Dr. C. Wesley Wood
Center Director and Professor, Soil and Water Science
C. Wesley (Wes) Wood is Professor of Soil and Water Science and Center Director of the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) located on two campuses (Milton and Jay), which is part of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He provides leadership and support for teaching, research and extension programs essential to the agricultural, natural resource conservation, environmental and consumer interests of the Florida Panhandle. He teaches and does research on carbon and nutrient cycling in managed and natural ecosystems, and has published >130 refereed journal articles on that topic. He has conducted research in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Tanzania, Ecuador, India, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Peru, Thailand, Honduras, Mexico, The Philippines, Haiti, and New Zealand. Wes served as Associate Editor and later as the Soil Science Technical Editor for the Agronomy Journal. He has won awards for his research, is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, and is also a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America.