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Van Horne welcomed as manager of Ecological Process and Function program


USDA Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Research Station

Portland, OR: May 25, 2010


Yasmeen Sands, (360) 753-7716,

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."

Van Horne 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 Research 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, Norway.




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.

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