My research is aimed at understanding changes in forest structure and function following disturbances such as fires or insect outbreaks, and linking these patterns with spatial heterogeneity across a landscape. Most of our work occurs in montane to subalpine forests of the Intermountain West.
Fire-induced shifts in overstory tree species composition and associated understory plant composition in Glacier National Park, Montana (with David A. McKenzie), Plant Ecology (2012)
Rust and Beetle Interactions in Pinus albicaulis Ecosystems (with Nancy Bockino), North American Forest Ecology Workshop (2009)
Current mountain pine beetle activity in whitebark pine ecosystems in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is...
Surprises and lessons from the 1988 Yellowstone fires (with Monica G. Turner and William H. Romme), Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2003)
Protein Use and Muscle-Fiber Changes in Free-Ranging, Hibernating Black Bears (with H. J. Harlow and T.D.I. Beck), Physiological Zoology (1998)
Studies of the metabolic and physiological changes that bears undergo during hibernation have, for the...