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.
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.