Professor of Forest Ecology
303 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
Vegetation dynamics; global change ecology; interactions among vegetation, climate and human land use; dendrochronology; disturbance history; environmental change.
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These publication tags are generated from the output of this researcher. Click any tag below to view other Huck researchers working on the same topic.Climate Soil Temperature Forests Carbon Climate Change Effect Shale Biomass Harvest Bedrock Drought Ecosystem Ecosystems Quercus Agriculture Deciduous Forest Understory Deciduous Forests Oak Forest Management Water Interspecific Variation Enzyme Activity Fires
Most Recent Publications
The seasonal influence of invasive shrubs on light and temperature in an eastern deciduous forest understory
Erynn Maynard-Bean, Margot Kaye, Natural Areas Journal on p. 186-194
Critical zone perspectives for managing changing forests
Marissa Kopp, Denise Alving, Taylor Blackman, Margot Kaye, Jonathan Duncan, Jason Kaye, 2023, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 120627
Public and manager perceptions about prescribed fire in the Mid-Atlantic, United States
Hong Wu, Zachary D. Miller, Rui Wang, Katherine Zipp, Peter Newman, Yau-Huo Shr, Cody L. Dems, Alan Taylor, Margot W. Kaye, Erica A.H. Smithwick, 2022, Journal of Environmental Management on p. 10
Drivers of forest change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Erika M. Blomdahl, James H. Speer, Margot Kaye, Nicole E. Zampieri, Maegen Rochner, Bryce Currey, Denise Alving, Gabriel D. Cahalan, Ben Hagedorn, Hang Li, Rose Oelkers, Lissa Pelletier, Ichchha Thapa, Kevin Willson, Brian D. Woodward, R. Justin DeRose, 2022, Journal of Vegetation Science
Mite density, not diversity, declines with biomass removal in Patagonian woodlands
Margarita M. Fernández, Cecilia Casas, José C. Bedano, David M. Eissenstat, Margot W. Kaye, Ivana M. García, Marcelo E. Kun, Lucas A. Garibaldi, 2022, Applied Soil Ecology
Simulated fire regimes favor oak and pine but affect carbon stocks in mixed oak forests in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Anthony Zhao, Alan H. Taylor, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Margot Kaye, Lucas B. Harris, 2021, Forest Ecology and Management
The Seasonal Influence of Invasive Shrubs on Light and Temperature in an Eastern Deciduous Forest Understory
Erynn Maynard-Bean, Margot Kaye, 2021, Natural Areas Journal on p. 186-194
Prescribed fire alters structure and composition of a mid-Atlantic oak forest up to eight years after burning
Cody L. Dems, Alan H. Taylor, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Jesse K. Kreye, Margot W. Kaye, 2021, Fire Ecology on p. 1-13
Bedrock type drives forest carbon storage and uptake across the mid-Atlantic Appalachian Ridge and Valley, U.S.A.
Warren P. Reed, Margot W. Kaye, 2020, Forest Ecology and Management
Hunter and Non-Hunter Perceptions of Costs, Benefits, and Likelihood of Outcomes of Prescribed Fire in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Zachary D. Miller, Hong Wu, Katherine Zipp, Cody L. Dems, Erica Smithwick, Margot Kaye, Peter Newman, Anthony Zhao, Alan Taylor, 2020, Society and Natural Resources on p. 1321-1327
Drought timing and local climate determine the sensitivity of eastern temperate forests to drought
Loïc D'Orangeville, Justin Maxwell, Daniel Kneeshaw, Neil Pederson, Louis Duchesne, Travis Logan, Daniel Houle, Dominique Arseneault, Colin M. Beier, Daniel A. Bishop, Daniel Druckenbrod, Shawn Fraver, François Girard, Joshua Halman, Chris Hansen, Justin L. Hart, Henrik Hartmann, Margot Kaye, David Leblanc, Stefano Manzoni, Rock Ouimet, Shelly Rayback, Christine R. Rollinson, Richard P. Phillips, 2018, Global Change Biology on p. 2339-2351
Increased temperature and precipitation had limited effects on soil extracellular enzyme activities in a post-harvest forest
M. D. McDaniel, J. P. Kaye, M. W. Kaye, 2013, Soil Biology and Biochemistry on p. 90-98
