of forested systems. In addition, my responsibilities include: 1) Lead Forest Inventory Analyst for Tennessee and Kentucky 2) Southern Indicator Lead for Invasive Species 3) Member of the National FIA Volume/Biomass/Carbon Task Team 4) Lead for SRS-FIA Biomass Team

Education

  • The University of Tennessee, Ph.D. Natural Resources, Silviculture, 2008
  • The University of Tennessee, M.S. Forest Ecology, 2003
  • The University of Tennessee, B.S. (Forest Resource Management, Minor: Statistics, 1999

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Last updated on : 07/18/2014