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
- McDermott-Kubeczko, Margaret E.; Juzwik, Jennifer ; Reed, Sharon E.; Klingeman, William E. 2020. Fungi Associated with Damage Observed on Branches of Juglans nigra in Indiana, Missouri, and Tennessee. Plant Health Progress
- Pontius, Jennifer ; Schaberg, Paul ; Hanavan, Ryan 2020. Remote sensing for early, detailed, and accurate detection of forest disturbance and decline for protection of biodiversity. In: Cavender-Bares, Jeannine; Gamon, John; Townsend, Philip, eds. Remote Sensing of Plant Biodiversity. New York, NY: Springer: 121-154.
- Yanai, Ruth D.; Yang, Yang ; Wild, Adam D.; Smith, Kevin T.; Driscoll, Charles T. 2020. New Approaches to Understand Mercury in Trees: Radial and Longitudinal Patterns of Mercury in Tree Rings and Genetic Control of Mercury in Maple Sap. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
- Smith, Kevin T. 2020. Whither compartmentalization of decay in trees? A commentary on: 'Using the CODIT model to explain secondary metabolites of xylem in defence systems of temperate trees against decay fungi'. Annals of Botany
- Hughes, Marc ; Juzwik, Jennifer ; Harrington, Tom ; Keith, Lisa 2020. Pathogenicity, symptom development and colonization of Metrosideros polymorpha by Ceratocystis lukuohia. Plant Disease
Last Modified: 01/25/2011