B.S., Rutgers University
M.F.S., Yale University
Ph.D., University of Washington
Dr. Camp is interested in the dynamics of mixed species stands and the variables driving vegetation patterns at different hierarchical scales. Results of her research on sustainable patterns of late-successional and old forest habitats in fire-regulated landscapes have been widely incorporated in dry forest management and restoration efforts in the inland Northwest. Her research includes effects of biotic and abiotic disturbances on vegetation patterns at stand and landscape scales; interactions among disturbance agents and vegetation patterns, especially the roles of insects and pathogens in creating forest structures important to wildlife; and management alternatives for dense, marginally economic stands of small-diameter trees and consequences of different management practices on ancillary forest resources.
More recently Dr. Camp has been engaged in using repeat photography to document changes in northeastern forest landscapes as well as working with ENGOs to develop effective methods for erradicating invasive species that threaten native, endangered or sensitive avifauna.
Fighting Wildfires With Fire