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About Marion Dresner

Dr. Marion Dresner graduated with her MS in Natural Resources in 1978 and went on to earn her PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan in 1985. Dr. Dresner's research foci include forest ecology, ecology education, qualitative modeling and ecological understanding, and citizen participation in environmental science.
Dr. Dresner is currently engaged in a long term research project in Portland's Forest Park. She and her team have installed six permanent research plots; they are studying the impact of urbanization on the forest. She recently began a new research endeavor looking at the ecological and social impacts of backyard habitat restoration in the Portland area.


Present Assistant Professor, Portland State University Environmental Science and Management
Present Fellow, Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions


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