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Dr. Alexandra Kosiba

Organization: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources


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Biography

Alexandra (Ali) is a forest ecologist and tree physiologist who specializes in understanding tree response to climate and other environmental change. She is the former Project Manager for FEMC where she oversaw and analyzed data for regional and state projects, as well as co-managed the Forest Health Monitoring program. Ali received her PhD and MS degrees in Natural Resources (Forest Science) from the Rubinstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at UVM, after which she worked as a Research Specialist analyzing regional forest disturbance data, and Instructor for Dendrology and Natural Resource Ecology and Assessment at UVM. Currently, Ali is the Climate Forester for the State of Vermont, Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation where she provides scientific expertise and analysis, guides forest adaptation strategies, and creates resources for education and outreach.


List of Projects

Project Role Start End
Vermont Forest Health MonitoringProject Lead/Principal Investigator 1991-06-01 Ongoing
Winooski Urban Forest InventoryParticipant 2014-07-01 Ongoing
Winter Injury, Carbon Loss, but Surprising Growth Resurgence in Red SpruceProject Lead/Principal Investigator 2010-01-01 2013-03-04
Northeastern Regional Aerial Detection Surveys and Insect and Disease SurveysProject Lead/Principal Investigator 2016-06-02 2018-04-30
Projected hemlock woolly adelgid-induced losses (2013-2027) in riparian corridors in New York StateProject Lead/Principal Investigator 2018-06-01 2018-10-19
Quantifying the Economic Impacts of Invasive Forest Pests and Diseases in Urban AreasProject Lead/Principal Investigator 2020-02-25 2020-02-26
Dendrochronological analysis of five dominant tree species along elevational gradients at Mt. MansfieldProject Lead/Principal Investigator 2012-09-03 2016-05-24
Causes and Implications of Surprising Growth Resurgence of Red Spruce in the Northern ForestProject Lead/Principal Investigator 2013-01-01 2016-08-01
Forest clearing detected in New Hampshire using remote sensing (2000-2018)Project Lead/Principal Investigator 2019-01-01 2020-01-07
Assessing the risk of invasive plant introductions at trailheads in the Adirondack Park, NYProject Lead/Principal Investigator 2019-08-01 2020-01-31

Documents

Name Date Authors Type
2019 Massachusetts Forest Health Monitoring Program: 2019 Report2020Jennifer Pontius, Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, John Truong, Matthias Nevins, Matthias Sirch, Julia PupkoAnnual Report
Inventory of moderate and intensive timber clearings detected via remote sensing in New Hampshire between 2000 and 2018 (Version 1.1)2020Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Emma TaitReport
Proceedings of the 2019 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference2020Jennifer Pontius, Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, John Truong, Julia Pupko, Alyx BelisleOther Documents
Northeastern Forest Regeneration Data Network Methods Assessment V1.02020Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Emma Tait, Julia Pupko, Alyx BelisleOther Documents
Northeastern Forest Regeneration Data Network V1.0 Final Report2020Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Emma Tait, Julia Pupko, Alyx BelisleReport
Continuous Forest Inventory Methods Assessment and Suitability Anlaysis Spreadsheet2020Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Matthias NevinsOther Documents
Comparing Continuous Forest Inventory Program Methodologies Across the Northeast2020Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Matthias NevinsReport
Threats to the Urban Forest: The potential economic impacts of invasive forest pests and diseases in the Northeast2020Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Emma Tait, Clarke Cooper, Gene Desideraggio, Alyx BelisleReport
Inventory of moderate and intensive timber clearings detected via remote sensing in New Hampshire between 2000 and 2018 (Deprecated)2020Alexandra Kosiba, James DuncanReport
Northeast Forest Fragmentation Information Network Version 1.0: Analysis of Resources and Gaps2019Jennifer Pontius, Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Mike Finnegan, John TruongReport
Climate Connection: Tools for Understanding Climate Change and How It Impacts Forest Ecosystems in the Northeast2019Jennifer Pontius, Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Mike Finnegan, John TruongReport
The DendroEcological Network Version 1.0 - Technical Report2019Shelly Rayback, Christopher Hansen, Paul Schaberg, Alexandra Kosiba, James DuncanAnnual Report
Linking Forest Science to Policy: Improving a Forest Indicators Dashboard to Inform Policy and Decision Making Across Vermont's Forested Landscape2019Jennifer Pontius, Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Laura EdlingPublication
Proceedings of the 2018 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference2019Jennifer Pontius, Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, John Truong, Stephen RotellaAnnual Report
Hemlock woolly adelgid-induced losses in riparian corridors in New York State2018Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Carrie Brown-LimaReport
Northeastern Forest Health Atlas - Technical Report2018William Keeton, Jennifer Pontius, Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Emma Tait, Garrett MeigsReport
Key Findings from iTree Report, City of Winooski, Vermont 2015Alexandra KosibaPublication
Using dendroecological techniques to interpret the response of trees to environmental change at Vermont Monitoring Cooperative’s Mount Mansfield study site 2014Shelly Rayback, Gary Hawley, Paul Schaberg, Alexandra KosibaAnnual Report
Using dendroecological techniques to interpret the response of trees to environmental change at Vermont Monitoring Cooperative’s Mount Mansfield study site 2014Shelly Rayback, Gary Hawley, Paul Schaberg, Alexandra KosibaAnnual Report
Quantifying the legacy of foliar winter injury on woody aboveground carbon sequestration of red spruce trees2013Christopher Hansen, Gary Hawley, Paul Schaberg, Alexandra KosibaPublication