Gallagher's expertise is in forest operations, biomass harvesting and wood procurement issues.
Teaching Responsibilities: Timber Harvesting, Application of Timber Harvesting Techniques, Industrial Wood Procurement Practicum, Procurement Cruising Practicum, Forestry in the Private Sector
Professional Interests: industrial forestry, including timber harvesting and wood procurement; short rotation hardwood plantations for pulp mill use and as an inventory tool; SFI certification as it applies to operations; improving efficiency of harvesting operations; and the harvesting and transportation of forest biomass.

Gallagher's main focus of research is the harvesting and transportation of biomass for consumption at an alternative fuels plant and addressing other challenges that face us today such as improved utilization, forest fragmentation, timber stand improvement, improving forest health and reducing fuel load.


  • forest operations
  • forest management
  • forestry logistics
  • timber harvesting
  • biomass

Subject areas:

  • Forest Management and Operations
  • Forestry
Wildlife and Wetlands Science, Forestry
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Forestry, 2003
MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Forestry, 1984
BS, University of Maine at Orono, Forestry, 1981
forestry and woodlands