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Wayne R. Owen

Question Manager for TERRA-2


Current Position: Regional Ecologist, Fish-Wildlife-Range-Rare Plants Unit, Southern Region, USDA Forest Service, Suite 816N, 1720 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. 404.347.4083.


Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 1991 (Ecology)

B.S. Boise State University, Idaho 1986 (Biology)

Work Experience:

1999-present   Regional Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Southern Region

1997-1999      Forest Ecologist/Range Program Manager, USDA Forest Service, Ouachita National Forest, Hot Springs, Arkansas

1994-1999      Terrestrial Plant Ecologist, Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project, Walla Walla, Washington and Portland, Oregon

1992-1997      Forest Botanist, USDA Forest Service, Boise National Forest, Boise, Idaho

Related Experience (abridged):

2000-present    Editor, USDA Forest Service, National Plant Ecology Newsletter

1999-present    Editor, USDA Forest Service, Southern Region Plant Ecology Newsletter

1992-1998       Adjunct Graduate Faculty, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

1992-1999       Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho

1991-1992       Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho.

Selected Publications:

Owen, W.R. in prep. Using Bayesian Belief Networks to model the impact of Forest Service Activities on Rare Terrestrial Plants. Natural Areas Journal.

Marcot, B.G., L.K. Croft, J.F. Lehmkuhl, R.H. Naney, C.G. Niwa, W.R. Owen, and R.E. Sandquist. 1998. Macroecology, Paleoecology, and Ecological Integrity of Terrestrial Species and Communities of the Interior Columbia Basin and Northern Portions of the Klamath and Great Basins. Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project: Scientific Assessment. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, GTR-410 (pp131).

Croft, L.K., W.R. Owen, and J.S. Shelly. 1997. Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project Analysis of Vascular Plants. USDI, ICBEMP (pp394).

Owen, W., and A. Collins. 1997. Poisonous Plants of Central Idaho. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Region. (pp12).

Owen, W.R. 1996. Key to the Genus Vaccinium in Idaho based on Vegetative Characteristics. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Region (pp9).

Owen, W.R. 1995. Growth and Reproduction in an Alpine Cushion Plant: Astragalus kentrophyta var. implexus. Great Basin Naturalist 55(2):117-123.

Owen, W.R., J.T. Hoffman, J.F. Hennen, and L.C. Smithman. 1994. The Occurrence of Uromyces punctatus on Astragalus mulfordae, a Rare Vascular Plant from Western Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Plant Disease 78(12):1217.

Owen W. R. 1993. Host Plant Preferences of Acanthoscelides aureolus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 69(1):41-50.

Owen, W.R., and R. Rosentreter. 1992. Monitoring Rare Perennial Plants: Techniques for demographic studies. Natural Areas Journal. 12(1):32-38.

Owen, W.R. 1991. New host for Acanthoscelides aureolus Horn (Coleoptera:Bruchidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 67(1):73-74.



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