Our mission: To advance the scientific understanding of the roles of genetics, environment, and their interactions toprovide guidelines and tools for improving the sustainable productivity of southern forest ecosystems.

This mission is accomplished through:

  • Basic and applied genetic research and structural genomics with applications for evolutionary biology, forest management, and tree improvement
  • The integration of basic physiological and genetic research and functional genomics with applications for tree improvement and ecosystem restoration and management
  • The integration of genetic, physiologic, soils, and ecologic principles and research approaches to understand the basic processes of carbon and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems

Our research areas include: