Department of Geography
Biodiversity of Kenya
(1990) Michigan State University
Areas of Expertise
Environmental and human influences on spatial patterns and ecology of forest vegetation
I am interested in why forests vary geographically in their structure, composition, and dynamics, and how an understanding of this variation may be best applied to resource conservation in temperate and tropical localities. Of particular interest are environmental versus human influences on local patterns of diversity, the role of forest resources in human-dominated landscapes, ethnobotany, and gender relations with resource ecology. I am participating in studies that focus on vegetation dynamics, exotic plant invasion, landscape change in Southwestern Ohio, and the ethnoecology and community conservation of forest resources in East Africa.
Medley, K.E. and B. Krisko, 2007. "Physical Site Conditions and Land Use History as Factors Influencing the Conservation of Regrowth Forests in Southwest Ohio Nature Reserve." Natural Areas Journal 27(1): 31-40.
Medley, K.E. and H.W. Kalibo, 2007. "Global Localism: Recentering the Research Agenda for Biodiversity Conservation." Natural Resources Forum 31(2) 151-161.
Kalibo, H.W. and K.E. Medley, 2007. "Participatory Resource Mapping for Adaptive Collaborative Management at Mt. Kasigau, Kenya." Landscape and Urban Planning 145-158.
Medley, K.E. and Kalibo, H.W., 2005. "An Ecological Framework for Participatory Ethnobotanical Research at Mt. Kasigau, Kenya." Field Methods 17(3): 302-314.
Wang, D.H. and K.E. Medley, 2004. "Land Use Model for Carbon Conservation Across a Midwestern USA Landscape." Landscape and Urban Planning 69: 451-465.
Medley, K.E. 2004. "Measuring Performance Under a Landscape Approach to Biodiversity Conservation: the Case of USAID/Madagascar." Progress in Development Studies 4(4): 319-341.