Robert Paris is a research geneticist with The American Chestnut Foundation and leads their collaborative efforts with the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative. Dr. Paris has extensive background in executing breeding programs, including developing disease-resistant soybeans with the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

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In the Appalachian mountain region, the loss of the American chestnut, along with the visible scars of coal-related surface mining, have had a doubly devastating effect. However, it is in viewing these two ecological disasters together that the possibility of a solution emerges. King of the Forest The forests of eastern North America were once …

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