Dr. Klepzig directs the conservation, research, and educational programs of the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway in southwest Georgia. The program is sponsored by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. The programs include the stewardship of the 30,000-acre Ichauway site, graduate student co-sponsorship programs, natural resource education and outreach to landowners, students, policy-makers, and public agencies, and five long-term research projects. His personal research interests include forest entomology, forest pathology, mycology and insect and microbial diversity. Prior to assuming the directorship of the Jones Center, he was a Research Entomologist and Assistant Director of the Southern Research Station of the US Forest Service in Asheville, NC.