Dovciak Lab in Plant Ecology
State University of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY
Department of Environmental and Forest Biology — SUNY ESF — 1 Forestry Drive — Syracuse — NY 13210
Projects
Current research
Global change impacts on forest dynamics & biodiversity
  • Evaluating deer impacts on forests of New York state (more...)
  • Global change impacts on forests of northeastern U.S. (more...)
  • Effects of acidic deposition on forest plant biodiversity (more...)
  • Movement of invasive plant propagules in powerline corridors (more...)
Locations:
Northern Forest (U.S. Northeast)
Whiteface Mountain (U.S. Northeast)
Appalachian Trail (eastern U.S.)

Completed research by category
Ecology and conservation of rare species
  • Enhancing ecosystem function through conservation (more...)
  • Persistence of rare cycads in angiosperm-dominated communities (more...)
  • Using fire to maintain vegetative habitat of an endangered snake (more...)
Locations:
Biosphere Reserve Sierra de Alamos - Rio Cuchujaqui (Mexico)
Cicero Swamp Wildlife Management Area (U.S. Northeast)

Forest ecosystem management effects on biodiversity
  • Diversity-stability relations in forest herbs after timber harvest (more...)
  • Forest regrowth and edge effects in regenerating forest landscapes (more...)
  • Long-term responses of forest understories to retention harvests (more...)
Locations:
Huntington Forest, (U.S. Northeast)
Andrews Forest (Pacific Northwest)
DEMO Study (Pacific Northwest)

Forest regeneration, stand dynamics, and silviculture

  • Effects of different thinning regimes on understory light environment (more...)
  • Environmental controls on white pine regeneration and recruitment (more...)
  • Spatial patterns of white pine regeneration and recruitment (more...)
  • Spatial patterns of beech thicket formation and beech bark disease (more...)
Locations:
 
Huntington Forest, (U.S. Northeast)
Cedar River Watershed (Pacific Northwest)
Superior National Forest (U.S. Midwest)

Patterns & mechanisms of grassland invasions by trees

  • Pathways in old-field succession to white pine (more...)
  • Environmental controls on Norway spruce invasion into grassland (more...)
  • Spatial patterns of grassland invasions by Norway spruce (more...)
Locations:
Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (U.S. Midwest)
Polana Biosphere Reserve, Carpathian Mountains (Central Europe)

Impacts of woody species canopy on biodiversity

  • Changes in forest ant assemblages across ecosystem boundaries (more...)
  • Influence of shrub encroachment on grassland ant assemblages (more...)
  • Effects of introduced conifers on diversity of forest ground beetles (more...)
Locations:
Mountain ranges in western Carpathian Mountains (Central Europe)

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