My primary research fields are global change biology, genetics, and climate change adaptation with applications in forest ecology and management. I ask: How are tree species and their populations adapted to the environments in which they occur? How is the growth and health of natural tree populations and planted forests affected by climate change? How should we manage our forest resources under changing environments?
Graduate students and staff in my lab work on climate change adaptation strategies for the forestry sector, ecological and conservation genetics, forest growth, tree improvement, dendrochronology, ecophysiology, and phenology of tree species in boreal, temperate and tropical ecosystems (research). We further maintain GIS and climate databases for North America, South America and Europe (data).