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Dr. David Coyle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University. His Extension Forestry program focuses on forest health and invasive species management in forest types across the Southeast.
Instagram (drdavecoyle) www.instagram.com/drdavecoyle and Twitter https://twitter.com/drdavecoyle where he regularly posts about invasive forest pests, silviculture, and forestry in general.
Prior to Clemson, Dave ran the Southern Regional Extension Forestry – Forest Health and Invasive Species program, which provided hands-on training, electronic resources, and other services pertaining to management of native and invasive forest insects, plants, and diseases to forestry professionals throughout the southeastern U.S. Dave grew up on a farm in Harmony, MN and completed his B.A. in Biology at Luther College. He then moved to Ames where he finished his M.S. in Entomology and Forestry at Iowa State University, followed by a move to South Carolina where he worked as a technician for the USDA Forest Service – Southern Research Station Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research. He completed his PhD in Entomology at the University of Wisconsin and a postdoc at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. At UGA, Dave spent several years working on various forest health issues in the Southeast, covering both hardwood and conifer systems. Dave has extensive experience with southern forest pests, silviculture, management, and woody biomass systems. He serves on the Board of Directors and is President-Elect for the North American Invasive Species Management Association, is on the Advisory Committee for the Southern IPM Center, and is Co-Director for the ProForest group at the University of Florida.