Seth W. Bigelow
1731 Research Park
Davis, CA 95618
Apply techniques and theory from ecosystem and community ecology to forest management. My recent work has involved linking nutrient retention to rotation length in tropical tree plantations, and unraveling tree-soil relationships in a system in which tree communities are strongly organized along soil calcium gradients. I currently work in mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada range, where my collaborators and I are studying the effects of management for fuels reduction and timber production on plant communities. Some planned studies involve 1) describing effects of stand restoration treatments on old-growth structural attributes, 2) assessing the growth response of residual old-growth trees in thinned stands with respect to neighborhood composition, and 3) quantifying regeneration requirements for mixed-conifer species and using them to project responses to alternative silvicultural treatments.
- University of Florida, Ph.D. Botany, 1998
- University of Florida, M.S. Botany, 1992
- University of California, B.A. Biology, 1988
- University of Vermont, A.S. Nursing, 1983
Featured Publications & Products
- Bigelow, Seth W.; Parks, Sean A. 2010. Predicting altered connectivity of patchy forests under group selection silviculture.
- Manley, Patricia N.; Murphy, Dennis D.; Bigelow, Seth; Chandra, Sudeep. 2010. Chapter 6: Ecology and Biodiversity.
- Bigelow, S.W.; North, M.P.; Horwath, W.R. 2009. Resource-dependent growth models for Sierran mixed-conifer saplings.
Publications & Products
- Stephens, Scott L.; Bigelow, Seth W.; Burnett, Ryan D.; Collins, Brandon M.; Gallagher, Claire. V.; Keane, John; Kelt, Douglas A.; North, Malcolm P.; Roberts, Lance J.; Stine, Peter A.; Van Vuren, Dirk H. 2014. California spotted owl, songbird, and small mammal responses to landscape fuel treatments.