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 2020 Spring Semester Meeting Schedule - Wednesdays at 12:00pm in 19 Green Hall

Feb 2 Thurs, 2-3pm GH 203: Lee Frelich - Climate change adaptation in parks of the Great Lakes region
Feb 13 Thurs, 2-3pm GH 203: Ethan Butler - Noyce, et al, 2019 PNAS and Du, et al, 2020 Nature Geoscience
Feb 19  
Feb 26
Mar 4
Mar 11  
Mar 18 Rachel King - Manuscript Draft?
Mar 25
Apr 1
Apr 8  
Apr 15  
Apr 23 Thurs, 2-3pm GH 203:
Apr 29 Sam Reed - Wisconsin Data Processing or West Virginia Field Plan
May 7 Thurs, 2-3pm GH 203: