University of Colorado at Boulder

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Adjunct Faculty

Tania Schoennagel

Disturbance ecology; climate change; landscape modeling


Physical Geography | Environment-Society
Research Scientist of INSTAAR
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002

Research Interests

My research addresses the causes and consequences of western forest disturbances, primarily wildfire and insect outbreaks. As a landscape ecologist, I conduct research at multiple spatial and temporal scales to examine: (1) disturbance dynamics and successional patterns, (2) effects of past climate variability and future climate change, and (3) ecological implications of forest management policy and changing land use. I employ field studies, dendrochronology, GIS analyses and spatial modeling. My research generally focuses on fundamental ecological questions with applications to forest management, land-use policy and climate change.

Selected Publications

Publications updated May 2014

Labs & Facilities

Biogeography Lab

The Biogeography Lab of the Geography Department is directed by Professor Thomas T. Veblen and supports research in the areas of forest dynamics, disturbance ecology and dendroecology.

Recent Courses Include

Graduate Students