Research on forest structure and composition led by DBS alum Susanne Weisner featured

Congratulations to Starr lab alum Susanne Weisner and her co-authors including Dr. Starr, Dr. Staudhammer, and Dr. Cherry for having their paper Forest structure and composition drive differences in metabolic energy and entropy dynamics during temperature extremes in longleaf pine savannas selected to be featured as one of the AGMET Editors’ choice papers of December 2020. This work shows that longleaf pine energy reserves are built during periods of low precipitation and mild temperatures and that human modification slows their metabolic recovery. The paper is being highlighted in a special section of the journal homepage (, promoted on the journal’s Twitter account (@agformet), and includes 6 months promotional access to the paper.