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Verl Emrick

Project Manager

Dr. Emrick is an Ecologist and Project Manager with the Conservation Management Institute and a doctoral candidate in the Biological Sciences department at Virginia Tech.  Dr. Emrick currently manages research projects involving, threatened and endangered species research and monitoring, natural resource management plan preparation, research and implementation of prescribed fire for ecological restoration, disturbance ecology and biogeochemistry. In recent years, Dr. Emrick has participated in a variety of environmental and natural resource related research for state and federal land management agencies including the USFS, DOD, VDGIF, VDMA, USFWS, and NPS.  

Dr. Emrick received his degree (with honors) in Environmental Science and Ecology from the University of North Carolina-Asheville in 1994 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. (anticipated 2011) in Plant Ecology at Virginia Tech. He is a member of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, Ecological Society of America, and Sigma Xi among others.

Research Interests

Vegetation Ecology

Impact of anthropogenic disturbance and the effect on ecosystem structure and biogeochemistry

Southern Appalachian Natural History

Tropical Forest Carbon Stocks


Ph.D. Biology Virginia Tech (2013)

BS Environmental Science and Ecology, minor in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Asheville (1994)


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