Funded Research Projects: FOREST ECOLOGY

Ecosystem Services - Seminar Course SA Support

Research Sponsored By: US Forest Service
Principal Investigator: David Butman
Project Description
This project will provide support for a Staff Assistant to help facilitate a joint effort between the U.S. Forest Service, the Nature Conservancy, and the University of Washington to research how forest restoration activities in the Pacific Northwest affect key ecosystem services, such as water quantity and quality, carbon sequestration, and terrestrial carbon stocks. The selected Staff Assistant will lead a systematic review on this topic. The conduct of this review is also the focus of a course, ESRM 490X: Ecosystem Services Arising from Forest Restoration in the Pacific Northwest, which the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences will offer for Spring Quarter 2017. This course will be open to interested undergraduate and graduate students. The Staff Assistant will assist Dr. David Butman and Dr. Jon Bakker in teaching this course, compiling the relevant research identified throughout the course, and constructing a comprehensive review document that will support the needs of TNC, the USFS, and restoration ecology efforts at UW.