Martin Twer

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Martin Twer

PhD candidate, Forest & Conservation Sciences

Education

PhD Forestry, University of Montana (working on it)

MA Economics, University of Montana (working on it)

M.S. Resource Conservation, College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana (2004)

Diplom (M.S. equivalent) Landscape Ecology (Minors: Botany, Zoology), University of Muenster, Germany (2001)

Teaching Experience

Development, coordination and instruction of Master Forest Steward and Forestry Mini-College workshops:

  • Using Google Earth to map your Forest
  • GPS Applications for Forest Landowners
  • Basic Computer Applications in Forest Stewardship
  • Residential Heating with Wood

Development and teaching of session on “Forests and Water” (Potomac School, 2011, K-8)

Instructor/Counselor at Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp (2003 - current).

Co-Instructor Master Forest Steward workshop: Forest Riparian Area Assessment

Teaching Assistant, College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana: Timber Management; Introduction to GIS.

Teaching Assistant, College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana: Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Workshop leader ‘Landscape Ecology’ at the Annual Congress of the European Geography Association (EGEA), Lammi, Finland (1998).

Professional Experience

MSU Extension Forestry BioEnergy Associate Specialist

Field and Lab Technician, National Center for Landscape Fire Analysis; LIDAR study, GIS, timber inventory and stem-location mapping. 

Research Assistant, College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana: Landscape assessment, forest ecosystem modeling, model comparison, data analysis. Landscape-level and watershed-level Multiple Land Use conflict assessment.

Professional Internship, Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station, Missoula, Montana; Forest inventory and habitat type mapping, data analysis, GPS and GIS work.

Graduate Assistant, University of Muenster, Germany; administrative management support, webmaster Department of Geosciences.

Student Assistant, University of Muenster, Germany; field trips, data analysis in dendroecology, introduction to limnology, tutor.

Professional Internship, Monitoring, integrated assessment and modeling of Species of Interest (Golden Eagle) in a Multiple Land Use context. Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, Germany.

Professional Internship, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu Research Station, Koli National Park, Finland.-

International Experience

I am a German citizen, living in Missoula since fall 2002.

Lived a year in Finland during college, and have travelled to most European countries.

Selected Publications

Online Biomass Energy Calculators & Estimators http://www.msuextension.org/forestry/WB2E/calculators.htm

Wood Heat - for Home, Farm and Ranch. Program in E3A - Exploring Energy Efficiency & Alternatives. Education & Decision-making Toolkit. Montana State University 2011. http://e3a4u.info/energy-technologies/wood-heat/overview/

Twer, M. 2005. Design and comparison of quantitative alternative future landscape scenarios for the Bitterroot Front Area. College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT. MS Thesis, 95 pp.

Twer, M. 2001. A landscape assessment as foundation for a multiple use planning process for the Bandy Ranch, Ovando, Montana. University of Muenster and Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station. Thesis, 68 pp.