Connor Stephens


(608) 890-3160

120 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706


2019: Master’s of Science in Geographic Information Science, Clark University
2016: Bachelors of Science in Forestry, University of California, Berkeley

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research interests

I am fascinated by the large large-scale impacts that anthropometric climate change has imparted on our terrestrial and oceanic ecosystems. In particular, I am interested in leveraging remotely sensed datasets to track these impacts at a global scale over long time periods in order to better understand the effects that they may have on society in the coming century.

Personal interests

I love to be outdoors! Skiing, running, mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing-if it involves some sort of topography, I’m all for it! I also enjoy amateur radio, science fiction movies (the cornier the better), brewing beer, and reading about astronomy and contemporary Eastern European history.

Where I'm From

Selected Publications

Stephens, C. W., Collins, B., and J. Rogan. 2020. Land ownership impacts post-wildfire forest regeneration in Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forests. Forest Ecology and Management. In Press.

Stephens, C. W., and R. York. 2017. An Evaluation of Stand Age as a Factor of Mastication Efficiency and Effectiveness in the Central Sierra Nevada, California. Northwest Science. 91(4):389-398.

Butsic, V., Carah, J., Baumann, M., Stephens, C., and J. Brenner. 2018. The emergence of cannabis agriculture frontiers as environmental threats. Environmental Research Letters.