Research: ICNL as field site

  • American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) Reintroduction - In partnership with the American Chestnut Foundation, students address how to re-establish this once dominant tree to local forests.

  • Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) control - Students and faculty map and monitor stiltgrass to evaluate control measures.  

  • Red Flag Monitoring for water quality - Students collect data monthly on surface water quality for the Community Science Institute.

  • Wildlife Survey and Tracking - Students and faculty use remote photography and the science of tracking to survey wildlife. 

  • White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Impacts - Fenced exclosures help students and faculty monitor understory regeneration in the absence of deer.

  • Repeat Photography - students monitor long-term landscape change with precision photography taken at seasonal intervals.