PORTLAND, Ore. May 25, 2010. The USDA Forest
Service’s Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station has officially
welcomed Beatrice (Bea) Van Horne as the manager of its Ecological
Process and Function research program.
I’m excited to have a scientist of Bea’s caliber join
the PNW Research Station,” said Station Director Bov Eav. “I
know we’ll benefit greatly from her extensive experience
both at academic and federal research institutions as we work to
strengthen existing partnerships and build new ones to address
today's societal issues, such as climate change."
is based at the station’s Corvallis Forestry Sciences
Laboratory and will manage the work of more than 40 permanent research
and support professionals. The program conducts research in Alaska,
Washington, and Oregon and works to advance and communicate knowledge
of fundamental ecological processes and their interactions and
to develop applications for ecosystem and resource management.
Before joining the station, Van Horne was Coordinator for the
Ecosystems Program in the U.S. Geological Survey’s Biological
Resources Division. Prior to that, she was the national Wildlife
Program Leader at the Forest Service’s Washington Office.
Van Horne received a Ph.D. in biology from the University of New
Mexico and was a professor at Colorado State University for 16
years. Her research has focused on habitat relationships of terrestrial
vertebrates, including small mammals and birds, and she has authored
or co-authored more than 45 publications. She also has been a
visiting scholar in Vancouver, Canada; Darwin, Australia; and Oslo,
The PNW Research Station is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
It has 11 laboratories and centers located in Alaska, Oregon, and
Washington and about 425 employees.
Note to reporters—A photo of Van Horne is available upon request.