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.

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Forest Ecology 2017 Spring Semester Meeting Schedule

Mondays 10:45 - 11:45 in 203 Green Hall

Jan 23 Peter Reich, "Upending the paradigm of C3 vs C4 responses to elevated CO2"
Jan 30 Rachel King, prelim practice talk, "Nitrogen uptake and climate change in the temperate-boreal forest ecotone"
Feb 6
Feb 13
Feb 20
Feb 27
Mar 6
Mar 13 Spring break, No meeting
Mar 20
Mar 27 Peter Kennedy, "Mycorrhizal fungi in Peatland forests: Community Patterns, Host Specificity, and Responses to Warming" 
April 3
April 10
April 17
April 24
May 1