Ph.D. Natural Resources Science and Management (Forestry), University of Minnesota, 2014
M.S. Natural Resources (Forestry), University of Vermont, 2008
B.A. Environmental Science, Ecology, and English Literature, University of Denver, 2005
Areas of Expertise
Silviculture and applied forest ecology
Areas of Interest
My research generally focuses on how natural and anthropogenic sources of disturbance and stress influence forest stand dynamics. This involves work with both retrospective observational studies as well as experimental examinations of forest response to management. Current projects include: investigating how changes in competition, composition, and structure over time influence growth and mortality in old-growth red pine forests; assessing the effects of overstory retention on biodiversity; and quantifying impacts of harvest residue removal on productivity, biodiversity, and function. Ultimately, my goal as a scientist is to bring ecological concepts like functional diversity and resilience into a practical realm that can be applied to forest management and conservation efforts.
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