Calvin L. Norman

Calvin L. Norman

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Forestry
  • Co-Founder of the Forest Owners Climate and Carbon Education program (FOCCE)
  • Founder of the Functional Forest Lab (not accepting graduate students)
208 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Invasive Species Management
  • Silviculture
  • Wood Pruducts
  • Chronic Wasting Disease
  • Climate Change
  • Wildlife Management
  • Extension
  • Communicating Science

Calvin Norman is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Forestry at Penn State. He is passionate about helping forests be the best they can be by educating landowners, agencies, and those who interact with the outdoors about forests and wildlife management, forest carbon, climate change, and other matters that impact forest.


Calvin is a Wisconsin native, who moved to Pennsylvania after earning a Master of Science degree from Clemson University. At Clemson, he worked to improve management practices for controlling Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera), a small invasive tree. He has also worked as an industrial forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where he co-managed 10,000 acres of forest. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan Technological University with a dual major in in Forestry and Wildlife Resources.


The War in Ukraine: Impacts on the People, Forests, and Environment, Norman, Calvin, 2024

Webinar Series: Climate-Smart Silviculture, Norman, Calvin, 2024

Using Drones in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, Benavides Bolanos, Jhony, Norman, Calvin, 2023

What Should I Think About Before Signing a Forest Carbon Contract?, Kreye, M, Norman, Calvin, Cushing, Tamara, Tanger, Shaun, 2023

Carbon Accounting in Forest Management, Kreye, M, Norman, Calvin, VanderSchaaf, Curtis, Susaeta, Andres, Tanger, Shaun, 2023

Forest Carbon Pools: Where are They?
Penn State Extension, Kreye, M, Norman, Calvin, VanderSchaaf, Curtis, Susaeta, Andres, 2023

Case Study 2: Three Landowners' Experiences with Climate Smart Forestry Programs, Kreye, Melissa, Norman, C, Sharma, Sadikshya, 2023

Carbon Markets in the Woods, Norman, Calvin, 2023

A comparison of European deer keds (Diptera: Hippoboscidae: Lipoptena cervi (Linnaeus)) and blacklegged ticks (Ixodida: Ixodidae: Ixodes scapularis Say) on elk (Cervus canadensis (Erxleben)) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann, 1780)) in Pennsylvania
Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario, Skvarla, Michael, Poh, Karen, Struckhoff, Emily, Machtinger, E, 2023

Facts about Forest Carbon and Carbon Markets, Kreye, M, Norman, Calvin, 2023

Heating with Wood: An Introduction, Norman, Calvin, 2023

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHD) In Pennsylvania, Norman, Calvin, Zak, Amanda, 2023

Uso de drones en agricultura y gestión de recursos naturales, Benavides Bolanos, Jhony, Norman, Calvin, 2022

What Do Forest Carbon "Sequestration" and "Storage" Mean?, Kreye, Melissa, Norman, Calvin, 2022