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Meghan MacLean

Quantitative Ecology
Environmental Conservation Dept.
218 Holdsworth Hall
UMASS Amherst
161 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9286

I am passionate about collaborating with forestry, environmental, and community leaders at all levels to better understand the human-environment interactions that impact our forest ecosystems. As a researcher, my work uses innovative quantitative methods to explore how the forested landscape is changing due to human and climate pressures, the impacts of these changes on forest ecosystems and carbon dynamics, as well as how to monitor and model these changes with the goal of informing policy and management decisions.  I also enjoy weaving my research and teaching together to both study and practice inclusive pedagogy within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).