About Seth

Assistant professor of silviculture. Research interests span basic to applied forest ecology as it pertains to silvicultural practices. Emphasis on dynamics of managed stands, Western US conifers, and forest fuel hazards.

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  • My work pairs basic science investigations of forest ecology with applied research on pressing forest management issues. The overarching goal is to establish a science foundation for and then develop novel silvicultural solutions to contemporary challenges in forestry. My basic research is focused on stand dynamics, particularly structural and compositional effects on crown and canopy characteristics and forest production. I make a point of developing my basic science investigations to address management issues such as forest fuels, aesthetics and wood production.


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,