Faculty in Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management

This list represents faculty who are available to advise and/or serve on committees. Not every individual on this list is in a position to advise students, so prospective students should plan to reach out to the program or the faculty member to inquire if they are unsure.

Name Topics
David Andow Ecological risk assessment of biological stressors, such as invasive species and genetically engineered organisms; evolution of pest resistance and food web interactions
Brian Aukema Forest entomology, statistics
Robert Blanchette Forest and shade tree diseases, wood microbio
Charlie Blinn Forest and riparian zone management, marketing, harvesting
Paul Bolstad GIS in natural resource analysis, forest ecology, spatial data analysis
Dean Current Resource analysis, international forestry
Andrew David Forest genetics, tree improvement, gene conservation, alternative biomass crops
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.
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.
Chris Edgar Forest resource analysis
Lee Frelich Forest ecology: fire and wind, climate change and invasive species
David Fulton Human dimensions of natural resource policy and planning
James Gerber Interrelation of climate variability, crop yields, and systemic trends in food security
Sarah Hobbie Ecosystem ecology, carbon and nutrient cycling
Nicholas Jordan Agroecology, weed ecology and management, diversification
Bonnie Keeler Ecology, economics and software development seeking to better communicate and quantify the value of nature
Mike Kilgore Natural resources economics, policy, and administration
Randy Kolka Land management (forest, agriculture and urban land uses) on the terrestrial and aquatic cycling of nutrients, carbon, heavy metals (notably mercury) and water
Daniel Larkin Restoration ecology, invasion biology, aquatic plant management, wetland ecology, plant community ecology
Chris Lenhart linkages between hydrology, stream geomorphology and ecology; ecological restoration of streams and wetlands
Rebecca Montgomery Forest ecology, ecophysiology, tropical ecology, global change biology
Kristen Nelson Human dimensions, community forestry, environmental sociology, dispute resolution, and participatory planning
Mark Nelson Forest Inventory Analysis; forest biodiversity; wildlife habitat; forest-associated freshwater fish; land cover, land use, and change
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
Brian Palik Forest ecology
C. Hobie Perry Forest soils, inventory, hydrology
Stephen Polasky Environmental and resource economics, ecology and economics, conservation biology, game theory
Peter Reich Terrestrial ecology, linking fundamental physiology with community dynamics and ecosystem structure and function, rising CO2 and climate change, biodiversity loss, and wildfire
Matt Russell Forest ecosystem health, modeling forest ecosystem dynamics, and forest analytics
Jonathan Schilling Biodegradation, wood microbiology, forest biogeochemistry
Ingrid Schneider Recreation resource management, tourism, human dimensions of natural resources
Rob Slesak Forest soils, applied forest ecology, forest management, hydrology, forest monitoring
Veronique St. Louis Quantitative ecology
Robert Venette Invasive species
Marcella Windmuller-Campione Silviculture and applied forest ecology
John Zobel Forestry biometrics