Jay Wason – Lab members

Current members 

Jay Wason
Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology
University of Maine, School of Forest Resources
5755 Nutting Hall, Rm. 122
Orono, ME 04469
Office: +1 (207) 581-2889




Peter Breigenzer

M.S. student (co-advised with Jessica Leahy)

Forest management for climate change: Integrating social and biophysical sciences to plan for uncertainty.



Laura Pinover

MS student

Impacts of extreme climate events on tree regeneration in the Northern Forest



Emily MacDonald

MS student

Climate change impacts on germination, establishment, growth, and survival of trees



Megan Grega

MS student

Climate change risks to spruce-fir forests trees




Lab alumni 

Alexandra Barry
M.S. Forest Resources 2023: Climate interactions drive tree physiology and growth in a northeastern forest ecotone

Katie Schulz (co-advised with Laura Kenefic)
M.S. Forest Resources 2022: Northern white-cedar stand structure, composition, and ecophysiology: Implications for management and climate change resilience

Kelly French
M.S. Forest Resources 2021: Climate change and forest management impacts on tree growth and physiology

Ruth van Kampen
M.S. Forest Resources 2021: Tree responses to moderate and extreme drought in the northeastern United States

Elizabeth Bein
Undergraduate student
Project: Response of photosynthesis and tree growth to extreme heat

Ethan Aubuchon
NSF REU student
Project: The compounding effects of heat and drought on physiology of red oak, paper birch, and red spruce

Carolyn Ziegra
Undergraduate student
Project: The effect of microtopography, soil moisture, and canopy openness on survival of northern white-cedar regeneration

Maddie Eberly
Undergraduate student
Project: Feedbacks between wood structure and function driving forest tree responses to extreme drought

Aashish Dhungana
Undergraduate student
Project: Regeneration modes of Thuja occidentalis