Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study


Thomas A. Spies

Research Forester
Pacific Northwest Research Station

Forestry Sciences Laboratory
3200 Jefferson Way
Corvallis, Oregon 97331

Professor (Courtesy)
Department of Forest Science
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331

Ph.D. 1983 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
German Academic Exchange Fellow, 1979,
  Hohenheim University, Stuttgart and
  University of Gottingen, Gottingen
M.S. 1978 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.S. 1974 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research interests:
Forest ecosystem management, landscape ecology, forest ecology

Current research projects:
Integrated regional models for ecological and socio-economic assessments; indicators of biological diversity in forest landscapes; old-growth characteristics and conservation; riparian forest ecology; gap dynamics; applications of remote sensing to ecosystem management

Selected Publications:

  • Wimberly, Michael C., T. A. Spies, C. J. Long, and C. Whitlock. Simulating historical variability in the amount of old forests in the Oregon Coast Range. Conservation Biology 14 (1) February 2000

  • Spies, T. A. and M. G. Turner. 1999. Dynamic Forest Mosaics. In M.L. Hunter Jr. ed. Maintaining Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems. Cambridge University Press.

  • Ohmann, J.L. and T. A. Spies. 1998. Regional gradient analysis and spatial pattern of woody plant communities of Oregon forests. Ecological Monographs 68(2): 151-182.

  • Spies, T.A. and J.F. Franklin. 1996. Diversity and maintenace of old-growth forests. In Szaro, R.C. and D.W. Johnston eds. 1996. Biodiveristy in Managed Landscapes: Theory and Practice. Oxford University Press. New York. 778 p.

  • Spies, T.A., W.J. Ripple and G.A. Bradshaw. 1994. Dynamics and Pattern of a Managed Coniferous Forest Landscape in Oregon. Ecological Applications 4(3) 555-568.


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