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Directory - Laura Kenefic


Research Forester and Principal Silviculturist
U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Faculty Associate
225 Nutting Hall Orono, ME 04469-5793
(207) 581-2794; fax (207) 581-2875
lkenefic@fs.fed.us

  • Ph.D. University of Maine, Orono (2000)
  • M.S. State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse (1995)
  • B.A. State University of New York, Binghamton (1992)

I grew up in upstate New York and have a long acquaintance with the many and sometimes conflicting demands we place on our forests.  As a consequence, I have dedicated my career to understanding forest ecology and translating that knowledge into sustainable forest management. My research addresses ecology and management of mixed-species forests, especially northern conifers and northern hardwoods, with a focus on uneven-aged silviculture and other forms of partial cutting.

I began my career with the U.S. Forest Service in 1994 and have been associated with the University of Maine faculty since 2000.  I am part of the Northern Research Station’s Center for Research on Ecosystem Change (RWU-NRS-07).

 


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