Kristin Michels

Department of Botany

University of Wisconsin

430 Lincoln Drive

Madison, WI 53706-1381


Office: 338 Birge Hall

Email: kkmichels (at)


Educational Background

BA English, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

MS Environmental Studies, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA


Research Interests

Plant community ecology, edge effects, historical landscape ecology of seasonal forests, old-growth forests, ecology of Sequoia sempervirens communities.


Current Projects

1) High-resolution paleoecological and modern ecological to analyze edge effects on the Sylvania Wilderness in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 2) Characterization of old-growth Sequoia sempervirens stands in Mendocino County, California.