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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Jeremiah R. Pinto

Research Plant Physiologist/Tribal Nursery Specialist
1221 South Main Street
United States

Phone: 208-883-2352
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Current Research

My current research includes examining and improving native plant nursery cultural practices, investigating subsequent consequences of cultural practices on seedling physiology, and studying the biophysical site limitations of outplanting.

Research Interests

My research interests include seedling and plant physiology, ecophysiology, and envrionmental biophysics.

Why This Research is Important

Landscapes across the globe are being threatened by population pressure and the accompanying development of urban and rural infrastructure; land management practices including energy, mining, and grazing; and invasive species. Within these disturbed areas, it is important to understand how to quickly repair and restore valuable ecosystem services and production. Restoration and reforestation using nursery-produced seedlings is often the most reliable way to ensure successful establishment and rapid growth following outplanting. Understanding the attributes that contribute to a quality seedling, and the mechanisms whereby a seedling becomes established with its new environment, will help us restore critical ecosystem functions, such as water quality, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, and cultural utilization, in the quickest means possible.


  • University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Ph.D. Natural Resources 2009
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, M.S. Forest Resources 2005
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, B.S. Biology 1999

Awards & Recognition

  • Tribal Professional Excellence Award, 2010
    From the Office of Tribal Relations, Washington Office, USDA Forest Service, "in recognition of significant accomplishments in promoting Tribal relations into Forest Service programs, policy, or awareness."
  • Earl Wilcox Memorial Individual Achievement Award, Northwest Region, 2007
    From the Intertribal Timber Council, "in recognition of outstanding service to Indian Forestry."
  • Two Chiefs' Partnership Award, 2006
    From Chief Dale Bosworth of the Forest Service and Chief Arlen Lancaster of the Natural Resource Conservation Service for "restoring riparian forests on the Hopi reservation," a collaborative effort between the two USDA agencies.

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Last updated on : 11/22/2016