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Feb. 15, 2014 –  

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Scott Barrett

Assistant Professor and Forestry Extension Specialist 
Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Ph.D. (2013), M.S. (2001), and B.S. (1998) Virginia Tech

Special interests

Logger education (SHARP Logger Program) and the impacts of education on logging safety, productivity, and the implementation of sustainable forestry practices


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Leandro Castello

Assistant Professor
Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Ph.D. (2007) State University of New York–ESF
M.P.A. (2004) Syracuse University
B.S. (1998) Fundação Universidade do Rio Grande, Brazil

Special interests

Fish and fisheries ecology and management


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Kelly Cobourn

Assistant Professor
Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Ph.D. (2009) University of California–Davis
M.S. (2004) University of Maine
B.A. (2001) University of Virginia

Special interests

Natural resource economics, bio-economic modeling, applied econometrics, water policy, water rights institutions, agricultural land use, pest management


    Headshot of Alycia Crall

Alycia Crall

Coordinator, Virginia Master Naturalist Program

Ph.D. (2010) University of Wisconsin–Madison
M.S. (2003) Colorado State University
B.S. (2000) University of Georgia

Special interests

Citizen science, informal science education, environmental education, invasive species, interdisciplinary approaches to conservation, program evaluation, biological data integration


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Luke Juran

Assistant Professor
Department of Geography

Ph.D. (2012) and M.A. (2008) University of Iowa
B.A. (2003) University of Northern Iowa

Special interests

Sustainable water resources management, household water treatment and safe storage, hydro-social cycle, water-hazards interface, participatory processes, south Asia and global south, human ecology, human-nature interactions


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R. Quinn Thomas

Assistant Professor
Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Ph.D. (2013) Cornell University
M.S. (2007) University of New Hampshire
A.B. (2005) Dartmouth College

Special interests

Ecosystem ecology, forest dynamics, biogeochemistry, ecosystem-climate interactions, carbon and nitrogen cycling, ecosystem and Earth System modeling, global environmental change


25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

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