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David McKenzie

Past Fellow
Postdoctoral Associate
University of Minnesota

Research Interests

My current research focuses on the influence of annual climate variability and forest management and harvest techniques on tree growth. I am also studying the influence of that management on stand-level resistance and resilience to periodic drought. Field sites for this work are located in Minnesota (Cutfoot Experimental Forest), Wisconsin (Argonne Experimental Forest), New Hampshire (Bartlett Experimental Forest), and Maine (Penobscot Experimental Forest). Application of harvest treatments have been continuous for up to about 60 years in these sites, providing an excellent opportunity to study the long-term effect of treatment at the stand level. We are using tree rings and written historical records in our analyses.


M.S.: Biology, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE, 2006
B.A.: Environmental Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 2002
Ph.D.: Ecology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 2012


Department of Forest Resources


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, March 2012-present
Teaching Assistant, University of Wyoming, August 2007-February 2012
Teaching Assistant, University of Nebraska-Omaha, January 2003-May 2005