Biography of Michael Gavazzi
Michael Gavazzi is a biological scientist with EFETAC. He joined the USDA Forest Service in 1998 following completion of his M.S. in forestry from Virginia Tech, where he studied the influence of elevated carbon dioxide and water availability on seedling and herbaceous weed development. He is currently collaborating on a regional effort to link measurements of carbon biomass and exchange with satellite imagery, and scale this flux across different forest cover types and disturbance histories. Michael's primary field research activities include managing data collection at two loblolly pine plantations equipped to measure carbon, water, and energy flux. His past research has included validating forest growth and productivity models across hardwood forests in the southeastern U.S., contributing toward the Southern Forest Resource Assessment, collaborating on an effort to assess changes in stream chemistry following prescribed fire, and quantifying changes in down deadwood biomass as part of an effort to improve wildfire risk assessment.
Contact Michael Gavazzi at email@example.com or 919-515-2916.
View Michael Gavazzi's Eastern Threat Center publications.