Energy Research Area: Designing alternative forest harvesting strategies to advance stand development, promote wildlife habitat, restore historic structures, sequester carbon, and understand the impacts of forest certification schemes on forest management.
My work focuses on forest ecology and the impacts of harvesting on forested ecosystems. In general, I am interested in the effects of climate, topography, aspect, etc. on the biogeography of forests of the Pacific Northwest. My forest ecology research includes: forest demography, dendroecology, plant-herbivore interactions, ecophysiology and the application of this information to forest management through silviculture. I have compared alternative silviculture prescriptions to examine the impacts of harvesting on ecosystem services, including carbon storage and viewsheds, and wildlife habitat. Prescriptions designed to remove excess fuels, restore native forest structure, and advance stand development provide support to bioenergy research.
Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PST.