Phone: (814) 863 - 7544
- Ph D University of Florida 2012
- MS University of Florida 2009
I have a strong interest in research involving ecosystem function and human-environment interactions, especially as it applies to adaptive management and policy decisions. My main interests are: Simulation modeling Spatial analysis Adaptive management Systems ecology Human-environment interactions My current projects include: - The development of a simulation model to understand the impact of deer-management actions and silviculture treatments on forest regeneration in Pennsylvania's state forests. - Evaluating occupancy probabilities for snowshoe hares based on habitat type and current and future climate conditions in Pennsylvania. - The use of simulation modeling to manage human disturbance on least tern nesting habitat in coastal South Carolina (continuation of dissertation project).
|Research Publications||Publication Date|
|Diefenbach, D. R., S. L. Rathbun, J. K. Vreeland, D. Grove, and W. J. Kanapaux. 2016. Evidence for range contraction of snowshoe hare in Pennsylvania. Northeastern Naturalist 23:229-248. | Download||June 2016|
|Developing An Adaptive Management Approach For Meeting Deer And Forest Management Objectives||September 2013|
|Kanapaux, W., G. Kiker, M. McDill, and D. R. Diefenbach. The use of agent-based simulation models for decision support in adaptive resource management: two contrasting examples. Annual meeting of the Resource Modeling Assocation, 18-21 June 2013, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA||June 2013|