Richard B. Thomas
Professor of Biology
3139 Life Sciences Building
Morgantown, WV 26506-6057
June 2016: New paper
Smith, K.R., J.M, Mathias, B.E. McNeil, W.T. Peterjohn, and R.B. Thomas. 2016. Site-level importance of broadleaf deciduous trees outweighs the legacy of high N deposition on ecosystem N status of Central Appalachian red spruce forests. Plant and Soil, doi:10. 1007/ s11104-016-2940-z.
April 2016: Congrats to Kenny Smith for passing his PhD thesis defense!
April 2016: Congrats to Ben Russell for passing his undergrad thesis defense!
October 19-23 Rochester, NY
Acid Rain 2015 International Conference
September 2015 Trip to Beijing, China
Workshop on Forest Ecosystem Services for Biodiversity and the Bioeconomy
August 2015: Justin Mathias presents at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting in Baltimore, MD.
PLOS Blogs covers Justin’s ESA presentation
#ESA100 Research News: Increase in red spruce growth tied to the Clean Air Act
June 2015: Trip to Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China
May 2015: Congrats to Justin Mathias for passing his prelims!
August 2014: Kenny Smith presents at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting in Sacramento, CA.
May 2014: New NSF Ecosystem Studies funding!
Using dendroisotopes in North America and Asia to examine how temperate forests respond to changes in acid deposition.
March 2014: Congrats to grad student, Leigh Ann Scholtz, for passing her prelims!
January 2014: Congratulations to our grad student, Kenny Smith, for receiving a WVU Foundation Distinguished Doctoral Scholarship
New publication (open access):
Thomas, R.B., S.E. Spal, K.R. Smith, and J.B. Nippert. Evidence of recovery of Juniperus virginiana trees from sulfur pollution after the Clean Air Act. Proceeding of the National Academy of Science. link to article
September 19-30, 2013: Trip to Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China
August 2013: Kenny Smith and Justin Mathias present at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting in Minneapolis, MN.
July 2013: Congratulations to our REU student, Danny Walton, for winning the award for best poster in the Agricultural & Environmental Science category at the WVU Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium! You can check out his abstract here.
May 2013: Congratulations to our new grad student, Justin Mathais, for receiving a Ruby Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship!