Margot Kaye

Professor of Forest Ecology

Margot Kaye

Research Summary

Vegetation dynamics; global change ecology; interactions among vegetation, climate and human land use; dendrochronology; disturbance history; environmental change.

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Climate Temperature Soil Effect Carbon Climate Change Shale Biomass Harvest Bedrock Drought Ecosystem Ecosystems Quercus Agriculture Water Deciduous Forest Understory Deciduous Forests Oak Forest Management Nitrogen Interspecific Variation Enzyme Activity Experiment

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

Public and manager perceptions about prescribed fire in the Mid-Atlantic, United States

Hong Wu, Zachary D. Miller, Rui Wang, Katherine Y. Zipp, Peter Newman, Yau Huo Shr, Cody L. Dems, Alan Taylor, Margot W. Kaye, Erica A.H. Smithwick, 2022, Journal of Environmental Management

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

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

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

Cody L. Dems, Alan H. Taylor, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Jesse K. Kreye, Margot W. Kaye, 2021, Fire Ecology on p. 1-13

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

Most-Cited Papers

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

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

Lauren A. Smith, David M. Eissenstat, Margot W. Kaye, 2017, Canadian Journal of Forest Research on p. 149-158

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

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

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

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

Do “hot moments” become hotter under climate change? Soil nitrogen dynamics from a climate manipulation experiment in a post-harvest forest

M. D. McDaniel, J. P. Kaye, M. W. Kaye, 2014, Biogeochemistry on p. 339-354

News Articles Featuring Margot Kaye

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.