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Faculty Working in this Area

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
  • Professor of Water Resources
  • Department of Ecosystem Science & Management


814-865-8830

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management Department
  • Program Director, Appalachian Botany and Ethnobotany, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center


814-865-3951

Areas of Expertise

  • Field Botany, Plant Taxonomy and Systematics, Herbarium Methods
  • Non-timber Forest Products (e.g., Maple Syrup, Medicinal/Culinary Plants and Fungi)
  • Economic Botany and Ethnobotany
  • Forest Biology, Ecology and Stewardship
  • Plant Husbandry and Horticulture
  • Wild Plant Conservation, Management, and Policy
  • Invasive Plant Ecology, Ethnobotany, and Management
  • Appalachian Forest Plant Biology, Ecology, and Ethnobotany
  • Agroforestry and Agroecology
  • 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
  • Emeritus Associate Professor


  • Associate Professor of Pedology


814-863-4246

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Interim Head and Professor


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


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  • 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


814-865-3994

Areas of Expertise

  • Water Energy Food Nexus
  • 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
  • Associate Research Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology


814-865-4244

  • Associate Professor of Forest Management


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  • Former Head and Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management


Areas of Expertise

  • Silviculture
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Soils
  • 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
  • Teaching Professor in Forest Resources and
  • 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


Areas of Expertise

  • Composting and compost utilization
  • Mined land reclamation
  • Restoration of degraded soils
  • Biomass crop production
  • Professor of Forest Biology
  • Director of The Arboretum at Penn State


814-865-9351

  • Adjunct Professor of Fisheries Ecology
  • Assistant Unit Leader, PA Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit


814-865-6592

Areas of Expertise

  • Fisheries ecology
  • Hierarchical modeling
  • Macrosystems ecology
  • Ecological stressors
  • Species of management concern
  • Monitoring and assessment