Peter Newton obtained his B.S. degree (with honors) in forestry from Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Ont, Canada) in 1980, his M.S. degree in forestry from the University of Toronto (Toronto, Ont) in 1984, and his Ph.D. degree in forest science from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada) in 1996. He serves as a Research Scientist within the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre of the Canadian Forest Service and is located at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. He also serves as the IUFRO Coordinator for Unit 4.01.02 (Growth models for tree and stand simulation) and a past Member of the National Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. His areas of expertise include modelling, biometrics, quantitative silviculture, dendrochronology, regeneration sampling, and competition theory and analysis. His current research focus is on the development of comprehensive crop planning decision-support systems and optimization tools for boreal conifers.
Biography Updated on 31 January 2012