We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Bernard Bormann as the new director of the Olympic Natural Resources Center (ONRC) in Forks, Wash., and as a professor of forest ecology and physiology for SEFS! His first official day in the office was April 1, and we hope you’ll join us in welcoming him to our community.
Professor Bormann spent most of his childhood in New England, including Hanover, N.H., and near New Haven, Conn., and he joins ONRC after a 34-year career as a scientist with the U.S. Forest Service. Since 1989, he has led the Long-Term Ecosystem Productivity Program for the Pacific Northwest Research Station, and he brings a strong interest in adaptive management. He is looking forward to upholding the original intent of ONRC to serve as a hub of collaborative research—a neutral forum that unites researchers, students, professionals and the public to solve critical issues in forestry and marine management throughout the Olympic Peninsula. He is also excited to develop and study multiple creative, win-win solutions that can reverse declines in both ecological resilience and rural community well-being across the region.
Professor Bormann has a long history in the Puget Sound region. He received his B.S. in plant ecology from Evergreen State College in 1976, his M.S. in plant ecology from the University of Washington in 1978, and then his Ph.D. in forest physiology from Oregon State University in 1981.
You can reach him at his ONRC office at 206.685.9477 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo © Bernard Bormann.