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Robert Scheller

Dr Scheller grew up in Minnesota and received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Forest Ecology from the University of Wisconsin. As an Associate Professor at Portland State University, his research focuses on forest landscape change: how forests have changed, how they will change, and why it matters. Specifically, his research examines how forest management and natural disturbances generate or reduce resilience, specifically in regards to climate change. His research employs environmental modeling, remote sensing, multivariate and spatial statistics, coupled with field data collection and interpretation. He has published more than 50 manuscripts and book chapters and has received funding from NSF, USDA, USFS, USGS, BLM, EPA and others. He is a Board member of the Gifford Pinchot Task Force, a Portland-based non-profit that advocates for holistic landscape management. Outside of his academic endeavors, he enjoys the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest and the cultural wonders of Portland.

On our project, Dr. Scheller co-leads the landscape simulations with Drs. Thompson and Lucash.  He will co-lead the development of the land management scenario development and work with Charles Maxwell on the analyses of the management scenarios. 




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