Dr. Boring directs the conservation, research and educational programs of the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway in southwest Georgia. The program is sponsored by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. The programs include the stewardship of the 30,000 acre Ichauway site, graduate student co-sponsorship programs, natural resource education and outreach to landowners, students, policy-makers and public agencies, and five long-term research projects. His personal research interests include ecosystem ecology and applied forest ecology related to forest management including fire ecology, productivity and soil nitrogen and carbon flux. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia and worked with the Coweeta Long-term Ecological Research project until 1991. He has served on numerous conservation and research advisory boards and currently chairs the UGA Graduate Education Advancement Board. He currently serves on the graduate faculty of the University of Georgia, University of Alabama and University of Florida.
- PhD, Botany, University of Georgia, 1982
- MS, Botany, University of Georgia, 1979
- BS, Botany, University of Tennessee, 1973
Becknell, J. M., A. R. Desai, M. C. Dietze, C. A. Schultz, G. Starr, P. A. Duffy, J. F. Franklin, A. Pourmokhtarian, J. Hall, P. C. Stoy, M. W. Binford, L. R. Boring, and C. L. Staudhammer. 2015. Assessing interactions among changing climate, management, and disturbance in forests: a macrosystems approach. BioScience 65:263-274.
Boring, L. R., K. J. Elliott, and W. K. Swank. 2014. Successional forest dynamics: 30 years following clearcutting. Pages 11-35 in W. T. Swank, and J. R. Webster (eds.). Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem: Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians (The Long-Term Ecological Research Network). Oxford University Press, New York, New York.
Cathey, S. E., L. R. Boring, and T. R. Sinclair. 2010. Assessment of Nitrogen fixation capability of native legumes from the longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem. Environmental and Experimental Botany 67:444-450.
Boring, L. R., C. A. Wilson, J. J. Hendricks, and R. J. Mitchell. 2004. Season of burn and nutrient losses in a longleaf pine ecosystem. International Journal of Wildland Fire 13:443-453.
Wilson, C. A., R. J. Mitchell, L. R. Boring, and J. J. Hendricks. 2002. Soil nitrogen dynamics in a fire-maintained forest ecosystem: results over 3-year burn interval. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 34:679-689.