Research Associate Professor of Forest Ecosystem Health/ Graduate Program CoordinatorEmail: email@example.com
Office: 312H Aiken Center
Areas of Interest
Forestry, tree resistance, insect behavior, biocontrol, climate change, biodiversity, non-native invasive species
I conduct research in the areas of forest ecosystem health and forest entomology. Specifically, I link and synthesize insect host selection behaviors and tree and insect genetics with landscape level population dynamics of forest insects. I developed and teach three undergraduate courses: Forest Ecosystem Health; Food, Land Use and Biodiversity; and an international field course: Alternative Summer Break: Desert Biome Practicum in Environment, Arts, and Peace-Building in Israel. I initiated and lead the Terrestrial Ecosystem Health group at UVM. I mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students and undergraduate interns.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD Forest Entomology, minor Genetics 2002
University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS Forest Entomology 1996
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, BS Urban Forestry, minor History of Science 1994
Kohler, G.R., Stiefel, V.L., Wallin, K.F., and Ross, D.W. 2008. Parasitoids reared from predators of hemlock woolly adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) and the hymenopterous parasitoid community on western hemlock in the Pacific Northwest. Environmental Entomology 37:1477-1488.
Kohler, G.R., Stiefel, V.L., Wallin, K.F., and Ross, D.W. 2008. Community structure and phenology of predators associated with the hemlock woolly adelgid (Hemiptera:Adelgidae) in the Pacific Northwest. Environmental Entomology 37:494-504.
Wallin, K.F., Skov, K.R., Wagner, M.R, and Kolb, T.E. 2008. Forest management treatments, tree resistance, and bark beetle resource utilization in ponderosa pine forests of northern Arizona. Forest Ecology and Management 255:3263-3269.
Wallin, K.F., and Latty, T.M. 2008. Novel intermediate-term marking technique of terrestrial slugs. Journal of Molluscan Studies 74:299-301.