Andrew Sánchez Meador received his B.S. and M.S. (Forestry) from Mississippi State University, specializing in forest ecology, longleaf pine growth and yield, and artificial intelligence. Andrew completed his PhD (Forest Science) in December 2006, after which he began his career with the US Forest Service Washington Office (USFS-WO), then the Lincoln National Forest (LNF) in southern New Mexico, and now as Associate Professor of Forest Biometrics and Quantitative Ecology in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University.
Andrew has made tremendous contributions towards solving problems at the interface between federal land management, applied forest science and restoration ecology; all the while maintaining an active role in the research and professional community. Andrew’s research has resulted in numerous articles in internationally recognized scientific journals such as the Journal of Vegetation Science, Restoration Ecology, Forest Ecology and Management, Fire Ecology, Earth and Space Science, Remote Sensing of Environment and Journal of Applied Ecology.
Andrew’s research and scholarship achievements have remained primarily in spatial and temporal forest dynamics, tree and forest pattern-process interactions, and solving applied problems utilizing various statistical and modeling techniques to characterize forests of the southwestern and western U.S. Specifically, his work quantifying fine-scale spatial patterns and reference conditions for ponderosa pine has been extremely well received and is part of a body of knowledge being used as the scientific basis for new National Forest Plans in the Southwestern Region of the Forest Service.
You can view his CV here.