Faculty

The School of Forestry takes pride in its faculty. In addition to a wealth of academic knowledge, the faculty have extensive professional working experience. Professional degrees from more than thirty-five colleges and universities are represented by the faculty. Collectively, they have held positions with universities, state and federal governments, varied domestic and foreign industries, international organizations, and private interest groups. This wide knowledge and experience is uniquely available to the student with an innovative team-teaching approach by our faculty.

Allen, James A. (Executive Director, School of Forestry)

Management and Restoration of Forested Wetlands; International Forestry
Ecology of freshwater forested wetlands and mangroves; restoration of wetlands; forestry practices of smallholders in developing countries.
E-mail: James.Allen@nau.edu 

Beier, Paul

Wildlife Ecology
Wildlife population dynamics, conservation biology, wildlife habitat relationships, impact of forest and range practices on wildlife.
Personal Home Page; E-mail: Paul.Beier@nau.edu 

Bowker, Matthew

Community and Ecosystem Ecology of Soils
Ecosystem and community ecology of sub-humid and dryer ecosystems (inclusive of some forests, woodlands, grasslands, steppes and deserts).
E-mail: Matthew.Bowker@nau.edu 

Chambers, Carol L.

Wildlife Ecology
Wildlife habitat relationships, effects of disturbance (natural or human-induced) on wildlife, ecosystem restoration, conservation biology, inventory and monitoring.
E-mail: Carol.Chambers@nau.edu 

Covington, William Wallace

Forest Ecology
Restoration ecology, adaptive ecosystem management, fire ecology.
E-mail: W.Wallace.Covington@nau.edu 

Dewhurst, Stephen M.

Forest Management
Forest Management Planning, Scenario Planning, Criteria Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management, Analytical Decision Support Tools, Simulation and Optimization Models, Harvest Scheduling.
E-mail: Steve.Dewhurst@nau.edu 

Fox, Bruce E.

Forest Management
Forest operations, forest management and economics, land management planning.
E-mail: Bruce.Fox@nau.edu 

Fulé, Peter Z.

Forest Ecology
Ecological restoration, Cordilleran forests (southwestern US and northern Mexico), fire ecology.
E-mail: Pete.Fule@nau.edu 

Hofstetter, Richard

Ecology and Forest Entomology
Community ecology, insect population dynamics, tritrophic interactions, mutualisms, ecology and evolution of bark beetles and their associated mites and fungi.
E-mail: Rich.Hofstetter@nau.edu 

Hospodarsky, Denver C.

Forest Recreation
Regional recreation planning, natural resource-based community stability, human ecological systems.
E-mail: Denver.Hospodarsky@nau.edu 

Huang, Ching-Hsun

Forest Economics
Optimal Forest Management, Carbon Sequestration, Market and Non-market Ecosystem Services.
E-mail: Ching.Huang@nau.edu 

Hunter, Molly E.

Fire Ecology
Fire ecology, fire and fuels management, fire behavior, and plant ecology.
E-mail: Molly.Hunter@nau.edu 

Kim, Yeon-Su

Ecological Economics
Regional economic impact analysis, nonmarket valuation.
E-mail: Yeon-Su.Kim@nau.edu 

Kolb, Thomas E.

Forest Ecology
Tree physiology, ecophysiology of ponderosa pine, riparian and pinyon-juniper forests.
E-mail: Tom.Kolb@nau.edu 

Lee, Martha E.

Wildland Recreation
Recreation behavior, benefits of leisure and recreation, visitor perceptions, survey sampling.
E-mail: Martha.Lee@nau.edu 

Mathiasen, Robert L.

Forest Health/Forest Pathology
Forest health, tree diseases, systematics and population biology of dwarf mistletoes, influence of forest management practices on forest tree diseases.
E-mail: Robert.Mathiasen@nau.edu 

Moore, Margaret M.

Plant Ecology
Forest and range community ecology, restoration ecology, landscape ecology, spatial analysis.
E-mail: Margaret.Moore@nau.edu 

Sánchez Meador, Andrew J.

Forest Biostatistics and Quantitative Ecology
Forest biostatistics, ecological restoration, applied sampling, spatial and temporal analysis techniques, vegetation dynamics and demographic modeling, computer science and information design.
E-mail: Andrew.SanchezMeador@nau.edu 

Tecle, Aregai

Hydrology and Systems Analysis
Modeling hydrological processes, multi-criterion decision making, conflict resolution in multiresource management, integrated forest resource systems analysis, analysis of water quality programs.
E-mail: Aregai.Tecle@nau.edu 

Thode, Andrea E.

Fire Ecology
Landscape ecology, restoration ecology, community ecology, fire behavior and fire effects.
E-mail: Andi.Thode@nau.edu 

Waring, Kristen M.

Silviculture
Forest stand dynamics, applied forest health, multiaged management, management of introduced pests.
E-mail: Kristen.Waring@nau.edu 

Adjunct Faculty

Scott AbellaUNLV Public Lands Institute
William M. Block
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ
Paul BosuForestry Research Institute of Ghana
Peter BrownRocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research, Ft. Collins, CO
Samuel CushmanRocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ
Dennis DyeUSGS Western Georgraphic Science Center
Paulette FordRocky Mountain Research Station, Albuquerque, NM
Joseph L. GaneyRocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ
Gerald GottfriedRocky Mountain Research Station, Phoenix AZ
Teryl G. GrubbRocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ 
Ryan HavananRocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ
Stephen C. HartUniversity of California, Merced, Merced, CA
David HuffmanEcological Restoration Institute, Flagstaff, AZ
Michael IngraldiArizona Game and Fish Department
Robert KeaneUSDA Forest Service, Intermountain Fire Sciences Lab
Daniel LauglinNAU School of Forestry
Chris McGloneNAU School of Forestry
Joel McMillinArizona Zone Forest Health Protection, Flagstaff, AZ 
Mario Montes-HeluNAU School of Forestry
Steven Overby
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ 
Steve Rosenstock
Arizona Game and Fish Deptartment 
Carolyn SiegRocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ 
John VankatMiami University 
Christina D. Vojta
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ 

Emeritus Faculty

Alcoze, Thomas M.

Restoration Ecology & Indigenous Knowledge
Ecosystem restoration, validity and application of indigenous knowledge to contemporary ecological issues, wildlife responses to habitat alterations, culture based science curriculum, sustainable strategies for resource use
E-mail: Thom.Alcoze@nau.edu 

Avery, Charles C.

Forest Hydrology
Watershed management, erosion processes, land management impacts on water quality, evapotranspiration, riparian zone flow generation, snowpack management.

Kurmes, Ernest A.

Silviculture and Forest Ecology
Regeneration, thinning, ecology of Gambel oak.
E-mail: Ernest.Kurmes@nau.edu 

Larson, Robert E.

Wood Technology
Wood technology, wood utilization, marketing of wood products.
E-mail: Robert.Larson@nau.edu 

Patton, David R.

Forest Wildlife Ecology
Forest wildlife ecology, wildlife habitat relationships, wildlife habitat models, wildlife management in Africa, effects of forest and range management practices on wildlife.

Richards, Merton T.

Forest Recreation, Economics and Policy
Recreation economics, recreation management, forest policy analysis.

Wagner, Michael R.

Forest Entomology and Pathology
Biochemical interaction between conifers and phytophagus insects, biology of sawflies, influence of plant stress on folivorous forest insects, genetic resistance, dwarf mistletoes, land application wastewater treatment.
E-mail: Mike.Wagner@nau.edu 

Wood, D. Brent

Forest Economics
Multiresource economics and management, development of decision support systems for multiresource management.