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Who We Are


Dr. Christopher Keyes
, AFMP Director

Chris has served as AFMP Director since 2007. His expertise is in silviculture and forest stand dynamics, with emphasis on natural regeneration ecology and silvicultural applications for restoring degraded forests. Chris holds an appointment as Research Associate Professor of Silviculture in the University of Montana's College of Forestry and Conservation. He previously was Assistant Professor of Silviculture at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. 

AFMP Director, Dr. Christopher R. Keyes

Thomas Perry, AFMP Research Forester

Tom has been AFMP Research Forester since 2009. Tom is responsible for engineering and field implementation of AFMP's projects. From developing field protocols and restoration prescriptions, marking timber, leading field crews, supervising graduate students, analyzing data and reporting project findings, Tom is involved with all levels of project design, implementation, and analysis.
Thomas Perry, AFMP Research Forester

Irina Scully, AFMP Experimental Seedling Nursery Intern

Irina participates in all aspects of seedling production, including greenhouse systems maintenance, seedling propagation, coordination of student workers, and organization of outplanting projects.

Woongsoon Jang (PhD student)

A native of South Korea, Woongsoon came to Missoula in 2009. His primary interests are in modelling processes of natural regeneration ecology in coniferous forests, from seed production to sapling growth. In his MS work at Seoul National University, he researched the stand structure and spatial patterns of a rare stand of relict Yezo spruce (Picea yezoensis) in Kangwon province, Korea. For the AFMP, Woongsoon is analyzing the impacts of biomass harvesting on the condition and productivity of Montana Rocky Mountain forests. His study is located on the Coram Experimental Forest.

Clarice Pina (MS student)

Clarice began her graduate studies at the University of Montana in 2010. Her primary research interest is in the productivity potential of biochar as a soil amendment. Her master's research for the AFMP addresses the effects of incorporating biochar in nusery propagation media for the propagation of Montana native plants for restoration outplantings.


Past Students & Staff

Kyle Hopkins, AFMP Summer Forest Technician, 2013

Monica Lomahukluh, AFMP Nursery Intern, 2012-13 

Lea Estrade, AFMP Forestry Research Intern, 2012

Jacob Degenstein, AFMP Forestry Technician, 2012

A.J. Korslien, AFMP Forestry Technician 2011-12

Emily Stark, AFMP Nursery Supervisor, 2011-12 Nursery Supervisor Emily Stark

Kenneth Quick, AFMP Nursery Technical Expert, 2011-12

Jeremy Anderson, AFMP Research Assistant, 2011-12

Ruben Manso, AFMP Visiting Scholar, 2011 

Kyle Stover (MS Forestry, 2010)

Emily Garlough (MS Forestry, 2009)