Ph.D., Forest Resources, University of Maine (2012) M.S., Forestry, Virginia Tech (2008) B.S., Forestry, Paul Smith’s College (2006)
Areas of Expertise
Forest ecosystem health
Areas of Interest
Research interests focus on examining how changing environmental conditions influence the structure and function of forests. Specifically, I examine how disturbances alter forest conditions, assess how indicators can be used to assess forest health ranging from individual trees to landscape scales, and develop natural resource management tools using our scientific knowledge on forest responses to various threats.
Extension programming translates and synthesizes University research to inform management decisions made by forest landowners and to guide strategic planning for natural resource professionals. My Extension content focuses on strategies to sustain the health and productivity of Minnesota forests.
NR 5021, Statistics for Agricultural and Natural Resource Professionals, 3 credits
NR 8101, Natural Resources Science and Management Orientation, 1 credit