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Oak Habitats at Risk

Oct 21, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT


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Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Assoc (JJSWA)

Presented by Dr. Rob Strahan (Via Zoom!)

Oak habitats are among the most threatened ecological communities in the Pacific Northwest, with current estimates indicating that less than 10% of the historic oak habitats remain in Oregon. Oak habitats face a variety of stressors, and under such conditions, without changes being made to their current management, are at risk of disappearing.

This program is presented by Dr. Rob Strahan. As Restoration Ecologist, Rob collaborates with Lomakatsi’s technical staff and executive team to manage their monitoring program and integrate current restoration science into project design and implementation, technical reporting, and funding acquisition. Additionally, Rob develops silvicultural, vegetation management, and ecological forestry prescriptions across the wide variety of ecosystems where Lomakatsi works. Rob has conducted both basic and applied research in the forest and rangeland ecosystems across the southwestern U.S.

Rob grew up in New Mexico and received his BS in Wildlife Science and MS in Range Science from New Mexico State University. He completed his Ph.D. in Forest Science at Northern Arizona University in December 2013. After a post-doctoral appointment with the Ecological Restoration Institute, Rob served as Restoration and Monitoring Program Manager at the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute in Las Vegas, NM. Rob moved to Southwest Oregon in 2017, where he held a joint appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Biology and Environmental Science and Policy departments at Southern Oregon University.

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