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Dr. Robert T. Fahey
Assistant Professor (Forest Ecology and Management)
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

University of Connecticut
U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4087
 

Office: WB Young Building, Room #331A

Phone: (860) 486-4169


Email: robert.fahey@uconn.edu

Education

Ph.D. 2011

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Forest Ecology and Management

M.S. 2005

Oregon State University, Forest Ecosystems

B.S. 2001

Cornell University, Natural Resources

Experience

2016-present

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

2010-2015

Forest Ecologist, The Morton Arboretum


Research and Recent Publications

Fahey, R.T. (In press). Variation in responsiveness of woody plant leaf-out phenology to anomalous spring onset. Ecosphere.

Stuart-Haëntjens, E.J., P.S. Curtis, R.T. Fahey, C.S. Vogel, and C.M. Gough. 2015. Net primary production of a temperate deciduous forest exhibits a threshold response to increasing disturbance severity. Ecology. 96:2478–2487.

N. Barber and R.T. Fahey. 2015. Consequences of phenology variation and oxidative defenses in Quercus. Chemoecology. 25: 261-270.

Panchen, Z. A., R. Primack, A. Gallinat, B. Nordt, A.D. Stevens, Y. Du., R.T. Fahey. 2015. Substantial variation in leaf senescence times among 1360 temperate woody plant species: Implications for phenology and ecosystem processes. Annals of Botany. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcv015

Fahey, R.T., A. Fotis, and K.D. Woods. 2015. Quantifying canopy structural complexity in late-successional forests: effects on productivity and disturbance resilience. Ecological Applications, 25(3): 834-847.

D. Carter, R.T. Fahey, K. Driesilker, M. B. Bialecki, and M Bowles. 2015. Evaluating trade-offs between oak regeneration and C sequestration in relation to management and historical land-use. Forest Ecology and Management, 343: 53-62.

Fahey, R.T. 2014. Composition, structure, and trajectories of Great Lakes coastal pine forests in relation to historical baselines and disturbance history. American Midland Naturalist, 172(2): 285–302

Fahey, R.T. and C.G. Lorimer. 2014. Habitat associations and 150 years of compositional change in white pine-hemlock-hardwood forests based on resurvey of public land survey corners. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 141(4): 277-293.

Panchen, Z. A., R. Primack, B. Nordt, E.R. Ellwood, A.D. Stevens, S.S. Renner, C. G. Willis, R.T. Fahey, A.Whittemore, Y. Du, C.C. Davis. 2014. Leaf-out times in woody temperate plants are related to phylogeny, deciduousness, growth habit and wood anatomy. New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/nph.12892

Fahey, R.T., D. Maurer, M. Bowles, and J. McBride. 2014. Evaluating restoration baselines for edaphically complex, historically fire-protected woodlands within a Prairie Peninsula landscape. Natural Areas Journal, 34(2): 166-177.

Fahey, R.T. and C.G. Lorimer. 2014. Establishment and persistence of pine populations in late-successional forests: influence of variation in habitat-mediated disturbance regimes. Journal of Vegetation Science, 25(2): 584-600

Fahey, R.T. and C.G. Lorimer. 2013. Restoring a midtolerant pine species as a component of late-successional forests: results of gap-based planting trials. Forest Ecology and Management, 292: 139-149

Fahey, R.T., M.B. Bialecki, and D.R. Carter. 2013. Tree growth and resilience to extreme drought across an urban land-use gradient. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, 39(6): 279-285

Fahey, R.T., C.G. Lorimer, and D.J. Mladenoff. 2012. Habitat heterogeneity and life-history traits influence presettlement distributions of early-successional tree species in a late-successional, hemlock-hardwood landscape. Landscape Ecology, 27:7. 999-1013

Fahey, R.T., M. Bowles, and J. McBride. 2012. Origins of the Chicago urban forest: composition and structure in relation to pre-settlement vegetation and modern land-use. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, 38 (5).181-193

Fahey, R.T. and K.J. Puettmann. 2008. Determination of gap influence extent based on patterns in understory plant communities. Forest Ecology and Management, 255: 2801-2810.

Fahey, R.T. and K.J. Puettmann. 2007. Ground-layer disturbance and initial conditions influence gap partitioning of understorey vegetation. Journal of Ecology, 95: 1098-1109.

Suarez, E.R., Tierney, G.L., Fahey, T.J., and Fahey, R.T. 2006. Exploring patterns of exotic earthworm distribution in a temperate hardwood forest in South-Central New York, USA. Landscape Ecology, 21: 297-306

Bohlen, P.J., P.M. Groffman, T.J. Fahey, M.C. Fisk, E.R. Suarez, D.M. Pelletier, and R.T. Fahey. 2004. Ecosystem consequences of exotic earthworm invasion of north temperate forests. Ecosystems, 7:1-12

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840