Office: Aven Nelson, 130
BS - Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO 1993
MS - University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 1996
PhD - University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 1999
BOT 4700/5700 - Vegetation Ecology - every other fall semester
BOT 4775/5775 - Forest Ecology - every other fall semester
ENR 4000/5000 - Environmental Assessment - Fall
ENR 4900/5900 - Environmental Assessment - Spring
My research is aimed at understanding changes in forest structure and function following disturbances such as fires or insect outbreaks, and linking these patterns with spatial heterogeneity across a landscape. Most of our work occurs in montane to subalpine forests of the Intermountain West.
Characterization of post-disturbance advance tree regeneration following bark beetle outbreak in southeast Wyoming.
Tinker, D.B., G.K. Stakes, and R.M. Arcano. 2010. Forest management effects on Ponderosa pine allometrics and allocation in the Black Hills, Wyoming. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. In Press.
Romme, W.H., D.B. Tinker, G.K. Stakes, and M.G. Turner. 2009. Does inorganic nitrogen limit plant growth 3-5 years after fire in a Wyoming lodgepole pine forest? Forest Ecology and Management 257: 829-835.
Turner, M.G., E.A.H. Smithwick, D.B. Tinker, and W.H. Romme. 2009. Variation in foliar nitrogen and aboveground net primary production in young postfire lodgepole pine. Can. J. For. Res. 39: 1024-1035.
Chatterjee, A., G.F. Vance, and D.B. Tinker. 2009. Carbon pools of managed and unmanaged stands of ponderosa and lodgepole pine forests in Wyoming. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 1893-1900.
Metzger, K.L., E.A.H. Smithwick, D.B. Tinker, W.H. Romme, T.C. Balser and M.G. Turner. 2008. Influence of coarse wood and pine saplings on nitrogen