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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Jim Vose

James Vose

Project Leader
NC State Univ., Campus Box 8008
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919-513-7367
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Current Research

Ecohydrology, forest-climate-land use interactions, science and policy syntheses, fire ecology, hemlock woolly adelgid impacts on ecosystem structure and function

Research Interests

My research approach spans the continuum from leaves to landscapes, and includes determination of the roles of species and natural and anthropogenic disturbances in regulating watershed ecosystem processes. This includes conducting and leading numerous interdisciplinary studies investigating ecosystem responses to prescribed burning, evaluating the effectiveness of riparian zone restoration and buffer widths, and quantifying ecosystem responses to climate change, forest management activities, and insect outbreaks. My current research with the Center for Integrated Forest Science builds on this foundation of research to address interactions between disturbance and ecosystem processes at larger spatial scales.

Why This Research is Important

Rapid changes in social and biophysical conditions in the U.S. and throughout the globe are impacting the ability of forest ecosystems to provide the services necessary to sustain human well-being. This has resulted in a pressing need for better and more integrated management and policy relevant information. This requires synthesizing information and collaborating across multiple disciplines, including social and economic sciences. For example, to address this need, I co-led a national assessment of climate change impacts on the nation’s forests and developed management options to deal with those impacts on forests in the southern U.S. Currently, I am leading efforts to examine the interactions among climate, land use change, and water resources at river basin scales; and assessing the effectiveness of best management practices and policies for mitigating undesirable impacts.

Education

  • North Carolina State University, Ph.D. Forest Ecology, 1987
  • Northern Arizona University, M.S. Forest Ecology, 1984
  • Southern Illinois University, B.S. Forestry, 1982

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Last updated on : 02/04/2015