Michael Gavazzi

Natural Resources Specialist
3041 E. Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2254
Phone: 919-549-4064

Current Research

Investigating the influence of management practices (e.g. site conversion,clearcutting, thinning, fertilization) and natural weather variability (e.g. droughts, hurricanes) on the carbon and water cycles of coastal plain loblolly pine plantations. Research also includes assessing the impact of prescribed burning on forest fuel loads and tree growth.


M.S. in Forestry, 1998
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

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Research Highlights

Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Guides for Southeastern Forests, Farms, and Ranch Producers (2020)
SRS-2020-34 A single hurricane can cause more than $1 billion in agricultural and forestry losses, and the intensity of hurricanes is increasing due to climate change. The USDA Southeast Climate Hub developed a series of 23 hurricane preparation and recovery commodity guides for southeastern forests, farms, and ranches. The goal of these guides is to reduce economic loss and increase the reliability of food and fiber supplies from the region.

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