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Center for Advanced Forestry Systems (CAFS)

The Center for Advanced Forestry Systems (CAFS) is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF I/UCRC) that bridges top forestry research programs with industry members to solve complex, industry-wide problems. The mission of CAFS is to optimize genetic and cultural systems to produce high-quality raw forest materials for new and existing products by conducting collaborative research that transcends species, regions, and disciplinary boundaries. CAFS is a multi-university center that works to solve problems through multi-faceted approaches and questions on multiple scales, including molecular, cellular, individual-tree, stand, and ecosystem levels. This effort relies on the participation of scientists with expertise in biological sciences (biotechnology, genomics, ecology, physiology, and soils) and management and processing (silviculture, bioinformatics, modeling, remote sensing, and spatial analysis).

    National Science Foundation
 
Academic Partners
    Oregon State University-Wood Science & Engineering
    University of Georgia
 
    University of Maine-Wood Science and Technology
    Purdue University
 
    University of Florida
    University of Washington
 
    University of Idaho
    North Carolina State University - Departement of Forestry and Environmental Resources

  •     Headshot of Thomas R. Fox, Ph.D.
  • Thomas R. Fox
  • Associate Professor
  • (540) 231-8862
  • trfox@vt.edu
  • Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation
    228-B Cheatham Hall (0324)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

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The Department of Geography at Virginia Tech is seeking a visionary and energetic individual to serve as professor and department chair. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position available July 1, 2017.

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