Environmental Sciences

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Andy Scott

Research Soil Scientist
United States Department of Agriculture
Pacific Southwest Research Station
United States of America


Ph.D. in Forest Soils, 2002 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University M.S. in Forestry, 1998 Texas A&M University B.S. in Forest Management, 1995 Purdue University

Research Interest

Long-Term Soil Productivity in managed forest ecosystems, with an emphasis on stands dominated by southern pines. Silvicultural and sustainability impacts of biomass harvesting from southern pine forests. Ecological restoration of forested ecosystems, with an emphasis on stands with rare or distinct soil characteristics.


  • Scott, Andy. 2016. A brief overview of the 25-year-old long-term soil productivity study in the south.

  • Canter, Christina E.; Qin, Zhangcai; Cai, Hao; Dunn, Jennifer B.; Wang, Michael; Scott, D. Andrew. 2017. Fossil energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, including soil carbon effects, of producing agriculture and forestry feedstocks.

  • Mushinski, Ryan M.; Boutton, Thomas W.; Scott, D. Andrew. 2017. Decadal-scale changes in forest soil carbon and nitrogen storage are influenced by organic matter removal during timber harvest.

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