Faculty & Staff - Laura Kenefic
Research Forester and Principal Silviculturist
U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station
225 Nutting Hall Orono, ME 04469-5793
207.581.2794; fax 207.581.2875
- 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).