Dr. Eric L. Taylor



Silviculturist III


Ph.D. Forestry - Texas A&M University
M.S. Forest Biometrics - Stephen F. Austin State University
B.S. Forestry (Timber Management) - Stephen F. Austin State University


(903) 834-6191




mailing address:
Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center
PO Box 38
Overton, Texas 75684

physical address:
Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center
1710 FM 3053
Overton, Texas 75684

Dr. Eric Taylor serves as a Silviculturist with Texas A&M Forest Service and as Forestry Specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Eric received his B.S. in Forestry (Timber Management) from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1988. Shortly after obtaining his M.S. in Forest Biometrics form Stephen F. Austin State University in 1990, Eric served as a User Technology Specialist for Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company were his fundamental duty was to improved productivity through integrated technology. Eric left Lockheed in 1995 to pursue a Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. He received a Ph.D. in Forestry from Texas A&M University in 1998. His major area of study at that time was Forest Ecology with specializations in Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, and Remote Sensing. Later that year, Eric joined Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Department of Ecosystem Science & Management at Texas A&M University were he served, state-wide, as Associate Professor & Extension Specialist in Forestry until June 2013. At that time, Eric moved to Texas A&M Forest Service where he currently serves as Silviculturist III with the primary area of focus being adaptive forest management to promote forest health, resiliency and productivity under increasing environmental pressures.


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