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Kathleen L. Shea
Department of Biology
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057
507 646-3396

Ph.D., Department of E.P.O. Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1985

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Research Interests

I am interested in plant ecology and furthering our understanding of factors influencing demographic, morphological and genetic variation within and among populations, especially of forest trees. This work, both in natural and restored forest areas, has implications for management and conservation of natural areas.

Courses Taught

Biometry, Conservation Biology, Ecological Principles, Environmental Studies Senior Seminar, Equatorial Biology in Ecuador, Field Ecology, Introduction to Environmental Studies, Organismic Biology,Population Genetics, Terrestrial Ecology in Australia, Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica

Recent Publications

Shea, K.L. and G.R. Furnier. 2002. Genetic variation and population structure in central and isolate populations of balsam fir, Abies balsamea (Pinaceae). American Journal of Botany 89:783-791.

Shea, K.L. 2001. Book review of Tropical Ecosystems and Ecological Concepts by P. L. Osborne. Plant Science Bulletin 47: 64-65.

Aagaard, J.E.(student), R.J. Harrod and K.L. Shea. 1999. Genetic variation among populations of the rare clustered lady-slipper orchid (Cypripedium fasciculatum) from Washington State. Natural Areas Journal 19:234-238.

Stange, E. (student) and K.L. Shea. 1998. Effects of deer browsing, fabric mats and tree shelters on Quercus rubra seedlings. Restoration Ecology 6:29-34.

Shea, K.L. 1990. Genetic variation between and within populations of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir. Genome 33:1-8.

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January 27, 2004