Jessica R. Miesel, Ph.D.

Jessica Miesel

mieselje@msu.edu
Telephone: 517-353-0485

Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Assistant Professor - Fire ecology; ecosystem ecology; forest ecology and management; pyrogenic carbon; biochar; soil ecology and biogeochemistry

1066 Bogue, Rm. A560
East Lansing, MI 48824

Fire ecology; ecosystem ecology; forest ecology and management; pyrogenic carbon; biochar; soil ecology and biogeochemistry.

Fire and Ecosystem Ecology Laboratory Website

Education:

B.Sc. Otterbein College
Ph.D. The Ohio State University
Postdoc University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoc The Ohio State University


General areas of expertise:

Fire ecology; ecosystem ecology; forest ecology and management; pyrogenic carbon; biochar; soil ecology and biogeochemistry; ecosystem restoration.


Research:

Research in my group focuses primarily on the ecology and management of fire-prone temperate conifer forests, and the role of natural and anthropogenic black carbon in soil ecosystem processes. We are currently investigating the effects of fire, burn severity, and forest management treatments on nutrient pools and fluxes, and the biogeochemical factors that regulate carbon and nitrogen dynamics in forest soil during ecosystem recovery.


Publications:

Refer to Google Scholar

Websites of interest:

Lake States Fire Science Consortium
Association for Fire Ecology
International Biochar Initiative
Earth Science Women's Network


Courses Taught:

CSS 880: Scientific Communication and Professional Development (2018-present)
FOR 412:  Wildland Fire (2017)
FOR 404:  Forest Ecology (2014-2017)
FOR 404L: Forest Ecology Laboratory (2014-2017)
FOR 420: Forestry Field Studies (2014-2016)

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