Kaye Forest Dynamics Lab

Forest understory highlighted by fall foliage

Forest understory highlighted by fall foliage

Our research focuses on how elements of global change such as climate and human land use affect forests dynamics through time and space. Research projects include eastern deciduous forests, semi-arid woodlands and forests in the western United States, and forest of the Iberian Peninsula. Most recently, our group has focused on the responses of northeastern deciduous forests in the US to climate change, invasive species, and tree harvesting.

We use a range of research approaches including dendrochronology, vegetation sampling, ecophysiology, and ecosystem science to study the impact of global change on forest ecosystem structure and function.