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11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 557-4017
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Northern Research Station Research Work Units

This site is under development as the Forest Service brings together the Northeastern and North Central Research Stations to form the Northern Research Station, serving the Northeast and Midwest. Check back often as we expand our site to reflect our combined commitment to supporting the natural resources and people of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States. For more infortmation on our research, please follow the links below.

The Northern Research Station has further realigned our staff from 37 Research Work Units and Programs into 14 new Research Work Units. Consolidating and migrating content form existing websites is ongoing. For the time being, the new unit webpages provide links to more indepth content on our old sites.


Unit Title Leader
NRS–01 Ecological and Economic Sustainability of the Appalachian Forest in an Era of Globalization

Tom Schuler
NRS–02 Sustaining Forests in a Changing Environment

Susan Stout
NRS–03 Ecology and Management of Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems

Kurt Gottschalk
NRS–04 Genetics, Biological Control, and Management of Invasive Species

Jim Slavicek
NRS–05 Forest Inventory and Analysis

Dennis M. May
NRS–06 Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences

Richard Birdsey
NRS–07 Center for Research on Ecosystem Change

John Brissette
NRS–08 Urban Forests, Human Health, and Environmental Quality David Nowak
NRS–09 People and Their Environments: Social Science Supporting Natural Resource Management and Policy

Lynne M. Westphal
NRS-10 Biological and Environmental Influences on Forest Health and Productivity

Jim Slavicek
NRS-11 Sustainable Management of Central Hardwood Ecosystems and Landscapes Daniel Dey
NRS-13 Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies: Theory and Application of Scaling Science in Forestry Deahn Donner
NRS-14 Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center Charles H. Michler
NRS-15 Strategic Foresight and Rapid Response Group Richard Birdsey


Last Modified: 01/06/2014