Erik Schilling, Ph.D.

Director, Eastern Forest Sustainability
Location: Independent – Aubrey, TX


As Director of Forestry Research for the Southeastern U.S., Dr. Schilling leads the Eastern Sustainable Forestry Program and oversees the development and implementation of its Technical Studies Program. He enjoys fostering communication and collaboration among NCASI member company repre¬sentatives, university research partners, and regulatory agencies to strengthen the value of the NCASI Forestry Technical Studies Program. As a forest hydrologist, Dr. Schilling’s research interests encompass a variety of broad topics related to forest hydrology, forest soils, management of forested wetlands, and sustainable wood procurement. He has been with NCASI since 2005.


PhD. Forestry, Auburn University – 2002
MS Forestry, Auburn University – 1998
BS Agriculture, University of Delaware (Newark, DE) – 1995

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

Efficacy of forestry best management practices

Forest management around water and in wetlands

Sustainable wood procurement

Awards and Career Highlights

  • Committee on Forest Policy Member, the Society of American Foresters (present)
  • Advisory Board, Auburn University College of Wildlife and Forestry
  • Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Tech (2007 – present)
  • Steering committee member for the Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group
  • Advisory committee member for the Association of State Wetland Managers Silviculture and Wetlands Advisory Group
  • Auburn University Presidential Fellowship Recipient (Doctoral Research 2000-2002)
Phone: (334) 524-0123