John Stanturf is a Senior Scientist with the US Forest Service, Center for Forest Disturbance Science, where he was Project Leader from 2000 to 2012. He served in a similar position at the Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research for 8 years. His professional experience includes manager of pine silviculture research, Union Camp Corp. and faculty positions at Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, and Cornell University. Current research interests are functional restoration of degraded forests; incorporating disturbance and risk into forest management; climate change adaptation; and short-rotation woody crops. He has conducted research in temperate and tropical forests in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Mr. Stanturf serves as Coordinator of the IUFRO Research Group on Restoration of Degraded Sites and Deputy Coordinator of the Task Force on Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change. The 2nd edition of Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, which he edited, has just been published by CRC Press. He received his MSc and PhD in Forest Soils from Cornell, BSc from Montana State University, and was Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellow, Technion, Haifa, Israel. The Estonian University of Life Sciences awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in 2011.