George started his PhD in 2016, after a successful career in forest management and habitat restoration. In 1997, he founded Ash Creek Forest Management, and in 2003 he co-founded Scholls Valley Native Nursery. He actively manages both businesses while pursuing his degree. His research aims to better understand the current ranges, hybrid forms, habitat preferences, stand health, population structures, and responses to climate change of three species of alder (Alnus) in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
- George Kral, Melodie Putnam, David Rupp. 2020. Rapid Retreat of the Pacific Maritime Forest. bioRxiv 2020.08.31.273847.