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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Anantha M. Prasad

Research Ecologist
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Phone: 740-368-0103
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Current Research

  • Modelling the dynamics of tree species response to various disturbances
  • Evaluating intraspecific variation in tree response by integrating demography and genetics

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding tree species demographic response at a macroecological scale and using ensemble and simulation models to predict future suitable habitats and colonization likelihoods. My current focus is to understand within-species variation by evaluating genetic, ecological and environmental differences among populations under various disturbance regimes using multiple modelling techniques.

Why This Research is Important

Forest health is being increasing affected by both natural and anthropogenic impacts resulting in changing forest landscapes. A comprehensive approach is needed to tackle forest management and conservation issues - for example, in addressing issues like assisted colonization of important tree species. My research focuses on an integrated, multi-stage modelling approach to address the challenge of forest health maintenance in the United States.

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Research Highlights


Collaboration with Canadian Researchers Key to Shared Stewardship of Iconic Tree Species

Tree inventory data typically are confined to national boundaries and differ in formats and objectives, thus limiting their use for studying spe ...


Combining Genetics and Environmental Analysis to Assess Conservation Options for Eastern Hemlock

Eastern hemlock is currently facing a dual threat by the invasive insect hemlock wooly adelgid and anthropogenic climate change. Combining genet ...


Improving prediction of future habitat distributions under climate change by combining multiple habitat suitability models

Future habitat distributions are usually forecast using a single model with a single response, such as tree species abundance. Combining multipl ...


Mapping U.S. Drought Projections Helps Foresters Plan for Sustainability

Droughts are natural disturbances that can cause negative effects on natural ecosystems and also have important social and economic consequences ...


Last updated on : 09/30/2020