Tom Kimmerer, PhD
Consulting Forest Scientist
Tom Kimmerer, PhD, is a scientist, author and photographer. He is a consulting forest scientist, working with landowners and with other scientists and natural resource management professionals to ensure a future for the woodland pastures of Kentucky and Tennessee. He also consults on sustainability issues related to forest management and wood utilization, including carbon sequestration in forests and wood products.
He is the author of Venerable Trees - History, Biology and Conservation, and is working on a second book, A Time For Trees. Visit his Author page at Amazon. Kimmerer is a writer for American Forests, Planet Experts, and other publications. See a list of his recent stories. Kimmerer teaches informal classes and field courses on forestry, woodland pastures, and sustainability; in 2019, he provded 100 courses and presentations. Since the shutdown of 2020 began, he has moved his teaching online.
Kimmerer is a conservation photographer specializing in tree and forest photography. He has published photos in several magazines. Samples of work are on his portfolio site.
Kimmerer has a B.S. in Forest Biology (Botany) from SUNY ESF andd a PhD in both forestry and botany, with a specialization in tree physiology and biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has done research and taught tree physiology, forest biology and urban forestry in the United States, Indonesia and Malaysia, and was a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia. He has been an advisor and consultant on environmental and forestry issues for the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia, the American-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, the Electric Power Research Institute, LG&E-Kentucky Utilities, and other organizations. See his publication list at Research Gate or Google Scholar.