Southern Forest Resource Assessment

Meet the leaders

November 23, 2001

David Wear is Project Leader for forest economics research with the Southern Research Station. Located in Research Triangle Park, NC, he leads a team of researchers addressing timber markets, forest valuation, management of fire risks, urbanization, and forest policies. An active researcher, Wear has published numerous articles and book chapters and has a strong interest in applying interdisciplinary research to address questions regarding sustainable forestry. His experience in assessments includes contributions to the Southern Appalachian Assessment, the National Resources Planning Act Assessments, and an analysis of Canadian lumber imports. Wear's 20-year Forest Service career consists of 14 years with research and 6 with national forest planning. He holds a BS in botany from the University of Montana, an MS in forestry from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in forest management from the University of Montana. He currently serves as an adjunct member of faculties at North Carolina State University and Duke University.

John Greis is on the Cooperative Forestry staff at the Southern Region. Currently located in Atlanta, Greis has served the Forest Service in a variety of capacities for more than 21 years in the South. His professional focus has been on forest hydrology and water quality management, and he has been actively involved in Best Management Practice (BMP) development and monitoring at the State and Federal levels. He served on a National Forest and Ranger District for 8 years and in the Regional office in Atlanta for the past 13 years. Prior to his employment by the Forest Service, Greis served the Florida Division of Forestry for 5 years in several capacities, including forest resource planning, urban forestry, and forest hydrology. He has authored and co-authored several articles on BMP's, riparian area management, and Federal wetland protection regulations as they pertain to silviculture. Greis holds a BS in forestry from the University of Kentucky and an MS from the University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation.

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