Long-term Forest Dynamics
We use permanent plots to study spatial and temporal changes in species composition as a response to disturbance in forest communities.
Plateau Forest Conservation
We examine the ecological consequences of land-use change on the Cumberland Plateau and communicate what we learn to provide a scientific basis for conservation planning and policy.
We investigate the causal factors associated with regeneration failure in tree populations and the role of sprouting as a mechanism for population persistence.
We study how invasive pathogens effect the dynamics of native tree populations and how invasive species can form novel mutualisms in new environments.
We have compiled a complete flora and plant community assessment for the 13,000 acre campus (Domain) of the University of the South.