Hierarchical dimensions of pre-management and modern era landscapesLandscape spatial patterns and connectivity relationsChanges to spatial patterns and impacts of those changes on successional conditions, disturbance processes, and habitats of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystemsAnticipated climate change effects on 21st century landscapes and needed adaptations
Wildlife Ecology and Management; Population Dynamics; Resource Selection; Space Use; Landscape Ecology; Community Ecology; Wildlife Monitoring; Postfledging Neotropical Migrant Songbirds; Northern Spotted Owl
Fire ecology, fire effects, silviculture, fuel treatments and fire behavior, simulation modeling, bark beeltes, climate change.
Chemical mediated interactions among plants and animals in forest and rangeland ecosystems.Basic knowledge of the biological and physical interactions among disturbances (insects, diseases, fire, storms, invasives, herbivory, management and climate variablity), particularly those that have a synergistic interaction resulting in undesirable changes in forest ecosystems.How disturbances influence the interactions among trees, insects, and pathogens.Understanding the role of ethanol in the interactions of bark beetles, pathogens, and their host trees.
I work to increase our understanding of how natural and human-caused disturbances and their interactions structure vegetation and plant communities. I conduct my research at multiple biological, spatial, and temporal scales using empirical, experimental, and landscape modeling approaches.