Dr. Peter Bates

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources
NRCM Program Director; Associate Professor, Natural Resource Conservation and Management

Peter Bates

Phone: 828-227-3914
Email: bates@email.wcu.edu
Office Address: Stillwell 341

Areas of Interest:

Silviculture, forest ecology, sustainable resource management


  • NRM 140: "Natural Resource Conservation and Management"
  • NRM 210: "Methods in Natural Resource Management"
  • NRM 253: "Forest Resource Measurements"
  • NRM 420: "Soil Genesis and Classification"
  • NRM 440: "Integrated Resource Management"
  • NRM 451: "Foundations of Silviculture"
  • NRM 452: "Forest Management"


  • Ph.D. Forestry, University of Minnesota, 1990
  • M.S. Soil Science, Montana State University, 1981
  • B.S. Forestry, University of Montana, 1977

Recent Publications & Presentations:

Bates, Peter and Dean Simon.  First year results of a prescribed burn in a high elevation red oak stand. (Poster) 3rd Fire in eastern oak forests conference: Learning from experience.  Carbondale, Illinois.  May 20-22, 2008.

Bates, Peter and Rob Lamb.  2008.  Forest Stewardship Plan for the Waynesville Watershed. (Available online at http://www.townofwaynesville.org/content/view/374/347/)

Bates, P.C., J.Hagan, J. Miller, and T. Martin.  Developing forest sustainability indicators for a southern Appalachian watershed. (Poster) Society of American Foresters National Convention.  Portland, Oregon.  October 23-26, 2007.


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