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University of Washington Graduate Students

 

Current Students

Churchill, Derek. Forest ecology

 

Freund, James. Forest structure and natural stand development

 

Hagmann, Keala. Forest ecology

 

Kane, Van. Remote sensing of early successional forests

 

Larson, Andrew J. Tree population dynamics in western coniferous forests

 

 

University of Washington Graduate Students

Lutz, James A. 2008. Climate, fire, and vegetation change in Yosemite National Park. Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington. 169 p. Currently: Research Associate, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington.

 

Swanson, Mark. 2007. Measurement and modeling of the forest carbon resource in the Nothofagus forests of Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington. 148 p. Currently: Assistant Professor of Landscape Ecology and Silviculture. Washington State University.

 

Lesher, Robin. 2005. An environmental gradient model predicts the spatial distribution of potential habitat for Hypogymnia duplicata in the Cascade Mountains of northwestern Washington. Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington. 85 p. Currently: Ecologist, Ecosystems Staff, USDA Forest Service, Region 6, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

 

Pincheira, Martin Edward. 2004. Changes in population structure, mortality and biomass of trees in old-growth Sitka spruce/western hemlock stands on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. M.S. thesis, University of Washington, 85 p.

 

Oakley, Brian B. 2003. The ecology and biogeography of the Ceanothus-Frankia symbiosis in California. Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington. 158 p. Currently: Senior Scientist, MicroComXT: Marie Curie Excellence Team, Department of Biological Sciences,, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, CV4 7AL

 

Knight, Franklin Randolph, Jr. 2003. Stem mapping methodologies and analyses of stem density, plot size, sample size and spatial patterns of large trees in old-growth mixed-confer and pine forests of the Sierra Nevada and Oregon. Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington. 273 p. Currently Director, QL2. Rand was a 2008 candidate for one of the U.S. Senate seats in Georgia.

 

Foster, Albert Guy. 2002. Cerro Osa: a ten year case study in tropical rainforest conservation management from the Osa Peninsula, Cost Rica. M.S. thesis, University of Washington. 280 p. Currently: NOAA Hydrographic Analyst, Seattle, Washington.

 

Bible, Kenneth. 2001. Long-term patterns of Douglas-fir and western hemlock mortality in the western Cascade Mountains of Washington and Oregon. Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington. 85 p. Currently: Site Director, Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility, Carson, WA.

 

Keeton, William.  2000. Occurrence and reproductive role of remnant old-growth trees in mature Douglas-fir forests, southern Washington, Cascade Range. Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington. 142 p. Currently: Associate Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington. VT.

 

Pearson, Audrey.  2000. Natural disturbance patterns in a coastal temperate rain forest watershed, Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington. 169 p. Currently: Research Assistant, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

 

Greenberg, Joshua David.  2000.  Analysis of urban-rural gradients using satellite data. Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington.  127 p.  Currently: GIS Specialist, Skagit County, Mt. Vernon, WA.


Fites-Kaufmann, Josephine.  1997.  Historic landscape pattern and process: fire, vegetation, and environment interactions in the northern Sierra Nevada.  Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington. 177 p. Currently: Area Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Plumas National Forest, Quincy, CA.

 

Knight, Franklin Randolph, Jr., 1997. A spatial analysis of a Sierra Nevada old-growth mixed-conifer forest. M.S. thesis, University of Washington. 84 p. Currently Director, QL2. Rand is a 2008 candidate for one of the U.S. Senate seats in Georgia.

 

Oakley, Brian B. 1997. Prunus emarginata and the role of the seed bank. M.S. thesis, University of Washington. 27 p. Currently: Currently: Senior Scientist, MicroComXT: Marie Curie Excellence Team, Department of Biological Sciences,, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, CV4 7AL

 

Werntz, David.  1996.  Approaches to monitoring in the Siouxon Creek watershed, Gifford Pinchot National Forest: lessons in applied ecology. M.S. thesis, University of Washington. 108 p. Currently: employed on staff of Conservation Northwest, ngo based in Bellingham, WA.

 

Concannon, Julie Ann.  1995.  Characterizing structure, microclimate, and decomposition of peatland, beachfront, and newly-logged forest edges in southeastern Alaska.  Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington.  325 p. Currently: Ecologist, Monogahela National Forest, West Virginia.

 

Tang, Swee May.  1995.  The influence of forest clearcutting patterns on the potential for debris flows and wind damage.  Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington.  151 p.  Last known employment: Associate Professor of Biology, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN.

 

Van Pelt, Robert. 1995. Understory tree response to canopy gaps in old-growth Douglas-fir forests of the Pacific Northwest. 237 p. Currently: Research Affiliate Professor, University of Washington.

 

Greenberg, Joshua David. 1994. A decision model and clustering method for multiple objective planning: the Siouxon drainage of Southwestern Washington case study. M.S. thesis, University of Washington. 93 p. Currently: GIS Specialist, Skagit County, Mt. Vernon, WA.

 

Mycek, Linda.  1994.  A classification of riparian plant communities in three geomorphological provinces of the Cascade Mountains in western Washington State, USA.  M.S. thesis, University of Washington.  122 p. Currently: self-employed as consulting botanist and forester.

