James A. Allen, PHD
- Executive Director, School of Forestry
and Restoration of Forested Wetlands
Northern Arizona University since 2006, Dr. Allen is a professor and the
Executive Director of the School of Forestry. His diverse research background
includes fieldwork in southern Africa (Swaziland), bottomland hardwood forests
and coastal baldcypress swamps of the Lower Mississippi Valley, mangrove swamps
of Hawaii and Micronesia, and upland forests of the Adirondack Mountains of
northern New York.
Prior to his arrival at NAU, he served for
six years as the Dean of the Forestry, Natural Resources and Recreation
Division at Paul Smith’s College. He
also worked for 10 years as a research ecologist/forester for the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service in Louisiana and for almost five years as a research
ecologist/forester for the U.S. Forest Service in Hawaii, in both cases
specializing in the ecology, management, and restoration of forested
Dr. Allen has authored more than 70
professional publications on forested wetlands, international forestry, and
other topics. Earlier in his career, he
served for three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland, where he also
conducted field research for his Master’s thesis. He has degrees from Paul Smith’s College (AAS
in Pre-Professional Forestry, 1978), Virginia Tech (BS in Forestry and
Wildlife, 1980), Cornell University (MS in Natural Resource Policy and
Planning, 1986) and Louisiana State University (PhD in Forest Ecology,
1994). Dr. Allen is currently the Policy
Chair of the Southwest Section of the Society of American Foresters and President-Elect
of the National Association of University Forest Resource Programs.
- Ramstead, K.M., J.A. Allen and A.E.
Springer. 2012. Have wet meadow restoration projects in the Southwestern U.S.
been effective in restoring geomorphology, hydrology, soils, and plant species
composition? Environmental Evidence
J.A. and K.M. Ramstead. 2010. High-elevation wet meadows in Arizona:
Distribution, threats and biodiversity. Pages 21-25 in P.F. Ffolliott (ed.), Hydrology and Water Resources of Arizona and
the Southwest, Volume 40, Proceedings of the 2010 Meetings of the Hydrology
Section, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, April 10, Northern Arizona
University, Flagstaff, AZ.
K.W., D.R. Cahoon, J.A. Allen, J.C. Lynch, N.C. Cormier and K.C. Ewel. 2010.
Surface elevation change and susceptibility of different mangrove zones to
sea-level rise on Pacific high islands of Micronesia. Ecosystems 13: 129-143.
T, C. Evans, C. Laxson, R. Tucker, J. Allen, J. Mihuc, E. Allen and T. Mihuc.
2008. Land use designation and vegetation community structure in the Adirondack
uplands (New York, USA). Applied
Vegetation Science 11: 509-520.
Krauss, B.D. Keeland, J.A. Allen, K.C. Ewel and D.J. Johnson. 2007. Effects of
season, rainfall, and hydrogeomorphic setting on mangrove tree growth in
Micronesia. Biotropica 39: 161-170.
J.A. and K.W. Krauss. 2006. The influence of propagule flotation longevity and
light availability on the establishment of introduced mangrove species in
Hawaii. Pacific Science 60: 367-376.
J.A., K.W. Krauss, K.C. Ewel, B.D. Keeland and E.E. Waguk. 2005. A tropical
freshwater wetland: I. Structure, growth, and regeneration patterns. Wetland Ecology and Management 13:
J.A., K.W. Krauss, and R.D. Hauff. 2003. Factors limiting the intertidal
distribution of the mangrove species Xylocarpus granatum. Oecologia 135: 110-121.
J.A., B.D. Keeland, H.E. Kennedy, Jr., and A.F. Clewell. 2001. A guide to
bottomland hardwood restoration. U.S.
Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division Information and Technology
Report USGS/BRD/ITR-2000-0011, and USDA Forest Service, Southern Research
Station General Technical Report SRS-40. 132 pp.
J.A., K.C. Ewel, and J. Jack. 2001. Patterns of natural and anthropogenic
disturbance of the mangroves on the Pacific Island of Kosrae. Wetland Ecology and Management 9:
Allen's publications are also listed at Google Scholar.
Special groups and committees
- Southwest Section of the Society of
American Foresters (Policy Chair)
- National Association of University
Forest Resource Programs (President-Elect)
Paul Smith's College, 1978
Virginia Tech, 1980
Cornell University, 1986
Louisiana State University, 1994