Hector Restrepo, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist - Forest Biometrician
Location: Raleigh, NC


Dr. Hector Restrepo is a forest biometrician, statistician, data scientist, and finance specialist with 20+ years of work experience in the forest industry and academia, conducting and leading research and extension projects. He specializes in southern yellow pine species and tropical forestry of tree species planted in Latin America, such as teak, melina, eucalypts, and pines.

Hector joined NCASI in December of 2023, performing forest carbon estimation and modeling as well as analyzing the implications of policies, regulations, and GHG inventory protocols on timberland investment companies. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters (SAF), the International Society of Forest Resource Economics (ISFRE), the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF), and the American Statistical Association (ASA).


  • Ph.D. in Forestry and Natural Resources (Biometrics and Finance), University of Georgia
  • M.S. Statistics, University of Georgia
  • M.S. Forest Resources, National University of Colombia
  • Masters in Corporate Finance, Engineering School of Antioquia, Colombia
  • Forest Engineer, National University of Colombia

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

  • Growth and yield modeling and timber management
  • Precision silviculture, remote sensing, and spatial analysis
  • Biophysical hazard evaluation of climate change and catastrophic events
  • Timberland investment analysis and financial risk assessment
Phone: (984) 304-8260