Ecological silviculture, restoration silviculture, riparian silviculture, physiological mechanisms of tree stress tolerance, genecology, climate change
Distribution, ecological relations, evolutionary history, and conservation genetics of rare and elusive forest carnivores in the western mountains of the contiguous United States.
Forest planningForest modelingForest managementBiometricsSpatial analysis
Structure and dynamics of river food websRestoration of freshwater ecosystemsSystem dynamics modelingEcology and management of Pacific salmon and troutImpact of Invasive species on aquatic ecosystems
The application of social science data, concepts, and methods to natural resource and environmental planning and decisionmakingStudy of visitor behavior and recreation management practices The evaluation of agency land management planning, public involvement, social assessments, policies, and practices
Economics, technology, and markets; forest products; wood; community stability; renewable energy; mitigation of climate change; sustainability.
My research interests center around four broad topics: 1) Understanding relationships between salmon and their habitats; 2) Characterizing how aquatic habitats are distributed throughout a stream network and across a landscape and what influences this distribution; 3) Evaluating and developing spatial data for broad-scale research and conservation of stream ecosystems; and 4) Advancing knowledge about interactions among in-channel conditions, watershed processes, and land management to better design and evaluate policy options.