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Research Ecologist

Paula J. Fornwalt

Research Ecologist
240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: 970-498-2581


Current Research

(1) Examine the impacts of wildfire and postfire rehabilitation activities on forest overstory and understory composition and structure; (2) Clarify how, when, and why overstory and understory plant communities change as a result of ongoing insect and disease epidemics; (3) Investigate the impacts of forest management activities (e.g., slash pile burning, salvage logging) on native and exotic plants

Research Interests

My research activities address the impacts of natural and human disturbances on plant populations and communities in Rocky Mountain forests.

Education

  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE, BS Environmental Science, 1996
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, MS Forest Sciences, 1999
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, Ph.D. Ecology, 2009

Professional Experience

  • Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO
    2010 - Current
  • Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO
    2002 - 2010
  • Biological Science Technician, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO
    1999 - 2002

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Last updated on : 10/07/2014