Research Opportunities

Eastern Threat Center scientists participate in many research projects that collectively address a range of forest threat issues. To inquire about student or volunteer opportunities at Center offices located in Asheville, Raleigh, or Research Triangle Park, NC, please contact the scientists listed with the projects on this page. To learn about other job opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service, please visit USA Jobs.

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Asheville Office (Eastern Threat Center headquarters)

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

Assessment of ecosystem services and environmental threats across the Appalachians - contact: Lars Pomara

CRAFT: Comparative Risk Assessment Framework and Tools - contact: Steve Norman

Determining the sensitivity of eastern U.S. fire regimes to climate change - contact: Steve Norman

10.7.11 028_edited-1.jpgEffects of "Urbanness" on land surface phenology - contact: Bill Hargrove

Fire and fuel management in coast redwood - contact: Steve Norman

Improving fire modeling tools for the eastern United States - contact: Steve Norman

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy - contact: Danny C. Lee

Technology development to support a national early warning system for environmental threats - contact: Bill Hargrove

Raleigh Office

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

Assessing forest carbon sequestration and water supply interactions as influenced by climate and management practices - contact: Steve McNulty

Climate, population, and vegetation cover change impacts on water supply and demand, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity across the conterminous U.S. - contact: Ge Sun

Anna Barnes_panel 3_center_edited-1.jpgEarth System Modeling Project - contact: Ge Sun

Effects of prescribed burning on stream water quantity, quality, and fuel loads in a small Piedmont watershed in North Carolina - contact: Johnny Boggs

Effects of wildland fires and fuel treatment strategies on water quantity across the contiguous United States - contact: Ge Sun

Effects of timber harvest on streamflow and water quality in small watersheds in the Piedmont of North Carolina - contact: Johnny Boggs

Influence of nitrogen deposition on Southern Appalachian deciduous forests - contact: Johnny Boggs

International collaboration research with China: the U.S.-China Carbon Consortium - contact: Ge Sun

PINEMAP: Mapping the future of southern pine management in a changing world - contact: Steve McNulty

Systematic assessment of coarse scale, national level and fine scale, special interest area critical load assessments - contact: Steve McNulty

Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) - contact: Steve McNulty


Research Triangle Park Office

3041 E. Cornwallis Rd.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 549-4014
fax: (919) 549-4047

kurt and frank_map_2011.JPGAssessing forest tree risk of extinction and genetic degradation from climate change - contact: Kevin Potter

Assessing genetic variation of forest tree species at risk - contact: Kevin Potter

Characterizing and quantifying uncertainty in forest pest risk analyses - contact: Frank Koch

Developing indicators of forest biodiversity and ecosystem function across broad regions - contact Kevin Potter

Forest health monitoring, analysis, and assessment - contact: Kurt Riitters

Integrating landscape ecology, genetics, and conservation biology in the assessment of forest health - contact: Kevin Potter

Invasive species prefer certain habitats - contact: Qinfeng Guo

Landscape pattern assessment - contact: Kurt Riitters

Modeling and mapping landscape pattern resilience and vulnerability - contact: Kurt Riitters

National-scale risk mapping and modeling for invasive forest pests - contact: Frank Koch

Plant traits can often determine invasives potential - contact: Qinfeng Guo

Prioritizing tree species for conservation and management in changing times - contact: Kevin Potter

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