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
- Smith, Kevin T. 2013. Phenology of slippery bark and common foliar diseases. Arboricultural Consultant. 46(2): 27-28.
- Park, J.-H.; Juzwik, J.; Cavender-Bares, J. 2013. Multiple Ceratocystis smalleyi infections associated with reduced stem water transport in bitternut hickory. Phytopathology. 103(6): 565-574.
- Turlapati, Swathi A.; Minocha, Rakesh; Bhiravarasa, Premsai S.; Tisa, Louise S.; Thomas, William K.; Minocha, Subhash C. 2013. Chronic N-amended soils exhibit an altered bacterial community structure in Harvard Forest, MA, USA. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 83: 478-493.
- Kosiba, Alexandra M.; Schaberg, Paul G.; Hawley, Gary J.; Hansen, Christopher F. 2013. Quantifying the legacy of foliar winter injury on woody aboveground carbon sequestration of red spruce trees. Forest Ecology and Management. 302: 363-371.
- Smith, Kevin T. 2013. Compartmentalization of pathogens in fire-injured trees. In: Downer, James A., ed. Proceedings of the landscape disease symposium; 28 February 2013; Santa Paula, CA. Santa Paula, CA: University of California, Ventura County Cooperative Extension: 1-4.
Last Modified: 01/25/2011