Who We Are
Eastern Threat Center offices are located in Asheville and Research Triangle Park, NC.
View 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.
200 W.T. Weaver Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804
fax: (828) 257-4894
Danny C. Lee, Director, Center for Forest Assessment and Synthesis
Bill Hargrove, Research Ecologist and Team Leader
Michelle Baumflek, Research Biologist
Ginny Burgess, Management Analyst
Bill Christie, Biological Scientist
Steve Norman, Research Ecologist
Lars Pomara, Ecologist and Science Communication
Research Triangle Park (RTP) staff
3041 E. Cornwallis Rd.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
fax: (919) 549-4047
Kurt Riitters, Research Ecologist and Threat Center Director, acting
Aurelia Baca, SERCH Climate Specialist
Johnny Boggs, Biological Scientist
John Cobb, IT Specialist and SERCH Support Staff
Valerie Cooper, Administrative Support Assistant
Michael Gavazzi, Biological Scientist
Frank Koch, Research Ecologist
Erika Mack, Resource Information Specialist
Ge Sun, Research Hydrologist
Sarah Wiener, SERCH Fellow
North Carolina State University (NCSU) cooperators at the Center's RTP office:
Mark Ambrose, Research Assistant
Barbara Conkling, Research Assistant Professor
Jennifer Costanza, Research Assistant Professor
Fred Cubbage, Professor
Yuan Fang, PhD Student (Forestry)
Dennis Hallema, Research Assistant Professor
Kevin Potter, Research Associate Professor
Yu Zhengxiang, Northeast Forestry University
Northern Research Station Liaison:
Lindsey Rustad, Northern Research Station Adjunct Scientist (located in Durham, NH)