Donald Davis

My general projects are directed towards determining the etiology of hardwood tree diseases and evaluating forest health in the Northeast. Specific current projects include: relative susceptibility of forest plants to ozone; temporal and spatial trends of mercury accumulation in the forest; biocontrol of artillery fungi (Sphaerobolus spp.) using spent mushroom compost; and biocontrol of tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) using Verticillium. Teaching activities include the undergraduate course “Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees” and giving guest lectures.