Professor and Director, CO Forest Restoration Institute
My interests are in forest governance, policy, and administration, specifically collaborative, participatory strategies that attempt to sustain both resilient forest ecosystems and the well-being of forest-reliant communities.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) , Forest Measurements , Dendrology
Senior Research Scientist/Professor
I work on the full range of issues related to wetland and riparian ecosystems.
The chemical, behavioral, and microbial ecology of insects in both forest and agricultural ecosystems.
Assistant Professor, Silviculture
Silviculture and applied forest ecology
Rangeland Social-ecological Systems
Senior Research Scientist/Associate Professor
Timber harvesting and wood utilization
Plant ecophysiology, plant water-use strategies, plant drought tolerance, drought-induced mortality, sensor development and implementation.
Shell Endowed Chair of Restoration Ecology
Forest and woodland ecology; vegetation response to global change
Professor/Director WESTFIRE Research Center
Wildfire and prescribed fire economics, timber industry sales and analyses
Fire Ecology, Disturbance Ecology
Advancing the use of biometrics, remote sensing, and quantitative models in natural resources.
My research activities have been centered on developing science based decision support tools for forestry and natural resource management using techniques in the operations research (OR) and management science realm including systems analysis, spatial optimization, and stochastic programming.