Frank H. Koch

Frank H.  Koch
Frank H. Koch 
Name: Frank H. Koch 
Title: Research Ecologist
Unit: Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (4854)
Phone: 919-549-4006
Fax:
919-549-4047 - Employee Fax
E-Mail: fhkoch@fs.fed.us

 

Location Information

Mailing
Address:
USDA-Forest Service
Southern Research Station

Forestry Sciences Laboratory
P.O. Box 12254
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Shipping
Address:
3041 E. Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
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Phone:

 

Research Information

Education:

Duke University, Art Design / Philosophy, BA, 1993
North Carolina State University, Natural Resources, MS, 2001
North Carolina State University, Forestry, PhD, 2005

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 continental
  • Characterization and representation of uncertainty in forest pest risk maps, using both probabilistic and non-probabilistic approaches
  • Application of trade and transportation networks to estimate human-mediated invasion likelihoods for locations of interest
  • Optimal survey design and pest detection strategies
  • Analysis of short- and long-term drought patterns, including how these patterns may relate to forest pest outbreak risk

Collaborative Research:

  • U.S. science leader for collaborative research effort (under a Letter of Intent) between the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station and the Canadian Forest Service, Great Lakes Forestry Centre on invasive alien species that affect forests
  • Member of the International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup (IPRMW), a collection of government and university scientists . from Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere . focused on improving pest risk modeling and mapping processes through innovative research
  • Member of .pathways risk analysis. group . including scientists from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and elsewhere . tasked with identifying key human-mediated introduction pathways for high-priority agricultural and forest pests
  • Collaborator with the USDA-FS Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team on various projects

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