Dr. Wayne Smith, Emeritus Professor & Past SFRC Director
Forest Soils and Ecology
PO Box 110410
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-0410
Wayne H. Smith joined the School in 1964 and served as its fifth Director from May 5, 1995 through June 30, 2003. Before this he served as Director of the University of Florida’s Center for Biomass Programs and Energy Extension Service in IFAS. He has also directed the UF/IFAS Center for Environmental and Natural Resources Programs and was Assistant Director for SFRC from 1974-78. He worked as a forest biologist with the USDA Cooperative State Research Service and as federal agency liaison for IFAS on two faculty leaves from the university. His research programs have targeted forest soils, nutrition and bigeochemical cycling, biomass energy, and organics composting and utilization. He was Editor of the journal Biomass and Bioenergy before resigning in 1999, chair Florida Division Society of American Foresters, 2003 and currently (2006) chair elect of the Southeastern Society of American Foresters.
Current research involves serving as a co-project leader of the project: Bioenergy: Optimum Incentives and Sustainabiltiy of Non-Industrial Private Forest in the US South led by Janaki Alavalapati. Other research is limited to informal advising on project planning and development.
PhD, Mississippi State University, 1965
MS, Mississippi State University, 1962
BS, University of Florida, 1960