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Forestry students are interested in much more than just trees. Learn about what some of our current students are up to and take a look at some of the paths UMaine is helping them to explore.

Caitlin Andrews
Caitlin Andrews
Forest Resources (M.S., 2015) I am studying the effects of climate change on the distribution of the spruce-fir forest type of the Acadian Region
Kyle Arvisais
Kyle Arvisais
Master of Forestry (M.F., 2016) I am studying regeneration characteristics of bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata) and applying them to a revised management plan in stands 173 and 177 in the DeMeritt Forest, where a previous small gap harvest has taken place
Elias Ayrey
Elias Ayrey
Forest Resources (M.S., 2015) Developing an algorithm to segment 3-D tree shapes from LiDAR data, then implementing it to predict carbon content of each individual tree in the forest
Martha Blair
Martha Blair
Forest Resources (M.S.)
Amanda Butak
Amanda Butak
Forest Resources (M.S.)
David Carter
David Carter
Silviculture and Forest Ecology (M.S., 2015) I am investigating the survival and growth dynamics of reserve trees in an expanding-gap silvicultural system 20 years after the establishment of the project
Mark Castle
Mark Castle
Forest Resources (M.S.)
Cen Chen
Cen Chen
Forest Resources (Ph.D.)
Neila Cole
Neila Cole
Master of Forestry (M.F.)
Clarke Cooper
Clarke Cooper
Master of Forestry (M.F., 2016) Pursuing the ideal of landscape forestry for small-lot owners
Kara Costanza
Kara Costanza
Forest Resources (Ph.D.)
Justin Crouse
Justin Crouse
Forest Resources (M.S., 2015)
Garth Dixon
Garth Dixon
Master of Forestry (M.F., 2016) I am interested in tree ring analysis and tree ring growth rates in response to silvicultural treatments in Maine
Jonathan Doty
Jonathan Doty
Master of Forestry (M.F., 2015) I am working with Irving Woodlands to examine their participation in Outcome Based Forestry (OBF), an alternative forest policy in the state of Maine. My work seeks to understand what it means to practice OBF, what the benefits/drawbacks are to the landowner..
Amanda Ellis
Amanda Ellis
Forest Resources (Ph.D., 2016) I am exploring Wabanaki access to sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) within the context of Maine's diminishing open land tradition.
Jessica Fefer
Jessica Fefer
Forest Resources (M.S., 2015) I am bringing together the perceptions of park managers, park planners, and recreation scientists to identify the drivers of an effective and sustainable visitor management framework in protected areas around the world.
Morgan Fuller
Morgan Fuller
Plant Soils and Environmental Science (M.S.)
Shokoofeh Ghasemi
Shokoofeh Ghasemi
Forest Resources (Ph.D.)
Janet Gorman
Janet Gorman
Forest Resources (M.S., 2016) I am exploring the potential for cross-boundary invasive forest pest control among community conservation leaders and landowners in northern New England using mixed methods that consider cooperation, trust, and risk perception regarding Asian longhorned beetle..
Roger Greene
Roger Greene
Master of Forestry (M.F.)
Suzanne Greenlaw
Suzanne Greenlaw
Forest Resources (Ph.D.)
Samuel Grimm
Samuel Grimm
Forest Resources (M.S.)
Seyyed Mohammad Hashemi Najafi
Seyyed Mohammad Hashemi Najafi
Forest Resources (Ph.D., 2014) I'm studying on the coated papers and paper boards and the crack that appears on the folded surface of them. to find out the mechanism of this crackings at the fold and try to minimize them.
Patrick Hiesl
Patrick Hiesl
Forest Resources (Ph.D., 2015) I am using computer simulations to answer questions about the productivity and cost effectiveness of harvesting equipment currently operating in Maine’s woods.
Amy Hinkley
Amy Hinkley
Forest Resources (M.S.)
Christopher “Joe” Hutton
Christopher “Joe” Hutton
Forestry, Forest Operations (M.S., 2015) I am studying the repair and maintenance costs of forest machines, productivity of in-woods biomass chippers, and chip quality produced by in-woods chippers to better understand the costs of producing forest biomass as a renewable energy..
Casey Jennings
Casey Jennings
Master of Forestry (M.F.)
Tora Johnson
Tora Johnson
Forest Resources (Ph.D., 2015) I am exploring the role of dignity, involvement and trust in environmental decision making among rural communities.
Andrew Kennedy
Andrew Kennedy
Master of Forestry (M.F.)
Christopher Knowlton
Christopher Knowlton
Master of Forestry (M.F.)
Cody Lachance
Cody Lachance
Forest Resources (M.S., 2016) I am researching the long-term influence of soil disturbance following whole-tree harvesting on growth and composition of naturally regnerated spruce-fir stands in northern Maine. I am also investigating the effects of stand density and level of harvest removal on..
