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Frederick (Skip) Smith, PhD.


Professor Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-7505   Office: A114 NESB

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Aquatic, Wildlife, and Forest Ecology

Areas of Interest

 ,amipulation of forest structure to create wildlife habitatLeaf area, production and carbo allocation relations in single and mixed species forest standsLong-term development of subalpine forest communities


Frederick "Skip" Smith is a professor in the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship, Ecology of forest productivity and silviculture of forest stands for multiple outputs. Responsibilities at Colorado State include undergraduate teaching in silviculture and growth and yield prediction, graduate instruction in ecology of forest production, and administer mid-career training program for USDA Forest Service foresters. He also specializes in silvicultural, or regeneration, treatments used to manage beetle risk and forest management response to restoring forests following beetle attacks.