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
- Brazee, Nicholas J.; Lindner, Daniel L.; D'Amato, Anthony W.; Fraver, Shawn; Forrester, Jodi A.; Mladenoff, David J. 2014. Disturbance and diversity of wood-inhabiting fungi: effects of canopy gaps and downed woody debris. Biodiversity and Conservation. 23(9): 2155-2172.
- Parks, Amanda; Jenkins, Michael; Ostry, Michael; Zhao, Peng; Woeste, Keith. 2014. Biotic and abiotic factors affecting the genetic structure and diversity of butternut in the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA. Tree Genetics & Genomes. 10(3): 541-554.
- Ginzel, Matthew; Juzwik, Jennifer. 2014. Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of thousand cankers disease, found in Indiana. HN-89-W. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue Extension, Department of Entomology. 2 p.
- Li, Yan-Chun; Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz; Zeng, Nian-Kai; Feng, Bang; Yang, Zhu L. 2014. Molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Veloporphyrellus. Mycologia. 106(2): 291-306.
- Nakasone, Karen K. 2014. Dendrominia burdsallii (Corticiales, Basidiomycota), a new species from Arizona. North American Fungi. 9(2): 1-5.
Last Modified: 01/25/2011