JeriLynn E. Peck Ph.D. (Jeri Peck)
- Ph.D. 2007 Forest and Disturbance Ecology, University of Minnesota
- M.S. 1996 Nonvascular Community Ecology, Oregon State University
- B.S. 1992 Environmental Economics, Linfield College
I'm a plant community ecologist specializing in training budding ecologists in the art of multivariate community data analysis and collaborating with the Silviculture & Applied Forest Ecology Lab here at Penn State.
I teach short-courses for beginning use of the multivariate data analysis software PC-ORD, developed by Dr. Bruce McCune at Oregon State University. These trainings are intended to introduce multivariate statistical concepts, briefly describe each of the classification, ordination, and other tools available in the software, and train users in a data analysis approach and process applicable to community (species) datasets.
Lately, my research interests have turned to forest ecology with collaborations in the Silviculture & Applied Forest Ecology Lab here at Penn State.
For the previous 15 years, my research focused on all aspects of commercial moss harvest. This included species composition, biomass distribution, cover and biomass growth rates, post-harvest recovery dynamics, and alternative management approaches, mostly in western Oregon. Oregon State now maintains the website on this information.
Selected Annual Publications:
Peck, J.E., E.K. Zenner, & B. Palik. 2012. Variation in microclimate and early growth of planted pines under dispersed and aggregated overstory retention in mature managed red pine in Minnesota. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42(2):279-290.
Peck, J.E. & E.K. Zenner. 2011. Site Classification Systems could link social and ecological management constraints. The Journal of Forestry 109(2):95-100.
Peck, J.E. & A.R. Moldenke. 2010. Invertebrate communities of subcanopy epiphyte mats subject to commercial moss harvest. Journal of Insect Conservation 15(4):733-742.
Zenner, E.K. & J.E. Peck. 2009. Characterizing structural conditions in mature managed red pine: Spatial dependency of metrics and adequacy of plot size. Forest Ecology and Management 257:311-320.
Peck, J.E. & L.E. Frelich. 2008. Commercial moss harvest does not disrupt successional development of understory epiphytic bryophytes in the Pacific Northwest. Ecological Applications 18(1):146-158.
Peck, J.E. & P.S. Muir. 2007. Are they harvesting what we think they're harvesting? Comparing field data to commercially sold forest moss. Biodiversity and Conservation 16(7):2031-2043.
Peck, J.E. 2006. Regrowth dynamics of understory epiphytic bryophytes 10 years after simulated commercial moss harvest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36:1749-1757.
Peck, J.E., J. Grabner, D. Ladd, & D. Larsen. 2004. Microhabitat affinities of Missouri Ozarks lichens. The Bryologist 107(1):47-61.
Peck, J.E. & P.S. Muir. 2001. Estimating the biomass of harvestable epiphytic moss in Central Western Oregon. Northwest Science 75(2):99-106.
Peck, J.E., B. Daly, B. McCune, & J. Ford. 2000. Tethered transplants for estimating biomass growth rates of the arctic lichen Masonhalea richardsonii. The Bryologist 103(3):449-454.
Peck, J.E. & B. McCune. 1998. Commercial moss harvest in northwestern Oregon: biomass & accumulation. Biological Conservation 86:299-305.
Peck, J.E. & B. McCune. 1997. Effects of green tree retention on epiphytic lichen communities: A retrospective approach. Ecological Applications 7(4):1181-1187.
Peck, J.E., W. Hong, & B. McCune. 1995. Diversity of bryophytes on four host tree species on Thermal Island, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada. The Bryologist 98(1):123-128.