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Who We Are

Eastern Threat Center offices are located in Asheville, Raleigh, and Research Triangle Park, NC.

staff_resource_guide_cover.jpgView an at-a-glance staff resource guide to learn about scientists, in-house collaborators, and research support staff who deliver "Science You Can Use."

Use other links on this page to read staff members' biographies and find additional contact information.

Asheville staff

200 W.T. Weaver Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 257-4832
fax: (828) 257-4894


Danny C. Lee, Eastern Threat Center Director

Bill Hargrove, Research Ecologist

Steve Norman, Research Ecologist

Lars Pomara, Ecologist

Bjorn Brooks, Ecologist (ORISE Fellow)

Bill Christie, Biological Scientist

Michelle Baumflek, Research Biologist

Ginny Burgess, Management Analyst

Stephanie Worley Firley, Biological Science Information Specialist

Raleigh staff

920 Main Campus Drive
Venture Center II, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 515-9489
fax: (919) 513-2978

Steve McNulty
, Ecologist and Team Leader, and USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) Director

Ge Sun, Research Hydrologist

Dennis Hallema, Hydrologist (ORISE Fellow)

Johnny Boggs, Biological Scientist

Michael Gavazzi, Biological Scientist

Erika Mack, Resource Information Specialist

John Cobb, IT Specialist and SERCH Support Staff

Sarah Wiener, SERCH Fellow

Aurelia Baca, SERCH Climate Specialist

Visiting Scholar

Xiaodong Liu, South China Agricultural University

Visiting Scientist

Yu Zhengxiang, Northeast Forestry University


Northern Research Station Liaison

Lindsey Rustad, Northern Research Station Adjunct Scientist (located in Durham, NH)

North Carolina State University (NCSU) cooperators at the Center's Raleigh office:

Yuan Fang


Research Triangle Park (RTP) staff

3041 E. Cornwallis Rd.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 549-4000
fax: (919) 549-4047


Kurt Riitters, Research Ecologist and Team Leader

Frank Koch, Research Ecologist

Qinfeng Guo, Research Ecologist

Valerie Cooper, Administrative Support Assistant

North Carolina State University cooperators at the Center's RTP office:

Fred Cubbage, Professor

Barbara Conkling, Research Assistant Professor

Kevin Potter, Research Associate Professor

Mark Ambrose, Research Assistant

Jennifer Costanza, Research Assistant Professor

Meet some recent Center interns and learn about research opportunities.

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