Dr. Don Rockwood is a former forestry professor and researcher at the University of Florida (UF). His research has primarily focused are on forest mensuration and genetics to help combat citrus greening and climate change. The projects that Dr. Rockwood has worked on have found potential solutions for citrus greening, which has saved thousands of citrus farms in Florida. Dr. Rockwood studied at the University of Illinois and North Carolina State University, he also worked with F & W Forestry Services before coming to UF.
Over the 40 years Dr. Rockwood has researched forest ecology, his main target was tree improvement of the Cypress, Eucalyptus, and Cotton Wood trees. The goal of his research was to find the most resilient strains of certain tree types. His research was used to create solutions to citrus freezing and is used by lumber and agribusinesses across Florida.