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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Eileen H. Helmer

Research Ecologist
USDA FS - RMRS, 240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: 970-498-2644
Fax: 970-498-1212
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Curriculum vitae (45 KB MSWORD)

Current Research

  • Tree successional dynamics and diversity across landscapes reforesting after large-scale clearing
  • Estimating productivity and structure of Amazonian secondary tropical forests with Landsat image time series
  • Present and future tropical ecological zones 

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 



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


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 ...


New Study Leads the Way to Detailed Mapping of Tropical Rain Forest Types

Tropical tree communities mapped for Trinidad and Tobago with satellite imagery


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 ...


Last updated on : 04/13/2015