Hart Welsh

Hart Welsh

Vice-President, Southern Region

term expires 2016

hartwell.welsh Hart Welsh is a research wildlife ecologist with the Pacific Southwest Research Station of the U. S. Forest Service. He is stationed at the Redwood Sciences Laboratory in Arcata, California. He has a B. S. Degree in zoology from the University of California at Berkeley, an M. S. Degree in wildlife biology from Humboldt State University, and a Ph. D. In wildlife ecology from U. C. Berkeley. He has previously held positions with the Forestry and Natural Resources Department at U. C. Berkeley and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Ecology Center in Colorado.

Hart’s primary research interest is herpetology and he has over 40 publications on the herpetofauna of the western United States and Mexico (Baja California).

His current research interests include:

1. The relationships of forest structure and riparian attributes to the distribution and abundance of forest herpetofauna

2. The use of amphibians as indicators of ecosystem health and integrity

3. The mechanisms of amphibian declines