Dr. Michael Tyree

  • Michael TyreeAssociate Professor

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    PhD Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA; Sept 2008

    MS Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA; Aug 2005

    BS Pennsylvania State University, State College PA; Dec 2002


    Plant Physiological Ecology and Disturbance Ecology

    Select Courses

    Plant Biology (BIOL 210) – offered Fall and Spring Semesters

    Plant Ecology (BIOL 631) – Offered Spring, even years

    Dendrology (BIOL 471/571) – Offered Fall, odd years

    Professional Interests

    My interests focus on how disturbance influences plant metabolism and forest ecosystem health.

    Current projects:

    1. Survival and competitiveness of blight-resistant American chestnut backcrosses on reclaimed surface mines,
    2. Impact of hemlock woolly adelgid infestation on ecosystem C cycling in late successional eastern hemlock forests,
    3. Effects of extreme drought on southern pine water relations and carbon metabolism.