WILL RUSSELL

William Russell is a founding Director of the Mendocino Institute. He is Professor of Environmental Studies at San Jose State University and a renowned scientist in the field of redwood reforestation and an array of other topics in the fields of ecology and forestry. He has a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Will Russell on Redwoods


Will Russell
Will Russell

Herbaceous Understory Indicators of Post-Harvest Recovery in Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Forests
Will Russell | Open Journal of Forestry | 2020

Old-Growth Characteristics on a Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.) Pygmy Forest Ecotone
Will Russell, Zuhayl Lambert and Suzie Woolhouse | California Botanical Society | 2019

Variation In Old-Growth Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Reference Sites In Mendocino County, California
Kristin K. Michels, Will Russell | Madroño | January 2016

Approximation of Fire-Return Intervals with Point Samples in the Southern Range of the Coast Redwood Forest, California, USA
Will Russell, Gregory A. Jones | Fire Ecology Vol. 11, Issue 3 | 2015

Survival and Recovery Following Wildfire in the Southern Range of the Coast Redwood Forest
Rachel Lazzeri-Aerts, Will Russell | Fire Ecology Vol. 10, Issue 1 | 2015

Stand Development on a 127-yr Chonosequence of Naturally Regenerating Sequia Sempervirens
Will Russell, Kristin Hageseth Michels | Madroño, Vol. 57 | 2010

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Current Publications


Russell, W., Oba, N., and Deshpande, S. 2022. The influence of permanent induced edges in forest preserves in the urban-wildland interface. Open Journal of Forestry. 12:459-478. DOI: 10.4236/ojf.2022.124026 

Hanover, A., and W. Russell. 2022. Understory response to restoration alternatives in a Sequoia sempervirens (Cupressaceae) forest. Madroño 69(1):62-73. DOI:10.3120/0024-9637-69.1.62 

Mahdizadeh, M and W. Russell. 2021. Initial Floristic Response to High Severity Wildfire in an Old-Growth Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.) Forest. Forests 12:1135. DOI:10.3390/f12081135