Johnny M. Grace III, PhD

        Courtesy Graduate Faculty


Dr. Grace serves the Center as a co-located General Engineer and FFWRP Program Manager with theUSDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station’s Center for Forest Watershed Research.  Dr. Grace’s research interests lie in quantifying the impacts of land use/cover and climate change on water resources, quantify the factors influencing water quality and quantity, assessing how activities impact benefits provided by forests, and providing management options and tools to forecast and/or mitigate negative impacts in the context of changing conditions.  He relies on formal training in Biological & Agricultural Engineering in addition to more than 25 years of federal work experience to guide the FFWRP through the expansion of the forest soil and water resource research, education, and outreach programs in concert with Florida A & M University.   Dr. Grace engages and works closely with administrators, faculty, staff, and students from various Florida A & M University Schools, Colleges, and Centers in addition to other Universities and external partners to promote research, education, and outreach focused on natural resource sustainability.