Steve Mcnulty

Team Leader, Ecologist
920 Main Campus, Dr. Venture Center 2, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: 919-515-9489
smcnulty@fs.fed.us

Current Research

Regional to continental scale forest modeling including forest hydrology, productivity, resource economics, and wildlife and forest diversity. Emphasis is given to model interactions and response of forests to global climate change and other environmental stresses including ozone, nitrogen deposition, and atmospheric CO2.Other research includes the influence of forest management practices on forest hydrology, productivity, and spatially explicit soil erosion.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Natural Resources, 1991
    University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • M.S. in Forestry, 1987
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.S. in Natural Resources, 1985
    University of Wisconsin, Madison

Featured Publications and Products

Publications

Research Highlights

Hub Helps Landowners "SERCHing" for Climate Change Answers (2014)
SRS-2014-164 Land managers face new challenges every year from the growing effects of climate change. The regional livelihoods of farmers, foresters, and ranchers depend on the ability of the scientific community to design means of adaptation and effectively communicate those means at management relevant scales. Through a series of webinars and a myriad of other outreach efforts, the USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) is engaging land managers, extension specialists, and researchers in a mission to understand the climate information needs in the land management community and then translate those needs back into tools and products that help prepare our working lands for future challenges.
TACCIMO Development Team Honored with Regional Forester's Honor Award (2011)
SRS-2011-24 The Template for Assessing Climate change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) development team, composed of researchers from the Southern Research Station Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (EFETAC) and planners from the Southern Region, was honored with the Regional Forester's Technology Transfer Award. TACCIMO is a web-based tool designed to bring the best climate change science to decision makers and planners in a simple and usable format. The award acknowledges the team's sustained dedication to addressing the challenge of delivering climate change science to support land and resource planning and management decisions.