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Dr. Brian Stanton

Senior Advisor

Brian J. Stanton, Ph.D. is a Chief Strategist at GreenWood Resources, Inc. Prior to this role, Dr. Stanton was the Chief Science Officer and Managing Director. With more than 25 years’ experience in forest genetics, Dr. Stanton is an internationally recognized expert in poplar genetics and applied hybridization and varietal selection. His research has produced some of the finest breeding populations of Populus deltoides, Populus trichocarpa, and Populus maximowiczii. Throughout his tenure with GWR, Dr. Stanton has overseen technological developments in poplar and cottonwood varietals that are now used in GWR’s commercial tree farms in the U.S., Chile, China, and Europe. He has authored three book chapters on poplar breeding and has published papers on poplar genetics in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Journal of Forestry, Silvae Genetica, and Forest Genetics.

Dr. Stanton served as the chair of the Poplar and Willow Genetics Working Party for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations over the period 2002-2010. He is also the past chair for the Society of American Foresters’ Genetics and Tree Improvement Working Group. Dr. Stanton received a B.A. in Natural Resources from West Chester State College, an M.S. in Forestry from the University of Maine and a Ph.D. in Forest Resources from The Pennsylvania State University.

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