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
- Minocha, Rakesh ; Contosta, Alexandra R.; Lawrence, Gregory B.; Kohli, Ravinder K.; Minocha, Subhash C.; Long, Stephanie 2021. Changes in Soil Chemistry and Foliar Metabolism of Himalayan Cedar (Cedrus deodara) and Himalayan Spruce (Picea smithiana) along an Elevational Gradient at Kufri, HP, India: The Potential Roles of Regional Pollution and Localized Grazing. Forests
- Venette, Robert C.; Hutchison, William D. 2021. Invasive Insect Species: Global Challenges, Strategies & Opportunities. Frontiers in Insect Science
- Morey, A.C. ; Venette, R.C. 2021. A participatory method for prioritizing invasive species: Ranking threats to Minnesota's terrestrial ecosystems. Journal of Environmental Management
- Gelardi, Matteo ; Angelini, Claudio ; Costanzo, Federica ; Ercole, Enrico ; Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz ; Vizzini, Alfredo 2021. Outstanding Pinkish Brown-Spored Neotropical Boletes: Austroboletus subflavidus and Fistulinella gloeocarpa (Boletaceae, Boletales) from the Dominican Republic. Mycobiology
- Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz ; Chen, Jie ; Parra, Luis A.; Angelini, Claudio ; Lodge, D. Jean; Kerrigan, Richard W.; Callac, Philippe 2021. The genus Agaricus in the Caribbean II. Refined phylogeny of Agaricus subg. Spissicaules with description of two new sections and eight new species. Mycological Progress
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