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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Chris A. Maier

Team Leader/ Research Biological Scientist
3041 Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park
North Carolina
United States

Phone: 919-549-4072
Fax: 919-549-4047
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Current Research

My research focuses on understanding the ecophysiological processes that regulate forest production and how these processes respond to management and climate change. Current studies address productivity/sustainability under intensive silviculture, the relationship between silviculture and carbon sequestration, inter- and intra-specific genetic variation in ecosystem productivity and water use, long-term responses to elevated CO2, and short-rotation biomass for bioenergy. The scale of study ranges from gas exchange and biochemistry of leaves, woody tissues, and fine roots, to biomass production and the partitioning and allocation of carbon within plants, to stand level carbon, water, and nutrient dynamics.


  • North Carolina State University, Ph.D. Forest Biology 2000
  • University of Georgia, M.S. Forest Biology 1990
  • West Georgia College, B.S. Biology 1983

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Research Highlights


I Water Use of Intensively Managed Eucalyptus Plantations Studied

In parts of the southern U.S., short-rotation Eucalyptus plantations have the potential to substantially increase forest productivity for biomas ...


Last updated on : 09/13/2021