Photo of Stephanie  H. Laseter

Stephanie H. Laseter

Biological Scientist, SRS-R8 Liaison
3160 Coweeta Lab Road
(10 miles south of Franklin and west 3 miles from US-441)
Otto, NC 28763-9218
Phone: 828-524-2128 x113
Fax: 828-369-6592

Current Research

Science Liaison to Region 8 and Southern Research Station
Experimental Forest network lead

Laseter, Stephanie H.; Vose, James M.; Guldin, James M.; Bragg, Don C.; Spetich, Martin A.; Keyser, Tara L.; Elliott, Katherine J.; Sayer, Mary Anne S.; Sung, Shi-Jean Susana. 2018. Experimental forests of the Southern Research Station: highlights of foundational silviculture studies. In: Kirschman, Julia E., comp. Proceedings of the 19th biennial southern silvicultural research conference; 2017 March 14-16; Blacksburg, VA. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-234. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 149-151.

Daly, Christopher; Slater, Melissa E.; Roberti, Joshua A.; Laseter, Stephanie H.; Swift, Lloyd W. 2017.High-resolution precipitation mapping in a mountainous watershed: ground truth for evaluating uncertainty in a national precipitation dataset. International Journal of Climatology. 69: 55-768. 14 p.

Research Interests

Climate and hydrologic science;  regional syntheses products

Past Research

Data management, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory Laseter, Stephanie, Miniat Chelcy Ford, Vose, James. 2014. Flow Down! Can managing forests help maintain water supplies in the face of climate change? In: McDonald, Babs; Nickelsen, Jessica; Dobish, Julia; Riley, Elissa; Andrews, Michelle; Melear-Daniels, Emily, production staff. Natural IQ: Investigating questions about climate. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-183. Asheville, NC. USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 27-41 p. Laseter, Stephanie H.; Ford, Chelcy R.; Vose, James M.; Swift, Lloyd W. Jr. 2012. Long-term temperature and precipitation trends at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Otto, North Carolina, USA. Hydrology Research 43(6):890-901.


M.S. in Forest Resources, 2002
University of Georgia
B.S. in Wildlife Biology, 1999
Auburn University

Professional Experience

Science Liaison to Region 8 and Southern Research Station , USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station and Region 8
SRS Experimental Forest Coordinator, Southern Research Station
Professional Hydrologist, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
Hydrologist, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Georgia
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia

Featured Publications and Products


Research Highlights

Forest Inventory and Analysis Plots Provide Foundational Data for Experimental Forest Network (2020)
SRS-2020-44 New Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) plots are being installed across the Southern Research Station Experimental Forest Network. The purpose of these plots is to:Generate baseline data about tree attributes and forest health,Create a universal sampling method, andProvide an infrastructure for long-term complementary studies. This work will increase communication across experimental forests and offer foundational data that will be used to maintain and improve the health of our forests and other natural resources.

Science in Practice Webinars Provide Applied Science Take-Aways for Managers (2020)
SRS-2020-29 A new series of thirty-minute webinars highlight recent research and management implications for colleagues from the USDA Forest Service Southern Region, Southern Group of State Foresters, and the Southern Research Station.