The forest ecology group at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is made up of individuals from the Reich and Montgomery labs and the Center for Forest Ecology (Frelich) and is based in the Department of Forest Resources. The Hobbie, Cavender-Bares and Powers labs in the Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, and the Kipfmueller lab in the Dept. of Geography are also participants in the group. Additionally, we collaborate with Tali Lee in the Biology Department at U of WI - Eau Claire, Cindy Hale at U of MN - Duluth, and Meredith Cornett at The Nature Conservancy and others.

Our 'group' is open to anyone with an interest in forest ecology!

In the forest ecology lab we address questions of a fundamental nature while simultaneously focusing on issues of importance to society and the environment, often within a global environmental change framework.

Forest Ecology 2015 Fall Semester Meeting Schedule

Mondays 2:00-3:00pm in 150 Ecology

Sept. 14Peter Reich, "Do soil resources influence ecosystem responses to rising CO2 and temperature? Lessons from boreal forests, temperate grasslands, and tropical woodlands"
Sept. 21No meeting
Sept. 28Mike Schuster, "Impacts of increased rainfall variability and N addition on invasive plant species and ecosystem processes"
Oct. 5Karlyn Eckman, research collaboration with Mizoram University (in NE India)
Oct. 12Lee Frelich, "Seven ways a warming climate can kill boreal forest"
Oct. 19Ethan Butler, "US Maize: Climate change & adaptation"
Oct. 25Sunday gathering/potluck - Marine on St. Croix (Reich home)
Oct. 26Wei Wang, "Stoichiometry of soil extracellular enzymes along a climatic transect in temperate grasslands of northern China"
Nov. 2Clare Kazanski, "Arbuscular mycorrhizae effects on exudation of C under global change"
Nov. 9Eli Anoszko, Research progress and updates:  Untangling a diversity of diversities in the context of multiple disturbances.  
Nov. 16Peter Kennedy, Larix split-root experiment results and ectomycorrhizal fungi
Nov. 23Jennifer Powers, "From functional traits to ecosystem function"
Nov. 30Daniel Stanton, "Functional traits in bryophytes"
Dec. 7Rebecca Montgomery, "Carbohydrate feedbacks to photosynthesis in elevated CO2"
Dec. 14Luke McCormack, "Belowground phenology - links to ecosystem processes and plant responses to changing climate"
Dec. 21End of semester/potluck party