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Jennifer Pontius

Research Assistant Professor
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Cooperating Scientist
U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station

University of Vermont, 81 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405-0088
phone: (802) 656-3091 fax: (802) 656-8683
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Current Research Interests

My research is cross-disciplinary with the ultimate goal of scaling plot-based forest health relationships to a landscape-scale using remote sensing and GIS modeling. To date, this work has focused on the detection and mapping of pre-visual forest decline symptoms resulting from invasive species, global climate change and acid deposition/nutrient depletion. These techniques provide a much-needed tool for the early detection of new and existing stressors and will allow forest management agencies to focus management efforts before stands are severely impacted.

  • Hemlock decline
  • Mapping tree decline
  • Field soils research

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