Hurteau Earth Systems Ecology Lab
In the Earth Systems Ecology Lab we study climate change mitigation and adaptation in forested systems.
Our research uses both field studies and modeling to address a range of topics including: forest carbon, wildfire, species diversity, and productivity. Determining how climate change will influence disturbance patterns and species distribution is paramount for informing land management that will help ensure the continued existence of intact, fully functioning forest systems. Inclusive in our research is the coupling of human and natural systems. Through collaborations with researchers in different disciplines, we have examined the policy and economic implications of using forests to mitigate climate change and the impacts of restoring fire as an ecosystem process on air quality.
Morgan Wiechmann's proposal was funded by JFSP
April 15, 2013Morgan's proposal to quantify charcoal formation as a function of fuel size was funded by the Joint Fire Science Program.
March 15, 2013Brian presented his poster entitled The impact of post-fire regeneration on carbon stocks in Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forests at the College of Agricultural Sciences, Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo. He won second place for best undergraduate poster.
Morgan Wiechmann presented a poster at CarbonEARTH
February 25, 2013entitled Carbon recovered following different fuel reduction treatments in a Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest
New Paper: Aligning ecology and markets in the forest carbon cycle
February 1, 2013Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment - February Issue
New Book Chapter: Effects of wildland fire management on forest carbon stores
February 1, 2013in Land Use and the Carbon Cycle: Advances in Integrated Science, Management, and Policy. Eds: DG Brown, DT Robinson, NHF French, BC Reed.