Dr. Matt Betts

Dr. Matthew Betts
College of Forestry at Oregon State University

Dr. Matthew Betts is a professor of wildlife and forest ecology in the Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, where he has taught both undergraduates and graduates about forest biodiversity and management for 15 years. He has a Bachelor of Science and PhD from the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, and a postdoc (Biological Sciences) from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. His research focuses on plant and animal responses to forest management activities at local, regional, and global scales. He is the lead investigator for the Oregon Intensive Forest Management project, Lead Scientist for the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest LTER, and the director of the Oregon State University Forest Biodiversity Research Network. He is the author of over 120 peer-reviewed publications (including in the journals Science and Nature), and his work has been profiled in the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBC, National Geographic, and Scientific American. His work is primarily funded by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation.