Jack Witham has been the on-site Associate Scientist for the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic, Maine since its inception in 1983. He has a B.S. in Wildlife Management (University of Maine 1976) and a M.S. in Public Policy (University of Southern Maine 1996). At the forest he is involved in research, outreach, stewardship, and supervision; application of research results to regional forestry issues is one of his principal interests. His previous research examined the impacts of pesticide spraying and lake acidification on forest birds and ducks.
In 1989, Jack helped found the Lower Kennebec Regional Land Trust (LKRLT). He is president of LKRLT, which to date has protected more than 1,200 acres of tidal marshes and uplands. In 2000, Jack won the 19th annual Professional Employee Achievement Award, sponsored by the Professional Employees Advisory Council at the University of Maine.
|Elias, S. P., J. W. Witham, and M. L. Hunter.
leucopus abundance and acorn mast: population fluctuations over 20
years. Journal of Mammalogy. 85:743-747.
K. E., J. W. Witham, and M. L. Hunter. 1999. Relationships between seed fall of
3 tree species and Peromyscus leucopus and Clethrionomys gapperi
during 10 years in an oak-pine forest. Journal of Mammalogy 80:1288-1296.|
|White, A. S., J. W. Witham, M. L. Hunter, Jr., and A. J. Kimball. 1999.
Relationship between plant species richness and biomass in a coastal Maine
Quercus-Pinus forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 10:755-762.|
|Witham, J. W. , M. L. Hunter, Jr., H. C. Tedford III, A. J. Kimball, A.
and S. P. Elias. 1999. A Long term
Study of an Oak-Pine Forest Ecosystem: a brief overview of the Holt Research
Forest. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Miscellaneous
Publication 745. (to order)|
|Moore, E. H. and J. W. Witham. 1996. From forest to farm and back again:
land use history as a dimension of ecological research in coastal Maine.
Environmental History 1(3):50-69.|
|Witham, J. W. and A. J. Kimball. 1996. Use of a geographic information
system to facilitate analysis of spot mapping data. Journal of Field Ornithology
|Kimball, A. J., J. W. Witham, J. L. Rudnicky, A. S. White, M. L. Hunter,
Jr. 1995. Harvest-created and natural canopy gaps in an oak-pine forest
in Maine. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 122: 115-123.|
|Witham, J. W. , E. H. Moore, M. L. Hunter, Jr., A. J. Kimball, and A. S. White. 1993. A techniques manual for the Holt Research Forest: A long term study of an oak-pine forest ecosystem. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 153. (to order)|