Associate Professor, Director of Forestry Program

Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology

My research interests center on evaluating the efficacy of traditional and experimental silvicultural strategies at meeting the increasingly diverse range of forest management objectives on public and private land. Specific research areas include: understanding the developmental dynamics and productivity of natural and managed forest systems, particularly within the context of changing global conditions and societal objectives; identifying factors affecting natural regeneration dynamics; and investigating the nature and influence of plant competitive interactions on long-term patterns of tree growth and forest structural development.


Instructional Programs

Natural Resources


Aguilar, F.X., Cai, Z., and A.W. D'Amato. 2014. Non-industrial private forest owner's willingness-to-harvest: How higher timber prices influence woody biomass supply. Biomass and Bioenergy 71:202-215.

Brazee, N.J., D.L. Linder, A.W. D'Amato, S. Faver, J.A. Forrester, and D.J. Mladenoff. 2014. Disturbance and diversity of wood-inhabiting fungi: effects of canopy gaps and downed woody debris. Biodivers Conserv 23:2155-2172. doi: 10.1007/s/10531-014-0710-x

Curzon, M.T., A.W. D'Amato, and B.J. Balik. 2014. Harvest residue removal and soil compaction impact forest productivity and recovery: potential implications for bioenergy harvests. Forest Ecology and Management 329:99-107.

Foster, J.R., A.W. D'Amato, and J.B. Bradford. 2014. Looking for age-related growth decline in natural forests: unexpected biomass patterns from tree rings and simulated mortality. Oecologia 175:363-374. doi 10.1007/s00442-014-2881-2

Anthony D'Amato

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Silviculture, applied forest ecology


  • Ph.D. Forest Resources, University of Massachusetts, 2007
  • M.S. Forest Science, Oregon State University, 2002
  • B.S. Forest Ecosystem Science, University of Maine, 2000


  • 802-656-8030
Office Location:

204E Aiken Center