Dr. David J. Moorhead, Professor of Forestry

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Education and Professional Background:

  • B.S. - Forestry, The University of Kentucky
  • M.S. - Forestry, (Silviculture & Soils), Mississippi State University
  • Ph.D. - Forest Ecophysiology, University of Missouri-Columbia


Dr. David J. Moorhead is Professor of Silviculture at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the Co-Director of the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Moorhead is a native of Louisville, KY and received a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Kentucky; an M.S. in Silviculture/Soils from Mississippi State University and his Ph.D. in Forest Ecophyiology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has been with the University of Georgia for 28 years providing statewide and regional service/outreach programs for county extension agents, private landowners, foresters and natural resource managers on silviculture, forest vegetation, invasive species and forest health issues, forest regeneration, prescribed fire and forest management. He is involved in extensive program development in the area of invasive species awareness and management, and conducts workshops across the South on invasive plant identification, pathways of spread in forested/natural ecosystems, and management and control techniques. He received the 2007 Outstanding Service Award in Forest Health Protection from the Georgia Forestry Commission and the 2009 Award of Excellence in Public Education in Technology Transfer from the Southeastern Society of American Foresters. Dr. Moorhead is active in the SE-EPPC; he serves as the GA-EPPC liaison with the National Association of Exotic Pest Plant Councils, and is a member of the National Network of Invasive Plant Centers.

Contact Information

The University of Georgia
Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
2360 Rainwater Road
Tifton, GA 31793-5766 USA
Phone (229)386-3298
Fax (229)386-3352
Email: moorhead@uga.edu

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