Cathie-Jo Langley
Cathie-Jo Langley
Forest Resources (M.S.)
Kasey Legaard
Kasey Legaard
Forest Resources (Ph.D., 2015) I use remote sensing, geospatial analysis, and forest landscape simulation to study forest disturbance patterns, trajectories of landscape change, and the cumulative effects of interacting forest disturbance agents.
Elizabeth Lewis
Elizabeth Lewis
Forest Resources (M.S.)
Andrew McEvoy
Andrew McEvoy
Master of Forestry (M.F.)
Bethany Muñoz
Bethany Muñoz
Forest Resources (Ph.D., 2016) I am quantifying spatial and temporal aspects of forest site productivity within the Penobscot Experimental Forest, Bradley, Maine.
Kaizad Patel
Kaizad Patel
Ecology and Environmental Sciences (Ph.D.)
Joshua Puhlick
Joshua Puhlick
Forest Resources (PhD) My research involves evaluating the influence of 60 years of different silvicultural and harvesting regimes on carbon storage on the Penobscot Experimental Forest in Maine.
Andrew Richley
Andrew Richley
Master of Forestry (M.F.)
Nathan E. Rutenbeck
Nathan E. Rutenbeck
Silviculture and Forest Ecology (Ph.D.) My dissertation research focuses specifically on the effect of natural disturbance-based expanding-gap (femelschlag) silvicultural treatments on the spatial and temporal dynamics of regeneration composition and growth in the Acadian forest.
David Sandilands
David Sandilands
Forest Resources (M.S., 2015) I am evaluating the suitability of 3D image point clouds obtained through small-format aerial photogrammetry techniques to estimate local forest stand parameters.
Matthew Scaccia
Matthew Scaccia
Forest Resources (M.S., 2015) I am conducting studies on Maine residents' attitudes toward sustainable tourism, the effects of climate change on tourism in Maine, and outdoor recreation planning.
Erin Schlager
Erin Schlager
Forest Resources (M.S., 2015) I am studying conservation behavior adoption of improved cookstoves in rural communities.
Emily Silver
Emily Silver
Forest Resources (Ph.D., 2015) I am interested in multiple aspects of land use history, current land use policy, silviculture and forest management, and most currently how humans interact with forest resources.
Jared Stapp
Jared Stapp
Ecology and Environmental Sciences (M.S., 2015) I am linking empirical forest cover trends, community attitudes, and policies in place to better understand community-based forest resource management in the buffer zone surrounding Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
Paul Szwedo
Paul Szwedo
Master of Forestry (M.F., 2015) Preharvest sampling, prescription, & harvest layout of expanding gap silvicultural systems in the Acadian Forest Ecosystem Program located in the Penobscot Experimental Forest Bradley, Maine.
Aaron Teets
Aaron Teets
Forest Resources (M.S., 2016) Improving our understanding of forest carbon sequestration by linking stand-level tree growth, CO2 flux, and climate using 18 years of eddy covariance data from Howland Forest, Maine.
Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson
Forest Ecology (Ph.D., 2017) I'm studying the composition and structure of late successional and old growth forests in the Acadian Forest of the Northeastern US
Sisay Tizezew
Sisay Tizezew
Forest Resources (M.S., 2017) Women and Environmental Degradation in Ethiopia.
Jaya Tripathi
Jaya Tripathi
Wood Science and Technology (M.S., 2016) I am looking hygrothermal movement and thermal insulation value of Cross- Laminated Timber wall systems used in buildings.
Lu Wang
Lu Wang
Bioproducts & Bioenergy (Ph.D., 2017) I am ultilizing nature nanofibers to reinforce plastics made by additive manufacturing. This will expand the scope of the materials used in AM and the resulting products can be used in industries like construction, automobile, electronics, biomedical, packaging and etc.
Kristen Weil
Kristen Weil
Ecology and Environmental Sciences (M.S., 2015) I am modelling the relationship between watershed characteristics and stream biological community to determine stream vulnerability across the State of Maine.
Nathan Wesely
Nathan Wesely
Forest Resources (M.S., 2016) I am examining northern white-cedar communities to identify structural indicators between old- and second-growth stands.
Emily Wilkins
Emily Wilkins
Forest Resources (M.S., 2016) I am looking at the impact of past weather on visitation and tourism-related spending in three regions of Maine to better understand how changing weather could affect tourism-dependent communities.
Nadir Yildirim
Nadir Yildirim
Forest Resources (Ph.D., 2016) My research interest covers nanocomposites, micro and nano cellular structures, their cradle to grave production process and evaluation of their physical, morphological, thermal and nanomechanical properties.
Niloofar Yousefi
Niloofar Yousefi
Forest Resources (M.S.)
 


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