Holly Munro, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Forest Biometrician
Location: Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia РAthens, Georgia


Dr. Munro works with the NCASI Eastern Sustainable Forestry Team focusing on forest biometrics research and technical support for Member Companies. Prior to joining NCASI, Dr. Munro was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Georgia where her research focused on forest biometrics.  At UGA, Dr. Munro developed standardized protocols for rapidly assessing wind damage in forests using both ground-based inventory data and remote sensing.  Her research interests are at the intersection of forest biometrics, disturbance ecology, forest entomology, climate change, remote sensing, and machine learning applications.


Ph.D., Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia
M.S. Certification in Data Science, University of Georgia
B.S., Biology, University of North Georgia
Certifications: Grant Writing, University of Georgia

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

  • forest biometrics
  • disturbance ecology
  • forest entomology
  • climate change
  • remote sensing
  • machine-learning applications

Awards and Career Highlights

  • Roger F. Anderson award recipient from the Southern Forest Insect Work Conference
  • Former Twin Rivers Timber Land and Timber, Martha Love May, Archie Patterson Endowed, and B.E. Allen scholar
Phone: (706) 521-9137