Understanding and Managing Forest Ecosystems in the Context of Climatic Variability and Long-Term Views of Resilience

Wed, Apr 26, 12:00 pm
127 Barnard Hall
Speaker Name: 
Dr. Dominik Kulakowski
Clark University

Professor Dominik Kulakowski earned a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management and a M.S. in Ecology at Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Geography of Colorado-Boulder. Prior to joining the Clark faculty, he was a research scientist at the University of Colorado-Boulder and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) in Davos. Dr. Kulakowski's research is focused on the effects of climate, disturbances, and land use on mountain forest ecosystems in the U.S. Rocky Mountains and in Europe. Important recent research themes include:

  • Effects of climate on forest disturbances such as fires and insect outbreaks;

  • Effects of climate on tree mortality and forest dieback;

  • Interactions and feedbacks among forest disturbances under climatic variability, especially how previous disturbances affect the spread and severity of subsequent disturbances and how compounding disturbances affect ecological dynamics;

Dr. Kulakowski has authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles on various aspects of ecology and ecosystem management, has been widely interviewed in the popular press, and has testified about his research before the United States Congress on three occasions.


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