Pinus palustris, photo by Elizabeth McCarthy,
University of Georgia,

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Puneet Dwivedi photo Dr. Puneet Dwivedi is an Associate Professor of Forest Sustainability at the University of Georgia’s of Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. He joined the University of Georgia in 2013 after finishing his doctoral studies at the University of Florida (2006-2010), the first postdoctoral research appointment at Yale University (2010-2012), and the second postdoctoral appointment at the University of Illinois (2012-2013). He has published 68 refereed articles analyzing the sustainability of wood-based bioenergy development, perceptions of family forest landowners, and modeling of forest-based ecosystem services. His research has been cited more than 1500 times. He serves as an Associate Editor at the Forest Policy and Economics. He also serves as an Academic Editor (Forestry) at the PLOS ONE. He currently supervises 11 graduate students as a major supervisor. Dr. Dwivedi lives in Watkinsville with his wife and daughters (Aanya and Esha).

Shan Cammack photo Shan Cammack is a wildlife biologist with Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Fire Management Officer Shan Cammack, of DNR's Wildlife Conservation Section, is featured in The Longleaf Alliance's new video “Longleaf for the Long Run.” The video was produced by Abel Klainbaum and uses as a music track “Moody Forest,” a song by Wilma that celebrates the ecology and conservation of Georgia’s Moody Forest. Thom Litts has been named fisheries chief for the DNR Wildlife Resources Division. The longtime employee and previously program operations manager for the agency’s Fisheries Management Section was appointed after former Chief Matt Thomas retired.
The fall issue of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Milepost magazine profiles DOT teamwork with DNR wildlife biologist Thomas Floyd to make sure roadwork and other transportation projects don’t harm eastern hellbenders.
Click the title to see the video of Shan Cammack and others discussing Longleaf for the Long Run. The video shows some of the history of the longleaf pine ecosystem, the unique qualities of these habitats, and what individuals and landowners can do to bring back this iconic forest.

Amy Carter photo Amy Carter has worked in the Green Industry for over thirty years. She earned a B. S. degree in Plant Sciences from Clemson University. Amy was Estate Manager at Seaside Farms in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Landscape Superintendent at Dataw Island, Beaufort, S.C. before returning to her home state of Georgia. She was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the Garden Club of Georgia for outstanding contributions in 2003. Carter is a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, recently retired from the University of Georgia, Tifton Campus where she was the supervisor for Landscape and Grounds.

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