Jeremy ForsythePostdoctoral Scientist

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Jeremy Forsythe’s research focuses on the ecological mechanisms behind
terrestrial plant community assembly, disturbance recovery, and the patterns of
biodiversity. He combines field-based measurements of plant demographics &
carbon stocks, in-situ greenhouse gas exchange observations from eddy
covariance, vegetation indices from satellite remote sensing, and advanced
quantitative/statistical methodologies from ecoinformatics to quantify the effect
of disturbance on ecosystem functioning. Currently, his research is investigating
the impact of more frequent and severe wildfires on the forest communities of
the Arctic–Boreal Zone. His work assesses the interactive effects of alternative
successional trajectories resulting from disrupted wildfire regimes, fire self-
regulating mechanisms, legacy C combustion resulting from reburning, and
climate warming.