Haydee Hampton

Haydee Hampton
Northern Arizona University


NASA Space and Earth Science Fellow

Research Associate, Biology, Northern Arizona University (NAU)

PhD student, School of Forestry, NAU


B.S. in Environmental Resources Engineering from Humboldt State University (1987)

M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University (1990)

M.A. in Geography and Public Planning from NAU (1998)

Research Focus

Hampton’s research focuses on the ecology and management of global change, and microbial ecology from humans to the globe. Her research occurs in woodlands and forests in the temperate zone.

Other Achievements, Honors, Awards

Stanford University: Awarded full funding from Stanford to complete professional Master’s degree.

Humboldt State University: Deans List

Northern Arizona University:  Completed Master’s with Distinction

Big-picture Career Goal

Through applied research, Hampton hopes to contribute to improvements in ecosystem health and efforts to mitigate global climate change.

Personal Note

Hampton enjoys yoga, guitar, reading, and skiing.

Selected Publications

Hampton, HM., SE Sesnie, JD Bailey and GB Snider, 2011. Estimating regional wood supply based on stakeholder consensus for forest restoration in northern Arizona. Journal of Forestry. 109(1), 15-26

Hungate BA, Hampton HM, 2012. Valuing ecosystems for climate. Nature Climate Change 2, 151–152 doi:10.1038/nclimate1398

Hampton, HM, EN Aumack, JW Prather, BG Dickson, Y Xu, and TD Sisk. 2006. Development and transfer of spatial tools based on landscape ecology principles: supporting public participation in forest restoration planning in the southwestern U.S. Pages 65-95 in A. Perera, L. Buse, and T. Crow, eds., Forest landscape ecology: transferring knowledge to practice. Springer, New York, NY, USA

Xu, Y, JW Prather, HM Hampton, BG Dickson, J Palumbo, and TD Sisk. 2007. Effects of mismatches of scale and location between ground data and remote sensing imagery on forest structure mapping. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 72, 31-38

Hampton, HM, EN Aumack, JW Prather, Y Xu, BG Dickson, and TD Sisk. 2005. Demonstration and test of a spatial decision support system for forest restoration. Pp. 47-65 in The Colorado Plateau II: Biophysical, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Research(C Van Riper and DJ Mattson, eds.). University of Arizona Press, Tucson

Current Projects

Climate forcing implications of southwestern ponderosa pine management

Mapping ponderosa pine aboveground biomass using lidar

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