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Kari Bisbee O'Connell

Phone: (541) 737-6495
Fax: (541) 737-9037
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Oregon State University
Oregon Natural Resources Education Program
051 Peavy Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Official position at address above: Project Coordinator
Educational Institutions attended: B.S. in Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College 1995
Ph.D University of Wisconsin-Madison 2001
Roles/Affiliations: LTER
Principal Collaborators: Mark Harmon, Susan Sahnow, Mark Schulze, Sherri Johnson
General Interests: natural resources education
connecting K-12 teachers with research
Current Research Projects/Activities: Schoolyard LTER
Intersite LTER/International Activities: Collaboration with the Israel ILTER


Goralnik, Lissy; O’Connell, Kari; Schulze, Mark; Nelson, Michael Paul. 2015. HJ Andrews Forest Discovery: A conceptual framework for interdisciplinary interpretation. In: Proceedings of the 2015 Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER); October 22- 25, 2015; Portland, Oregon, USA. 43nd Annual International AEE Conference}: Association for Experiential Education (AEE): 30-34. (Pub No: 4977)
Woolley, Travis J.; Harmon, Mark E.; O’Connell, Kari B. 2015. Inter-annual variability and spatial coherence of net primary productivity across a western Oregon Cascades landscape, Forest Ecology and Management, 335(1):60-70. ISSN 0378-1127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2014.09.028. (Pub No: 4871)
Acker, Steven A.; Kertis, Jane; Bruner, Howard; O’Connell, Kari; Sexton, Jay. 2013. Dynamics of coarse woody debris following wildfire in a mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) forest. Forest Ecology and Management. 302: 231-239. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.03.013 (Pub No: 4966)
Mitchell, Stephen R.; Harmon, Mark E.; O'Connell, Kari E. B. 2012. Carbon debt and carbon sequestration parity in forest bioenergy production. GCB Bioenergy. 4(6): 818-827. (Pub No: 4838)

Personal Information:

Hometown: Hickory, NC
Personal Interests: my son Jack, backcountry skiing, running, camping, reading, gardening