Expertise DescriptionI have more than 10 years experience as a Professional Forester and Research Forester specializing in the understanding and management of forests. I have additional expertise in environmental science. My expertise in professional forestry includes writing state permitted plans that describe how forests will be managed while protecting beneficial uses of water, forest health, wildlife, recreation, biodiversity, and aesthetics. My additional expertise in research forestry includes conducting independent, experimental research in the fields of forest ecology and silviculture. I am also experienced in regeneration and stand development following disturbances, optimization of harvests for productivity, inter-tree competition, and tree physiology. I have prior expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Mechanical ignition of wildfire; Fire – safe clearing around homes to prevent wilderness; Effects of wildfires on ecological resources.
My consulting experience includes: Administration of forest logging operations; Academic research into forest ecology; Academic research into vegetation changes following fuel reduction treatments (thinning, prescribed burning, pruning, etc.).
|M.S.||Environmental Service||Science||Policy||and Management||UC Berkeley|
|Ph.D.||Forest Ecology||UC Berkeley|
|California Professional Forester|
Awards & Affiliation
Society of America Foresters
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases