Research in our lab is rooted in applied forest ecology. We emphasize forest development and disturbance, but specific research themes vary considerably. We have ongoing projects investigating natural and managed gap- and intermediate-scale forest disturbances, oak regeneration, the impacts of salvage harvesting, compounded disturbances, and productivity and population dynamics of species at range limits to list just a few. The University of Alabama is located in the Fall Line Hills and provides the unique opportunity to work in a variety of forest types within a short drive of our lab including upland and bottomland hardwoods, mixed mesophytic, montane longleaf pine, bald cypress, and barren communities. We use these ecosystems to address questions with practical applications in forest management. Pictures from many of our field sites are available from the social media links above.