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Ensuring Healthy Forests in New Jersey – Webinar

August 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A Panelist Discussion and Q&A on managing for healthy New Jersey forest
ecosystems. The second in a series of healthy forest webinars.


Join New Jersey Audubon and leading state and national experts for this timely
discussion on forest ecology in New Jersey – from the lush Highlands of northern NJ to
the unique Pinelands in the south.




Our Panelists:

Mark Ashton, PhD: Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, Director
of Yale Forests, and Senior Associate Dean for The Forest School at the Yale
School of the Environment. His research focuses on the biological and
physical processes governing the regeneration of natural forests and the
mechanisms underlying the diversity of forest ecosystems and their
adaptability to climate change. He conducts his long-term research in both
temperate and tropical forests and has worked in forests from New England
to Sri Lanka and from Canada to Brazil.


Matthew Olson, PhD: Assistant Professor of Environmental Science,
Stockton University. His educational background is the ecology and
management of forests and woodlands. Matt’s research addresses how trees
and forest plant communities respond to environment variation and
disturbance. Much of his research focuses on tree regeneration and stand
dynamics in managed temperate forests. The goal of Matt’s research to help
inform forest management actions, including strategies for adapting to
climate change and associated forest health threats.


Richard G. Lathrop Jr., PhD: Johnson Family Chair in Water Resources &
Watershed Ecology, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources;
Director, Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis at
Rutgers University. Dr. Lathrop’s research program works to integrate
insights of ecology and geography with the application of geo-spatial
information technology to improve our understanding of coupled human environmental
systems. Collaborating with partners, he works to translate
that understanding into effective and appropriate techniques to improve ‘on the-
ground’ natural resource management and land use planning.


Daniel P. Duran, PhD: Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science at
Rowan University as well as the Naturalist for Scotland Run Park, a 1300-acre nature preserve at
the edge of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. He has published research papers on agricultural
entomology, biodiversity, and molecular phylogenetics. Dr. Duran has described ten new
species of insects, previously unknown to science. He received a B.S. in Environmental Studies
from Stockton University in 1998, an M.S. in Entomology from University of Missouri in 2002,
and a Ph.D. in Evolution and Ecology from Vanderbilt University in 2010. In between his
degrees, he has also worked for the Natural History Museum, London, UK and the Smithsonian
Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Dr. Duran is a co-author of the book “A Field Guide to
the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada, 2nd Edition”.




August 17, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am


NJ United States