Executive Director, Ecological Restoration Institute
Associate Professor of Forest Biometrics and Quantitative Ecology, Northern Arizona University
Andrew J. Sánchez Meador is Executive Director of the Ecological Restoration Institute, and Associate Professor of Forest Biometrics and Quantitative Ecology, School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University. He has a PhD is in Forest Science, Northern Arizona University, MS, Forestry, Mississippi State University, and BS, Forestry, Mississippi State University. He specializes in forest ecology, longleaf pine growth and yield, and artificial intelligence. Andrew moved to Arizona in 2002 and completed his PhD after which he began a career with the US Forest Service Washington Office in Fort Collins, CO, and then the Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico. Andrew returned to NAU in 2012 in a joint appointment between the Ecological Restoration Institute and the School of Forestry. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the school in August 2018. Andrew’s contributions to solving problems at the interface between land management and applied forest science and restoration ecology are paving the way for researchers and land managers to come together and restore Western forests and woodlands. Andrew maintains an active role in the research and professional community and his research is internationally recognized.