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Photos by Jeremy King (Left, Center) and Tom Kimmerer (Right)

Tom Kimmerer
Chief Scientist, Venerable Trees, Inc.
Lexington KY

Tom Kimmerer, PhD, is a scientist, author and photographer.  He is Chief Scientist at Venerable Trees, Inc., a conservation nonprofit based in Lexington Kentucky.  As Chief Scientist, he works with landowners and with other scientists and natural resource management professionals to ensure a future for the woodland pastures of Kentucky and Tennessee. 

He is the author of Venerable Trees - History, Biology and Conservation, and is working on a second book on the lives of trees in the Anthropocene.  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 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 and 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

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