Michael C. Tyree
Plant Physiological Ecology
Department of Biology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
My research focuses on how forest disturbance influences plant metabolism and forest ecosystem dynamics.
Current projects: 1) survival and competitiveness of blight-resistant American chestnut backcrosses on reclaimed surface mines, 2) impact of hemlock woolly adelgid infestation on ecosystem C cycling in late successional eastern hemlock forests, 3) effects of extreme drought on southern pine water relations and carbon metabolism.
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Ph.D. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA; Sept 2008
M.S. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA; Aug 2005
B.S. Pennsylvania State University, State College PA; Dec 2002
Measuring gas exchange in managed pine forest located in northcentral Louisiana.
Department of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
School of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
Department of Forestry, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
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Masters Thesis:Using tree-ring analysis to determine effectiveness of predator beetle control of hemlock woolly adelgid.
Masters Thesis:Competitive interactions between herbaceous ground cover vegetation and trees planted on abandoned minelands.
Masters Thesis:Allegheny woodrat (Neotoma magister) food preference: A comparison of American chestnut hybrids and native oak nuts.
Project:A.G. Shields Herbarium student researcher
Honors Thesis:The utilization of non-target species to confirm the timing of hemlock wooly adelgid infestation in Pennsylvania’s forests
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