Kristen Waring, Ph.D. - Associate Professor

waring Research Interests

My research program focuses on silviculture and applied forest health, including stand dynamics and introduced species. Questions addressing post-disturbance stand response, such as tree regeneration and species composition, have been key components of my research.

Research into ecological effects of disturbance (native and introduced insects and pathogens, fire) is integral to management and restoration of affected ecosystems, and is potentially valuable in preventative measures as well. Disturbance agents are likely to interact with the changing climate in unpredictable and novel ways. I am interested in how forest ecosystems respond to such interactions, and in the development of innovative management strategies used in restoration and management of affected ecosystems.

Education

B.S., University of Montana, 1997
M.S., University of Montana, 2000
Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 2005
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California-Berkeley, 2006

Contact Information

Office: Building 82 - Room 201
Phone: 928.523.4920
Office Hours: By Appointment
Email: Kristen.Waring@nau.edu  

Selected Publications

Publications are listed at Google Scholar.