Christopher R. Webster

Christopher R. Webster
"To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering."
—Aldo Leopold


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  • Professor
  • PhD, Forestry, University of Wisconsin
  • MS, Forest Science, Purdue University
  • BS, Wildlife Science, Purdue University

Quantitative Ecology

My research focuses on the interplay between disturbance, stability, and complexity in natural systems at local and landscape scales. I am particularly interested in applied questions with relevance to the sustainable management of forest ecosystems.

Areas of Expertise

  • Gap dynamics and disturbance ecology
  • Invasion biology of exotic species
  • Landscape ecology
  • Plant community ecology
  • Restoration silviculture
  • Wildlife habitat relationships