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William S. Keeton

Professor of Forest Ecology and Forestry

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Director, UVM Carbon Dynamics Lab
Co-Director, Forest and Wildlife Science Graduate Program
Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
Director, VMC Forest Ecosystem Management Demonstration Project
Fulbright Senior Specialist, U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program
Governance Committee, Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security
Member, IUCN (World Conservation Union) Commission on Ecosystem Management
Landscape Ecology Working Group member, International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Science Advisory Board member, The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Chapter
Chair, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Working Group on Old-growth Forests and Reserves
Professional member, The Forest Guild
Member, Ecological Society of America

308B Aiken Center
University of Vermont
81 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405


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.

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