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Linda Joyce
Rocky Mountain Research Station
240 West Prospect
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: 970-498-2560
ljoyce@fs.fed.us
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Our interdisciplinary research team includes a project leader, six scientists, support staff, volunteers, students and seasonal employees for fieldwork.

 
Linda A. Joyce 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-2560
FAX: (970) 498-1314
ljoyce@fs.fed.us
Project Leader
Provides group with scientific and administrative leadership.
Quantitative Ecologist: Research includes climate change on forest and rangeland resources and metrics for ecosystem health.
Rangeland Sustainability Impacts of Climate Change
Lance Asherin 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1336
FAX: (970) 498-1314
lasherin@fs.fed.us
Forester
Mantains and manages the long-term mensuration research field plots in Arizona, Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
Maintains databases associated with the field plots.
Assists in silvicultural research.
Silvicultural and Mensuration Research Long-term Vegetation Plots
Mike Battaglia 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1248
FAX: (970) 498-1314
mbattaglia@fs.fed.us
Graduate Student, Fire Ecology/Silviculture
Pursuing a Ph.D. at Colorado State University, working with Wayne Shepperd on the use of prescribed fire and mechanical treatments to achieve and maintain restored forest structure in current even- and uneven-aged ponderosa pine forests in the Black Hills.
Variation in fuel loadings Black Hills Ponderosa Pine
Véronique Bonnet 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone:
FAX:
Postdoctoral Researcher, Contractor with SI
Conducts research on fire ecology with Anna Schoettle. Currently studying the competitive interactions and the spatial distribution of ponderosa pine regeneration in areas burned by the Jasper Fire (Black Hills, South Dakota).
Monitoring Fire Effects and Vegetation Recovery on the Jasper Fire
Dave Coulson 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-2576
FAX: (970) 498-1314
dpcoulson@fs.fed.us
Statistician, Contractor with SI
Provides analytical and statistical support for climate change impacts on forest research, including the compilation of historical estimates on forest disturbance.
Climate Change in the US US State-Level Population Estimates: Colonization to 1999
John Frank 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1319
FAX: (970) 498-1314
jfrank@fs.fed.us
Electronics Engineer and Eddy Covariance Specialist
Builds and maintains equipment for the southeastern Wyoming Ameriflux site where boundary layer fluxes above a sub-alpine forest canopy are measured.
Develops equipment to support research examining soil heat flow in prescribed and wildland fires.
Atmospheric-Biospheric Interactions Ameriflux in Southeastern Wyoming
Angie Harris 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1248
FAX: (970) 498-1314
aharris@fs.fed.us
Office Assistant
Assists the project staff in budget, purchasing, travel, personnel, word processing, and graphics.
Serves as the project link to RMRS administrative services.
John Korfmacher 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1052
FAX: (970) 498-1212
jkorfmacher@fs.fed.us
Air and Water Quality Specialist
Assists with air and water quality research.
Field operations manager for the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site.
Glacier Lakes Ecosystems Experiment Site
Ann Lezberg 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1315
FAX: (970) 498-1314
alezberg@fs.fed.us
Ecologist, Contractor with SI
Leads field research on recovery of Ponderosa pine ecosystems after wildfire.
Fire Research
Bill Massman 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1296
FAX: (970) 498-1314
wmassman@fs.fed.us
Atmospheric Scientist and Forest Micrometeorologist
Conducts research to quantify atmospheric-biospheric interactions, including the use of eddy covariance technology to study the exchange of trace gases (carbon dioxide, water, ozone) between the atmosphere and the earth's surface (vegetation, soil, and snow).
Atmospheric-Biospheric Interactions Ameriflux research in Wyoming
Sally McElwey 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1065
FAX: (970) 498-1314
sjmcelwey@fs.fed.us
Ecologist, Contractor with METI
Assists with entomological research focused on the biology and ecology of beetles in the Rocky Mountains.
   
Bob Musselman 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1239
FAX: (970) 498-1314
rmusselman@fs.fed.us
Research Plant Physiologist
Conducts research on the effects of atmospheric deposition, particularly ozone and nitrogen, on high-elevation terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the United States and Europe.
Also manages the Glacier Lakes Ecosystems Experiment Site.
Air Quality Impacts in High-elevation Ecosystems Glacier Lakes Ecosystems Experiment Site
José Negrón 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1252
FAX: (970) 498-1314
jnegron@fs.fed.us
Research Entomologist
Conducts research on the mechanisms and forest and tree conditions associated with bark beetle-caused tree mortality, the ecology and biology of bark beetles.
Forest Insects
John Popp 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1269
FAX: (970) 498-1314
jpopp@fs.fed.us
Forestry Technician
Assists in entomological and pathological field research, including GIS analyses, and maintains the forest insect and disease collection.
Forest Insects Disease Impact Assessment, Disease Economics, and Landscape Pathology
Anna W. Schoettle 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1333
FAX: (970) 498-1314
aschoettle@fs.fed.us
Research Plant Ecophysiologist
Conduct research on the ecology and ecophysiology of high-elevation conifers, including bristlecone pine, limber pine, whitebark pine and post-fire recovery of ponderosa pine ecosystems. Studies focus on species' regeneration and colonization dynamics, physiological stress tolerance, carbon allocation patterns, spatial gradients in regeneration and environmental factors, and genetic structure.
Ecology and Ecophysiology of White Pines Monitoring Fire Effects and Vegetation Recovery on the Jasper Fire
Wayne Shepperd 240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1259
FAX: (970) 498-1314
wshepperd@fs.fed.us
Research Silviculturist
Conduct research on the ecology, growth, and management of Rocky Mountain forests, including the effects of fire and fuels management in Colorado, South Dakota and Arizona.
Also manages the Manitou Experimental Forest and the Black Hills Experimental Forest.
Silviculture and Mensuration Manitou Experimental Forest
Steve Tapia Manitou Experimental Forest
232 County Road 79
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Phone: (719) 687-3034
stapia@fs.fed.us
Resident Manager, Manitou Experimental Forest
Oversees the administration of the Manitou Experimental Forest, Also is the District Biologist on the Pikes Peak Ranger District, Pike National Forest.
Manitou Experimental Forest
John Withrow 240 West Prospect
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1387
johnwithrow@fs.fed.us
Ecological Modeler
Develops and implements data analysis and modeling techniques for the assessment and prediction of population dynamics and spatial movement of multiple species of western bark beetle in the western United States. These models should provide infestation risk information to land managers as well as the extent to which such infestations may modify the risk and character of fires in the area.
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