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Dickens, Kane receive Southeastern Society of American Foresters awards

Two Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources professors received awards from the Southeastern Society of American Foresters in recognition of their service to forestry education and research.

David Dickens was awarded the public education/technology transfer award, and Michael Kane received the research and development award.

Dickens, a professor of forest productivity, focuses on outreach services by educating forest landowners, practicing foresters, land managers and state and federal land management employees about forest management decisions.

Kane is a professor of quantitative silviculture and the director of the Plantation Management Research Cooperative, which is a university-private sector research cooperative dedicated to researching pine plantations in the southern U.S. As director of the cooperative, Kane works with researchers at UGA and other institutions on issues such as climate change, biomass production and sustainable forest management. In the last eight years, he has led research projects with grants totaling $4.2 million.

The Southeastern Society of American Foresters is one of 33 state and multi-state societies that make up the national body known as the Society of American Foresters. SESAF is composed of professional foresters and forest technicians from the three-state region of Alabama, Florida and Georgia.