Stefan Hupperts

Stefan Hupperts
My research investigates the role of plant-microbe interactions, such as moss-diazotroph nitrogen fixation, in boreal forest nitrogen cycling. Other interests include mycorrhizal ecology, plant community response to disturbance, silviculture, and forest management.


Co-Course Leader: Forest Ecology and Conservation Biology (BI1434)


2019 | PhD, Michigan Tech University

2016 | MSc, University of Alberta

2011 | BA, College of St. Scholastica

Publikationer i urval

Hupperts SF, Islam KS, Gundale MJ, Kardol P, Sundqvist MK (2023) Warming influences carbon and nitrogen assimilation between a widespread Ericaceous shrub and root-associated fungi. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.19384

Hupperts SF & Lilleskov EA (2022) Predictors of taxonomic and functional composition of black spruce seedling ectomycorrhizal fungal communities along peatland drainage gradients. Mycorrhiza. doi: 10.1007/s00572-021-01060-3

Hupperts SF, Gerber S, Nilsson M-C, Gundale MJ (2021) Empirical and Earth system model estimates of boreal nitrogen fixation often differ: A pathway toward reconciliation. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15836.

Hupperts SF, Webster CR, Froese RE, Lilleskov EA, Marcarelli AM, Dickinson YL (2020) Increasing ground-layer plant taxonomic diversity masks declining phylogenetic diversity along a silvicultural disturbance gradient. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. doi: 10.1139/cjfr-2020-0055.

Hupperts SF, Webster CR, Froese RE, Dickinson YL (2020) Seedling and sapling recruitment following novel silvicultural treatments in Great Lakes northern hardwoods. Forest Ecology and Management. doi: 10.1016 / j.foreco.2020.117983

Pec GJ, Scott NM, Hupperts SF , Hankin SL, Landhäusser SM, Karst J (2019) Restoration of belowground fungal communities in reclaimed landscapes of the Canadian boreal forest. Restoration Ecology. 27 (6) 1369-1380. doi: 10.1111 / rec.12990.

Hupperts SF , Dickinson YL, Webster CR, Kern CC (2018) Promoting structural and species diversity in Great Lakes northern hardwoods: A conceptual model and its application. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research. 92 (1) 16-25. doi: 10.1093 / forestry / cpy026

Hupperts SF , Karst J, Pritsch K, Landhäusser SM. (2017) Host phenology and potential saprotrophism of ectomycorrhizal fungi in the boreal forest. Functional Ecology. 31 (1) 116-126.doi: 10.1111 / 1365-2435.12695


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