University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Forest Resources

Lee E. Frelich

FrelichPhotoResearch Associate and
Director, The University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology

Ph.D. 1986, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Climate change, wind and fire, deer and moose browsing, invasive species, earthworms

Office: 330f  Green Hall
Phone: (612) 624-3671
Fax: (612) 625-5212

Areas of Interest

Research interests include: (1) Effects of large-scale wind and fire in boreal forests of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, including the big blowdown of 1999, and the subsequent prescribed fires and wildfires; (2) European earthworm invasion in forests and the complex interactions with other invasive species and deer grazing; (3) Long-term dynamics of old-growth maple and hemlock forests in Upper Michigan; (4) patterns of tree height in the eastern U.S.; (5) vegetation and moose browsing on Isle Royale National Park; and (6) Climate change, its influence on forests near the prairie-forest border, and interactions with deer, fire and wind, insects and invasive species.

Courses taught:

FNRM 3203/5203 Forest Fire and Disturbance Ecology, 3 credits.
FNRM 3204/5204 Landscape Ecology and Management, 3 credits.

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