Brenda McComb

McComb, Brenda

Position Type:
Job Title:
Professor Emeritus
Forest Ecosystems & Society
B.S., 1974, University of Connecticut
M.S., 1976, University of Connecticut
Ph.D., 1979, Louisiana State University
Research Areas
Integrated Social and Ecological Systems
Forest, Wildlife and Landscape Ecology
Research Interests
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Silviculture
  • Wildlife Ecology
(1) Influences of landscape structure and composition on habitat for selected species, (2) Conservation of biodiversity, (3) Interface between human gender norms and ecological systems
Selected Publications:
  1. Woodie, M.B., Tomcho, A., Barnhill, L.M. and McComb, B.C., 2023. Assessing golden‐winged warbler dispersal habitat in a highly parcelized landscape. Wildlife Society Bulletin, p.e1473.
  2. Kim, H., B.C. McComb, S. J.K. Frey, D.M. Bell, and M.G. Betts. 2022. Forest microclimate and composition mediate the effect of warming on breeding bird populations over the long term. Global Change Biology 28(21): 6180-6193
  3. O’Donnell, K. M., B.C. McComb, T. L. Booms, and C. Crow. 2022. Breaking the binary: LGBTQ+ Wildlifer Perspectives. Chapter 8, Pages 211-242 in C.L. Chambers and K.L. Nicholson, eds. Women in Wildlife Science. John Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, MD.
  4. McComb, B.C. and S.A. Cushman. 2020. Editorial: Synergistic effects of pervasive stressors on ecosystems and biodiversity. Front. Ecol. Evol. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2020.569997
  5. Hessburg, P.F., T.A. Spies, D.A. Perry, C.N. Skinner, A.H. Taylor, P.M. Brown., S.L. Stephens, A.J. Larson, D.J. Churchill, N.A. Povak, P.H. Singleton, B.C. McComb, W.J. Zielinski, B.M. Collins, R.B. Salter, J.J. Keane, J.F. Franklin, and G. Riegel. 2016. Tamm Review: Management of mixed-severity fire regime forests in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California, Forest Ecology and Management, Available online 11 February 2016, ISSN 0378-1127
  6. McComb, B.C., 2015. Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry, Second Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 401 pp.