We ask questions that bridge ecology and management, incorporating both biophysical and human elements. The common thread linking our areas of study is silviculture, the applied ecology of forest systems. Members of the lab work around the world, in tropical, temperate and boreal biomes. Through fieldwork, laboratory analysis and theoretical approaches, we seek to advance understanding of the relationships between vegetation, biophysical processes and human value systems.
May 2012: Marlyse Duguid and Mark Ashton's paper, A meta-analysis of the effect of forest management for timber on understory plant species diversity in temperate forests was published in Forest Ecology and Management
March 2013: Mark Ashton has published a paper with Blake Troxel, Max Piana, and Collen Murphy-Dunning in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening on Relationships between bole and crown size for young urban trees in the northeastern USA.
March 2013: Mark Ashton has a new book out, in collaboration with Emily Alcott and Brad Gentry: Natural and Engineered Solutions for Drinking Water Supplies: Lessons from the Northeastern United States and Directions for Global Watershed Management
October 2012: Marlyse Duguid was awarded 1st place student presentation at the 2012 SAF National Convention.
Feb 2012: Kendra Mack presented a talk at the Mongolian Ecological Research Symposium
Jan 2012: Mark Ashton has a new book out, in collaboration with Mary Tyrrell, Deborah Spalding and Brad Gentry: Managing Forest Carbon in a Changing Climate