James M. Guldin, Ph.D.

Dr. Jim Guldin is Supervisory Research Ecologist and Director of the Center for Forest Restoration and Management for the Southern Research Station (SRS) of the USDA Forest Service, with a duty station in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is one of three Station Center Directors who serve on the SRS Research Advisory Board, which supervises the scientific research program for all of the Station’s scientists and research work units across the South. With a 35-year career in academia and Federal research, Jim describes himself as an “alleged” expert in the theory and application of uneven-aged silvicultural systems in southern yellow pines and in Ozark oak-hickory forests, on the restoration of even-aged shortleaf pine-bluestem woodlands in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma, and restoration and management of longleaf pine forests and woodlands in the lower Gulf Coastal Plain. He is active in the Society of American Foresters; in the IUFRO Uneven-aged Silviculture Working Group, and serves on the Editorial Board for the British journal, Forestry. Jim also serves on two major regional advisory groups: 1) the Science Advisory Council for the L-A-D Foundation, which manages the 143,000-ac Pioneer Forest as a conservation-based working forest in southern Missouri, and 2) the Longleaf Partnership Council, an advisory group of 33 Federal, State, industry, private landowners, and conservation groups charged with implementation of the 2010 America’s Longleaf Pine Restoration Initiative.