The Center for Tree Science Collborative Network encompasses scientific collaborators from gardens, universities, industry, and nonprofit organizations. The scientific output of the Center is shaped by Arboretum staff, Fellows, and Steering Committee, as well as collaborators worldwide.
With full-time research staff in arboriculture, forest ecology, conservation biology, evolution and systematics, just to name a few topics, the Center for Tree Science provides an exciting and engaging place to study trees and everything about them. Working together as a team on major projects while honing our in-depth knowledge of specialized expertise, our scientists are leading the way towards a greater understanding of trees and how to manage and conserve them.
While the Center for Tree Science has a powerful team of scientists working on a broad range of topics, we can’t do it alone. In order to amplify our efforts, we have established a proposal-based Fellowship program for professionals and students of all kinds to collaborate and contribute to tree science. From high school students to senior scientists, we view these fellowships as a vital way to provide enlightening opportunities and synergistic advances that are mutually beneficial for the Fellow, our staff, and our mission to study trees.
Stephanie Adams, University of Florida
Mackenzie Coden, Northwestern University
Bob Fahey, University of Connecticut
Antonio Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Insituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustenabilidade, Universidade Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Morelia
Alison McGarigal, Colorado College
Hernando Rodriguez, Insituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustenabilidade, Universidade Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Morelia
Jill Pastick, University of Connecticut
Kasey Pham, Michigan State University
Byrant Scharenbroch, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
The Center for Tree Science strives to have a leading vision and strategy for tree science, locally and globally, in terms of fundamental scientific breakthroughs to practical solutions to real problems. In order to do this, we rely upon a steering committee composed of the world’s leading experts on tree biology, arboreta, and the management of trees. The steering committee has played a critical role in the formulation and development of the CTS and continues to provide valuable and insightful feedback on its initiatives. Several of our steering committee are also our direct collaborators on a wide variety of projects.
Robert Bartlett, Jr. Chairman and CEO Bartlett Tree Expert Company Stamford, Connecticut
Jeannine Cavender-Bares Associate Professor University of Minnesota, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jin Chen Director Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden Yunnan, China
Peter Crane Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Professor of Botany Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies New Haven, Connecticut
Gerard T. Donnelly President and CEO The Morton Arboretum Lisle, Illinois
Kelby Fite Vice President of Research, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory Bartlett Tree Expert Company Charlotte, North Carolina
William (Ned) Friedman Director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts
Matt Kramer Research Director Ball Horticultural Company West Chicago, Illinois
Greg Mueller Vice President, Science and Academic Programs Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe, Illinois
Sara Oldfield IUCN SSC Group Secretary/Chair and Biodiversity Consultant Cambridge, United Kingdom
Richard Olsen Director The United States National Arboretum Washington, DC
Remy Petit Director of UMR Biogeco Research Unit, Population Geneticist L'institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) Cestas-Pierroton, France
Jeanne Romero-Severson Professor, Department of Biological Sciences University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana
Dan Struve Professor Emeritus, Horticulture Ohio State The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio