University of Vermont

William Keeton (Bill)

Bill Keeton

Professor of Forest Ecology & Forestry / Director of Forestry Program

Email: william.keeton@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-2518
Office: 308B Aiken Center
Website: http://www.uvm.edu/rsenr/wkeeton
Carbon Dynamics Lab: http://www.uvm.edu/~cdl/

Areas of Interest

Forest carbon management, climate change impacts on forest ecosystems, ecologically-based silvicultural systems, structure and function of old-growth and riparian forests, natural disturbance ecology, restoration ecology, forest biodiversity, sustainable forest management policy and practice in the U.S. and internationally

As a forest ecosystem scientist I am interested in developing and applying the best available science to questions of local, regional, and global environmental and forest ecosystem sustainability. My specific research foci include forest carbon management, climate change impacts on forest ecosystems, ecologically-based silvicultural systems, structure and function of old-growth and riparian forests, natural disturbance ecology, restoration ecology, forest biodiversity, and sustainable forest management policy and practice in the U.S. and internationally. I teach courses in advanced silviculture, forest ecosystem dynamics, restoration ecology, ecosystem management, and sustainable forest management.

Education

Ph.D. Forest Ecology, University of Washington, 2000
M.E.S. Conservation Biology and Policy, Yale University, 1994
B.S. Natural Resources. Cornell University, 1990

Selected Publications

Stovall, J., W.S. Keeton, and C.E. Kraft. 2009. Late-successional riparian forest structure results in heterogeneous periphyton distributions in low-order streams. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 29: 2343-2354.

Warren, D.R., C.E. Kraft, W.S. Keeton, J.S. Nunery, and G.E. Likens. 2009. Dynamics of wood recruitment in streams of the northeastern U.S. Forest Ecology and Management 258:804-813.

Keeton, W.S. 2008. Evaluation of seedling mortality and protective strategies in riparian forest restoration. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 25:117-123.

Smith, K.J., W.S. Keeton, M. Twery, and D. Tobi. 2008. Understory plant response to alternative forestry practices in northern hardwood-conifer forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38:1303-1318.

Keeton, W.S., C.E. Kraft, and D.R. Warren. 2007. Mature and old-growth riparian forests: structure, dynamics, and effects on Adirondack stream habitats. Ecological Applications 17: 852-868.