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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Eileen H. Helmer

Research Ecologist
USDA FS - RMRS, 240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins
Colorado
United States
80526

Phone: 970-498-2644
Fax: 970-498-1212
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Current Research

  • Tree successional dynamics and diversity across landscapes reforesting after large-scale clearing
  • Remote sensing of tropical forests
  • Interactions among the drivers of tropical forest productivity and species composition

Research Interests

  • USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis Program in the Caribbean
  • Forest inventory to study the dynamics and diversity of tropical forest trees across landscapes
  • Characterization of tropical forest types, age, structure and change with satellite imagery

Education

  • Oregon State University, Ph.D. Forest Ecology, Landscape ecology and remote sensing of tropical forests 1998
  • University of Minnesota, M.S.C.E. Environmental Engineering and Sciences, Water chemistry, aluminum geochemistry in peatland waters 1987
  • University of Illinois, B.S. Ecology, Ethology and Evolution 1984

Professional Experience

  • Ecologist, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5
    1990 - 1993
  • Environmental Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5
    1988 - 1989

Professional Organizations

  • American Geophysical Union, Member (2004 - Current)
  • Association For Tropical Biology And Conservation, Member (2000 - Current)
  • Ecological Society of America, Member (1997 - Current)

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Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


IITF-2010-008
Mapping avian habitat characteristics using cloud-cleared satellite image mosaics

Forest age, vertical structure, disturbance For studies of wintering habitat for the endangered Kirtland's Warbler, scientists from the Forest S ...

2010


IITF-2012-06
New Study Leads the Way to Detailed Mapping of Tropical Rain Forest Types

Tropical tree communities mapped for Trinidad and Tobago with satellite imagery

2012


IITF-2014-084
Nitrogen and Phosphorus Content in Forest Floor Litter is Elevated in a Tropical Landscape Recovering from Deforestation

Fallen leaf chemistry provides a window into the various and often complex factors affecting the availability of nutrients to trees. Both nitrog ...

2014


Last updated on : 04/21/2016