Dr. Fransisco Escobedo joins University of Florida Extension as Urban and Community Extension Forester

Dr. Fransisco Escobedo joins University of Florida Extension as Urban and Community Extension Forester

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Dr. Escobedo recently joined the University of Florida's School of Forest Resources and Conservation as an Extension Forester.

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Dr. Escobedo received his PhD in Forest Resources Management (Urban Forest Policy-Management) from the State University of New York - ESF.  He also received training in Wastershed Management (MS from the University of Arizona) and a BS in Agriculture from New Mexico State University.  Dr. Escobedo has experience working in the urban interface in both Colorado and Southern California.  Previous to that he worked at the USDA Forest Service Northeastern Research Station in NY in urban forest research and the Urban Forest Effects (UFORE) Model. 

His research, extension and teaching work at the University of Florida will focus on the environmental and socioeconomic services of urban forest cover to communities and mitigating the effects of urbanization and other disturbances to urban interface forests.

Dr. Escobedos contact information can be found online at www.sref.info/resources/directory. It is also listed below:

 

Dr. Francisco J Escobedo

University of Florida

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Box 110410

Gainesville FL, 32611

E-mail: fescobed@ufl.edu

Tel: 352-378-2169

Fax: 352-376-4536

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