Beatrice Van Horne

Beatrice Van Horne is director of the USDA Pacific Northwest Climate Hub in Corvallis, Oregon. Bea has an interest in the processes within and among species that manifest as visible ecological communities. Beginning with PhD research on the effects of clearcut logging on small mammal populations in southeast Alaska, her work has sought to untangle the factors driving small mammal, ground squirrel, and bird populations. After 17 years as a professor of biology at Colorado State University, she spent 10 years in the Washington, DC area serving in research program leadership with the US Forest Service and the US Geological Survey. For the past five years, she has lived in Corvallis, where she has been a research manager for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. 

People, Forests, and Change

Lessons from the Pacific Northwest

We owe much of our economic prosperity to the vast forested landscapes that cover the earth. The timber we use to build our homes, the water we drink, and the oxygen in the air we breathe come from the complex forested ecosystem that many of us...