Stream ecology, nutrient cycling, carbon cycling, riparian-stream interactions, hydrology and ecology of surface-groundwater interaction zones, global warming and its effects on streams and stream habitat, terrestrial-near shore coastal zone interactions, fate of carbon in streams and estuaries, and the functional role of wetlands in watersheds.
I am interested in research that broadens our understanding of natural processes. I seek to be involved in projects and develop research questions that are integrative throughout the range of environmental conditions experienced by the species of interest. My research focuses on increasing our understanding of natural processes, thereby expanding our ability to conserve native species.
Fire, fuels and fuel treatmentsForest carbon dynamicsWildland resource economics and managementInventory based estimation of past and future forest resource change
Grant’s work on the hydro-ecological impacts of dams, such as those on the Deschutes, Sandy, and Clackamas Rivers, has provided a comprehensive understanding of the hydrogeomorphic and geologic effects of dam removal, which is becoming a rising concern and opportunity for river management in the United States.
Forest inventory data application, effects of disturbance and management on forest composition and structure, conditions and trends of Washington's forest resources.
Fire and disturbance ecologyVegetation dynamicsClimate change effects on forestsClimate change vulnerability assessmentClimate change adaptation
How do plants respond to their environment?What are the physiological triggers involved in starting or stopping plant growth?How can we use that information to make better management decisions?
Biology and management of invasive, nonnative plant species; conifer seedling growth and physiology responses to microenvironment; restoration of understory plant communities in managed conifer forests; comparative growth and yield of Douglas-fir stands; and long-term effects of forest vegetation management and thinning on stand structure.