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Forest Biology

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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Faculty
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. 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. Richard Meilan
Plant genes affecting lignin composition, phytoremediation, heartwood and figured wood formation, root initiation, and water-use efficiency
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
Dr. Brady Hardiman
Information to come soon
Dr. Jingjing Liang
Information to come soon
Areas of Specialization
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Soils
  • Silviculture
  • Tree Physiology
  • Urban Forestry
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