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
- 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.
- Strimbeck, G. Richard; Schaberg, Paul G.; Fossdal, Carl G.; Schroder, Wolfgang P.; Kjellsen, Trygve D. 2015. Extreme low temperature tolerance in woody plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. 6. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00884. 15 p.
- Yemshanov, Denys; Haight, Robert G.; Koch, Frank H.; Lu, Bo; Venette, Robert; Lyons, D. Barry; Scarr, Taylor; Ryall, Krista; Leung, Brian. 2015. Optimal allocation of invasive species surveillance with the maximum expected coverage concept. Diversity and Distributions. 21(11): 1349-1359.
- Minocha, Rakesh; Turlapati, Swathi A.; Long, Stephanie; McDowell, William H.; Minocha, Subhash C.; Millard, Peter 2015. Long-term trends of changes in pine and oak foliar nitrogen metabolism in response to chronic nitrogen amendments at Harvard Forest, MA. Tree Physiology
- Smith, Kevin T. 2015. Fire, ice, and metabolism. Tree Care Industry. 26(8): 28-32.
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