The staff of Research Work Unit NE-4152,
in Warren, Pennsylvania, conducts basic and applied forest
ecosystem research to enhance understanding of Allegheny
Plateau forests. We provide basic scientific understanding
leading to management guidelines and management unit indicators
for forest ecosystems in Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Plateau,
and adjacent regions, focused on sustaining values of biological
diversity, economic and ecological productivity, forest
health and vitality, and contributions to carbon cycles.
Our research is conducted in the Allegheny Plateau region,
at the stand, stand aggregate, and landscape level. Through
this regional research, we contribute to basic understanding
of forest ecosystems and sustainable forest management.