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
- Majumdar, Rajtilak ; Minocha, Rakesh ; Lebar, Matthew D.; Rajasekaran, Kanniah ; Long, Stephanie ; Carter-Wientjes, Carol ; Minocha, Subhash ; Cary, Jeffrey W. 2019. Contribution of Maize Polyamine and Amino Acid Metabolism Toward Resistance Against Aspergillus flavus Infection and Aflatoxin Production. Frontiers in Plant Science
- Yang, Anna ; Seabright, Kendhl ; Juzwik, Jennifer ; Myers, Scott W.; Taylor, Adam 2019. Survival of the oak wilt fungus in logs fumigated with sulfuryl fluoride and methyl bromide. Forest Products Journal. 69(10): 87-95.
- Dee, Justin R.; Stambaugh, Michael C.; Smith, Kevin T.; Dey, Daniel C. 2019. Fire Scars Negatively Affect Hydraulic Conductivity in White Oak (Quercus alba). Forests
- Lazarus, Brynne E.; Germino, Matthew J.; Richardson, Bryce A. 2019. Freezing resistance, safety margins, and survival vary among big sagebrush populations across the western United States. American Journal of Botany. 106(7): 922-934.
- Rosenberger, Derek W.; Venette, Robert C.; Aukema, Brian H. 2019. Susceptibility of Eurasian Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris L., to the aggressive North American mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins. Forest Ecology and Management
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