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Steve McNulty

Steve McNulty is director of the USDA Southeast Climate Hub, as well as an ecologist with the USDA Forest Service Eastern Threat Center. Steve collaborates with eight other Hub directors and co-directors across the US. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in natural resources from the University of New Hampshire-Durham. Steve has published 200+ papers and has given 500+ presentations on climate change impacts and adaptive management options across a range of ecosystems during his 25+ year career. In 2013, Steve received the Forest Service national Research and Development “Distinguished Science Award” in recognition of sustained research productivity, proactive science technology, innovative leadership, applied forest science, and long-time federal service.



  • Acting Director, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
  • Research Ecologist


USDA Forest Service


3041 E. Cornwallis Rd.
RTP, NC 27709

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Focus Area

  • Adaptive management strategies
  • Decision-making tools for land managers
  • Southeastern climate impacts on working lands and natural resources