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Thomas Horton

Thomas R. Horton
Associate Professor

350 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6743/470-6794

Email: trhorton@esf.edu

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Jerome BarnerJerome Barner
jcbarner@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Horton
  • Area of Study: FRM Natural Resources Mgt
  • Undergraduate Institute: University of Vermont

Personal Statement
I am interested in the influence of mycorrhizal fungi on nutrient dynamics and cycling processes in northern hardwood forests. Through practical understanding of below ground processes (including fungal interactions), I ultimately aim to work towards improving landscape scale forest management practices to incorporate these fundamental belowground interactions.

Graduate Research Topic
My current research consists of evaluating the influence of two major mycorrhizal guilds (ectomycorrhizae and arbuscular mycorrhizae) on nutrient dynamics in northern hardwood forests. Specifically, the influence of mycorrhizae on nutrient uptake capacity of fine roots of yellow birch and red maple. Concurrent research includes ectomycorrhizal associations with American beech seedlings across fertilizer treatment plots (N, P, and Ca) in the White Mountains.

Favorite Quote
"I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear the lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray, I hear it in the deep heart's core." WB Yeats


Taylor PattersonTaylor Patterson
trpatter@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Horton
  • Area of Study: Ecology

Andrew TomesAndrew Tomes
altomes@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Kimmerer and Horton
  • Area of Study: Ecology

Graduate Research Topic

Plant-fungal interactions focusing on mycorrhizae and the American chestnut


GIS modeling of plant species distributions



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