Peter H. Wyckoff

Associate Professor of Biology/ Environmental Studies
University of Minnesota, Morris Campus
600 East 4th Street
Morris, Minnesota 56267-2128
Phone: 320-589-6347
email: wyckoffp@morris.umn.edu


RESEARCH

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 cathartica)
    on Minnesota forests

3) Impact of climate change on growth, mortality and
    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



RECENT PUBLICATIONS


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.



COURSES

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

 

LINKS FOR ADVISEES

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Last Modification: Jan 3, 2012

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