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About CFRU

Research Team

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Director

Associate Director

Brian E. Roth

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Mohammad Bataineh

Administrative Assistant

Cynthia J. Smith

 

Cooperating Scientists

Current Project Scientists

  •   Peter Pekins, Professor, Wildlife Ecology -University of New Hampshire
    Chris Hennigar, Research Scientist - The University of New Brunswick
    Thom Erdle, Assistant Dean - The University of New Brunswick
      Angela Fuller, New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
      John Kershaw, Director of Graduate Studies - University of New Brunswick
      David MacLean, Dean - University of New Brunswick
    Erin Simons, Post-Doctoral Researcher - The University of Maine

Current Graduate Students

Name

Project Title

David Mallett Spatial Responses of Canada lynx to changing hare densities
Sheryn Olson Seasonal Variation in Snowshoe Hare Spatial Ecology with Implications for Canada Lynx in Managed Forests
Patrick Hiesl Harvest Productivity and Costs in Maine
Steve Dunham Patch Occupancy, Habitat Use, and Population Performance of Spruce Grouse in Commercially Managed Conifer Stands
Ben Rice Improved sampling methods and growth & yield models for partially harvested stands

 

Past Graduate Students

Year

Name

Project Title

2013
Patrick Hiesl, MS

Productivity standards for whole-tree and cut-to-length harvesting systems in Maine

 

2013
Patrick Clune, MS

Growth and Development of Maine Spruce-Fir Forests Following Commercial Thinning

 

2013
Andrew Nelson, PhD

Production ecology and stand dynamics of young Acadian forest stands in response to silvicultural intensity and compositional objectives

 

2012
Matthew Russell, PhD

Modeling individual tree dynamics in the mixed species Acadian Forest

 

2011
Joseph Pekol, MS

The influence of commercial thinning on stand- and tree-level mortality patterns of balsam fir and red spruce forests in Maine that have or have not received pre-commercial thinning

2010
Andrew Nelson, MS

Spatial Ecology and Compositional Management of American Beech and Sugar Maple Regeneration in Maine

 

2010
Christopher Zellers, MS

The Growth, Yield, and Financial Performance of Isolated Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus L.) Reserve Trees

 

2010
Kate Zellers, MS

Patterns of Regeneration of Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus L.) as Influenced by Large Isolated Reserve Trees and Precommercial Thinning

 

2009
Shonene Scott, MS

Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Snowshoe Hare Density and Relationships to Canada Lynx Occurrence in Northern Maine

 

2009
Charles Coup, MS

A Case Study Approach for Assessing Operational and Silvicultural Performance of Whole-Tree Biomass Harvesting in Maine

 

2009
Christopher Guiterman, MS

The Influences of Conventional and Low Density Thinning on Leaf Area, Growth, and Growing Space Relationships of Eastern White Pine (Pinus Strobus L.)

2009
Erin Simons, PhD

Influences of Past and Future Forest Management on the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Habitat Supply for Canada Lynx and American Martens in Northern Maine

 

2008
Philip Hofmeyer, PhD

Ecology and Silviculture of Northern White-Cedar (Thuja occidentalis L.) in Maine

 

2006
Angela Fuller, PhD

Influence of Forest Practices on Sub-Stand Scale Habitat Selection and Movements of Canada Lynx

 

2006
Michael Saunders, PhD

Dynamics of Forest Structure under Different Silvicultural Regimes in the Acadian Forest

 

2005
Philip Hofmeyer, MS

Silviculture and Ecology of Northern White Cedar

 

2004
Justin DeRose, MS

Leaf Area Index - Relative Density Relationships in Even-Aged Abies Balsamea - Picea Rubens Stands in Maine

 

2004
Dawn Opland, MF

Projected response of spruce-fir forests to commercial thinning in Maine

 

2004
Spencer Meyer, MS

Leaf Area as a Growth Predictor for Red Spruce and Balsam Fir in Managed Stands in Maine

 

2003
Darlene Siegel, MS

A Comparison of the Ecological Integrity of Headwater Streams Draining Harvested and Un-Harvested Watersheds in the Western Mountains of Maine, U.S.A.

 

2003
Jessica Homyack, MS

Effects of Precommercial Thinning on Select Wildlife Species in Northern Maine, with Special Emphasis on Snowshoe Hare

 

2003
Howard Daggett, MS

Long-Term Effects of Herbicide and Precommercial Thinning Treatments on Young Spruce-Fir Stands: The Austin Pond Study

 

2003
Cristin O’Brien, MS

Factors Affecting the Regeneration of Red Spruce and Balsam Fir

 

2001
Suzhong Tian, PhD

Condition and Development of Root Systems of Balsam Fir and Red Spruce in Precommercially Thinned and Unthinned Stands

 

2000
Richard Cobb, MS

Role of soil functional processes as regulators of ecosystem net primary productivity and as keystones of soil quality: Weymouth Point Study

 

2000
Jeffrey Hepinstall, PhD

Marten as a Tool for Landscape-Scale Habitat Planning in Northern Maine

 

1999
Angela Fuller, MS

Influence of partial timber harvesting on American marten and their primary prey in northcentral Maine