Vicki Arthur, U.S. Forest Service, D.C. Headquarters, Conservation Education Office
Vicki Arthur is a Conservation Education Specialist with a background in biology
and environmental education.
Vicki holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon University
and a BS in Biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
Vicki joined the Forest Service Conservation Education staff 2 years ago, from a
position as a wildlife biologist in Oregon. While working as a biologist, Vicki
developed a passion for translating science to education, which she continues to
enjoy in her new role.
Dr. Carlos Rodríguez Franco
Carlos Rodríguez- Franco received his Bachelor in Agronomy with major in Forest
Sciences from Chapingo Autonomous University, his Master of Sciences in Silviculture
from Chapingo Postgraduate College, and his doctorate in Forest Sciences from Yale
University with a specialty in silviculture. Since 2007, he is the current US Forest
Service Research and Development Forest Management Sciences staff director. Before
that he worked for the USDA Agricultural Research Service and was in charge of the
research collaboration with Latin America and Canada. In Mexico worked for the National
Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Research (INIFAP) for 25
years. He was the former Forestry Research General Director at INIFAP from 1996
He has written 90 scientific articles on subjects related to forest inventories,
silviculture, forest management, plant production techniques, forest plantations,
and agroforestry systems published in Mexico and the USA. He has taught silviculture,
forest stands growth, and forest sampling at Chapingo Autonomous University and
the Colegio de Postgraduados from 1982 to 1999. He has conducted 28 bachelors, 20
Master of Sciences and 3 Doctoral theses. He authored a book in Spanish titled “Sampling
designs applied to forest inventories”. Some of his contributions were his participation
in the “Forestry Compendium” published by CAB International in the United Kingdom,
and the book “Pines of silvicultural importance” that was published by CAB International
in 2002, and a chapter in the book “Urban air pollution and Forests: Resources at
risk in the Mexico City Air Basin” which was published by SpringerVerlag, New York
in its ecological studies series.
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