Dr. Monica G.Turner
Department of Zoology
University of Wisconsin
430 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Landscape Ecology Lab
Landscape ecology, biogeography, plant ecology, forest disturbance ecology, fire ecology, vegetation succession, natural resource management, dendroecology, remote sensing, GIS, spatial analysis.
My dissertation research is focused on two major frontiers in disturbance and landscape ecology: changing disturbance regimes and disturbance interactions. Specifically, I am examining how two climate-driven disturbances (native bark beetles and wildfire) may lead to regional changes in western North American forest ecosystems. I am combining empirical field data with remote sensing and spatial analysis to answer the following research questions:
This research is part of the following current projects in the Turner Lab
Harvey, B.J., Donato, D.C., Romme, W.H., Turner, M.G. 2013. Influence of recent bark beetle outbreak on fire severity and post-fire tree regeneration in montane Douglas-fir forests. Ecology (in press).
Donato, D.C., Simard, M., Romme, W.H., Harvey, B.J., Turner, M.G. 2013. Evaluating post-outbreak management effects on future fuel profiles and stand structure in bark beetle-impacted forests of Greater Yellowstone. Forest Ecology and Management (in press).
Harvey, B.J., Holzman, B.A. 2013. Divergent successional pathways of stand development following fire in a California closed-cone pine forest. Journal of Vegetation Science, doi: 10.1111/jvs.12073
Donato, D.C., Harvey, B.J., Romme, W.H., Simard, M., Turner, M.G. 2013. Bark beetle effects on fuel profiles across a range of stand structures in Douglas-fir forests of Greater Yellowstone, USA. Ecological Applications 23(1): 3-20.
Harvey, B.J., Holzman, B.A, Davis, J.D. 2011. Spatial variability in stand structure and density-dependent mortality in newly established post-fire stands of a California closed-cone pine forest. Forest Ecology and Management 262(11): 2042-2051.
Traveling, hiking, skiing, listening to and playing music, insane road trips, eating (especially Mexican food and PB and J – separately of course!)
434 Birge Hall