Eastern Deciduous Forests

Research 3

In the last 100 years the range and abundance of red maple has expanded significantly in forest of eastern North America, Norway maple has become invasive while the range and abundance of sugar maple has declined. We are conducting studies that examine environmental factors (soil acidification, ozone, drought, UV light, herbivory) and physiological traits that contribute to the differential success of these three closely related tree species.

 

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