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Dr Alistair Smith

alistair [at]


Dr Leigh B. Lentile

Forest Ecologist
Department of
Forestry and Geology
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN


E-mail: lblentil [at]
213 Snowden
(931) 598-3219



2006-present:  Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry and Geology, The University                      of the South, Sewanee, TN,  

2004-2006:      Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Forest Resources,                      University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

2003-2004:      Research Associate, Forest Sciences Department, CSU, Fort Collins, CO

2001-2003:      Project Manager, Forest Sciences Department, CSU

1999-2000:      Research Assistant, Forest Sciences Department, CSU

1998:              Restoration Ecologist, Swan Conservation Trust, Summertown, TN

1997-1998:      Forestry Consultant, LFP Timberland Management, Chester, GA

1995-1997:      Agroforestry Extension Agent, US Peace Corps, Cameroon, Central Africa

1992-1994:      Forestry Protection Officer, Lutheran World Relief, Niger, West Africa

  • Fire Technical Transfer Specialist, Arduous Rating, Incident Command System, 2004-2006

  • Member of the 'Society of American Foresters, Ecological Society of America, Association of Fire Ecologists, Soil Science Society of America, and the America Association of Geographers'

  • Reviewer for 'Forest Ecology & Management'

  • Panel Reviewer for the Joint Fire Sciences Program 

2004:      PhD in Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship, CSU

2000:      MS in Forest Sciences, Colorado State University, 2000

1991:       BS in Natural Resources, University of the South, 1991

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 83844