Biological and Environmental Influences on Forest Health and Productivity
Research Work Unit NRS-10
Our Research Mission
To develop strategies and tools to assess, protect, and improve forest health and productivity based on an improved understanding of tree and forest function.
Our Research Areas
Invasive Species - Forests are threatened by the introduction, establishment, spread, and impact of invasive species, particularly in the northern U.S.
Forest Fungi - Forest management for productivity and carbon sequestration is limited by an inadequate understanding of the critical roles of forest fungi in pathology, biodiversity, tree nutrition, and biogeochemistry.
Physiological Responses of Trees to Environmental Stress. - Forest health and productivity are threatened by an inadequate understanding of key physiological responses of trees to environmental stress.
Our Latest Products
- Garvie, Laurence A.J.; Wilkens, Barry; Groy, Thomas L.; Glaeser, Jessie A. 2015. Substantial production of drosophilin A methyl ether (tetrachloro-1,4-dimethoxybenzene) by the lignicolous basidiomycete Phellinus badius in the heartwood of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora) trees. Sci Nat, Volume 102, Number 18, 2015; 8 p.
- Richardson, Andrew D.; Carbone, Mariah S.; Huggett, Brett A.; Furze, Morgan E.; Czimczik, Claudia I.; Walker, Jennifer C.; Xu, Xiaomei; Schaberg, Paul G.; Murakami, Paula. 2015. Distribution and mixing of old and new nonstructural carbon in two temperate trees. New Phytologist. 206(2): 590-597.
- Fahey, Timothy J.; Templer, Pamela H.; Anderson, Bruce T.; Battles, John J.; Campbell, John L.; Driscoll, Charles T.; Fusco, Anthony R.; Green, Mark B.; Kassam, Karim-Aly S.; Rodenhouse, Nicholas L.; Rustad, Lindsey; Schaberg, Paul G.; Vadeboncoeur, Matthew A. 2015. The promise and peril of intensive-site-based ecological research: insights from the Hubbard Brook ecosystem study. Ecology. 96(4): 885-901.
- Smith, Kevin T. 2015. Compartmentalization, resource allocation, and wood quality. Current Forestry Reports. 1(1): 8-15.
- Smith, Kevin T. 2015. Tree recovery from ice storm injury. Ontario Arborist. February-March: 24-26.
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