Northern Research Station Partners

Hannah Abbotts

Hannah Abbotts

  • Content Manager
Patricia Butler

Patricia Butler

  • Research Scientist I

Areas of Expertise

  • ecosystem response to climate change
  • climate change adaptation and management strategies
  • outreach and technical transfer of climate change tools and resources
Katherine Heckman

Katherine Heckman

  • Research Biological Scientist, USDA Forest Service
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, SFRES
906-482-6303 X13
kaheckman@fs.fed.us
Forest Service Building

Areas of Expertise

Soil organic matter stabilization, characterization and cycling

Radiocarbon analysis and application

Soil mineralogy, organo-mineral interactions

Ryan Heiderman

Ryan Heiderman

  • Research Technician
906-487-2454
rrheider@mtu.edu
Evan Kane
"If trees could run away from their place of establishment, believe me many of them probably would!"

Evan S. Kane

  • Associate Professor, SFRES
906-482-6303
eskane@mtu.edu
Forest Service Building 123

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil carbon
  • Plant/soil relationships
  • Decomposition
  • Dissolved organic carbon
  • Wildfire
  • Black carbon
James Klapperich

James Klapperich

  • Research Associate

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Science Laboratory Techniques
  • Soil Carbon
  • FTIR Analysis
Shawn Klomparens

Shawn Klomparens

  • Web Developer for the Forest Service NRS
Erik Lilleskov
"Change is the norm in ecosystems. What is new is the rate of change. How we respond to this change will be our legacy to future generations."

Erik Lilleskov

  • Adjunct Professor, SFRES

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest ecology
  • Ecosystems ecology
  • Physiological ecology
  • Community ecology
  • Fungal ecology
  • Mycorrhizal fungi
  • Molecular ecology
  • Soil ecology
  • Global environmental change impacts on forest ecosystems
  • Invasive species impacts
  • Biogeography of invasive soil organisms
Kailey Marcinkowski

Kailey Marcinkowski

  • Research Scientist
906-482-6303 ext. 16
kfmarcin@mtu.edu
Forest Service Building

Specialties

  • High-elevation forest ecosystems
  • Dendrochronology
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation
  • Science outreach and communication
Kristin Schmitt

Kristin Schmitt

  • Research Scientist I

Areas of Expertise

  • Ecosystem response to climate change
  • Web-based outreach on climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Science synthesis and communication
Danielle Shannon

Danielle Shannon

  • Climate Change Specialist
  • Research Scientist II
906-482-6303 ext. 25
dshannon@mtu.edu
Forest Service Building 133

Christopher W. Swanston

  • Research Ecologist, SFRES
  • Adjunct Professor, SFRES
  • Director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil organic carbon stabilization and cycling
  • Radiocarbon analysis and interpretation
  • Forest response and adaptation to climate change
  • Landscape scale conservation