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Frank H. Koch

Research Ecologist
3041 East Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919-549-4006
Fax: 919-549-4047

Current Research

Primary research focus on quantitative and spatial analysis of forest health data, with a particular emphasis on invasive forest pests and the modeling of invasion risk at multiple spatial scales, from landscape to continentalCharacterization and representation of uncertainty in forest pest risk maps, using both probabilistic and non-probabilistic approachesApplication of trade and transportation networks to estimate human-mediated invasion likelihoods for locations of interestOptimal survey design and pest detection strategiesAnalysis of short- and long-term drought patterns, including how these patterns may relate to forest pest outbreak risk


  • Ph.D. in Forestry, 2005
    North Carolina State University
  • M.S. in Natural Resources, 2001
    North Carolina State University
  • B.A. in Art Design / Philosophy, 1993
    Duke University

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