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.
Professor of Forest Ecology & Forestry
Dove, N.C and W.S. Keeton. 2015. Structural complexity enhancement increases fungi diversity in northern hardwood forests. Fungal Ecology 13: 181-192.
Kerchner, C. and W.S. Keeton. 2015. California’s regulatory forest carbon market: panacea or Pandora’s box for northeastern landowners? Forest Policy and Economics 50:70–81.
Małek, S., J. Kazimierz, W.S. Keeton, J. Barszcz, M. Kroczek, E. Błońska, and T. Wanic. 2014. Effects of fertilization on ecochemical soil conditions in mature spruce stands experiencing dieback in the Beskid Śląski and Żywiecki Mountains, Poland. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 225:1971-1988.
Russell-Roy, E.T, W.S. Keeton, J.A. Pontius, and C.D. Kerchner. 2014. Rehabilitation forestry and carbon market access on high-graded northern hardwood forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research: 44: 614–627.
Mika, A. and W.S. Keeton. 2014. Net carbon fluxes at stand and landscape scales from wood bioenergy harvests in the U.S. Northeast. Global Change Biology: Bioenergy. Published online
Buchholz, T., A.J. Friedland, C.E. Hornig, W.S. Keeton, G. Zanchi, and J. Nunery. 2014. Mineral soil carbon fluxes in forests and implications for carbon balance assessments. Global Change Biology: Bioenergy 6: 305–311.
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
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, sustainable forest management policy and practice in the U.S. and internationally
- Ph.D. Forest Ecology, University of Washington, 2000
- M.E.S. Conservation Biology and Policy, Yale University, 1994
- B.S. Natural Resources. Cornell University, 1990
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308B Aiken Center
- NR 205 Ecosystem Management
- FOR 385 Forest Ecosystem Dynamics
- ENSC 201 Restoration Ecology
- FOR 272 Sustainable Forest Management
- NR 373 Graduate Travel Course: Fire ecology, restoration, and biomass energy in New Mexico
- FOR 285 Sustainable Forest Certification
- CDAE 295 Ecological Economics and Sustainable Forest Management in the Ukrainian Carpathians