Christopher Webster is a Professor of Quantitative Ecology in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University. He received his BS in Wildlife Science from Purdue University, his MS in Forest Science from Purdue, and his PhD in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Since joining the faculty at Michigan Technological University in 2002, he has taught courses in integrated resource assessment, wildlife ecology, silviculture, restoration ecology, and plant community ecology. His research interests are broadly focused on the areas of wildlife-habitat interactions and plant community and disturbance ecology.
He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on topics ranging from the influence of white-tailed deer on forest ecosystems to the spatial patterning of plant communities and maintenance of biodiversity in managed forests. A lifelong hunter and gardener, he recently completed a sabbatical exploring the historic and contemporary role of hunting in Aldo Leopold’s land ethic.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Hunting for an Ecological Consciousness
A response to “Does hunting make us human?”
- Professor Webster's faculty page
Learn about Christopher Webster's research and teaching at Michigan Tech.