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Pacific Northwest Research Station

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Thomas Spies

Senior Scientist
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station




        Ph.D. Plant Ecology, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1983
        M.S. Forest Ecology, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1978
        B.S. Wildlife Ecology, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1974


Thomas Spies is a Senior Scientist at the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon, where he has worked since 1985.  He is also a courtesy professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. He holds a Ph.D. (1983) in forest ecology from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. He has been a research fellow at the Universities of Hohenheim and Göttingen in Germany, Harvard University, and Australian National University.  His research interests include, old-growth forest ecology and conservation, remote sensing, landscape ecology, fire ecology, and coupled human and natural systems.  He has authored or co-authored more than 180 scientific publications.  He was a member of the Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team that contributed to the development of the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan.  He is editor of the 2009 book “Old-growth in a New World:  A Pacific Northwest Icon Reexamined”, which explores the social, ecology and policy dimensions of old-growth forests. 


Peter Anthony Stine
Director of Partnerships and Collaboration
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station



Ph.D. Geography, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1995
M.S. Wildland Resources Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
B.S. Forestry and Conservation, University of California, Berkeley, 1975

Peter Stine has 14 years within Forest Service Research & Development executing long-range natural resources research programs in the Sierra Nevada, more recently in guiding the Experimental Forest and Range network, and currently directing partnership projects with National Forest System, universities, tribes, and other parties engaged in research activities.  Research programs under his guidance and supervision involved multiple scientific disciplines and tended to span time frames of more than five years, many as long as ten or more.  All of these programs included, as an integral component of the total research program, technology transfer programs.  Each facet of the research program involved relevant management and policy issues and results were intended to contribute to these objectives.  Prior to working with the Forest Service he spent 5 years with the U.S. Geological Survey and 13 years with the Fish and Wildlife Service.



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