Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame

Wayne H. Smith


1938 -

B.S.A. University of Florida, 1962
M.S. Mississippi State University, 1962
Ph.D. Mississippi State University, 1965

Dr. Smith began as Assistant Professor, UF School of Forestry, and became recognized for academic scholarship in forest soils/nutrition, biogeochemical cycling, and biomass energy/waste utilization. He co-founded the UF Cooperative Research in Forest Fertilization Program (CRIFF) leading to operational fertilization in southern pine forests, and the Intensive Management Practices Center (IMPAC) to assess impacts of forest management on resource values in a watershed. Smith directed three IFAS interdisciplinary centers, was an author of 149 papers, edited seven books, and was Editor of Biomass. He was Director, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, (1995- 2003) and then Professor/Director Emeritus. He earned the UF Distinguished Service, UF/CALS Alumnus of Distinction, MSU Alumni Fellow and FFA Lifetime Achievement awards.

Society of American Foresters (SAF) Florida Division Chair, 2003
FL SAF C. Huxley Coulter Award, 2002
Southeastern SAF (SESAF), Chair 2007
SESAF Practice of Forestry Award, 1998
SAF Fellow, 2006
National SAF Convention Program Tri-chair, 2009

Inducted in Florida Society of American Foresters HALL OF FAME August 27, 2015