Biography of Michael Gavazzi



Michael Gavazzi is a Natural Resources Specialist with the Eastern Threat Center, and Program Coordinator for the USDA Southeast Climate Hub. He joined the USDA Forest Service in 1998 following completion of his M.S. in forestry from Virginia Tech, where he studied the influence of elevated carbon dioxide and water availability on seedling and herbaceous weed development. Past research has included quantifying the impact of climate and management activities on carbon, water and energy fluxes in eastern North Carolina loblolly pine plantations, and quantifying changes in downed deadwood biomass as part of an effort to improve wildfire risk assessment. As Program Coordinator for the SE Climate Hub, Michael works with Extension, University, State and Federal partners to deliver resources to producers (forest and grazing landowners, and farmers) that encourage informed decision-making to improve productivity and resilience to threats, including climate change and climate variability.

Learn more about Michael Gavazzi's work:

Assessing forest carbon sequestration and water supply interactions as influenced by climate and management practices

View Michael Gavazzi's Eastern Threat Center publications.

Contact Michael Gavazzi at or 919-549-4064.

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