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Plant & Forest Ecology photo of forest at sunset

From Forest Biology to Applied Management Concerns

Environmental & Plant Biology faculty are actively researching various aspects of forest biology, ranging from basic ecological processes to applied management concerns. They primarily use the oak-dominated hardwood forests of southeastern Ohio and beyond as a laboratory ecosystem, but they also contribute to knowledge bases and debates on forest processes at a national level. Forest ecologists are mutually contributing insight at the levels of individual plants, populations, communities, ecosystems, and landscapes.

Participating Faculty

  • Jared L. DeForest — Ecosystem Ecology
  • Glenn Matlack — Plant Population Biology, Forest Herb Dynamics, & Conservation
  • Brian C. McCarthy — Forest Ecology, Dendrochronology, Invasive Species Biology, & Restoration Ecology
  • David Rosenthal — Physiological Ecology, Global Change, Invasion Biology, Ecological Genetics
  • Rebecca S. Snell — Forest Ecology, Global Change and Landscape Ecology

Adjunct Participating Faculty

Affiliated Faculty from other Departments