Faculty in Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation and Management

Name Topics Areas of Study
David Andow

Ecological risk assessment of biological stressors, such as invasive species and genetically engineered organisms. Evolution of pest resistance and food web interactions.

  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Brian H. Aukema

Forest entomology, statistics

  • Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Robert A. Blanchette

Forest and Shade Tree Diseases, Wood Microbiology

  • Forest Products
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Charles R. Blinn

Forest and riparian zone management, marketing, harvesting

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forest Products
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Paul V. Bolstad

GIS in natural resource analysis, forest ecology, spatial data analysis

  • Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
John Bradford

Global change on terrestrial ecosystems

  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Thomas E. Burk

Biometrics, growth modeling, sampling, information systems

  • Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Dean Current

Resource analysis, international forestry

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Andrew J. David

Forest genetics, tree improvement, gene conservation, alternative biomass crops

  • Forest Products
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Mike Dockry

Social, community, and indigenous forestry; human environment interactions; traditional ecological knowledge; American Indian studies; climate change planning; international forestry and development; land tenure; public involvement, collaboration and participatory methods; planning; interdisciplinary sustainability science; environmental history; strategic foresight methods.

 

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Grant Domke

Carbon dynamics in natural and managed ecosystems, resource inventory and assessment, ecosystem health, dendroecology, global change, bioenergy, forest canopy dynamics, ecosystem modeling, and forest biomass and carbon accounting.

  • Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Alan R. Ek

Biometrics: Sampling, resource inventory, modeling forest dynamics

  • Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Lee E. Frelich

Forest ecology: fire and wind, climate change and invasive species.

  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
David C. Fulton

Human dimensions of natural resource policy and planning

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
  • Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
Susan M. Galatowitsch

Ecological restoration of wetlands, lakeshores, riparian systems, and prairies

  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
James Gerber

 Focus is the interrelation of climate variability, crop yields, and systemic trends in food security.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Sarah E. Hobbie

Ecosystem ecology, carbon and nutrient cycling

  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Gary Johnson

Urban and community forestry

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Bonnie Keeler

Serves as the project director, leading a team of experts in ecology, economics and software development seeking to better communicate and quantify the value of nature.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Michael A. Kilgore

Natural resources economics, policy, and administration.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
Randall K. Kolka

Land management (forest, agriculture and urban land uses) on the terrestrial and aquatic
cycling of nutrients, carbon, heavy metals (notably mercury) and water

  • Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Daniel Larkin
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Chris Lenhart

Research interests include linkages between hydrology, stream geomorphology and ecology. I am also very interested in the ecological restoration of streams and wetlands.

  • Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Rebecca A. Montgomery

Forest ecology, ecophysiology, tropical ecology, global change biology

  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Ed Nater
Biogeochemistry; Environmental Chemistry; Pedology
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Kristen C. Nelson

Human dimensions, community forestry, environmental sociology, dispute resolution, and participatory planning

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Karen Oberhauser

Invertebrate conservation and ecology, with particular interest in monarch butterflies; Citizen Science and ecological monitoring; Promoting a citizenry with a high degree of scientific and environmental literacy.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Brian J. Palik

Forest Ecology

  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
C. Hobie Perry

Forest soils, inventory, hydrology

  • Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
  • Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
A. Stephen Polasky

Environmental and resource economics, ecology and economics, conservation biology, game theory

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Peter B. Reich
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Matthew Russell

Primary topics of interest are forest ecosystem health,  modeling forest ecosystem dynamics, and forest analytics.

  • Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Jonathan Schilling

Biodegradation, wood microbiology, forest biogeochemistry

  • Forest Products
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Ingrid E. Schneider

Recreation resource management, tourism

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
  • Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
Rob Slesak

Forest soils, applied forest ecology, forest management, hydrology, forest monitoring

  • Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
James L. David Smith

Conservation Biology

  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
Veronique St-Louis

Quantitative ecology

  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Robert Venette

Invasive species

  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Marcella Windmuller-Campione

Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology

  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Diomy Zamora

Agroforestry, fire ecology, forestry extension, renewable energy (biomass production)

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management