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A.G. Shields Herbarium


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 only

Forest Restoration Ecology (BIOL 404/604) - Offered Spring, even years

Identification of Trees and Shrubs (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.