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Dr. Pete Bettinger

Professor, Landscape Planning and Harvest Scheduling

Contact Information

Dr. Pete Bettinger

Contact Dr. Pete Bettinger

Phone:
706-542-1187

Campus address

Office:
Warnell Building 4 Room 527

About

Education:
PhD, Oregon State University
MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Biography:

Pete Bettinger is a professor of forestry at the University of Georgia. He teaches forest planning, forest measurements, and aerial photogrammetry. He conducts research in applied forest management with particular emphasis on harvest scheduling, landscape planning, precision forestry, and geospatial technologies. Dr. Bettinger received Bachelors and Masters degrees in forestry from Virginia Tech, and a PhD in forest resources from Oregon State University. Dr. Bettinger worked for the forest industry in the southern and western United States, and maintains this connection to forestry professionals through his leadership in the Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference and other continuing education courses he offers. Dr. Bettinger has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and is a co-author of three books published by Academic Press, Forest Management and Planning, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, and Forest Plans of North America.

Curriculum Vitae:

Research

Research Areas Detail:

Combinatorial optimization

Development and testing of heuristic methods for addressing large-scale or complex forest planning problems.

GPS accuracy assessments

Mapping and recreation-grade GPS unit assessments. Whitehall Forest GPS test site

Southern Forestry GIS Conference

For forest industry professionals, consultants, extension specialists, forest landowners, researchers, educators, students, public land managers, and natural resource professionals. 
11th Conference - Announcement

Urban carbon estimation projects

Recent Citations:

Bettinger, P., K. Boston, J. Siry, and D.L. Grebner. 2017. Forest Management and Planning, Second edition. Academic Press, New York. 349 p.

Siry, J.P., P. Bettinger, K. Merry, D.L. Grebner, K. Boston, and C. Cieszewski (eds.). 2015. Forest Plans of North America. Academic Press, New York. 458 p.

Grebner, D.L., P. Bettinger, and J.P. Siry. 2013. Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources. Academic Press, New York. 508 p.

Teaching, Outreach & Service

Teaching:

Introduction to Sustainable Forestry (FORS 1000)

Field Orientation, Measurements and Sampling (FANR 3000)

Forest Planning (FORS 4710 / 6710)

Aerial Photogrammetry in Forestry (FORS 5650 / 7650)

Advanced Forest Planning (FORS 8450)

Outreach:

Continuing Education Courses: Forests and Hurricanes: Impacts and Planning Considerations, GPS for Beginners,  Introduction to ArcGIS, Online Mapping Services for Foresters

Distance Education Courses: Introduction to GPS

Service:

Membership on Editorial Boards: European Journal of Forest Engineering, Forest Science, Journal of Forest Planning,  Journal of Sustainable Forestry, Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences, 2008-present.

International Associations: Deputy Coordinator, IUFRO Division 4.04.00 - Forest management planning.