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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Tree University: Powerful Pawpaws

Tree University: Powerful Pawpaws

Thursday, September 23 , 2021
 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Basic Information

Join us for this 1-hour webinar with Dr. G. Matt Davies, Associate Professor on Soil and Plant Community Restoration at OSU. Dr. Davies will explain his research on using the Pawpaw tree, Asimina triloba to find ways to make forest management and restoration pay in order to tackle the issues of declining forest health due to "mesophication" and invasive species.

Dr. Matt Davies received his Masters and Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, and been faculty at OSU's School of Environment and Natural Resources since 2015. Here, he has lead or co-lead seven different courses, including a newly-developed Ecosystem Restoration curriculum for undergraduate students.  "Practical Skills for Ecosystem Restoration," a course designed to teach hands-on restoratation methods at Chadwick Arboretum's Pollinator Hillside, is ongoing today- earning Matt Davies a "Collaborator of the Year" award from Chadwick Arboretum's Director in 2019. 

His research areas include: 

  •  Restoration of terrestrial ecosystems
  •  Post-disturbance vegetation community dynamics
  •  The use of fire as a management/restoration tool
  •  Peatland vegetation and carbon dynamics
  •  Adaptive management of trade-offs between ecosystem services during restoration

More information about Dr. Matt Davies can be read here: 

Other Details

Approximately 24 hours before the webinar, you will receive a Zoom link to connect to the webinar from

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Registration is free, but please register by September 22, 2021 in order to receive your webinar link in time.