Who We Are

Eastern Threat Center offices are located in Asheville and Research Triangle Park, NC.

staff_resource_guide_cover.jpgView an at-a-glance staff resource guide to learn about scientists, in-house collaborators, and research support staff who deliver "Science You Can Use."

Use other links on this page to read staff members' biographies and find additional contact information.

Asheville staff

200 W.T. Weaver Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 257-4832
fax: (828) 257-4894


Danny C. Lee, Eastern Threat Center Director

Michelle Baumflek, Research Biologist

Bjorn Brooks, Ecologist (ORISE Fellow)

Ginny Burgess, Management Analyst

Bill Christie, Biological Scientist

Bill Hargrove, Research Ecologist

Steve Norman, Research Ecologist

Lars Pomara, Ecologist

Research Triangle Park (RTP) staff

3041 E. Cornwallis Rd.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 549-4000
fax: (919) 549-4047

Steve McNulty
, Ecologist and Team Leader, and USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) Director

Kurt Riitters, Research Ecologist and Team Leader

Aurelia Baca, SERCH Climate Specialist

Johnny Boggs, Biological Scientist

John Cobb, IT Specialist and SERCH Support Staff

Valerie Cooper, Administrative Support Assistant

Michael Gavazzi, Biological Scientist

Qinfeng Guo, Research Ecologist

Dennis Hallema, Hydrologist (ORISE Fellow)

Frank Koch, Research Ecologist

Erika Mack, Resource Information Specialist

Ge Sun, Research Hydrologist

Sarah Wiener, SERCH Fellow


North Carolina State University (NCSU) cooperators at the Center's RTP office:

Mark Ambrose, Research Assistant

Barbara Conkling, Research Assistant Professor

Jennifer Costanza, Research Assistant Professor

Fred Cubbage, Professor

Yuan Fang, PhD Student (Forestry)

Kevin Potter, Research Associate Professor


Visiting Scientist:

Yu Zhengxiang, Northeast Forestry University


Northern Research Station Liaison:

Lindsey Rustad, Northern Research Station Adjunct Scientist (located in Durham, NH)


Meet some recent Center interns and learn about research opportunities.

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