Louis is Research Landscape Ecologist with NRS in Delaware, OH, since late 1992! A farm boy from North Dakota, he also spent 10 years with Illinois Natural History Survey prior to FS. His research centers on assessment of climate change impacts on forests, oak-hickory management, and modeling for oak restoration. He is also involved in many other landscape ecology projects. Louis enjoys square and round dancing, making music at his church, chasing 4 grandchildren around, and pursuing extreme reduction of resource use via gardening, hunting, biking to work, and solar-powered heating, cooling, and local transportation.