Current Research Projects

Change in forest ecosystems of southeastern Ohio: Assessing past trends and predicting future plant diversity and stand structural dynamics (funded by OARDC and The Ohio State University)

Hydrogeomorphology and ecology of temporary rivers (funded by OSU Climate, Water, and Carbon TIE)

Ecosystem dynamics in central Appalachian forests affected by hemlock woolly adelgid (funded by OARDC and The Ohio State University)

Fire science network and delivery system for the Lake States (funded by Joint Fire Science Program)

Composition and structure of hemlock forest ecosystems of northeastern Ohio (funded by OARDC and The Ohio State Univeristy)

Importance of remnant woodlots and riparian forests on the recovery of stream ecosystems in an agricultural landscape (funded by OSU Climate, Water, and Carbon TIE)

Ecology and restoration of mixed-pine forest ecosystems of the northern Lake States (funded by the Joint Fire Science Program)

Ecology and restoration of pine barren ecosystems of northern Lower Michigan (funded by the Joint Fire Science Program)

 

Past Reseach Projects

Genetic, age, and spatial structure to improve invasive plant management strategies (funded by OARDC)

Effects of urbanization and riparian forests on streamflow and stream macroinvertebrates of headwater streams of northeastern Ohio (funded by Cleveland MetroParks and OARDC)

Prioritization model for restoring riparian forests - a functional approach (funded by National Park Service and OARDC)

Ecology of large wood in streams and rivers of the Great Lakes (funded by USDA NRI Program, National Park Service, and OARDC)

Composition and structure of Ohio's riparian forests - Templates for restoration (funded by National Park Service and OARDC)

Factors influencing the composition, structure, and diversity of riparian forests in an agricultural watershed (funded by USDA Water Quality Program and OARDC)

Ecology of old-growth oak-hickory and beech-maple forest ecosystems (funded by OARDC)

Assessment of bird use in the Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Management Area among forest stand age classes (US Fish and Wildlife Service)

Liana dynamics in southeastern bottomland hardwood forest ecosystems (funded by National Park Service and OARDC)

Phytosanitation of emerald ash borer infested firewood (Ohio Division of Forestry)

An assessment of wood use and competitive factors in the Amish furniture manufacturing cluster (US Forest Service and OARDC)

Analysis of prodcution practices and demographic characteristics of the maple syrup industry in Ohio (funded by US Forest Service and OARDC)

Factors influencing the development and distribution of coastal pine forest ecosystems in the northern Lake States (funded by OARDC)