Scott Goodrick

Board Member
Scott Goodrick, Center for Forest Health and Disturbance, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Athens GA (board member since 2023) Dr. Goodrick has been a Research Meteorologist with the U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station since 2002 and currently serves as Director of the Station’s Center for Forest Health and Disturbance. His general area of research spans fire-atmosphere interactions and smoke management with a current focus on how prescribed fire ignition patterns influence plume dynamics and smoke dispersion. Past research has covered fire-climate dynamics, fire weather, and wind-related forest disturbance. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and conference papers. Before joining the Forest Service, Scott spent 4 years as the fire weather meteorologist for the state of Florida and helped develop the weather and smoke components of their fire management information system. Scott received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.