Monitoring, Analysis and Modeling
M.S., M.P.S. & Ph.D.
The Monitoring, Analysis and Modeling area of study focuses on the application of statistical and operations research methods and techniques used to sample, describe and predict how individual trees, forest stands and terrestrial ecosystems change over both temporal and spatial scales.
Because trees and forests respond in varying ways to an array of human and natural disturbances, research opportunities in this area of study address a diversity of topics that help us to better understand and evaluate the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems in a rapidly changing world.
- Colin M. Beier; firstname.lastname@example.org
forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformatics
- Eddie Bevilacqua; email@example.com
sampling/inventory, biometrics, forest mensuration, growth and yield modeling, applied statistics, GIS/spatial analysis, forest ecology, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, quantitative silviculture
- Ralph D. Nyland; firstname.lastname@example.org
forest ecology, forest health, restoration ecology, silviculture, forest management and operations, quantitative silviculture, forest practice
- Stephen V. Stehman; email@example.com
environmental sampling, map accuracy assessment, land-cover monitoring; applied statistics
- John C. Stella; firstname.lastname@example.org
riparian and stream ecology, restoration ecology, watershed management, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, river restoration, arid-land and Mediterranean ecosystems
- Philippe G. Vidon; email@example.com
Geography/Environmental Science, Surface and Subsurface Hydrology, Water Quality, Riparian Zone/Watershed Biogeochemistry and Hydrology, Agriculture, Best Management Practices, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Mercury, Carbon Cycling, Greenhouse Gases (N2O, CO2, CH4).
- John E. Wagner; firstname.lastname@example.org
forest resource and environmental economics, ecosystem services, policy, quantitative silviculture, forest management and operations, operations research, simulation
- Lianjun Zhang; email@example.com
forest biometrics, growth and yield modeling, spatial statistics and modeling, quantitative silviculture
Graduate Education Coordinator - FNRM
310A Bray Hall, One Forestry Drive
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Current Graduate Students in MAM
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Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling
Degree Sought: MS
ESC Environmental and Natural Resources Policy
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Newman and Zhang
Previous Graduate Study: Yale University (Forest Science)
Graduate Research Topic
Community-based Forest Management in China's Minority Areas
Areas of Interest
Biodiversity conservation; Indigenous knowledge; Land use change; Forest policy; Remote sensing and GIS; Ecosystem services