Ph.D. University of Florida, Forest Genetics - 1985
M.S. Texas A&M University, Forest Genetics - 1978
B.S. Clemson University, Forest Management- 1976
Research areas include: Forest and Wood Products Policy, Forest Biomass, Forest Biotechnology Policy and Forest Certification.
Straka, Thomas J. and Layton, Patricia A. 2010. Response to Comments of Ben Gunneberg. Sustainability 2010, 2, 2621-2625.
Straka, Thomas J. and Layton, Patricia A. 2010. Natural Resources Management: Life Cycle Assessment and Forest Certification and Sustainability Issues. Sustainability 2010, 2(2), 604-623.
Adams, N.E., E.A. Mikhailova, M.A. Schlautman, W.C. Bridges, C.H. Newton, L.R. Nelson, K.C. Hall, C.J. Post, S.K. Cox, P.A. Layton, and D.C. Guynn. 2010. Effects of kudzu (Pueraria montana) solarization on the chemistry of an Upper Piedmont South Carolina soil. Soil Sci. 175(2):61-71.
AC21 Consensus Report – Opportunities and Challenges in Agricultural Biotechnology: The Decade Ahead. 2006. Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), chaired by Patricia A. Layton. Washington, D.C.
AC21 Consensus Report – What issues should USDA consider regarding coexistence among diverse agricultural systems in a dynamic, evolving, and complex marketplace? 2008. Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), chaired by Patricia A. Layton. Washington, D.C.
Foulk, J. A., W. Y. Chao, D. E. Akin, R. B. Dodd, and P. A. Layton. 2006. Analysis of Flax and Cotton Fiber Fabric Blends and Recycled Polyethylene Composites. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, Vol. 14. No. 1. pp. 15-25.
AC21 Consensus Report – Global Traceability and Labeling requirements for Agricultural Biotechnology Derived Products: Impacts and Implications for the United States. 2005. Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), chaired by Patricia A. Layton. Washington, D.C.
AC21 Consensus Report – Preparing for the Future. 2005. Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), chaired by Patricia A. Layton. Washington, D.C.
Layton, Patricia A. 2005. Regulatory, Policy and Social Issues in Biotechnology. Page 92 in New Century, New Trees Biotechnology as a Tool for Forestry in North America. Edited by Susan McCord and Robert Kellison. Institute of Forest Biotechnology. Raleigh, NC 27606
Guynn. D.C., S.T. Guynn and P.A. Layton.2004.Biodiversity in sustainable forestry programs.Journal of Forestry.102(3):46-52.
Professional society activity:
USDA Forestry Research Advisory Council 1994-1996, 2006-2008. Executive Committee 2007
Officer at Large - 2007-2008
USDA Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture Advisory Committee – Chair 2003-2009
Southern Forest Research Partnership 2003 to 2009
Board of Directors 2004-2006
Executive Committee 2005-2007
Chair, Resource Development Committee 2005-2008
South Carolina Forestry Association 1999—Present
Board of Directors 2000—2003
Pinchot Institute for Conservation Board of Directors 2002--2005
US Department of Agriculture Forestry Research Advisory Council 2006-2008, 1994 – 1996
Society of American Foresters 1974 – Present
National Professional Recognition Committee 2008 - Present
Chair Elect, SC Chapter, 2009
Ethics Committee 2000--2004
National Meeting Program Planning Committee 1996-1998
SAF Committee on Barrington Moore Memorial Award 1994 - 1996
East Tennessee Chapter Secretary-Treasurer 1988-1989
S.E. Texas Chapter Vice President 1980-1981; Secretary 1979-1980
The Wildlife Society, 2007 - Present