Dr. David Coyle
Dr. David Coyle runs the Southern Regional Extension Forestry – Forest Health and Invasive Species program. He provides hands-on training, electronic resources, and other services pertaining to management of native and invasive forest insects, plants, and diseases to forestry professionals in the southeastern U.S.
Dave grew up on a farm in Harmony, MN and completed his B.A. in Biology at Luther College. He completed his M.S. in Entomology and Forestry at Iowa State University, followed by a move to South Carolina where he worked as a technician for the USDA Forest Service – Southern Research Station Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research. He completed his PhD in Entomology at the University of Wisconsin and a postdoc at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. At UGA, Dave spent several years working on various forest health issues in the Southeast.
Dave has extensive experience with southern forest pests, silviculture, management, and woody biomass systems. He serves on the Board of Directors for the North American Invasive Species Management Association and is on the Advisory Committee for the Southern IPM Center and the ProForest group at the University of Florida.