Prior to making the transition to research management, the bulk of my personal research focused on the dynamics and resilience of ecosystems in the southern and southeastern US; ecosystem responses to management actions, human and natural disturbance, and climate variability; and issues related to ecosystem stability and hierarchical organization.
Specific aspects of my research and management experience and interests include:
- Leading, developing, managing, and coordinating federal agency R&D programs
- Improving linkages among ecological science; land, watershed, and ecosystem management and restoration; and natural resource policy
- Research and monitoring to enhance understanding of factors influencing the structure, function, and resilience of ecosystems and their component species and processes, and to assess impacts of land and resource management practices, climate change & variability, and human and natural disturbances, on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, watersheds, and natural resources
- Building the vision, institutional capacity, and scientific foundation for sustainable, adaptive management of ecosystems, watersheds, and natural resources
- Improving the delivery, communication, and application of scientific knowledge and information to and by natural resource manager