Northern Hardwood Conference 2021
Christel Kern, Ph.D., Research Forester U.S. Forest Service
Christel Kern has served as a Research Forester and a certified silviculturist for the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station for 8 years. Prior, she served for 10 years in technical and professional services for forest monitoring and research. Her work includes leading and developing research-management partnerships to address critical knowledge gaps in sustainable forest management for current and anticipated future conditions. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She leads five experimental forests and 80 Research Natural Areas in the northeastern U.S.