Dr. Monica G.Turner
Department of Integrative Biology
University of Wisconsin
430 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Ecosystem and
Landscape Ecology Lab

Winslow PaddlingWinslow Hansen

CV (pdf)


PhD Candidate

Research Interests

Ecosystem ecology, forest-disturbance ecology, social-ecological resilience, systems modeling

Current Projects

My dissertation combines observational, experimental, and simulation-modeling studies to address how and why warming/drying conditions and more fire activity may initiate structural and functional changes in subalpine and boreal conifer forests of western North America.

Personal Interests

whitewater kayaking, backcountry skiing, trail running, mountain biking, cooking and eating

Selected Publications

Hansen, W. D., K. H. Braziunas, W. Rammer, R. Seidl, and M. G. Turner. 2018. It takes a few to tango: changing climate and fire regimes can cause regeneration failure of two subalpine conifers. Ecology DOI 10.1002/ecy.2181.

Hansen, W. D., J. P. Scholl, A. E. Sorensen, K. E. Fisher, J. A. Klassen, L. Calle, G. S. Kandlikar, N. Kortessis, D. C. Kucera, D. E. Marias, D. L. Narango, K. O’Keeffe, W. Recart, E. Ridolfi, and M. E. Shea. 2018. How do we ensure the future of our discipline is vibrant? Student reflections on careers and culture of ecology. Ecosphere 9: e02099.

Morris, J. L., S. Cottrell, C. J. Fettig, R. J. DeRose, K. M. Mattor, V. A. Carter, J. Clear, J. Clement, W. D. Hansen, J. A. Hicke, P. E. Higuera, A. W. R. Seddon, H. Seppa, R. L. Sherriff, J. D. Stednick, and S. J. Seybold. 2018. Bark beetles as agents of change in social-ecological systems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16: S34-S43.

Hansen, W.D., W.H. Romme, A. Ba, and M.G. Turner. 2016. Shifting ecological filters mediate postfire expansion of seedling aspen (Populus tremuloides) in Yellowstone. Forest Ecology and Management, 362: 218-230.

Hansen, W.D. Hansen, W.D. 2014.Generalizable principles for ecosystem stewardship-based management of social-ecological systems: Lessons learned from Alaska. Ecology and Society, 19(4):13.

Hansen, W.D., T.J. Brinkman, M. Leonawicz, F.S. Chapin III, G.P Kofinas. 2013. Changing Daily Wind Speeds: Implications for a Subsistence Hunting System. Arctic 64(4): 448-458.

Hansen, W.D., H. Naughton. 2013. The effects of a spruce bark beetle outbreak and wildfires on property values in the wildland-urban interface of south-central Alaska, USA. Ecological Economics, 96: 141-154.

Hansen, W.D., and H.T. Naughton. 2013. Social and ecological determinants of land clearing in the Brazilian Amazon: A spatial analysis. Ecological Economics 96: 141-154.

Hansen, W.D., T.J. Brinkman, F.S. Chapin III, C. Brown. 2013. Meeting indigenous subsistence needs: The case for prey switching in rural Alaska. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 18(2): 109-123.

Contact Information

434 Birge Hall
430 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
e-mail: whansen3 @ wisc.edu
Personal website: winslowdhansen.com