I am wrapping up my masters's this summer and will be starting a PhD with Dr. Moskal in the fall.
I will be presenting my current research findings at 2012 ESA Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, August 9, 2012.
I am currently a master's student in Dr. L. Monika Moskal's Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory. I joined Dr. Moskal's laboratory in 2010 after completion of my bachelor's degree at The Evergreen State College where I studied relationships between aboveground forest productiviy and stand diversity at the Evergreen Ecological Observation Network (EEON) with Dr. Dylan Fischer. My thesis addresses relationships between fine root dynamics and aboveground tree productivity, tree diversity, and canopy complexity. I am beggining a new position as a research assistant working with Dr. Moskal on a project calibrating estimates of above- and belowground forest biomass using terrestrial LiDAR and ground penetrating radar.
My primary research interest's include the relationships between forest above- and belowground plant carbon as they are influenced by aboveground metrics such as stand productivity, tree diversity and canopy complexity. Additionally, I am interested in how these relationships will change in response to a changing climate and the introduction of invasive species.
- Kirsch JL, DG Fischer, AN Kazakova, A Biswas, RE Kelm, DW Carlson and CJ LeRoy. 2012. Diversity-Carbon Flux Relationships in a Northwest Forest. Diversity. 4(1) 33-58.
- Rook EJ, DG Fischer, JL Kirsch, RD Seyferth, CJ LeRoy, S Hamman. 2011. Responses of Prairie Vegetation to Fire, Herbicide, and Invasive Species Legacy. Northwest Science. 95(2) 288-302.
- Center for Advanced Forestry Systems (CAFS) June 2012. Kirsch, J.L., L.M. Moskal. Calibrating Estimates of Above- and Below- Ground Forests Biomass Using Remotely Sensed Metrics.
- GIS Day November 2011. Kirsch JL, LM Moskal, DG Fischer, and AN Kazakova. Relationships Between Above- and Belowground Plant Carbon Using Minirhizotron, Ground-Based, and LiDAR Measurements.
- Association of American Geographers (AAG) April 2011. Kirsch JL, LM Moskal, AN Kazakova, and DG Fischer. Calibrating estimates of above- and belowground forest metrics using LiDAR in a Pacific Northwest forest.
- Northwest Science (NWS) March 2010. Rook EJ, JL Kirsch, DG Fischer, and RD Seyferth. Community Analysis of Prairie Vegetation in a Restoration Matrix of Fire, Herbicide, and Invasive Species Legacy.
- Ecological Society of America (ESA) August 2009. Rook EJ, RD Seyferth, JL Kirsch, and DG Fischer. The Effects of Fire, Herbicide, and Invasive Species Legacy in a Northwest Prairie.
- Ecological Society of America (ESA) August 2009. Kirsch, JL, AN Kazakova, EB Anderson, and DG Fischer. Pacific Northwest second-growth forest carbon dynamics in relation to plant community drivers.
- South Sound Science Symposium (S4) May 2008. Kazakova, AN, JL Kirsch, and DG Fischer. Carbon Storage and Productivity Estimates in a Second-Growth Forest.
- Moskal, L. M. and J. Kirsch, 2012. Calibrating Estimates of Above- and Below- Ground Forests Biomass Using Remotely Sensed Metrics. Factsheet # 20. Remote Sensing and Geospatial Application Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
- Kirsch, J.L., L.M. Moskal, D.M. Styers and D.G. Fischer , 2011. Relationships Between Above- and Belowground Plant Carbon Using Minirhizotron and LiDAR Metrics. Factsheet #16. Remote Sensing and Geospatial Application Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
My CV (pdf)
MY ADVISOR: Dr. L. Monika Moskal