Quantifying the impacts on nature and people!
Michael is a Forest Ecologist with more than 15 years of experience studying trees, critters, and how people affect them. He has both Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Washington and has worked for academia, federal, non-profit, and private sectors. Recently, Michael’s research has focused on how climate change impacts species and ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. He has also developed new ways of integrating models to better project how trees might respond to future changes. Michael will be leveraging his ecological knowledge and practical skills to help prioritize conservation efforts and restore forest lands in Washington State. On a personal note, Michael enjoys backpacking, felling trees, and eating cheese.