Tara Trammell, Ph.D.

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology, University of Utah, 2012-2014
  • Ph.D., Biology, University of Louisville, 2010Dissertation:  “The forgotten forest:  Ecosystem structure, function and services of forested verges along interstates in Louisville, KY.”
  • M.S., Biology, University of Louisville, 2001

    Thesis:  “Prescribed fire effects on soil biogeochemical responses along glade-forest ecotonal boundaries.”

  • B.A., Mathematics, Berea College, 1996

Courses

  • Urban Ecology, PLSC 467/667, Fall 2015
  • Urban Forestry, Spring 2015

Research

In the Trammell lab, we are studying how biophysical and sociological factors affect urban ecosystem structure and function. Specifically, we are investigating how urban forests respond to threats such as pollution and invasive species, and in-turn how urban forests provide ecosystem services to urban residents. Additionally, we are studying ecosystem function in residential lawns where the majority of urban residents interact with their environment. We use a variety of field, lab, and modeling techniques to understand carbon and nitrogen cycling in urban ecosystems.

Publications

Trammell, T.L.E. and M.M. Carreiro. 2012. Legacy effects of highway construction disturbance and vegetation management on carbon dynamics in forested urban verges. In: Lal, R (ed.) Carbon Sequestration in Urban Ecosystems. Springer, New York, NY

Trammell, T.L.E., Ralston, H.A., Scroggins, S.A., and M.M. Carreiro. 2012. Foliar production and decomposition rates in urban forests invaded by the exotic invasive shrub, Lonicera maackii. Biological Invasions 14:529-545

Trammell, T.L.E. and M.M. Carreiro. 2011. Vegetation composition and structure of woody plant communities along urban interstate corridors in Louisville, KY, U.S.A. Urban Ecosystems 14:501-524

Trammell, T.L.E., Schneid, B.P., and M.M. Carreiro. 2011. Forest soils adjacent to urban interstates: Soil physical and chemical properties, heavy metals, disturbance legacies, and relationships with woody vegetation. Urban Ecosystems 14:525-552

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Contact Information
Tara Trammell, Ph.D.

John Bartram Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry

Plant and Soil Sciences
Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-1353

Email: ttram@udel.edu