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.; Arbellay, Estelle; Falk, Donald A.; Sutherland, Elaine Kennedy 2016. Macroanatomy and compartmentalization of recent fire scars in three North American conifers. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 46: 535-542.
- Smith, Kevin T. 2016. Who fertilizes the forest?. The Landsculptor. January: 25-27.
- Engel, Benjamin J.; Schaberg, Paul G.; Hawley, Gary J.; Rayback, Shelly A.; Pontius, Jennifer; Kosiba, Alexandra M.; Miller, Eric K. 2016. Assessing relationships between red spruce radial growth and pollution critical load exceedance values. Forest Ecology and Management. 359: 83-91.
- Reed, Sharon E.; Juzwik, Jennifer; English, James T.; Ginzel, Matthew D. 2015. Colonization of artificially stressed black walnut trees by ambrosia beetle, bark beetle, and other weevil species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Indiana and Missouri. Environmental Entomology. 44(6): 1455-1464.
- Juzwik, Jennifer; Banik, Mark T.; Reed, Sharon E.; English, James T.; Ginzel, Matthew D. 2015. Geosmithia morbida found on weevil species Stenominus pallidus in Indiana. Plant Health Progress. 16(1): 7-10.
Last Modified: 01/25/2011