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Alec Kretchun

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Alec Kretchun got his BS in Biology from Oregon State University in 2007. He has worked on old growth hemlock restoration and biocontrol projects in the Mianus River Gorge, New York and various survey and research projects around the Willamette Valley. He received his Masters of Environmental Management from Portland State in 2012, where his final project focused on the effects of gypsy moth defoliation, fire and climate change on the forests of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. During the summer of 2012, he was awarded an NSF EAPSI Fellowship to conduct research in Seoul, South Korea, where he began a collaboration with Dr Dongwook Ko at Kookmin University focusing on forest disturbance history in the Korean peninsula.

A research staff member within DE&L lab since 2012, he has worked on a SNPLMA-funded project on bark beetle and fire effects within the Lake Tahoe Basin, and an AFRI-funded investigation of forest disturbance and management in North central Minnesota. His current work focuses on long term aspen response to declining snowbanks in the Northern Rocky Mountains of central Idaho.  

E-mail: aleckretchun [at]

Projects:  Carbon and Nitrogen in the NJ Pine Barrens, Multiple Disturbances in LTB, Climate Science and Forest Management in Minnesota

Masters Presentation: View/Download

Alec Kretchun,
Feb 6, 2017, 4:10 PM