Chuck Rhoades

Chuck Rhoades
US Forest Service, Rock Mountain Research Station

Role(s) in BANR:
Task 3 – Environmental Impacts
Task 3 – Biochar

Dr. Chuck Rhoades is a research scientist with the US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station and affiliate faculty in the Departments of Soil and Crop Sciences and Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University.  He received his BSc and MSc from the Department of Forestry at Colorado State University, and a PhD in Biogeochemistry and Soil Ecology from the University of Georgia, Institute of Ecology.  Rhoades’ current research characterizes the influences of mountain pine beetle, wildfire, forest harvesting and changing climate on processes that regulate water quality and ecosystem productivity.  He developed a restoration ecology research and teaching program at the University of Kentucky prior to joining the US Forest Service.  His current restoration research focuses on soil productivity in areas damaged by severe fire and other disturbances.  He contributes as a technical expert to the US Forest Service International Programs on assessments of soil and watershed condition, land use change, agroforestry and forestry potential and conservation and biodiversity protection in east Africa and South America.  He serves as an associate editor of the Soil Science Society of America Journal.

Role(s) in BANR: Research team member studying 1) use of biochar amendments to restore and enhance the productivity of forest soils and 2) options for harvesting biofuels and regenerating desired forest conditions in areas altered by bark beetle infestations.

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