My interest in landscape ecology focuses on the agents and implications of pattern in forested landscapes. Increasingly, my research is in what has been termed "theoretical applied ecology," developing new analytic approaches to applications of immediate practical concern such as conservation planning. A hallmark of my Lab is the integration of field studies, spatial analysis, and simulation modeling in extrapolating our fine-scale empirical understanding of environmental issues to the larger space and time scales of management and policy.

School Division

Environmental Sciences & Policy


  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1986)
  • M.A., Southern Illinois University (1981)
  • B.A., Southern Illinois University (1978)


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