Broadly, I am interested in the intersection of forest management, climate change, and ecophysiology. More specifically, my research focuses on understanding physiological mechanisms underpinning adaptability of species to changing climate regimes and adaptive forest management. Research areas include: utilizing manipulative experiments to determine mechanistic mortality thresholds of species predicted to have population and range expansions under future climatic conditions; determining physiological responses of species used in assisted migration and adaptive management to competition control and site conditions; and understanding the influence of both traditional and adaptive management on herbaceous understory community composition.
Freeman, A.J., Hammond, W.M., Dee, J.R., Cobb, R., Marek, S., & Adams, H. (2019). The effect of prescribed fire on Biscogniauxia infection and δ13C in an upland oak-pine forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 451, 117525.