Research Work Units

Specific research activities are centered in Research Work Units based in Forest Service laboratories and in experimental forests throughout the south. Many of the labs are on or near university campuses, where station scientists exchange ideas with university scientists.

Our 15 RWUs are arranged under five different science areas.

Science Area Number Unit Title Project Leader  
Forest Watershed Science
  4353 Center for Forest Watershed Research Chelcy Ford Miniat
Staff
  Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
  Center for Forested Wetlands Research
  Coldwater Streams and Trout Habitat
  Center for Aquatic Technology Transfer
  4155 Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research Theodor D. Leininger
Staff
Restoration and Management
  4157 Upland Hardwood Ecology & Management Kurt Johnsen
Staff
  4158 Restoring and Managing Longleaf Pine Ecosystems Don Bragg
Staff
  4159 Southern Pine Ecology and Management Don Bragg
Staff
  4160 Forest Genetics and Ecosystems Biology Dana Nelson
Staff
Forest Threats
  4855 Center for Integrated Forest Science James M. Vose
David N. Wear
James M. Guldin
Staff
  4854 Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center Danny C. Lee
Staff
  4156 Center for Forest Disturbance Science Scott Goodrick
Staff
  4552 Insects, Diseases and Invasive Plants of Southern Forests James T. (JT) Vogt
Staff
Forest Values
  4704 Utilization of Southern Forest Resources Dana Mitchell
Staff
  Forest Products Conservation
  4703 Forest Operations Dana Mitchell
Staff
  4804 Forest Economics and Policy Jeffrey Prestemon
Staff
  4952 Integrating Human and Natural Systems Cassandra Johnson Gaither
Staff
  Urban Forestry South
  InterfaceSouth
Inventory and Monitoring
  4801 Forest Inventory and Analysis William G. Burkman
Staff