My research investigates the impacts of natural and anthropogenic disturbance and climate variation on temperate forest dynamics using a combination of permanent research plots and historical reconstructions based on tree rings.
My research program has four major themes:
- successional processes, natural disturbance and ecosystem management of coastal temperate rainforests of British Columbia,
- historic fire regimes, fire-vegetation-climate interactions in montane forests of the Canadian Cordillera,
- temporal dynamics and function of coarse woody debris in terrestrial and riparian forests, and
- mechanisms of change and influence of climate variation on altitudinal treelines