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FBRC Scientists

The FBRC team is comprised of many scientists from a variety of institutions specializing in genetics, silviculture, physiology, forest soils, pathology and biometrics, who collaborate in multi-disciplinary research projects.

John M. Davis

Research aimed at understanding gene regulation in forest trees; specifically, defense-related genes in forest trees

John Davis

Eric J. Jokela

Silviculture with special interests in tree nutrition, forest fertilization, canopy dynamics, nutrient cycling, and production ecology of intensively managed pine ecosystems

Eric Jokela

Timothy A. Martin

Forest tree physiology, with special interest in linking organ-level carbon and water relations physiology with questions at the whole-tree and stand scales


Timothy Martin

Gary Peter
Forest genomics, molecular biology and wood quality

Gary Peter

Tania Quesada

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Molecular genetics, genomics, disease resistance


Jason Vogel

Texas A&M University

Forest nutrition and nutrient cycling, forest carbon allocation, and root processes


Salvador Gezan

Mixed Linear Models, Quantitative Genetics, Design of Experiments, Sampling, Growth and Yield Modeling, Plant Breeding, Forest and Agricultural Statistics.

Salvador Gezan


Dudley A. Huber
Quantitative Genetics, Early Selection and Tree Improvement of Southern Pines 

Dudley huber