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FOREST SERVICE RESEARCH UNIT IN DURHAM GETS NEW PROJECT LEADER

 FOREST SERVICE RESEARCH UNIT IN DURHAM GETS NEW PROJECT LEADER
 RADNOR, Pa., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Northeastern Forest Experiment Station Director Denver Burns has named Dr. Christopher Eagar to head up station research that studies the dynamics of atmosphere, vegetation, soil and water in mature and harvested forests in New England.
 Eagar succeeds Dr. Robert Pierce, who is stepping down after 33 years as project leader of that research unit.
 The research work unit is located in Durham, N.H., and much of the research is conducted on the world-renowned Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in West Thornton, N.H.
 "Since the soils, vegetation and climate at Hubbard Brook are characteristic of the northern forest complex, results of research that goes on there will help us to understand processes in other areas," said Eagar.
 A veteran forest researcher, Eagar most recently headed up the Northeastern Station's Forest Health Monitoring Program, and prior to that served as the interim program manager of the Northern Stations' Global Change Research Program. He joined the Northeastern Station in 1988 as a research ecologist with the Spruce-Fir Research Cooperative, and was later appointed program manager of the cooperative. He had served as technical coordinator for the cooperative for two years before joining the station, while employed as an ecologist for the National Park Service. Eagar conducted research for the National Park Service in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
 A native of Tennessee, Eagar graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1969 with a B.S. in business administration. In 1978 he was awarded an M.S. in forestry, and in 1985, a Ph.D. in ecology, also from the University of Tennessee.
 Eagar will report to his new Durham duty station in early December.
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