The Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont is made up of individuals from the Anthony D’Amato Lab. Research in this lab focuses on incorporating patterns of forest stand development and productivity into integrative silvicultural systems and approaches designed to meet a diversity of objectives, including climate change adaptation and mitigation, maintenance of native biodiversity and complexity, and sustainable commodity production.
Much of this work is in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, as well as state and federal agencies (e.g., Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources), The Nature Conservancy, and private industry within the northeastern US and Lake States region. In addition, our lab contributes to the broader research and outreach efforts of the U.S. Dept. of Interior Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, Harvard Forest, and Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and co-directs the Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters with the University of New Hampshire.
Individuals interested in graduate study or employment within the Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab should review current opportunities.
Graduate School and Employment Opportunities
Individuals interested in graduate study or employment within the Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab should review the lab website to see the current areas of research we are working in, as well as the general areas in which I advise students. Generally, I do not accept graduate students unless there is funding available to support your work through an assistantship or fellowship, so please refer to this website for advertisements of available assistantships and the Rubenstein School of Natural Resources and the Environment Graduate School webpage for information on graduate assistantships.
If you are interested in graduate study or employment in the lab, please contact Tony D’Amato with any questions, as well as to share your research interests and general background.