Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
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Kenneth W. McLeod

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
P O Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802
(803) 725-5309 office
(803) 725-3309 fax
kwmcleod(at)srel.uga.edu

As a plant ecophysiologist, I am interested in the unique mechanisms that allow plant species to inhabit marginal habitats and which contributes to their individual distribution patterns, from large-scale continental patterns to patterns of individual trees in a forest. The elucidation of these mechanisms has been a fascination to me. While these unique characteristics help explain patterns in nature, they may also be useful in solving environmental problems caused by humans. For example, species that can naturally tolerate saline environments may be very useful in rehabilitation of anthropogenic disturbed habitats that have been contaminated with various salts.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROGRAMS

  1. Ecological restoration of bottomland and swamp forests
  2. Physiological responses of tree species to environmental stress
  3. Effects of land management on structure and function of southeastern forests
  4. Phytoremediation potential of woody species
 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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