Erin Simons-Legaard

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAssistant Research Professor in Forest Landscape Modeling

116 Nutting Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5755
email:  erin.simons@maine.edu

  • Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine (2009)
  • M.S. in Biological Sciences, Idaho State University (2001)
  • B.S. in Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University (1997)

An overarching focus of my research has been to understand the cumulative effects of landscape change and forest management on wildlife habitat and other natural resources. In my current capacity at the University of Maine, I have been using the LANDIS-II forest landscape model to improve our understanding of the resource tradeoffs (wood supply, carbon, wildlife habitat) associated with forest management in Maine, and the interacting effects of timber harvesting and natural disturbance on future forest conditions.