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My research focuses on the role of disturbance in forest ecosystems. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how disturbance influences the composition, structure, and function of forests, and how disturbance can be applied through management to promote resilience and sustainability. My scale of focus ranges from the population to the landscape scale and I work with data from both long-term plot networks and field experiments. 

Currently, we are working on projects that examine the effects and control of invasive species, the use of fire as a restoration tool in oak forests, and the landscape- and community-scale effects of white-tailed deer herbivory. 



Jenkins CV (PDF 816 KB)

white-tailed deer looking into exclosureprescribed fire in the mountainsperson  laying out a plot in the forest