Center for Tree Science Projects and Collaborations
The Center prioritizes potential research projects and collaborations based on the scientific knowledge, technical expertise, and key challenges they address.
Center for Tree Science scientists seek new scientific knowledge in ecology, evolution, and physiology of trees to develop the technical expertise that allows the sustainable growth and management of trees in built environments, natural landscapes, and collections.
The Center also designs and builds research resources for the long-term study of trees that attract collaborators and enrich the scientific endeavors of students and professionals working towards solutions to the key challenges facing trees and people.
The Center’s research focuses on the key challenges in tree science:
- Resilience and adaptation of trees to environmental change, including changes in land use, climate, weather, and pests and pathogens
- Sustaining habitats, ecosystem processes, and ecosystem services
- Expanding knowledge and protection of genetic, species and ecosystem diversity, and understanding threats to tree diversity
- Performance of trees as green infrastructure to improve the health of cities and towns
- Development of engineering tools, databases, biological archives, research platforms, and methods to study trees
- Public awareness of the diversity, function, and value of trees for nature and society
Learn more about the Center's collaborative research projects and development of research resources: