My goal is to provide the best available science and training to support the sustainable management of forest ecosystems in the Lake States and beyond. As a silviculturist, my specific area of expertise is the application of ecological knowledge to forest management in order to fulfill a wide range of society’s and landowners’ needs and values. My focus is on the development and testing of ecological theory through field experiments, and application of ecological theory to develop technologies that solve challenges facing private, industrial, state, federal, and nonprofit forest owners and managers.
Currently, I am working on various projects related to the restoration and management of forests in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and Great Lakes region.
$2,140,941 total external research funding as PI or Co-PI, and $189,967 internal support as PI or Co-PI