I am an ecologist studying the impacts of climate change on the distribution, performance and demography of plant species and the structure of ecological communities. I address these issues using a combination of observational studies, manipulative experiments and statistical modeling.
I work as a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, where I study the effects of climate and management on the region's plant species. Currently, I am examining how climate change will impact the phenology of tree species across their geographic ranges, and how these phenological responses will help determine the resilience of these species to climate change. Previously, I was at the University of Washington, where I studied how climate change will interact with other important environmental factors to impact plant populations and communities in important and often surprising ways.
Kevin R. Ford
Olympia Forestry Sciences Laboratory
3625 93rd Ave. SW
Olympia, WA 98512