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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Miranda Curzon

Past Fellow


Miranda Curzon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. An applied  forest ecologist, she is interested in how both natural and anthropogenic disturbance and stress influence forest stand dynamics, particularly in light of emerging threats associated with climate change. Projects include: investigating how changes over time in climate, competition, composition, and structure interact and influence tree growth and mortality across a diversity of forest habitats; assessing effects of overstory retention and other adaptive management strategies on biodiversity and tree regeneration; and quantifying impacts of land use practices, namely forest biomass harvests, on forest ecosystem productivity, biodiversity, and function.



B.A., 2005, Ecology & Biodiversity, Environmental Science, University of Denver
M.S., 2008, Natural Resources (Forestry), University of Vermont
Ph.D.: 2014, Natural Resource Science and Management (Forest Resources), University of Minnesota