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L. Katherine Kirkman earned a Ph.D. in plant ecology and an M.S. in plant taxonomy from the University of Georgia. She is an Associate Scientist at the J. W. Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, Georgia. She holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Georgia Institute of Ecology, Auburn University Department of Biology and School of Forestry and Wildlife, and the University of Florida Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Her research interests include ecological restoration and conservation management of the longleaf pine forest ecosystem and the diverse plant communities associated within it. Ongoing research focuses on biodiversity of the longleaf pine ecosystem, wetland vegetation dynamics, native ground cover restoration, and the conservation of rare species.
Books by Katherine Kirkman
Native Trees of the Southeast: An Identification Guide by Katherine Kirkman, Claud L. Brown, and Donald J. Leopold