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Carlos Rodriguez-Franco

Associate Deputy Chief
1601 N. Kent Street, 4th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 202-205-1702


Current Research

I am a member of the Forest Service Executive Staff and, I am responsible for providing national leadership to comprehensive scientific programs, many of which have worldwide impact on providing fundamental and applied knowledge to important environmental, conservation, and utilization problems.

 My specific responsibilities cover an exceptionally broad and complex array of research spanning multidisciplinary components that must be successfully integrated to solve vegetation management and protection knowledge and technology gaps.  These major components include oversight of research in forest inventory and analysis, silviculture, forest ecology, forest operations engineering, genetics, rangeland ecology, microbiology, entomology, pathology, and global climate change, fire sciences and technology transfer.

Research Interests

My current research interests are related to climate change adaptation in forest ecosystems, impacts of extreme climate events on forest ecosystems, wildland fire  and research topics about forest inventories, silviculture, forest management, plant production techniques, forest plantations and agroforestry systems.

Past Research

This is a sample of my previous publications before I joined the Forest Service that can be found online:RODRIGUEZ, F. C. 2002. Forests in the Basin of Mexico: Types, Geographic Distribution, and Condition. In: Urban Air Pollution and Forests: Resources at Risk in the Mexico City Air Basin, Ecol. Stud. 156, eds. M.E. Fenn, L.I. de Bauer, and T. Hernández-Tejeda. New York: Springer-Verlag.  Pp. 64-85. ISBN: 0-387-95337-X http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-0-387-22520-3/page/1 RODRIGUEZ, F. C. 2002. Eight monographs of pine species included in Pines of Silvicultural Importance compiled and published by CAB International, UK. 531 pp. ISBN:0-85199-539-X http://bookshop.cabi.org/Uploads/Books/PDF/9780851995397/9780851995397.pdf RODRIGUEZ, F. C. and Heidi McAllister. 2000. Sixteen monographs of forestry species for the multi-media Forestry Compendium published by CAB International, UK. CDROM. http://www.cabi.org/fc/default.aspx?site=163&page=3139 MAGAÑA, T. O. S., TORRES R. J. M., RODRIGUEZ, F.C.,AGUIRRE D. H., and FIERROS, G. A. M. 2008. Prediction of Pinus rudis Endl. production and yield in Aloapan, Oaxaca. Mexico. Madera y Bosques 14(1), 2008:5-13. http://www1.inecol.edu.mx/myb/resumeness/14.1/MB_2008_14-1_005-020.pdf HERNANDEZ, A. E., and RODRIGUEZ, F.C. 2005. Estudio epidométrico de la regeneración de Pinus hartwegii Lind., en San Martín Cuautlalpan, Chalco, estado de México.  Accepted for publication. Revista Ciencia Forestal. Vol. 29, No. 96. http://revistasinifap.org.mx/index.php/Forestales/article/view/65/56>.VALLES G., A. G., TORRES R., J. M., VELAZQUEZ M., A. and RODRIGUEZ F., C. 1998. Relación de nueve índices de competencia con el crecimiento en diámetro de Pinus cooperi blancoi. Agrociencia, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 255-260.http://www.colpos.mx/agrocien/96-99/323.pdf ACOSTA M., M, TORRES R. J. M. and RODRIGUEZ F., C. 1997. Predicción del rendimiento en Pinus montezumae Lamb. usando modelos de distribuciones diamétricas. Ciencia Forestal, Vol. 22, No. 81, pp. 71-89. http://www.revistasinifap.org.mx/index.php/Forestales/article/view/2278/1885 RODRIGUEZ F., C. 1997. La silvicultura de Pinus montezumae Lamb. en la región central de México. Ciencia Forestal, Vol. 22, No. 81, pp. 91-115. http://www.revistasinifap.org.mx/index.php/Forestales/article/view/2343/1950 CASTELLANOS, J. F., VELAZQUEZ M., A., VARGAS H., J., RODRIGUEZ F., C and FIERROS G., A. M. 1996. Producción de biomasa en un rodal de Pinus patula. Agrociencia, Vol. 30 (1), pp. 123-128..http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search/display.do?f=2012%2FOV%2FOV201203398003398.xml%3BMX19970050319

Education

  • Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Doctorate Quantitative Silviculture, 1988
  • Colegio de Psotgraduados, Chapingo , Mexico, Master of Sciences Silviculture with minor in Statistics, 1984
  • Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo, Mexico, Bachelor Agronomy with Major in Forestry, 1978

Professional Experience

  • Associate Deputy Chief, US Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service Research and Development Washington Office,
    2013 - Current
  • Forest management Sciences Director, US Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service Research and Development Washington Office,
    2007 - 2013
  • Scientific Liaison to the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural, and Animal Husbandry Research (INIFAP) - Mexico
    2001 - 2003
  • International Affairs Specialist, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
    2001 - 2003
  • General Director, Forestry Research Branch, Mexico City, Mexico, National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural, and Animal Husbandry Research (INIFAP) - Mexico
    1996 - 2000
  • Station Director South Pacific Regional Research Station, Oaxaca, Mexico, National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural, and Animal Husbandry Research (INIFAP) - Mexico
    1994 - 1996
  • Assistant Station Director Forestry Division, Central Region Research Station Mexico State, Mexico, National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural, and Animal Husbandry Research (INIFAP) - Mexico
    1990 - 1994
  • National Director National Research Network for Integrated Management of Forest Resources, National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural, and Animal Husbandry Research (INIFAP) - Mexico
    1987 - 1990
  • National Director Logging Operations, National Institute of Forestry Research (INIFAP) - Mexico
    1982 - 1984
  • Researcher, Central Region Research Station, National Institute of Forestry Research (INIFAP) - Mexico
    1979 - 1980

Professional Organizations

  • Society Of American Foresters, Member (2012 - Current)
  • • Soil And Water Conservation Society, Member (2005 - Current)
  • • Journal Forestal, Member (2000 - Current)
  • • Journal Ciencias Forestales, Member (1990 - Current)
  • • Mexican Association Of Professional Foresters, Member (1978 - Current)

Awards & Recognition

  • Mexico -National Researcher, National Organization of Researchers (SNI), 1987
    1987- 2000. This honor is given by the National Science and Technology Council of Mexico (CONACyT) and the Ministry of Public Education. To obtain this honor, it is necessary to conduct outstanding research the results of which benefit Mexican technology

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Last updated on : 10/09/2014