Dr. Donald L. Grebner is a professor in the Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University. His areas of research specialization include forest management and economics, bioenergy, carbon sequestration, and forest protection. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, both traditional and distance, in forest resource management, advanced forest management, and international forest resources and trade. Prior to his time at Mississippi State, he worked as an extension forester with the U.S. Peace Corps in Costa Rica and was a research analyst for Winrock International. He is very active in the Society of American Foresters as well as the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, Unit 4.02.00 Accounting and Managerial Economics Working Group. Dr. Grebner is a co-author of three textbooks entitled Forest Management and Planning, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, and Forest Plans of North America. Pete Bettinger is a professor of forestry at the University of Georgia. He teaches forest planning, forest measurements, and aerial photogrammetry; and conducts research in applied forest management with particular emphasis on harvest scheduling, precision forestry, and geospatial technologies. Dr. Bettinger has worked with the forest industry in the southern and western United States, and maintains this connection to forestry professionals through his leadership in the Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference and other continuing education courses he offers. Dr. Bettinger is also a co-author of two other books published by Academic Press, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, and Forest Plans of North America. Jacek Siry is a professor of forest economics at the University of Georgia. He teaches forest economics, economics of renewable resources, and international forest business, and conducts research in applied forest economics with emphasis on timber markets, investments and finance, and forest management. Dr. Siry is also a co-author of two other books published by Academic Press, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, and Forest Plans of North America. Kevin Boston is a lecturer of forestry at Humboldt State University. He conducts research in applied forest management with emphasis on harvest scheduling, forest road management, landscape planning, precision forestry, and geospatial technologies. He received a bachelor's degree in forestry from Humboldt State University, and master's and PhD degrees in forest engineering at Oregon State University. He obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Lewis & Clarke College in Portland, Oregon. He worked for the forest industry in the western United States and in New Zealand. He was a principal in the GIS firm VESTRA Resources in 1988. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and is a co-author of two books published by Academic Press. He is managing editor of Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences. He teaches a wide range of forestry courses at Humboldt State University. To our knowledge, he is the only person who has received teaching awards from three different university forestry programs.
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