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Frank H. Koch

Frank H. Koch

Research Ecologist
P.O. Box 12254
Research Triangle Park
North Carolina
United States

Phone: 919-549-4006
Fax: 919-549-4047
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Current Research

  • Primary research focus on quantitative and spatial analysis of forest health data, with a particular emphasis on invasive forest pests and the modeling of invasion risk at multiple spatial scales, from landscape to continental
  • Characterization and representation of uncertainty in forest pest risk maps, using both probabilistic and non-probabilistic approaches
  • Application of trade and transportation networks to estimate human-mediated invasion likelihoods for locations of interest
  • Optimal survey design and pest detection strategies
  • Analysis of short- and long-term drought patterns, including how these patterns may relate to forest pest outbreak risk


  • North Carolina State University, Ph.D. Forestry 2005
  • North Carolina State University, M.S. Natural Resources 2001
  • Duke University, B.A. Art Design / Philosophy 1993

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Research Highlights


Examining the Role of Humans in the Spread of Invasive Species

Forest Service scientists and their collaborators have contributed innovative research to the field of forest pest risk assessment by focusing o ...


Last updated on : 10/06/2021