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. He is currently working on a project simulating nutrient cycling and forest succession responses to bark beetle and drought in the Lake Tahoe Basin. 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.
E-mail: aleckretchun [at] gmail.com
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