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.

IN THE NEWS: Invasive earthworms endangering Minnesota forests

Crowther and Reich: Soil carbon loss could accelerate global warming  A study, led by College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences (CFANS) Forest Resources Adjunct Professor T.W. Crowther found that warming will drive the loss of at least 55 trillion kilograms of carbon from the soil by mid-century, adding an additional 17 percent on top of the projected emissions due to human-related activities during that period. Published in the journal Nature, the research drew from 49 climate change experiments worldwide, including six in Minnesota. Read the full story and watch the related video.

Forest Ecology 2019 Spring Semester Meeting Schedule - Thursdays at 12:00pm in 19 Green Hall

Jan 24 Peter Reich/ Wang Zhong: Introduction/ How can we understand the limitations to plant growth at high altitudes on the Tibetan Plateau?
Jan 31 Cancelled
Feb 7 Cancelled
Feb 14 Ethan Butler: Oehri et al., 2017 Biodiversity promotes primary productivity and growing season lengthening at the landscape scale
Feb 21 Rebecca Montgomery: Brushland Project
Feb 28 Cancelled
Mar 7 Cancelled
Mar 14 Sam Reed: Dig A Bit Deeper On Ethics
Mar 21 Spring Break
Mar 28 Rachel King and Ella Johnson: Root traits and nitrogen uptake
Apr 4 Cancelled
Apr 11 Artur Stefanski: Stomatal Behavior
Apr 18 Sam Reed: Well, It's Been A Year - Let's Talk About Compound Disturbance
Apr 25
May 2  
May 9 Potluck?