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Dr. Dave Moorhead

Professor Emeritus, Silviculture
Co-Director of the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health

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Campus address

2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA 31793


Ph.D. - Forest Ecophysiology, University of Missouri-Columbia
M.S. - Forestry, (Silviculture & Soils), Mississippi State University
B.S. - Forestry, The University of Kentucky

Dr. David J. Moorhead is Professor of Silviculture at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and Co-Director of the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health ( He has been with the University of Georgia for 34 years providing statewide and regional service/outreach programs for county extension agents, private landowners, foresters and natural resource managers on silviculture, forest vegetation management, invasive species and forest health issues, forest regeneration, prescribed fire and forest management. He is involved in extensive program development in the area of invasive species awareness and management, and conducts workshops across the South on invasive plant pathways of spread in forested/natural ecosystems, management and control techniques. He is the recipient of the University of Georgia’s 2016 Walter Barnard Hill Distinguished Achievement Award in Public Service and Outreach, and is the 2017 recipient of the Society of American Foresters Technology Transfer Award.

Recent Citations:

Moorhead, D.J. and Dickens, D. 2012. Agroforestry: a profitable land use. An overview of the 12th North American Agroforestry Conference. Agroforestry Systems86(3):299-302.

Dickens, D; Moorhead, D.J.; Bargeron, C.T; Morris, L; Ogden, E.A; and McElvany, B.C. 2012. A summary of pine straw yields and economic benefits in loblolly, longleaf, and slash pine stands. Agroforestry Systems86(3):315-321.

Moorhead, D.J. and Dickens, D. (eds.) 2012. Special Issue: Agroforestry: A Profitable Land Use. Agroforestry Syst 86(3):299-518.