Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies
Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies
LANDIS-II software is designed to model forest succession, disturbance, and seed dispersal across large landscapes.
As the Institute of Applied Ecosystem Studies (IAES), Northern Research Station scientists are working to better integrate science with landscape-scale restoration and contemporary conservation challenges. We are assisting land managers by describing ecological change at different scales and disturbance gradients, and we develop tools that bridge site-specific experimental results to meet the broader scale information needs of policy makers and resource managers. Our research is guided by five focus areas
Research Focus Areas
- Increase resilience of forest ecosystems to extreme disturbances that alter large-scale spatial patterns
- Maintain forest ecosystem services at landscape scales using decision support tools
- Ensure populations of conservation or restoration concern remain connected in changing landscapes
- Advance renewable energy sources and pollution remediation through short rotation woody crop production systems
- Improve forest management guidelines in changing climate and atmosphere
- Ribic, Christine A.; Donner, Deahn M.; Beck, Albert J.; Rugg, David J.; Reinecke, Sue; Eklund, Dan; Lepczyk, Christopher A. 2017. Beaver colony density trends on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, 1987-2013. PLOS ONE. 12(1): e0170099-.
- Boulanger, Yan; Fabry, Frederic; Kilambi, Alamelu; Pureswaran, Deepa S.; Sturtevant, Brian R.; Saint-Amant, Remi. 2017. The use of weather surveillance radar and high-resolution three dimensional weather data to monitor a spruce budworm mass exodus flight. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 234-235: 127-135.
- Cooley, Rayma A.; Wolter, Peter T.; Sturtevant, Brian R. 2016. Quantifying early-seral forest composition with remote sensing. Photogrammetric Engineering && Remote Sensing. 82(11): 853-863.
- Willyard, Ann; Gernandt, David S.; Potter, Kevin; Hipkins, Valerie; Marquardt, Paula E.; Mahalovich, Mary Frances; Langer, Stephen K.; Telewski, Frank W.; Cooper, Blake; Douglas, Connor; Finch, Kristen; Karemera, Hassani H.; Lefler, Julia; Lea, Payton; Wofford, Austin 2016. Pinus ponderosa : A checkered past obscured four species. American Journal of Botany. 104 (1): 1-21.
- Gustafson, Eric J.; Lucash, Melissa; Liem, Johannes; Jenny, Helen; Scheller, Rob; Barrett, Kelly; Sturtevant, Brian R. 2016. Seeing the future impacts of climate change and forest management: a landscape visualization system for forest managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-164. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 18 p.
- 2015 NES Program description
- 2012 NES Program description
- 2011 NES Program description
Recent Scientific Presentations
|Venue Title||Presentation Title||Author||Year|
|25th Session of the International Poplar Commission, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Berlin, Germany||Establishment of hybrid poplar for surface mine reclamation in the southern coalfield of West Virginia, USA||Ron Zalesny, etal||2016|
|North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, D.C.||Proactive Management of the Kirtland’s Warbler under Changing Environmental and Management Conditions||Donner, Deahn||2016|
|Face-to-Face meeting with Chippewa NF; Cass Lake, MN||Using LANDIS-II to guide management under a changing climate: a research-management collaboration on the Chippewa National Forest||Gustafson, Eric; Sturtevant, Brian||2016|
|31st Annual U.S. Landscape Ecology Symposium; Asheville, NC||Using first principles to increase the robustness of forest landscape models for projecting climate change impacts||Gustafson, Eric; Miranda, Brian; Sturtevant, Brian||2016|
|75th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Annual Meeting; Indianapolis, IN||Population viability analyses to evaluate post-delisting management of the Kirtland’s warbler||Donner, Deahn||2016|
|North American Joint Bat Working Group Meeting; St. Louis, MO||Resistance to White-Nose Syndrome in bat populations of the Northern Forest: exploring the critical disease-genotype-microbiome link.||Donner, Deahn; Marquardt, Paula||2015|
|3rd Science in the Northwoods Conference; Boulder Junction, WI||Beaver management in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin||Donner, Deahn||2015|