People

Note: I do not currently have funding to support any new graduate students at this time (2020-2021). 

Current Lab

Jessica Charpentier, Ph.D.

New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station Postdoctoral Scientist, January 2020- September 2021

Project: Rehabilitating the Northern Forest for Economic and Climate Change Resilience

Molly Yanchuck     Molly Yanchuck, M.S. Student

Co-supervised with Dr. Russ Congalton (UNH Basic and Applied Spatial Analysis Lab)

Project: Using remote sensing tools to study Japanese knotweed dispersal and colonization patterns

Bio: Molly attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania for her undergrad and graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in GeoEnvironmental Studies, a minor in Women and Gender Studies, and a certificate in GIS. She is currently a Master’s student in the BASAL lab working towards a M.S. in Natural Resources: Environmental Conservation and Sustainability with her advisor, Russel G. Congalton. Her interests are natural resource management, water quality, sustainability, and human-environment geography. She is developing her thesis around the analysis of water quality and riparian zones with unmanned aerial system (UAS) imagery. Molly is looking forward to discovering new ways to use UAS and plans to graduate in the spring of 2021.

Past Graduate Students

chadChad Hammer, M.S. Student

Research Topic: Ecosystem service impacts and movement of terrestrial invasive plants in New England riparian forests. 

My research focused on non-native, invasive plants in riparian plant communities and their impacts on stream habitat and water quality.  I studied the mechanisms that allow invasive plants to establish in new areas and explored how these species are using streams as corridors to invade less disturbed interior forests.

Completed, August 2019

Chad is now pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Montana's W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation 

About Chad

Past and Current Undergraduates and Technicians

fieldcrew

2018 Field Crew (above photo, L to R): Nathan Rees, Chad Hammer, Monica Newton

Monica Newton, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Major (graduated May 2018)

January - August 2018

Research Assistant: Forest Structure and Invasive Plants in New Hampshire Old Growth Forest Stands

Nathan Rees, Environmental Conservation and Sustainability Major (graduated December 2018)

June - August 2018

Research Technician: Ecosystem service impacts and movement of terrestrial invasive plants in New England riparian forests. 

Collaborators

Mark Ducey, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire

Thomas Buchholz, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Spatial Informatics Group (Missoula, Montana)

 

Latest News

NSF grant awarded to develop framework to harness forest ecosystem integrity, resilience data

August 28, 2019

The Ecological Forestry Lab will be part of this great new NSF-funded collaboration between UMaine, UVM, and UNH. 

We'll be working on using complex data from regional forest inventories and growth an yield models to support decision-making for a range of ecosystem services (including timber and carbon)....

Read more about NSF grant awarded to develop framework to harness forest ecosystem integrity, resilience data