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Paul C. Selmants

Terrestrial ecosystem scientist interested in forests, carbon and climate change. I use remote sensing, data synthesis, and simulation modeling to quantify the influence of human activities on ecosystems at regional to continental scales. 

For a list of my publications, please click on the ORCID link (0000-0001-6211-3957) below my photo.

Professional Experience

  • 2020 – present: Research Ecologist, USGS Western Geographic Science Center 

  • 2016 - 2020: Research Physical Scientist, USGS Western Geographic Science Center 

  • 2012-16:  Research Faculty, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • 2008 – 2011: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • 2007-08:  Postdoc, Northern Arizona University

Education and Certifications

  • 2007: Ph.D. Forest Science, Northern Arizona University 

  • 2000: M.S. Botany, University of Wyoming 

  • 1996: B.S. Botany, Miami University of Ohio

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) 

  • Ecological Society of America (ESA) 

  • Society for Open, Reliable, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (SORTEE) 

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government