 

Pyle, Charlotte.  1994.  Interactions between dispersal behavior and landscape pattern modeled with a focus on matrix modification in a Pacific Northwest context.  Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington.  155 p. Currently: Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut, Stores, CT.

 

Lowe, J. Stephen.  1993.  Canopy closure in young Douglas-fir forests: spatial patterns of understory vegetation, soil moisture, and needle litterfall.  Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington.  162 p. 

 

North, Malcolm.  1993.  Stand structure and truffle abundance associated with northern spotted owl habitat.  Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington.  113 p.  Currently: Research Forester with Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Fresno, CA and Ecosystems Faculty, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA.

 

Greenway, Stephen Paul.  1992.  A geographic information system analysis of bare ground on the Olympic National Forest 26 years after harvest. M.S. thesis, University of Washington. 54 p. Currently: managing large ranch in western Colorado.

 

Johnson, Adelaide C.  1991.  Effects of landslide-dam-break floods on channel morphology.  M. S. thesis, University of Washington.  90 p. Currently: Hydrologist, USDA Forest Service, Aquatic/Land Interactions, Juneau, Alaska.

 

Schrader, Barbara A.  1991.  Vegetation and conifer seedling response to clearcutting of alluvial spruce sites in southeast Alaska.  M.S. thesis, University of Washington. 71 p. Currently: Regional Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Region 10, Alaska.

 

Chen, Jiquan.  1991.  Edge effects: microclimatic pattern and biological responses in old-growth Douglas-fir forests.  Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington. 174 p. Currently: Professor of Ecology, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

 

Gray, Andrew.  1990.  Forest structure on the Siouxon Burn, southern Washington Cascades: comparison of single and multiple burns.  M.S. thesis, University of Washington. 85 p. Currently: Scientist for North Coast Adaptive Management Area (Oregon).

 

Oregon State University Graduate Students

Li, Habin.  1990.  Spatio-temporal pattern analysis of managed forest landscapes: a simulation approach.  Ph.D. thesis (Forest Science), Oregon State University.  Employed as research scientist by Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service.

 

Evenden, Angela G.  1989.  Ecology and distribution of riparian vegetation in the Trout Creek Mountains of southeastern Oregon.  Ph.D. thesis (Botany), Oregon State University.  National Park Service Research Coordinator, Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Reno, Nevada.

 

Halpern, Charles B.  1987. Twenty-one years of secondary succession in Pseudotsuga forests of the western Cascade Range, Oregon.  Ph.D. thesis (Botany), Oregon State University.  Currently: Professor, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

 

McDade, Mary H.  1987.  Source area for coarse woody debris in small streams in western Oregon and Washington.  M.S. thesis (Botany), Oregon State University.  Last known employment: nurse in Pocatello, Idaho.

 

Klopsch, Mark W.  1986.  Structure of mature Douglas-fir stands in a western Oregon watershed and implications for interpretation of disturbance history and succession.  M.S. thesis (Forest Science), Oregon State University.  Currently: Data Management Specialist, Forest Science Department, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

 

Harmon, Mark E.  1986.  Logs as sites of tree regeneration in Picea sitchensis-Tsuga heterophylla forests of coastal Washington and Oregon. Ph.D. thesis (Botany), Oregon State University.  Currently: Richardson Chair and Distinguished Professor, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

 

Stewart, Glenn H.  1984.  Forest structure and regeneration in the Tsuga heterophylla-Abies amabilis transition zone, central Western Cascades, Oregon.  Ph.D. thesis (Botany), Oregon State University.  Currently: Faculty member, University in Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

Frenzen, Peter M.  1983.  Conifer establishment from seed on tephra deposits from the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens, Washington.  M.S. thesis (Forest Science), Oregon State University.  Currently: Monument Scientist, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, USDA Forest Service, Chelatchie Prairie, WA.

 

Mitchell, Diane L.  1981.  Salt marsh reestablishment following dike breaching in the Salmon River estuary, Oregon.  Ph.D. thesis (Botany), Oregon State University.  Currently: President of ecological consulting firm, Bakersfield, CA.

 

Graham, Robert L. Lambert.  1981.  Biomass dynamics of dead Douglas-fir and western hemlock boles in mid-elevation forests of the Cascade Range. Ph.D. thesis (Botany), Oregon State University.  Currently: Senior Scientist with Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.

 

Seyer, Susan.  1980.  Vegetative ecology of a montane mire, Crater Lake National Park.  M.S. thesis (Botany), Oregon State University.  Last known employment: Nurse in Portland, OR.

 

Means, Joseph E.  1980.  Dry coniferous forests in the Western Oregon Cascades.  Ph.D. thesis (Botany), Oregon State University.  Deceased.

 

Alaback, Paul.  1980.  Biomass and production of understory vegetation in seral Sitka spruce-western hemlock forests of southeast Alaska.  Ph.D. thesis (Forest Science), Oregon State University.  Currently: Professor at University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

 

Hemstrom, Miles.  1979.  Disturbance history of the forests of Mount Rainier National Park.  Ph.D. thesis (Botany), Oregon State University. Currently: Regional Ecologist for Pacific Northwest Region, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR.

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