Advanc​e basic knowledge of forest ecosystems, as well as the physiology, genetics, and growth of hardwood trees, to provide for the health and sustained productivity of the forests of the Central Hardwood Region, both in rural and urban settings.​​​​

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Dr. Jeffrey Dukes
Community, ecosystem, and global ecology; biodiversity and biological invasions; ecosystem impacts of global environmental change
Dr. Songlin Fei
Spatial analysis and pattern recognition, invasive species distribution modeling and forest ecosystem dynamic modeling
Dr. Matt Ginzel
Chemically mediated host location and colonization behavior of wood-boring insects
Dr. Brady Hardiman
Ecosystem responses to anthropogenic modification including disturbance, management, land-use change associated with urbanization, remote sensing, and ecosystem modeling.
Dr. Douglass Jacobs
Forest tree regeneration including nursery culture, outplanting and early stand management
Dr. Michael Jenkins
Effects of invasive species on ecosystem structure and function, forest ecosystem response to disturbances
Dr. Michael Saunders
Disturbance-based silviculture/ecological foresty, restoration ecology in forested systems
Dr. Patrick Zollner
Behavioral eco​logy of ecological landscapes, forest management in changing landscapes, animal movements
Areas of Specialization
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Soils
  • Silviculture
  • Tree Physiology
  • Urban Forestry

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