Welcome to the Tree Physiology and Ecosystem Science Lab at North Carolina State University!
Our research group is interested in a variety of topics associated with physiology and ecology of forested ecosystems. We are located within the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources in North Carolina State University's College of Natural Resources. For more information, please take a look at our current projects and our lab members or contact John King at john_king "at" ncsu.edu.
July 28 to August 1 - John visits Houghton, MI, to work on research collaborations on organic soils in forested wetlands with USDA Forest Service RWU-NRS-06 Climate, Fire and Carbon Cycle Sciences unit. Great seeing Erik and many other old friends!
July 1-2 2014 - John visited Professor Rainer Matyssek at Munich Technical University to work on forest drought research at Kranzberg Forest and several writing projects. It is always great to go up in the canopy crane and to tour Freising!
June 5-6 2014 - John attended workshop on regional opportunities for managing bottomland hardwoods at the Johnston County Agricultural Center in Smithfield. There were lots of great talks on the challenges and rewards of working in forested wetlands of the South, considerations for adapting to changes in land uses, hydrology and climate, and an awesome pig pickin' Friday evening. Useful stuff for our work at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.
May-June - Our work at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge was featured in a report on biological carbon sequestration in refuges across the nation released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
May 22, 2014 - John and Guofang presented a poster and active learning activities on the forest carbon cycle to academically advanced 4th and 5th graders for Science Day at GW Bulluck and Coker-Wimberly elementary schools in Edgecomb County. The kids asked lots of great questions!
April 22, 2014 - Andrew has successfully defended his Masters thesis - Partitioning evapotranspiration: an investigation into the key environmental drivers of four overstory species in a coastal forested wetland at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Congratulations, Andrew!
April 2014: Evapotranspiration: Challenges in Measurement and Modeling from Leaf to the Landscape Scale and Beyond meeting, organized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, the USDA Forest Service, and Weyerhaeuser NR Company, 7-10 April, Raleigh, NC.