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Jim Lutz

Jim Lutz

Wildland Resources

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: NR 214
IconPhone: (435) 797-0478
IconEmail: james.lutz@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Ecosystem Analysis, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2008
MS, Ecosystem Analysis, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2005
MS/MBA, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985
MS, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985
BS, Electrical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985

Emphasis

Demography and spatial patterns of primary forests, and how fire shapes old-growth forest communities.

Biography

Dr. Lutz studies the ecosystems of western North America to contribute to science-based conservation and management of natural resources in the face of changing climate and demography. His interests include the demography and spatial patterns of primary forests, especially the causes of tree death, and how fire shapes old-growth forest communities.