Dr. Lawrence Gering

Associate Professor
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: 222 Lehotsky Hall
Phone: 864-656-4853
Email: lgering@clemson.edu


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Forest Biometrics
University of Georgia 1985

M.S. Forestry
Clemson University 1982

B.S. Forestry
University of Maine 1979

 Courses Taught

Introduction to Forestry (FOR 1010)
Forest Mensuration (FOR 2530)
Forest Biometrics (FOR 3020)
Remote Sensing in Forestry (FOR 3080)
GPS Applications (FOR 4330/6330)
Special Problems (FOR 7070)
Natural Resources Measurements (ENR 3020)


Dr. Gering is no longer accepting graduate students; he is about to retire. Please DO NOT contact him about graduate studies

Dr. Gering holds a 100% Teaching Appointment in the department, with courses concentrating in the quantitative areas of forest management. He has been chair of the Tenure, Promotion and Reappointment Committee and the Curriculum Committee numerous times. Previous faculty positions were held at Oklahoma State University, Louisiana Tech University and the University of Maine. He has been a member of the Society of American Foresters since 1975.


Post,C., T.J.Straka and E. Mikhailova and L.Gering. 2015. Mapping the future: how online maps serve as valuable tools for forest research management planning. Forest Landowner 74(5): 32-38.

Simons,J.M., T.J.Straka, L.R.Gering and R.F.Polomski. 2014. Resistance to integrating management and economics courses across the natural resources and agricultural curricula. NACTA Journal 58(1):46-53.

Ham,S.A., E.A.Mikhailova, L.R. Gering, C.J.Post, W.C.Bridges and S.K.Cox. 2013. Temporal analysis of field, SSURGO, and LiDAR-dervied site indices in Southeastern United States. Soil Science 178:325-334.

Brown,T.A., L.R. Gering and T.J.Straka. 2013. A comparison of recreational- and intermediate survey-grade GPS units for importing data into FIS software packages. Journal of Extension 51(4): Article No. 4RIB3. 11p.