William (Bill) Keeton

Fulbright-University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Visiting Professor

Home Institution
University of Vermont
Host Institution
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)
February 19, 2021–July 7, 2021

William (Bill) Keeton is a professor of forest ecology and forestry at the University of Vermont, where he directs the Carbon Dynamics Laboratory and is a fellow in the Gund Institute for Environment. His research spans a range of fields related to forest conservation and sustainability globally. These include forest ecosystem dynamics, forest fires and disturbance ecology, riparian ecology, forest carbon and climate, old-growth forests, and ecologically based forestry practices. Geographically, Bill works in several regions of the US as well as eastern Europe, the Himalayan Mountain Region, and Chilean Patagonia. He chairs the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) Working Group on Old-growth Forests and serves on the boards for Science for the Carpathians and the Vermont Land Trust. Bill worked as a Fulbright Specialist in Ukraine (2008) and is honored to have been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Austria (2021). He recently co-edited the book Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests published by Island Press (2018). He holds a BS in natural resources from Cornell University (1990), a master's in conservation biology and policy from Yale University (1994), and a PhD in forest ecology from the University of Washington (2000). His citation and publishing record are available on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.