Mickey Jarvi

Mickey Jarvi
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference"
—Robert Frost


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  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Ph.D Forest Science, Michigan Technological University
  • M.S., Forest Ecology and Management, Michigan Technological University
  • B.S. Forestry, Michigan Technological University
  • B.S. Wildlife Ecology and Management, Michigan Technological University

I seek to try and understand how the natural world is responding to rapid changes in its environment to hopefully help predict what will happen in the future.  Trees are resilient organisms but might need some assistance from us to guide them to a bright future.  The same can be said about our brilliant students.  It is our responsibility to identify and nurture their interests to help them achieve their dreams.  Climate change is happening now and I hope to prepare our students for a changed and changing environment so they can do their part in being the best natural resource professional.  I conduct my classroom as more of a conversation.  We are all working together to learn about the forest and I am there every step of the way from introductory classes to upper division and beyond.

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest ecology with an emphasis on belowground processes
  • Ecophysiology
  • Forest response to global climate change
  • Tree species native range differences in nutrient cycling
  • Forestry and natural resource issues identified through the use of multispectral and hyperspectral imagery attached to unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)