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Northeastern Research Station

Forestry Sciences Laboratory

PO Box 267
Irvine, PA 16329

(814) 563-1040

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Todd E. Ristau

 [Picture] : Todd RistauUSDA Forest Service
Northeastern Research Station
P.O. Box 267
Irvine , PA 16329-0267
Phone: (814) 563-1040
Fax: (814) 563-1048
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, PhD candidate, Plant Ecology.
  • The Pennsylvania State University, M.S. Forest Science 1997.
  • Houghton College, B.S. Biology 1991.
Career Summary:

My research focuses on the impact of silvicultural practices on understory plant communities. Some specific examples include: the effects of herbicide application on recovery of vegetation following treatment, long-term understory vegetation change in an old growth remnant forest, competition among woody species during the stem exclusion stage of stand development, and silvicultural practices to enhance species composition of regeneration. I began my career with the US Forest Service in 1991 as a Biological Sciences Technician.

Specific Experience:
  • Research Ecologist, NE-4152, Irvine, PA 2002 to present
  • Ecologist, NE-4152, Irvine, PA 2000 to 2002
  • Biological Science Technician, NE-4152, Irvine, PA 1991 to 2000
Civic and Professional Affiliations:
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Torrey Botanical Society
Selected Publications: