Schnekenburger, Frank

Forest Landscape Simulation Modeler

Office Location: 
201E Richardson Hall
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Forest landscape simulation and modeling

Educational Background: 
  • B.Sc. Forestry, Lakehead University, 1983
  • M.Sc. Forestry, Lakehead University, 1988
  • B.Sc. Computer Science, Laurentian University, 2003
Research Interests: 
  • Long-term, large-scale, landscape-level simulation and modeling
  • Forest landscape disturbance effects on carbon stores and balances
  • Spatial and non-spatial data management, analysis and visualization
  • Systems design, optimization, and implementation
Selected Publications: 
  1. McCormack, M.L., Crisfield, E., Raczka, B., Schnekenburger, F., Eissenstat, D.M., and Smithwick, E.A.H. 2015. Sensitivity of four ecological models to adjustments in fine root turnover rate. Ecological Modeling. 297: 107-117.
  2. Krankina, O.N., Harmon, M.E., Schnekenburger, F. and Sierra, C.A. 2012. Carbon balance on federal forest lands of Western Oregon and Washington: The impact of the Northwest Forest Plan. Forest Ecology and Management. 286:171–182.
  3. Morzillo, A.T., B. Csuti, M.E. Harmon, J. Kline, B. McComb, K. Olsen, R. Pabst, F. Schnekenburger, and T. Spies. 2014. Evaluating Tradeoffs Among Carbon, Wildlife Habitat, and Forest Products Across Pacific Northwest Forests. International Association for Landscape Ecology - US Chapter, Annual Symposium. Anchorage, AK. May 18-22.
  4. Kline, J.D., T. Spies, M. Harmon, A. Morzillo, B. McComb, B. Csuti, F. Schnekenburger, K. Olsen, and R. Pabst. 2014. Harmonizing applications of economics and ecology to evaluate ecosystem services tradeoffs in public lands management, an Oregon example. 24th International Union of Forest Research Organizations World Congress, October 5-11, Salt Lake City, UT.