Northern Forest Science and Applications
We conduct research to understand ecological processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of the northern forest, determining impacts of change on these ecosystems, and providing a scientific basis for managing ecosystems for long-term sustainability. Ecosystems of the northeastern and north central United States provide numerous services, including clean air and water, forest products, wildlife and fish habitat, and recreation opportunities. In turn, management to provide these services affects ecosystem processes.
Challenges include understanding how ecosystems change in response to natural and human-caused disturbances and developing and evaluating management systems that provide ecosystem services while adapting to change. We aim to discover new ecological knowledge that land managers can use as they develop strategies for meeting the increasing demands on forest ecosystems and sustaining the many environmental services that people expect (and need) from forests.
- Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brown, Jessi L.; Bradford, John B.; Board, David I; Campbell, Steven B.; Clause, Karen J.; Hanberry, Brice ; Schlaepfer, Daniel R.; Urza, Alexandra K. 2023. New indicators of ecological resilience and invasion resistance to support prioritization and management in the sagebrush biome, United States. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.1009268.
- Jones, Mariel W.; Sebestyen, Stephen; Dymond, Salli F.; Ng, G.H. Crystal; Feng, Xue 2023. Soil frost controls streamflow generation processes in headwater catchments. Journal of Hydrology
- Gustafson, Eric J.; Kern, Christel C.; Kabrick, John M. 2023. Can assisted tree migration today sustain forest ecosystem goods and services for the future?. Forest Ecology and Management
- Dean, Thomas J.; Harrington, Constance A.; D'Amato, Anthony ; Palik, Brian J. 2023. Response of marginal height costs and marginal height benefits to competition. Forest Ecology and Management
- Chenoweth, Damaris A.; Schlaepfer, Daniel R.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brown, Jessi L.; Urza, Alexandra K.; Hanberry, Brice ; Board, David ; Crist, Michele ; Bradford, John B. 2022. Ecologically relevant moisture and temperature metrics for assessing dryland ecosystem dynamics. Ecohydrology. 2022: e2509.