Peter H. Wyckoff
Associate Professor of Biology/ Environmental Studies
I am a forest community ecologist, with particular interests in the impacts of climate change and invasive species on forest development. Current research interests:
1) Quantifying the relationship between light and tree growth
2) Impacts of invasive buckthorn (Rhamnus
regeneration of trees at the Minnesota's prairie-forest border
ACTIVE AND RECENT GRANTS
National Science Foundation (2010-2015). RUI: Life at the margins- impacts of climate change and herbivory on tree population dynamics at the prairie-forest ecotone (P. Wyckoff- PI, with J. Anderson and J. HilleRisLambers). Project budget: $262,761
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BOWSR) contracted work. Monitoring of restored wetlands in West Central Minnesota (Summer 2009). Amount of contract: $19,587
National Science Foundation (2007–2012). The UMM STEP Program: An Initiative to Encourage the Participation of Native Americans in the Sciences, NSF-DUE-0653063, (J. Alia, J. Cotter (Head PI), T. Pappenfus, T. Wyckoff, P. Wyckoff). Project Budget: $499,526
University of MN, Interdisciplinary International Research Circle Grants (2007). Recent and on-going environmental change in the Arctic. (K. Brugger , M. Kuchenreuther and P. Wyckoff). Amount awarded: $21,644
Wyckoff, P. H.,R. Greiman, T. Krueger and L. Luce. In review Forest-dynamics at Minnesota’s prairie-forest border driven by invasive buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and native bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
Wyckoff, P. H., B. Hucka, A. Shaffer and M. Bombyk. In review. Surprising negative association between invasive European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and invasive earthworms in west central Minnesota
Clark, J.S., B. Beckage, D. Bell, Z. Chen, B. Courbaud, M. Dietze, M. Hersh, J. HilleRisLambers, I. Ibanez, S. Ladeau, S. McMahon, J. Metcalf, J. Mohan, E. Moran, L. Pangle, S. Pearson, M. Wolosin, P. Wyckoff. 2010. High-dimensional coexistence based on individual variation. Ecological Monographs 80(4): 569-608.
Wyckoff, P. H. and R. Bowers. 2010. Response of the prairie-forest border to climate change: impacts of increasing drought may be mitigated by increasing CO2. J. of Ecology 98:197-208.
Goodnough, T., A. Kildegaard, M.Kuchenreuther, L. Rasmussen, P. Wyckoff. 2009. Leveraging assets: a case study of the sustainability initiative at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier). 17(12): 1138-1142
Wyckoff, P. H. and J.S. Clark. 2005. Tree growth prediction using size and exposed crown area. Can J. of Forest Research 35 (1):13-20.
Wyckoff, P. H., R. Jansen and R. Patten. 2005. The European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) invasion in west central Minnesota. In: Proceedings: Symposium on the Biology, Ecology and Management of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and European Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). USDA Forest Service Pub. FHTET-2005-09: 49-52.
|Nsci 1051: State of the Planet||Link to the syllabus||Link to an old exam|
|Biol 2101: Evolution of Biodiversity||Link to the syllabus|
|Biol 3131: Ecology||Link to the syllabus||Link to an old exam|
|Biol 3700: Biological Comm. 1||Link to the syllabus|
|Biol 3701: Biological Comm. 2||Link to the syllabus|
|Biol 4331: Global Change Ecology||Link to the syllabus|
|IS 1036: The re-emerging threat of infectious disease||Link to the syllabus|
|IS 3209H: Apocalypse Now? The science and policy of preparing for catastrophe||Link to the syllabus|
|EnSt 2101: Environmental Biology||Link to the syllabus||Link to an old exam|
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