Dr. Michael Andreu, Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator
PO Box 110410
Gainesville, FL 32611-0410
Since joining the SFRC faculty in 2005 I have been involved in teaching and Extension. I currently teach two undergraduate courses, Dendrology and Forest Plants as well as Forest Conservation & People. Previously, I taught: Forest Ecology, Natural Resource Sampling, Fire Ecology & Management, Integrated Management and Ecosystems of the Southeast. Currently, I am the SFRC Undergraduate Coordinator and work closely with our faculty and staff to ensure we provide a high quality degree in all of our programs: Forest Resources & Conservation, Natural Resource Conservation, Geomatics, and our new Marine Science Program.
My research interests range across many disciplines within forestry including: sustainable forest management, quantification of ecosystem services, restoration ecology, & Silviculture.
As an Extension Specialist I work statewide and on forestry issues that cross the wildland – urban continuum. Two Extension programs that I help coordinate are the Florida Stewardship Program and The Tampa Bay Watershed Forest Working Group.
The Florida Stewardship Program – This program provides educational programing to private forest landowners statewide. Our programs are designed to provide the tools and knowledge to our clients so that they can sustainably manage their lands for a wide range of objectives: timber, wildlife habitat, ecosystem services, and aesthetics. We also publish the quarterly newsletter, Florida Land Steward.
The Tampa Bay Watershed Forest Working Group – This group was formed in 2006 to establish and foster a collaborative that would allow the people, agencies and organizations interested in trees, woodlands and forests within the bay watershed to work together to solve common problems, resolve conflicts and build partnerships in order to move our watershed toward a more sustainable direction. While this program is focused on technology transfer and capacity building in the Tampa Bay area it is also engaged in long-term research projects about how urbanization is changing forest structure, composition and the ecosystem services they provide.
In addition to teaching and Extension, I am the Forest Manager for the Austin Cary Memorial Forest. This 2,080 acre forest is managed by the School of Forest Resources and Conservation to support the Teaching, Research and Extension missions of the SFRC and wider University of Florida community. In 2011, our forest management team initiated and full inventory of the forest to establish a new baseline and provide data for updating a current management plan.
PhD, Silviculture & Forest Protection, University of Washington, 2005
MF, Forest Resource Management, Duke University, 1995
BA, Natural Resources, University of the South, 1992
Graduate Students & Topics/Titles:
|Bijay Tamang||Agrogoresty: Windbreak establishment and management in Florida.||Ph.D||2009|
|Matt Croxton||Exotic Species Management: Genetic characterization of Dioscorea bulbifera||M.S.||2009|
|Melissa Friedman||Urban Forest Ecology: A descriptive comparison of riparian vegetative communities in an urbanizing sub-tropical watershed.||M.S.||2011|
|Mary Thornhill||Remote Sensing & Urban Forestry||M.S.||Current|
|Lynn Proenza||Restoration Ecology: Response of Conradina brevifolia to fire and mechanical treatments.||M.S.||Current|
|David Fox||Forest Ecology: Sabal palmetto – ecology and dynamics.||Ph.D.||Current|
|John Lagrosa||Urban & Urbanizing Forest Ecology||Ph.D.||Current|
|John Roberts||Forest Systems: Role of vegetation to fix N in urban riparian forests.||M.S.||Current|
|John Dooner||Forest Management||M.F.R.C||Current|
|Mary Barnwell||Restoration Ecology||M.S.||Current|
Prior Work Experience:
Larson & McGowin – Branch Manager & Forester – AL, MS & LA
Eglin Air Force Base Jackson Guard – Fire Ecologist – FL
International Paper Company, Southlands Experiment Forest – Forest Ecology – GA
The Nature Conservancy, TNC Southeast Regional Office & Apalachicola Bluffs & Ravines Preserve – Field Ecologist – TN, NC & FL
Canyonlands National Park, the Maze District – Backcountry Ranger – UT