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I am interested in long-term forest management techniques and strategies that will help both people and the environment. My current masters research combines an ethnographic interviewing approach with a forestry-based field experiment to create recommendations for forest managers.
June 2013 - June 2016
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living
- Permaculture Facilitator
- Facilitate permaculture at the only LEED Platinum Certified building in the world associated with a USDA Certified Organic farm.
Currently, Geographic Information System (GIS) forestry data in The Philippines is primarily limited to the northern and eastern-most islands of Luzon, Mindoro, Palawan, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Romblon. Candidates for GIS forestry data expansion include the island regions of Capiz, Antique, Biliran, Bohol, Cebu, Iloilo, Leyte, Misamis Occidental,...
Coppicing is a silvicultural practice that involves regeneration of new stems from a stump after harvesting is performed. Coppice techniques provide several benefits including a repeatable source of harvest of fuelwood, construction materials, and other products without the cost of replanting. It also offers stability to the landscape and resilienc...
This project examines the proposed expansion of a geoduck farm in Pierce County by Taylor Shellfish and recommends an alternative course of action for this farm based upon stakeholder concerns. Subsequently, this same information is used to make spatial recommendations for future geoduck farms on Vashon Island, WA.
Shellfish provide a wide variety of benefits that humans derive from the ecosystem and are a form of integrated coastal zone management that is not well known. By identifying areas of particular concern, areas can be designated with stringent development and permit requirements to mitigate negative industrial impacts of aquaculture and other forms...
This report documents an experiment conducted in the summer of 2014 to determine a management plan of common grass species on the 21 Acres lawn. We introduced and encourage the growth of White Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens) with various treatments and discovered that overall grass cover decreased by 15% and overall clover cover has increased by 16...
The physiological need for Cannabis sativa L is now being diagnosed as the Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome. Virtually all languages describe it with the common root of “kan,” which has been linked to cannibalism, the body of Christ, the ancient holy anointing oil, and the burning bush of Moses. Endocannabinoid systems have been observe...
Regeneration and restoration methodologies of tropical ecosystems on Costa Rican pastureland and farms are limited to primarily natural regeneration, direct seeding, tree planting, and stake planting. Seedballing is a common practice in Japan used to reduce predation and labor costs and increase the germination rate of broadcasted seeds. I studied...