Matthew C. Kelly

Matthew C. Kelly

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  • Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Management, SFRES
  • Ph.D., Natural Resources Management, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • M.Sc., Natural Resources Management, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry

People and Forests

Management decisions can have immediate and lasting effects on forest ecosystems and the many benefits they provide.   I am interested in understanding the various economic and social factors that influence decisions of private forest landowners and logging contractors.  Both are critical links in the wood products supply chain and both contribute positively to rural communities.  Maintaining a sustainable wood supply chain is increasingly important as society looks to increase utilization of renewable resources and decrease dependency on more environmentally malignant materials.  Sustaining ecological and social values of forests while ushering in an era of increased utilization can be accomplished only if management decisions and policies are informed by scientific research, stakeholder involvement, and deliberate planning.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Forest operations
  • Forest and natural resource management
  • Human dimensions of natural resources
  • Watershed management
  • Natural resources policy