About Seth

Assistant professor of silviculture. Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (hardwood country!), I started working in natural resources and forestry in the 2000's in bark beetle-affected Lutz spruce forests in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. I relocated to the interior West in 2007 and have been working and playing among the diversity of forests in this region ever since.

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  • My primary focus is on professional instruction in silviculture and forest management disciplines. I draw significantly on my academic background in applied ecology and quantitative silviculture in my teaching. Ultimately, my goal is to facilitate student growth by providing engaging, relevant course content that is accessible to a diverse suite of learners.


PhD, Forest Science - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2014

MS, Forest Science - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2011

BS, Forestry - Utah State University
Logan, UT, 2009

Selected Publications

Sensitivity of crown fire modeling to inventory parameter dubbing in FVS

  • Tinkham, W., Hoffman, C.Ex, S., & Smith, A.,

Stand composition and aspect are related to conifer regeneration densities following hazardous fuels treatments in Colorado, USA

  • Francis, D., Ex, S., Hoffman, C,