Current Projects

  • Nucleation restoration planting after fires.
    • Funding: CREST grant, McIntire Stennis
  • Controlling competing vegetation and animal damage on planted seedlings in a post-fire environment.
    • Funding: CREST grant, McIntire Stennis
  • Assessing stock type and planting windows on seedling performance in a post-fire environment.
    • Funding: CREST grant, McIntire Stennis
  • Drought-conditioning of Populus tremuloides and Pinus ponderosa seedlings during nursery production modifies anatomy and physiology.
    • Funding: McIntire Stennis, US Forest Service, Sales
  • Genetic variation in aridity adaptation among Pinus ponderosa populations.
    • Funding: McIntire Stennis, Northern Arizona University, Sales
  • Aspen restoration in the southwestern US.
    • Funding: McIntire Stennis, Utah State University, University of Alberta, Sales
  • Assisted migration – defining seed transfer guidelines for Pinus ponderosa in a changing climate.
    • Funding: National Park Service, McIntire Stennis
  • Southwestern white pine blister rust resistance gene conservation.
    • Funding: US Forest Service, NM State Forestry, McIntire Stennis
  • Seed transfer guidelines for Pinus ponderosa.
    • Funding: US Forest Service, McIntire Stennis
  • Range expansion for Pinus edulis, Pinus ponderosa, and Pseudotsuga menziesii in the Jemez Mountains.
    • Funding: The Nature Conservancy, National Park Service, USGS, Sales, McIntire Stennis
  • Runoff and sediment yield in areas subjected to different forest thinning operations in a northern New Mexico forest.
    • Funding: Water Resources Research Institute (NMSU), Range Improvement Task Force (NMSU), Sales
  • Thermopsis Montana gene conservation for restoration.
    • Funding: Institute of Applied Ecology
  • Maritime forest restoration on the Southern Atlantic Coast.
    • Funding: St Simons Land Trust, Purdue University, McIntire Stennis, Sales