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Forest Health and Productivity

Biological and Environmental Influences on Forest Health and Productivity

Research Work Unit NRS-10

[image:] Fall colors in the Northeast.

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

  • Martinez, Sebastian; Nakasone, Karen K.  2014.   New records of interesting corcicioid Basidiomycota from Uraguay.  Checklist. 10(5): 1237-1242.
  • Minocha, Rakesh; Majumdar, Rajtilak; Minocha, Subhash C.  2014.   Polyamines and abiotic stress in plants: a complex relationship Frontiers in Plant Science.  Frontiers in Plant Science. 5: article 175.
  • Palmer, Jonathan M.; Kubatova, Alena; Novakova, Alena.; Minnis, Andrew M.; Kolarik, Miroslav; Lindner, Daniel L.  2014.   Molecular characterization of a heterothallic mating system in Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the fungus causing white-nose syndrome of bats.  Genes|Genomes|Genetics. 4(9): 1755-1763.
  • Schoch, C.L.; Robbertse, B.; Robert, V.; Haight, R.G.; Kovacs, K.; Leung, B.; Meyer, W.; Nilsson, R.H.; Hughes, K.; Miller, A.N.; Kirk, P.M.; Abarenkov, K.; Aime, M.C.; Ariyawansa, H.A.; Bidartondo, M.; Boekhout, T.; Buyck, B.; Cai, Q.; Chen, J.; Crespo, A.; Crous, P.W.; Damm, U.; De Beer, Z.W.; Dentinger, B.T.M.; Divakar, P.K.; Duenas, M.; Feau, N.; Fliegerova, K.; Garcia, M.A.; Ge, Z.-W.; Griffith, G.W.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Groenewald, M.; Grube, M.; Gryzenhout, M.; Gueidan, C.; Guo, L.; Hambleton, S.; Hamelin, R.; Hansen, K.; Hofstetter, V.; Hong, S.-B.; Houbraken, J.; Hyde, K.D.; Inderbitzin, P.; Johnston, P.R.; Karunarathna, S.C.; Koljalg, U.; Kovacs, G.M.; Kraichak, E.; Krizsan, K.; Kurtzman, C.P.; Larsson, K.-H.; Leavitt, S.; Letcher, P.M.; Liimatainen, K.; Liu, J.-K.; Lodge, D.J.; Jennifer Luangsa-ard, J.; Lumbsch, H.T.; Maharachchikumbura, S.S.N.; Manamgoda, D.; Martin, M.P.; Minnis, A.M.; Moncalvo, J.-M.; Mule, G.; Nakasone, K.K.; Niskanen, T.; Olariaga, I.; Papp, T.; Petkovits, T.; Pino-Bodas, R.; Powell, M.J.; Raja, H.A.; Redecker, D.; Sarmiento-Ramirez, J.M.; Seifert, K.A.; Shrestha, B.; Stenroos, S.; Stielow, B.; Suh, S.-O.; Tanaka, K.; Tedersoo, L.; Telleria, M.T.; Udayanga, D.; Untereiner, W.A.; Dieguez Uribeondo, J.; Subbarao, K.V.; Vagvolgyi, C.; Visagie, C.; Voigt, K.; Walker, D.M.; Weir, B.S.; Weiss, M.; Wijayawardene, N.N.; Wingfield, M.J.; Xu, J.P.; Yang, Z.L.; Zhang, N.; Zhuang, W.-Y.; Federhen, S.  2014.   Finding needles in haystacks: linking scientific names, reference specimens and molecular data for Fungi.  Database. 2014: bau061. 21 p.
  • Park, J.-H.; Juzwik, J.  2014.   Ceratocystis smalleyi colonization of bitternut hickkory and host responses in the xylem.  Forest Pathology. 44: 282-292.

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