US Forest Service Research & Development
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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 M. Oswalt

Research Forester
4700 Old Kingston Pike
United States

Phone: 865-862-2068
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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 Lead for Invasive Species


  • 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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Research Highlights


Cooperation Leads to Continued Research on Tree Range Shifts in the Eastern U.S.

In an attempt to understand the potential impact of climate change on tree species ranges in the eastern U.S., teams of researchers from the For ...


FIA One-Click: Automated Annual Factsheets for Every State

The USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) has developed a series of One-Click Factsheets that summarize state-level estimates of forest land ...


Nonnative Invasive Insects and Diseases Decreasing Carbon Stored in U.S. Forests

Photosynthesis feeds trees and has a significant benefit for people, too, namely the removal of carbon from the atmosphere and into live tree bi ...


Last updated on : 03/24/2021