NC State University
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Area(s) of Expertise
I am a forest ecologist focused on landscape response to climate change. I have studied how climatic changes over the next 50-100 years will affect forests throughout the world. Results indicate that we can expect regeneration failure of many tree species, migration limitations to range expansion, and increased disturbance (wildfire, insect outbreaks, hurricanes, etc.) intensity and extent. My results also suggest that proactive management could ameliorate many of the worst effects of climate change and greater reliance on such ‘managed resilience’ may become essential in the near-term.