Effects of Experimental Warming on Early Successional Forest Communities


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.


Related Publications

  • 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.