Jessica R. Miesel, Ph.D.
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Assistant Professor - Fire ecology; ecosystem ecology; forest ecology and management; pyrogenic carbon; biochar; soil ecology and biogeochemistry
East Lansing, MI 48824
Department of Forestry
Assistant Professor, Fire and Ecosystem Ecology
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 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.
Websites of interest:
- Lake States Fire Science Consortium
- Association for Fire Ecology
- International Biochar Initiative
- Earth Science Women's Network
- 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)