Research forester, USDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station
Keith Reynolds is a research forester with the Pacific Northwest Research Station (US Forest Service) and is located at the Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Corvallis, OR. He received a BS degree in Forest Science from Oregon State University in 1976, and a MS degree in Forest Pathology from the same institution in 1980. He received his PhD in plant pathology from North Carolina State University in 1984. After a 2-year post-doctoral assignment at Ohio State University, he moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1987, assuming his present position with the US Forest Service. Although Dr. Reynolds' advanced degrees are in plant pathology, his primary areas of expertise are in statistics, biomathematics, and knowledge-based systems theory and application.
He has been the team leader of the Ecosystem Management Decision Support project at the PNW Station since 1993, designing and implementing new spatially enabled knowledge-based systems technologies for environmental analysis and planning. EMDS version 1.0 was released in February 1997, and the system is now at version 5.0. For the past 19 years, Dr. Reynolds also has been working in a variety of specific application areas including watershed assessment, forest ecosystem sustainability, salmon habitat suitability, Regional Planning, national forest-fuels management, environmental effects of atmospheric sulfur deposition, maintenance of national environmental infrastructure (Army Corps of Engineers), and the national Terrestrial Condition Assessment (US Forest Service).
Key research Interests: Spatial decision support, environmental assessment, environmental planning, geodesign, resilience theory and application, ecosystem sustainability