Chad King, Ph.D.

    BRIT Research Associate

    Ph.D. in Forestry, University of Missouri
    M.A. in Biology, University of South Dakota
    B.S. in Biology, Wayne State College

    Chad King is a native of Nebraska and has spent nearly his entirely life in the Great Plains. He completed a B.S. in Biology at Wayne State College in Nebraska. He earned an M.A. in Biology at the University of South Dakota where he studied the competitive interactions of pocket gopher populations in northeast South Dakota. Chad worked in the private sector and taught high school science for four years. He also taught at the University of Central Missouri for seven years before returning to school to earn his Ph.D. in Forestry at the University of Missouri. His research interests are in the area of dendrochronology and forest ecology. Chad and his students address research questions associated with historic fire and human effects on forest structure and development. Chad is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma.