The Forestry Program draws upon knowledge from Rubenstein School faculty members whose research and expertise span topics that include biogeochemistry, ecology, climate change, community forestry, forest carbon, forest management, silviculture, and more. They are scholars in their fields and offer ample opportunities for students to engage in meaningful undergraduate and graduate research.

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Forestry Faculty

Name / BioTitleExpertise
Carol AdairAssociate Professor, Director of Aiken Forestry Sciences LaboratoryGlobal climate change, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry
Chris BrooksLecturerEnvironmental policy, land use planning, watershed management and flood resiliency, climate change mitigation and adaptation
Anthony D'AmatoProfessor, Director of Forestry Program, Director of UVM ForestsSilviculture, forest ecology, forest management, forest adaptation
Cecilia DanksAssociate ProfessorEnvironmental policy, sustainable forestry, community forestry, climate change mitigation, forest carbon markets, woody biomass energy
Luben DimovSenior LecturerSilviculture; forest diversity, productivity, and resilience; forest restoration; sustainable forest management
Dan EricksonLecturerGeospatial technologies, retrofitting suburban landscapes, landscape multifunctionality, ecological design, agroecology and food systems
Gary HawleyResearch AssociateCold tolerance, genetic diversity, and physiological adaptation of forest trees
William KeetonProfessorForest ecology and dynamics; climate, forest carbon & energy; sustainable forestry
Jarlath O'Neil-DunneResearch Associate, Director of Spatial Analysis LabGeospatial technology, Unoccupied Aircraft Systems (UAS), urban tree canopy assessment, land cover mapping, remote sensing change detection, hydrologic modeling, environmental justice
Walter PolemanSenior LecturerLandscape analysis, place-based education, land conservation, social-ecological systems science
Jennifer PontiusSenior Lecturer, Associate DeanForest ecology & health, satellite remote sensing, GIS modeling, experimental design & statistical analyses
Beverley WempleProfessorWater resources, geomorphology, GIS, spatial modeling, human-environment interactions, mountain environments
Jessica WikleResearch Associate, Manager of UVM ForestsSilviculture, forest ecology, forest management