Autumn Sabo

Assistant Professor of Biology

Autumn Sabo

Research Summary

How anthropogenic stressors affect plant communities, conservation, and restoration options. Recent work has focused on how deer and silvicultural techniques impact forest understories, with future projects likely extending to rare and invasive plant biology as well as climate change adaptation.

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Deer Understory Herbivores Herbivory Temperate Forests Temperate Forest Plant Communities Environmental Factors Overstory Hardwood Forests Plant Community Species Abundance Seedlings Seedling Environmental Factor Ungulates Species Diversity Canopy Gap Earthworms Ungulate Tick Earthworm Species Richness Hardwood Ixodes Scapularis

Most Recent Publications

Herbaceous plant height is an early indicator of groundlayer response to an experimental manipulation of forest structure and deer pressure

Autumn E. Sabo, Jodi A. Forrester, Eric L. Kruger, David J. Mladenoff, 2023, Forest Ecology and Management

SAF National Conference Proceedings: Competing vegetation treatments provide little short-term benefit in Northcentral Appalachian forests

Autumn Sabo, Phillip Jones, P Drohan, Duane Diefenbach, M Mc Dill, 2023, Journal of Forestry on p. 1

Biology and management of wild lupine (Lupinus perennis L.): a case study for conserving rare plants in edge habitat

Isabella R. Petitta, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Autumn E. Sabo, 2023, Plant Ecology

Phillip Jones, Autumn E. Sabo, Jodi Forrester, David Mladenoff, Marc Mc Dill, 2023, Forest Ecology and Management

Ixodes scapularis density in US temperate forests shaped by deer, earthworms, and disparate factors at two scales

Scott Larson, Autumn Sabo, Eric Kruger, Phillip Jones, Susan Paskewitz, 2022, Ecosphere on p. 13

Ixodes scapularis density in US temperate forests shaped by deer, earthworms, and disparate factors at two scales

Scott R. Larson, Autumn E. Sabo, Eric Kruger, Phillip Jones, Susan M. Paskewitz, 2022, Ecosphere

Autumn Sabo, David Mladenoff, Jodi Forrester, 2021, Journal of Forestry on p. 1

Impacts of browsing and grazing ungulates on plant characteristics and dynamics

Autumn Sabo, 2019,

Autumn E. Sabo, Jodi A. Forrester, Julia I. Burton, Phillip D. Jones, David J. Mladenoff, Eric L. Kruger, 2019, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 386-395

Autumn E. Sabo, Katie L. Frerker, Donald M. Waller, Eric L. Kruger, 2017, Journal of Ecology on p. 1386-1398

Most-Cited Papers

Autumn E. Sabo, Katie L. Frerker, Donald M. Waller, Eric L. Kruger, 2017, Journal of Ecology on p. 1386-1398

Autumn E. Sabo, Jodi A. Forrester, Julia I. Burton, Phillip D. Jones, David J. Mladenoff, Eric L. Kruger, 2019, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 386-395

Ixodes scapularis density in US temperate forests shaped by deer, earthworms, and disparate factors at two scales

Scott R. Larson, Autumn E. Sabo, Eric Kruger, Phillip Jones, Susan M. Paskewitz, 2022, Ecosphere

Phillip Jones, Autumn E. Sabo, Jodi Forrester, David Mladenoff, Marc Mc Dill, 2023, Forest Ecology and Management

Herbaceous plant height is an early indicator of groundlayer response to an experimental manipulation of forest structure and deer pressure

Autumn E. Sabo, Jodi A. Forrester, Eric L. Kruger, David J. Mladenoff, 2023, Forest Ecology and Management

Biology and management of wild lupine (Lupinus perennis L.): a case study for conserving rare plants in edge habitat

Isabella R. Petitta, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Autumn E. Sabo, 2023, Plant Ecology

Autumn Sabo, David Mladenoff, Jodi Forrester, 2021, Journal of Forestry on p. 1

SAF National Conference Proceedings: Competing vegetation treatments provide little short-term benefit in Northcentral Appalachian forests

Autumn Sabo, Phillip Jones, P Drohan, Duane Diefenbach, M Mc Dill, 2023, Journal of Forestry on p. 1

Ixodes scapularis density in US temperate forests shaped by deer, earthworms, and disparate factors at two scales

Scott Larson, Autumn Sabo, Eric Kruger, Phillip Jones, Susan Paskewitz, 2022, Ecosphere on p. 13

News Articles Featuring Autumn Sabo

Edge habitats along roads and power lines may be key to conserving rare plants

Managing forest edge habitats to maintain a gradient of canopy cover and plant density could be key to conserving some threatened native plant species such as wild lupine, according to Penn State researchers

Edge habitats along roads and power lines may be key to conserving rare plants

Edge habitats created by natural or human-caused disturbances provide prime opportunities for encouraging the establishment and reproduction of rare native plants, the researchers reported in a new study published in Plant Ecology

Deer browsing is just one of many factors shaping North American forests

In a new study, a Penn State-led research team discovered evidence that browsing by white-tailed deer had relatively little long-term impact on two tree species in a northern forest.

Graduate students in entomology and ecology win prestigious fellowships

Two graduate students who work in the laboratory of an entomology faculty member in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently received prestigious fellowships to further their graduate education and research.

Ecology Institute announces grant recipients

The Ecology Institute has awarded 11 proposals from across the University as part of its Flower Grant program, including five projects submitted by faculty at Commonwealth Campuses.