Research Work Unit NRS-04
Our Mission- to provide basic and applied knowledge about and develop methods for protecting and sustaining landscapes disturbed by invasive species and other agents.
Our Research Areas
We work on developing knowledge and methods to address the effects of invasive species and surface mining on forested and urban landscapes in the Northeast and Midwest. Our approaches include development of microbial controls and field methods for use against invasive insects; generation of hardwood trees with resistance/tolerance to invasive pathogens or insects through genetics; development of methods to use pathogen and insect resistant/tolerant hardwood tree strains to restore tree species and/or landscapes; development of controls and management methods to address invasive weeds within the urban landscape; and generation of methods to facilitate reforestation of reclaimed mine lands.
Our research and development focus areas include:
- Koch, Jennifer L.; Heyd, Robert L. 2013. Battling beech bark disease: establishment of beech seed orchards in Michigan. Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Society. 58 (1 & 2): 11-14.
- Valaitis, Algimantas P.; Podgwaite, John D. 2013. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A toxin-binding glycoconjugates present on the brush border membrane and in the peritrophic membrane of the Douglas-fir tussock moth are peritrophins. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 112: 1-8.
- Mason, Mary E.; Koch, Jennifer L.; Krasowski, Marek; Loo, Judy. 2013. Comparisons of protein profiles of beech bark disease resistant and susceptible American beech (Fagus grandifolia). Proteome Science. 11:2.
- Hiremath, Shiv T.; Balasubramanian, Sujata; Zheng, Jun; Podila, Gopi K. 2012. Symbiosis-regulated expression of an acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase gene in the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor. Canadian Journal of Botany. 84: 1405-1416.
- Bauman, Jenise M.; Keiffer, Carolyn H.; Hiremath, Shiv. 2012. Facilitation of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) seedling establishment by Pinus virginiana in mine restoration. International Journal of Ecology. 2012: Article ID 257326. 12 p. doi:10.1155/2012/2573
Last Modified: 02/27/2013