Who We Are

Eastern Threat Center offices are located in Asheville 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, Director, Center for Forest Assessment and Synthesis

Bill Hargrove, Research Ecologist and Team Leader

Adam Alsamadisi, ORISE Research Fellow

Michelle Baumflek, Research Biologist

Bill Christie, Biological Scientist

Kristen Emmett, ORISE Research Fellow

Steve Norman, Research Ecologist

Lars Pomara, Ecologist and Science Communication

Research Triangle Park (RTP) staff

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

Ge Sun,  EFETAC Director, Research Hydrologist

Steve McNulty, Ecologist and Team leader, USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub Director

Frank Koch, Research Ecologist and Team leader

Kelsey Bakken, Research Scientist

Johnny Boggs, Biological Scientist

Valerie Cooper, Administrative Support Assistant

Michael Gavazzi, Natural Resources Specialist

Nancy Gibson, Research Scientist

Qinfeng Guo, Research Ecologist

Ning Liu, ORISE Research Fellow

Kurt RiittersResearch Ecologist

Elijah Worley, Research Assistant


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

Mark Ambrose, Research Assistant

Barbara Conkling, Research Assistant Professor

Fred Cubbage, Professor

Dennis Hallema, Research Assistant Professor

Kevin Potter, Research Professor


Northern Research Station Liaison:

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


Meet some recent Center interns and learn about research opportunities.

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