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School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences

School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences

Rockwood, Donald L.

Professor Emeritus, Silviculture


Donald Rockwood, was a Professor in FFGS from 1972 until retiring at the end of February 2009. During these 37 years, taught Forest Mensuration and related subjects to two generations of Forestry majors, advised undergraduates in forestry and natural resources in SFRC and Florida A&M University, mentored over 50 graduate students and postdoctorates in forest tree improvement, short rotation woody crops (SRWC), and dendroremediation, and conducted research in the same fields.

As Professor Emeritus in FFGS and President of Florida FGT, active in the genetic improvement of Eucalyptus amplifolia, E. grandis, Corymbia torelliana, cottonwood, cypress, and slash pine hybrids for Florida and similar areas and their utilization as SRWCs for producing biochar and sequestering carbon, etc.


PhD, North Carolina State University, 1972 – Forest Genetics
MS, University of Illinois, 1968 – Forest Genetics
BS, University of Illinois, 1966 – Forestry