Forestry/Conservation Experts

David Affleck

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Environmental Statistics; Forest Inventory and Sampling Strategies for Environmental Resources; Individual Tree and Stand Growth Models; Statistical Modeling of Ecological Data
 

Brady Allred

College of Forestry and Conservation UM Forest Management

Area of Expertise:

Ecosystem Change, Processes and Structure

Jill M. Belsky

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Natural Resource/Environmental Sociology; Rural/Development Studies; Social/Community Forestry; Sustainable Agriculture
 

Erik Berg

Bureau of Business and Economic Research 

Area of Expertise:

Fire and Forest Science; Forest Management; Forest Products Industry

Bill Borrie

College of Forestry & Conservation

Area of Expertise:

Outdoor Recreation; Wilderness; National Parks; Protected Area Management

Keith Bosak

College of Foresty and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Community Development; Ecotourism; International Conservation and Development; Geographies of Tourism; GIS; Nature-Based Tourism

Jedediah Brodie

Division of Biological Sciences 

Area of Expertise:

Biodiversity Conservation; Climate Change; Landscape Connectivity; Mammals; Plant-animal Interactions; Tropical Ecology 

Perry Brown

Provost's Office

Area of Expertise:

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; Natural Resource Planning and Policy; Recreation and Tourist Behavior; Wilderness Management

Edwin Burke

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Forest Products Technology; Growth-Quality Relationships of Wood; Tree Biology; Wood Science

Brian Chaffin

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Water Conservation; Water Policy Research and Management

Cory Cleveland

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Climate Change Science; Ecosystem Ecology; Soil Science; Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Ben Colman

Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Science in the College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems; Biogeochemistry; Ecosystem Ecology; Microbial Ecology

Natalie Dawson

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Biogeography; Conservation Genetics; Evolution; Public Lands; International Protected Area Management; Mammalogy

Solomon Dobrowski

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Assisted Migration Planning; Fire Regimes; Historical Datasets and Species Distribution Models; Terrain and Biota Response to Climate Change; Vegetation Across Environmental Gradients

Beth Dodson

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Forest Road Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management; Harvest, Pre-processing and Transportation of Woody Biomass; Implementation of Forest Restoration Treatments; Operational Forest Planning

Victoria Dreitz

Ecosystem & Conservation Sciences

Area of Expertise:

Conservation Biology; Population Dynamics; Demographic Modeling; Avian Ecology; Species Conservation; Private Lands; Prairie Ecosystems

Wayne Freimund

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Capacity Building for Protected Area Management; International and Domestic Protected Area Planning; International Conservation; Monitoring Visitor Use; Visitor Management Frameworks

John Goodburn

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Management Effects on Wildlife Habitat Structure; Modeling Forest Dynamics; Regeneration Ecology; Uneven-Aged Silviculture

Neva Hassanein

Environmental Studies Program 

Area of Expertise:

Agri-food Studies; Community and Land Use Planning; Environmental Studies; Rural and Agricultural Sociology

Steven Hayes

Bureau of Business and Economic Research 

Area of Expertise:

Forest Products Industry and Manufacturing 

Philip Higuera

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Climate-Vegetation-Fire Interactions; Environmental Change; Forest and Fire Ecology; Paleoecology

Charles Keegan

Bureau of Business and Economic Research 

Area of Expertise:

New Forest Management Regimes Related to Ecosystem Restoration and Fire Hazard Reduction; Structure and Operations of the Forest Products Industry

Christopher R. Keyes

Department of Forest Management 

Area of Expertise:

Silviculture Tools and Techniques for Stewardship, Restoration and Renewal of Western Forests

Andrew Larson

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Disturbances and Structural Development of Natural Forests; Ecological Forestry and Restoration Silviculture; Long-Term Change in Forest Ecosystems; Spatial Ecology and Methods of Spatial Pattern Detection and Analysis

Chelsea McIver

Bureau of Business and Economic Research 

Area of Expertise:

Economic Benefits of Forestry Restoration 

Alexander L. Metcalf

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Human Dimensions of Forest Restoration; Human Dimensions of Invasive Species; Human-Wildlfe Conflict and Issues; Private Lands Management and Conservation; Social-Psychology; Spatial Analysis

 

Elizabeth Covelli Metcalf

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Human-Wildlife Conflict and Issues; Hunter Recruitment and Retention; River Recreation Management; Social Dimensions of River Retention; Underrepresented Groups in Outdoor Recreation

Todd Morgan

Bureau of Business & Economic Research

Area of Expertise:

Forest Economics; Natural Resource Economics; Timber Harvesting, Logging Utilization and Primary Wood Manufacturing Products 

Cara Nelson

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Detecting Changes in Understory Plant Abundance; Ecological Restoration Treatments; Effects of Large-Scale Disturbances on Forests

Norma Nickerson

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Impacts of Tourism on Environment; Tourism Industry and Natural Resources 

Martin Nie

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Conservation Strategy; Environmental Conflict; Federal Public Land and Resources Policy; Property and Governance; Wildlife Policy

Charles Palmer

Health & Human Performance

Area of Expertise:

Human Performance; Attention Upon Psychological Factors that Contribute to Human Performance; Wildland Firefighting

Michael Patterson

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Social Science and Resource Management; Human Experience with Wildlife and Wetland Resources; Wildland Recreation 

LLoyd Paul Queen

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Fire Management; GIS; Landscape Dynamics at Regional Scales; Remote Sensing

Steve Running

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Chapter Author for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment; Chapter Lead Author for National Climate Assessment 2014; Forest Ecophysiology; Global Climate Change

Anna Sala

Division of Biological Sciences

Area of Expertise:

Plant Biology; Plant Responses to the Environment with Emphasis on Trees; Tree Responses to Fire; Tree-Bark Beetle Interactions

Carl Seielstad

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Fire Monitoring; Fire Weather; Forest and Range Management in Wildlife and Prescribed Fire Settings; Innovative Fuels Inventory Methods; Remote Sensing and GIS;Technology Development and Transfer

Stephen F. Siebert

Forest Management

Area of Expertise:

Tropical Forest Conservation and Management; Tropical Agriculture; Non-Timber Forest Products; Biodiversity Conservation; Protected Area Management

Eric Simmons

Bureau of Business and Economic Research 

Area of Expertise:

Fire Suppression; Forest Inventory; Forest Products Industry; Fuels Management; Reforestation

Diana Six

Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Bark Beetle Ecology and Management in Relation to Forest Restoration and Climate Change; Ectosymbioses among Bark and Ambrosia Beetles and Fungi 

Jennifer Thomsen

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Ecotourism and Sustainability; Interpretation and Education; Large Landscape Conservation; Linkage Between Health of Parks and People; Outdoor Recreation Benefits and Impacts; Sense of Place and Sustainable Behavior; Stakeholder Collaboration; Transboundary Wildlife Conflict and Management

Laurie Yung

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Conservation Policy, Political Conflict and Scale; Drought Adaptation on Working Ranchlands; Food-Energy-Water Nexus; Landownership Change and Cross-Boundary Conservation; Rural; Communitites and Ecological Change; Social and Political Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation