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Eric J. Larsen, PhD
Geographer and Ecologist

Eric J. Larsen, PhD, is a professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, specializing in remote sensing and physical geography. His current research projects include vegetation change studies in several different geographic locations, including Yellowstone National Park, China/Tibet and New Zealand. Larsen is a regular contributor to a number of scientific journals, including Biological Conservation, Forest Ecology and Management and the Western Journal of Applied Forestry. A lifelong fascination with maps, wilderness travel and the natural world led Larsen to pursue a doctorate in Physical Geography at Oregon State University and a scientific career.

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Larsen, E.J. and Ripple, W.J. (2003). Aspen age structure in the northern Yellowstone Ecosystem, USA. Forest Ecology and Management, 179, 469-482.

Larsen, E.J. and Ripple, W.J. (2001). Aspen overstory recruitment in northern Yellowstone National Park during the past 200 years. In Sustaining Aspen in Western Landscapes: Symposium Proceedings, Grand Junction, Colorado, June 13-15, 2000. Proceedings RMRS-P-18. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

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