The West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and
Design is pleased to welcome three new faculty members – Sophan “Steve” Chhin,
Debanjan Das and Christopher Lituma – to its School of Natural Resources and School
of Design and Community Development.
Steve Chhin, assistant professor in forest resources management in the School of
Natural Resources, specializes in quantitative forest management. His research
focuses on the sustainable management of forest resources by utilizing quantitative
tools that lead to a better understanding of how forest management practices and
environmental factors influence above-ground forest productivity and forest regeneration.
Ensuring that forests are resilient to climate change and changes in forest disturbance
agents, including fire, insects and fungal pathogens, is of particular interest