Professor, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, UBC
I am an “outdoor” ecologist – I am happiest when working in the forest! My research applies dendroecological methods to investigate population and vegetation dynamics of temperate forests, particularly in the context of disturbance and climate variation. My interests in conservation and natural resource management complement my expertise in forest ecology and biogeography. As a result much of my work is applied research and collaborative with NGOs, government agencies and private companies. In addition to my long-term research program investigating climate change and disturbance regime impacts on in the forests of coastal British Columbia, I have research projects studying fire regimes and forest dynamics in the Canadian Cordillera – in the foothills of Alberta, Rocky Mountain National Parks, Kootenay, Okanagan and Cariboo regions of BC. I continue to collaborate with colleagues from Argentina, conducting research on forest decline and altitudinal treelines dynamics in the southern Andes.