Paul holds a B.S. and M.S. in geography from Utah State University and University of Wisconsin – Madison, respectively. His doctorate is from Utah State University in Ecology. Paul’s prime areas of study sre aspen ecology, biogeography, large-scale monitoring, and lichenology. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 16 years conducting monitoring activities and publishing results from the Interior West of the U.S., in eastern Europe, and East Africa. Paul’s research on lichens in aspen ecosystems has taken him around the region, as well as to Umeå University in northern Sweden. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Departments of Environment and Society and Wildland Resources, both at USU. As Director of the Western Aspen Alliance, he coordinates interdisciplinary efforts to increase awareness of aspen issues and current science among agency managers, as well as government and university researchers.
Fire regimes of quaking aspen in the Mountain West (with D. J. Shinneman, W. L. Baker, and D. Kulakowski), Forest Ecology and Management (2013)
Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) is the most widespread tree species in North America, and...
A Functional Framework for Improved Management of Western North American Aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) (with Simon M. Landhausser, Bradley D. Pinno, and Ronald J. Ryel), Forest Science (2013)
Quaking or trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) forests occur in highly diverse setting across North...
Resilience in Quaking Aspen: Recent Advances and Future Needs (with C. Eisenberg and S. Clair), Forest Ecology and Management (2013)
Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) sustainability is a topic of intense interest in forest ecology. Reports...
Historical Patterns in Lichen Communities of Montane Quaking Aspen Forests (with Dale L. Bartos and Ronald J. Ryel), Advances in Environmental Research (2011)
Emerging themes in the ecology and management of North American forests (with Terry L. Sharik, William Adair, Fred A. Baker, Michael Battaglia, Emily J. Comfort, Anthony W. D'Amato, Craig Delong, R. Justin DeRose, Mark J. Ducey, Mark Harmon, Louise Levy, Jessie A. Logan, Joseph O'Brien, Brian J. Palik, Scott D. Roberts, Douglas J. Shinneman, Thomas Spies, Sarah L. Taylor, Christopher Woodall, and Andrew Youngblood), International Journal of Forestry Research (2010)
The 7th North American Forest Ecology Workshop, consisting of 149 presentations in 16 oral sessions...
Health of Idaho's Forests: A summary of conditions, issues and implications (with David A. Atkins, James Byler, Ladd Livingston, and Dayle Bennett), Aspen Bibliography (1999)
Colorado forest health report 1992-95: a baseline assessment (with Michael Schomaker, William McLain, and Susan Johnson), Aspen Bibliography (1998)
Contributions to Books
Historical patterns in lichen communities of montane quaking aspen forests (with Dale L. Bartos and Ronald J. Ryle), Aspen Bibliography (2011)
Climate shifts and resource exploitation in Rocky Mountain forests have caused profound changes in quaking...
Summary and abstracts from sudden aspen decline (SAD) meeting, Fort Collins, Colorado, February 12-13, 2008, Aspen Bibliography (2008)
Western Aspen Alliance web page (with Dale Bartos, Ronald Ryel, David Burton, Robert Campbell, and Mark Fowden), Aspen Bibliography (2009)