photo Kimberly E. Medley , Professor of Geography, Affiliate Associate Professor of Botany
Miami University: Department of Geography
219A Shideler
Oxford , OH , 45056 United States
(513) 529-1558


(1990) Michigan State University

Areas of Expertise

Environmental and human influences on spatial patterns and ecology of forest vegetation

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

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.

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