Daniel M. Kashian

Wayne State University, USA


Daniel M. Kashian is an Associate Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA, where he conducts research and teaches courses in forest and landscape ecology. He studies the effects and interactions of human and natural disturbances on forest structure and ecosystem processes and the influences of these disturbances in shaping the distribution and spatial heterogeneity of terrestrial plant communities and ecosystems. His work is aimed towards understanding how the combination of site factors, biotic interactions, natural disturbances, and humans affects landscape patterns and ecosystem processes in forests. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in natural resources at the University of Michigan, his Ph.D. degree in zoology and forest ecology and management at the University of Wisconsin, and his Postdoc research at Colorado State University. Dr. Kashian’s research has examined postfire and insect outbreak stand dynamics and carbon storage in lodgepole pine forests of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; aspen forest dynamics in Colorado and Minnesota; the dynamics and variability of jack pine forests in northern Lower and Upper Michigan; and ash persistence in the presence of an invasive insect (emerald ash borer) in the Metro Detroit area.

Biography Updated on 12 August 2013

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