Dr. Andrew David
Andy is an associate professor with the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota. He holds a B.A. in Biology from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics with an emphasis in Forestry from Michigan State University. He joined the University of Minnesota in 1998, and now splits time between CFC/HWRC and the NCROC in Grand Rapids. He is the director of the Minnesota Tree Improvement Cooperative where his research focuses on increasing forest productivity through conventional breeding and silvicultural techniques and the epigenetic effect of climate on the adaptive traits of tree seedlings. He became the Interim Director of Operations for CFC/HWRC in November 2015 and Director of Operations in the summer of 2017.