Thomas A. Spies

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Research Forester
Pacific Northwest Research Station
USDA Forest Service

USDA Forest Service
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Project co-coordinator
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B.S., 1974, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M.S., 1978, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ph.D., 1983, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research Interests: 

Forest ecology, forest succession, stand and landscape structure and dynamics, old growth forest ecology and conservation; overstory-understory relationships; coupled natural and human systems.

Research Support: 
  1. National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry. Assessing the scientific basis for standards/practices at the stand, management unit, landscape and regional level. $284,000. 2003-2005. Lead PI.
  2. Joint Fire Sciences Program. Effects of disturbance history, landscape pattern, and weather on wildfire severity in southwestern Oregon: implications for management of a fire-prone landscape. $291,333. 2004-2006. PI.
  3. NSF. Long-term Ecological Research at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. $5,640,000. 2008-2014. Co-PI.