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Holly Campbell

Public Service Assistant

My position at Warnell involves outreach and instruction. My outreach work focuses on wildland fire, community forestry/ arboriculture, woody plant identification, and wild harvesting education in the state and southeastern region. One of my current outreach projects has been the development and delivery of a USDA-NIFA funded project on fire-resistant landscaping, or firescaping. I instruct/ co-instruct a blend of undergraduate and graduate courses and am part of the core faculty of the new Community Forestry and Arboriculture (COFA) area of emphasis. Prior to my position at Warnell, I worked for 5 years with the office of the Southern Regional Extension Forester, where I developed projects on regional and national wildland fire and community forestry projects. Prior to my work at the university, I was a landscape gardener for nearly 15 years.

  •  B.S.A., Horticulture, University of Georgia, 1998
  • M.S. in Forest Resources (soil science), University of Georgia, 2015 
Selected Publications:

2020. Campbell, J.H., Fawcett, J.E. Fawcett, Godwin, D.R., and Boby, L.A. Smoke Management Guidebook for Prescribed Burning in the Southern Region. Warnell Outreach Publication WSFNR-20-91A

2020. Clabo, D.C. and Campbell, J.H. Restoring Fire to Long-Unburned Pine-Dominated Stands on Georgia Private Lands. Warnell Outreach Publication WSFNR-20-97A

2020. Campbell, J.H. Firescaping: Wildfire-Resistant Landscaping in Georgia. Warnell Outreach Publication WSFNR-20-96A

2020. Campbell, J.H. and Gordon, J. Identifying Selected Oak Trees in Georgia. Warnell Outreach Publication WSFNR-20-93B

2018. Campbell, J.H. and Morris, L.A. Land use and soil legacy in the Lower Coastal Plain: A case study of Wormsloe State Historic Site, Georgia. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 73(4):386-399.

2017. Coyle, D., Nagendra, U., Taylor, T., Campbell, H., Cunard, C., Joslin, A., Mundepi, A., Phillips, C., and Callaham M. Soil fauna responses to natural disturbances, invasive species, and global climate change: Current state of the science and a call to action. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 110.

2016. Campbell, J.H. and Coyle, D. Littleleaf disease: Biology, ecology, and management in southern pines. SREF-SLP-019. Retrieved from

2015. Campbell, J.H., Morris, L.A., and Markewitz, D. Combining electromagnetic induction and resistivity imaging with soil sampling to investigate past soil disturbance at Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah, GA. Soil Horizons. 56:6.

Area of Specialty:
  • COFA 5010 / 7010 Lab- Technical Arboriculture / Tree Health Care (fall)
  • FANR 1200- Natural History of Georgia (spring, every other year)
  • FANR 5950- Special Topics: Wild Harvest in Georgia (fall)
  • FORS 3010 Lab - Dendrology (spring)
  • FORS 5610 / 7610- Prescribed Fire in the Forest Ecosystems (spring break)


  • Community forestry and arboriculture
  • Prescribed fire
  • Wildfire preparedness and firescaping
  • Tree identification
  • Wild harvesting
  • Soils


  • Georgia Tree Council
  • Warnell Outreach Committee
  • Warnell Diversity Committee
  • Winterville Tree Commission
  • Athens Community Tree Council
  • ANREP National Extension Wildland Fire Initiative

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