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Land Use researchers working in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State.
  • Nancy and John Steimer Professor of Agricultural Sciences
  • Professor of Forest Ecology and Physiology


814-865-4901

Areas of Expertise:
  • Global change ecology
  • Associate Professor of Water Resources
  • Director, Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center
  • Assistant Director, Institutes of Energy & the Environment


814-865-8830

  • Faculty Instructor, Ecosystem Science and Management Department
  • and
  • Plant Science Program Director, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center


814-863-2000

Areas of Expertise:
  • Field botany and plant identification
  • Plant husbandry and horticulture
  • Wild plant conservation, management and policy
  • Agroforestry practices and applications in temperate ecosystems
  • Economic botany and ethnobotany
  • Non-timber forest products
  • Invasive plant identification, ecology and management
  • Professor of Molecular Genetics
  • Director of The Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics


814-863-9164

Areas of Expertise:
  • Genomics
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Associate Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Information Systems


814-863-1615

  • Associate Professor of Pedology


814-863-4246

Areas of Expertise:
  • Soil Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Professor of Woody Plant Physiology
  • Chair of Ecology Intercollege Graduate Degree Program


814-863-3371

Areas of Expertise:
  • Root biology and ecology
  • Mycorrhizal ecology
  • Plant Physiological Ecology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Global Change Biology
  • Belowground Ecology
  • Fruit tree physiology
  • Professor
  • Ibberson Chair in Urban and Community Forestry
  • Extension Specialist, Community and Urban Forestry


814-863-7941

  • Professor Emeritus of Forest Resources


814-863-0402

Areas of Expertise:
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Forest Regeneration
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Professor of Forest Resources
  • Chair of Forest Ecosystem Management Program
  • Extension Specialist


814-865-3994

Areas of Expertise:
  • Bioenergy
  • Agroforestry
  • Forest Economics and Finance
  • International Forestry
  • Forest Extension
  • Non Timber Forest Products
  • Associate Professor of Forest Ecology


814-865-4841

Areas of Expertise:
  • Global change ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Community ecology
  • Assistant Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology


814-865-4244

  • Professor of Hydropedology/Soil Hydrology


814-865-6726

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hydropedology, Soil Physics, Hydrology, Pedology
  • Critical Zone Science, Ecosystem Science, Complexity Science
  • Geospatial and Environmental Modeling, Scientific Visualization
  • Associate Professor of Forest Management


814-865-1602

  • Head and Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management


814-863-7093

Areas of Expertise:
  • Silviculture
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Soils
  • Professor of Sustainable Enterprises


814-863-2976

  • Professor of Geography


814-863-7207

Areas of Expertise:
  • remote sensing
  • GIS
  • soils
  • geomorphology
  • land change
  • Associate Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management


814-865-0679

Areas of Expertise:
  • Natural Resources Systems Analysis
  • Forest Products Economics
  • Wood Industry Operations Research
  • Wood Identification and Taxonomy
  • Senior Lecturer in Forest Resources and Extension Education
  • Natural Resources & Youth Extension Specialist


814-865-4261

Areas of Expertise:
  • Youth and Natural Resources Education
  • Forest Stewardship
  • Natural Resources Volunteerism
  • Private Forestland Management
  • Connecting Youth with Nature
  • Forest Dendrology and Botany
  • Professor of Environmental Soil Science


814-863-7640

Areas of Expertise:
  • Composting and compost utilization
  • Mined land reclamation
  • Restoration of degraded soils
  • Biomass crop production