My M.S. research investigated the effects of warming and increased precipitation on the composition and phenology of early successional forests. My work on naturally-regenerating plant communities complemented coinciding research on soil biogeochemistry and plant ecophysiology.
- McDaniel, MD, RJ Wagner, CR Rollinson, BA Kimball, MW Kaye, JP Kaye. 2013. Microclimate and ecological threshold responses in a warming and wetting experiment following whole-tree harvest in central Pennsylvania. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 166: 287-299.
- Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye, LP Leites. 2012. Community assembly responses to warming and increased precipitation in an early successional forest. Ecosphere 3: art.122.
- Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye. 2012. Experimental warming alters phenology of certain plant functional groups in an early-successional forest community. Global Change Biology 18: 1108-1116.