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.

Participating Faculty

  • Colin M. Beier;
    forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformatics
  • Eddie Bevilacqua;
    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;
    forest ecology, forest health, restoration ecology, silviculture, forest management and operations, quantitative silviculture, forest practice
  • Stephen V. Stehman;
    environmental sampling, map accuracy assessment, land-cover monitoring; applied statistics
  • John C. Stella;
    riparian and stream ecology, restoration ecology, watershed management, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, river restoration
  • Philippe G. Vidon;
    Stream Restoration, Ecological Engineering, Riparian Zone and Watershed Management, Water Quality, Riparian Zone/Watershed Biogeochemistry and Hydrology, Best Management Practices, Surface and Subsurface Hydrology, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Mercury, Carbon Cycling, Greenhouse Gases (N2O, CO2, CH4).
  • John E. Wagner;
    forest resource and environmental economics, ecosystem services, policy, quantitative silviculture, forest management and operations, operations research, simulation
  • Lianjun Zhang;
    forest biometrics, growth and yield modeling, spatial statistics and modeling, quantitative silviculture

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Contact Us

Diane Kuehn
Associate Professor
Graduate Education Coordinator - FNRM
310A Bray Hall, One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
Phone: (315) 470-6561
Fax: (315) 470-6535

Current Graduate Students in MAM

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Qianqian Cao

Qianqian Cao
Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Zhang
Undergraduate Institute: Beijing Forestry University (Forestry and Related)

Favorite Quote
Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass

Karun Pandit

Karun Pandit
Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Bevilacqua

Previous Graduate Study: Tribhuvan Univ (Forestry )

Graduate Research Topic
change in timberland ownership and its effect on forest above-ground forest biomass, volume and species composition

Research interest
Geospatial methods, Forest biometrics, Applied statistics, Biodiversity conservation


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