Robert T. Fahey, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 2011, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Forestry
M.S., 2005, Oregon State University, Forest Science
B.S., 2001, Cornell University, Natural Resources
My primary research interests are: 1) Development and assessment of silvicultural strategies for restoration of composition, structure, and function in forest ecosystems. 2) Determining and evaluating the historical baselines on which forest restoration activities are based. 3) Investigating the impact of introduced pests and pathogens on forest ecosystems and silvicultural practices. 4) Examining the effect of landscape heterogeneity on the resilience of forests and accounting for such heterogeneity in management of forest landscapes.
Dr. Fahey's Lab
Fahey, R.T., C.G. Lorimer, and D.J. Mladenoff. (In prep). Pre-settlement distributions of early-successional tree species in a late-successional hemlock-hardwood forest landscape in relation to habitat variability. For submission to Landscape Ecology.
Fahey, R.T. and C.G. Lorimer. (In prep). Establishment and persistence of pines in late-successional hemlock- hardwood forest landscapes. For submission to Ecological Monographs.
Fahey, R.T. and C.G. Lorimer. (In prep). Competitive status of eastern white pine reintroduced into mesic hemlock-northern hardwood stands . For submission to Forest Ecology and Management.
Fahey, R.T. and C.G. Lorimer. (In prep). Forest transitions at pre-settlement white pine locations in the mesic hemlock-hardwood forests of northern Wisconsin. For submission to The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.
Fahey, R.T. and K.J. Puettmann. 2008. Determination of gap influence extent based on patterns in understorey plant communities. Forest Ecology and Management, 255: 2801-2810.
Fahey, R.T. and K.J. Puettmann. 2007. Ground-layer disturbance and initial conditions influence gap partitioning of understory vegetation. Journal of Ecology, 95: 1098-1109.
Suarez, E.R., Tierney, G.L., Fahey, T.J., and Fahey, R.T. 2006. Exploring patterns of exotic earthworm distribution in a temperate hardwood forest in South-Central New York, USA. Landscape Ecology, 21: 297-306
Bohlen, P.J., P.M. Groffman, T.J. Fahey, M.C. Fisk, E.R. Suarez, D.M. Pelletier, and R.T. Fahey. 2004. Ecosystem consequences of exotic earthworm invasion of north temperate forests. Ecosystems, 7:1-12