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Margot Wilkinson Kaye, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Forest Ecology
Margot Wilkinson Kaye, Ph.D.
303 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email:
Work Phone: 814-865-4841

Areas of Expertise

  • Global change ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Community ecology

Education

  1. B.A. University of Virginia 1993
  2. M.S. University of Arizona 1997
  3. Ph.D. Colorado State University 2002

Academic Interests:

Vegetation dynamics; global change ecology; interactions among vegetation, climate and human land use; dendrochronology; disturbance history; environmental change.

Courses Taught:

FOR203: Field dendrology (Species and class locations)

FOR320: Forest fire management and ecology (Syllabus SP13)

FOR499: Ecological research in Spain (Syllabus SP13)

FOR597: Introduction to tree-ring methods

Research themes

  • Northeastern forest regeneration and global change
  • Impacts of woody shrub invasion on eastern forest dynamics

  • Late-successional forest in the eastern US

  • Drivers of aboveground primary productivity in a temperate watershed
  • Climate, fire, and ecology of semi-arid pine forest in western US and Iberian Peninsula
  • Long-term and broad scale dynamics of quaking aspen in the western US

  • See lab website http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/labs/kaye-margot for more information about projects, publications, and people