Effects of Management on Wildlife and Habitats

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Conifer forests in the Pacific Northwest are biologically and economically important, are intensively managed for multiple uses, and represent a large area in public domain. Therefore, understanding how management of conifer forests affects biodiversity across a range of spatial and temporal scales is critical for land management agencies.

Conifer forests in the Pacific Northwest are biologically and economically important, are intensively managed for multiple uses, and represent a large area in public domain. Therefore, understanding how management of conifer forests affects biodiversity across a range of spatial and temporal scales is critical for land management agencies. My research projects are designed to provide science-based information that can be directly applied in an adaptive management framework. This work is typically coordinated within the framework of long-term, multi-disciplinary studies, such as Willamette National Forest Young Stand Thinning and Diversity Study, BLM Density Management Study, and the Trask Watershed Study.

In these projects, we are investigating the effectiveness of alternative thinning strategies for promoting diverse habitat for wildlife, and providing information on individual-, population-, and community-level responses of terrestrial birds and their arthropod prey to forest management in riparian habitats.