Academic Partners

CAFS brings the country's top forestry research programs together under a structured and supportive partnership. Our academic partners receive seed funding for for research and graduate student involvement, and they receive the recognition as a National Science Foundation research center. The nine CAFS Sites are: Auburn University, North Carolina State University (lead site), Oregon State University, Purdue University, University of Georgia, University of Idaho, University of Maine, University of Washington, and Virginia Tech University.

North Carolina State University

Lead Site: North Carolina State University

Barry Goldfarb, CAFS Director


Academic Sites and Site Directors:

Auburn University:
Site Director: Scott Enebak

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North Carolina State University:

Site Director: Rachel Cook

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Oregon State University:
Site Director: Glenn Howe
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Purdue University:
Interim Site Co-Directors
Douglass Jacobs,
Michael Saunders,
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University of Georgia:
Site Director: Michael Kane
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University of Idaho:
Mark Coleman
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University of Maine:
Aaron Weiskittel
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University of Washington:
Director: Gregory Ettl,

Interim Site Director: Eric Turnblom,

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Virginia Tech University:
Thomas Fox

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