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Forest Modeling Research Cooperative (FMRC)

The Forest Modeling Research Cooperative is an outgrowth of the Loblolly Pine Growth and Yield Research Cooperative that was founded at Virginia Tech in 1979 for the purpose of developing growth and yield models for intensively managed loblolly pine plantations. The current name reflects a broad interest in and an expanded scope of modeling work that includes diverse species, production objectives, and regions. Although loblolly pine remains a primary research thrust, the FMRC is addressing an expanded array of growth and yield modeling projects both in the United States and South America.


  •     Headshot of Harold E. Burkhart
  • Harold E. Burkhart
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • (540) 231-6952
  • burkhart@vt.edu
  • Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation
    319 Cheatham Hall (0324)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

  •     Headshot of Ralph L. Amateis
  • Ralph L. Amateis
  • Senior Research Associate
  • (540) 231-7263
  • ralph@vt.edu
  • Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation
    304-A Cheatham Hall (0324)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

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