Contact Dr. Pete Bettinger
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.
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.
12th Conference - Announcement
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
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)
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
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.