Dr. Pete Bettinger, Professor of forestry, University of Georgia
Dr. Pete Bettinger teaches forest planning, forest measurements, and aerial photogrammetry at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources in Athens, GA. His research specializes in applied forest management with particular emphasis on harvest scheduling, landscape planning, precision forestry and geospatial technologies.
Bettinger received a Bachelor and Master of Science in forestry from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in forest resources from Oregon State University. Throughout his early career he worked for the forest industry in the southern and western United States, and he maintains connected to forestry professionals through his leadership in the Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference and other continuing education courses he offers. Dr. Bettinger has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and is a co-author of three books published by Academic Press: Forest Management and Planning, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, and Forest Plans of North America.