David Mladenoff is a Professor in Forest and Landscape Ecology at UW-Madison, with research interests targeted toward maintaining diverse and resilient forests. His degrees are in Forest Ecology from UW-Madison. Before returning to UW-Madison as a faculty member he was with the University of Minnesota and The Nature Conservancy. He has worked in northern forest systems of the Great Lake states for over 30 years. His work has concentrated on the effects of natural and historical disturbance on forest ecosystems, and how natural processes can be incorporated into sustainable forest management. From 2005-2010 he was the Beers-Bascom Professor of Conservation. Mladenoff has received the UW Romnes Research Award, Kellet Mid-Career Award, and Pound Research Award. In 2011 he was named a Distinguished Ecologist by the US Landscape Ecology Society. Recent research has focused on broad-scale modeling of ecosystem consequences of climate change and harvest levels on biomass and productivity, and field research on the relationships of biodiversity and ecosystem processes in forests. He is an author on over 150 publications, and co-editor of two books, and has been invited to present lectures on his work in many countries. From 2000-2005 he was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Landscape Ecology. Dr. Mladenoff has been invited to serve on numerous professional committees and advisory boards, and is currently a member of the board of trustees of The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin. Mladenoff is a native of northern Wisconsin.
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