A Mississippi State University forestry professor was recently honored by the Society of American Foresters.
The professional forestry organization named Donald Grebner a fellow for his contributions to the society and the forestry profession.
Grebner is a professor in the university's Forest and Wildlife Research Center. His areas of research include bio-energy, carbon sequestration, forest protection and international forestry.
"Dr. Grebner is an exceptional leader in forestry, having served in the past as president of the Mississippi chapter of the Society of American Foresters and as advisor to the MSU student chapter," said Andy Ezell, MSU forestry department head. "Under his leadership, our student chapter has placed in the top three student chapters in the nation for the last 15 years."
Grebner obtained his bachelor's in forestry from the University of Maine, a master's in forestry from Yale University, a master's in economics from Virginia Tech and a doctorate in forest economics from Virginia Tech.
Grebner is also a member of the Mississippi Forestry Association, Southern Forest Economics Workers and Phi Kappa Phi. He serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 27 in Starkville.
The Society of American Foresters is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world.