Alana J. Clason
I am an ecologist based in northern BC, working with the Bulkley Valley Research Centre. My PhD work on whitebark pine (a species at risk) focused on the abiotic and biotic processes controlling its current northern distributional edge and forecasting range shifts under changing climate. I have continued to work on the conservation of whitebark pine at its northern limit, while also studying the impacts of forest management, fire, and post-fire management on forest resilience, carbon and non-timber resources in BC central interior ecosystems.
I am broadly interested in how global change will impact forest ecosystems locally, using statistical and simulation models as tools to forecast these changes and quantify the implications of management actions.