Designing a suite of measurements to understand the critical zone
Susan L. Brantley, Roman A. Dibiase, Tess A. Russo, Yuning Shi, Henry Lin, Kenneth J. Davis, Margot Kaye, Lillian Hill, Jason Kaye, David M. Eissenstat, Beth Hoagland, Ashlee L. Dere, Andrew L. Neal, Kristen M. Brubaker, Dan K. Arthur, 2016, Earth Surface Dynamics on p. 211-235
Interspecific variation in growth responses to climate and competition of five eastern tree species
Christine R. Rollinson, Margot W. Kaye, Charles D. Canham, 2016, Ecology on p. 1003-1011
Susquehanna shale hills critical zone observatory: Shale hills in the context of shaver’s creek watershed
Susan L. Brantley, Tim White, Nicole West, Jennifer Z. Williams, Brandon Forsythe, Dan Shapich, Jason Kaye, Henry Lin, Yuning Shi, Margot Kaye, Elizabeth Herndon, Kenneth J. Davis, Yuting He, David Eissenstat, Julie Weitzman, Roman Dibiase, Li Li, Warren Reed, Kristen Brubaker, Xin Gu, 2018, Vadose Zone Journal
Variability in aboveground carbon driven by slope aspect and curvature in an eastern deciduous forest, USA
Lauren A. Smith, David M. Eissenstat, Margot W. Kaye, 2017, Canadian Journal of Forest Research on p. 149-158
Long-term aspen cover change in the western US
Dominik Kulakowski, Margot W. Kaye, Daniel M. Kashian, 2013, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 52-59
Advancing dendrochronological studies of fire in the United States
Grant L. Harley, Christopher H. Baisan, Peter M. Brown, Donald A. Falk, William T. Flatley, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Amy Hessl, Emily K. Heyerdahl, Margot W. Kaye, Charles W. Lafon, Ellis Q. Margolis, R. Stockton Maxwell, Adam T. Naito, William J. Platt, Monica T. Rother, Thomas Saladyga, Rosemary L. Sherriff, Lauren A. Stachowiak, Michael C. Stambaugh, Elaine Kennedy Sutherland, Alan H. Taylor, 2018, Fire on p. 1-6
Climate change interactions affect soil carbon dioxide efflux and microbial functioning in a post-harvest forest
M. D. McDaniel, J. P. Kaye, M. W. Kaye, M. A. Bruns, 2014, Oecologia on p. 1437-1448
Microclimate and ecological threshold responses in a warming and wetting experiment following whole tree harvest
M. D. McDaniel, R. J. Wagner, C. R. Rollinson, B. A. Kimball, M. W. Kaye, J. P. Kaye, 2014, Theorectical and Applied Climatology on p. 287-299
News Articles Featuring Margot Kaye
Nov 01, 2022
Scientist sees Penn State as a 'living lab' for climate action
With the University working to draw down greenhouse gas emissions and reduce its carbon footprint, plant biologist Charlie Anderson is likewise advancing the cause of a greener, more-sustainable future through research and advocacy.
Nov 01, 2022
Fighting fire with fire: Study gauges public perception of prescribed burns
Setting planned, controlled fires — or prescribed burns — on landscapes can reduce wildfire risks and support habitat restoration, but to be successful these policies also require public support.
Aug 19, 2020
Invasive shrubs in Northeast forests grow leaves earlier and keep them longer
The rapid pace that invasive shrubs infiltrate forests in the northeastern United States makes scientists suspect they have a consistent advantage over native shrubs, and the first region-wide study of leaf timing, conducted by Penn State researchers, supports those suspicions.
Jun 10, 2020
Bedrock type under forests greatly affects tree growth, species, carbon storage
A forest's ability to store carbon depends significantly on the bedrock beneath, according to Penn State researchers who studied forest productivity, composition and associated physical characteristics of rocks in the Appalachian ridge and Valley Region of Pennsylvania.
May 14, 2019
Native forest plants rebound when invasive shrubs are removed
Removing invasive shrubs to restore native forest habitat brings a surprising result, according to Penn State researchers, who say desired native understory plants display an unexpected ability and vigor to recolonize open spots.