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Frank H. Koch

Frank H. Koch
Research Ecologist
Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center
P.O. Box 12254
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2254
United States
Current Research
  • Primary research focus on quantitative and spatial analysis of forest health data, with a particular emphasis on invasive forest pests and the modeling of invasion risk at multiple spatial scales, from landscape to continental
  • Characterization and representation of uncertainty in forest pest risk maps, using both probabilistic and non-probabilistic approaches
  • Application of trade and transportation networks to estimate human-mediated invasion likelihoods for locations of interest
  • Optimal survey design and pest detection strategies
  • Analysis of short- and long-term drought patterns, including how these patterns may relate to forest pest outbreak risk
  • North Carolina State University, Ph.D., Forestry, 2005
  • North Carolina State University, M.S., Natural Resources, 2001
  • Duke University, B.A., Art Design / Philosophy, 1993
Featured Publications
Other Publications
Research Highlights

Examining the Role of Humans in the Spread of Invasive Species

Year: 2015
Forest Service scientists and their collaborators have contributed innovative research to the field of forest pest risk assessment by focusing on pathways for the human-assisted spread of forest pest species, including merchandise imports and firewood transport. Research results anticipate where and...