Name: Amatangelo, Kathryn (Researcher)PrintGo Back

Institution: The College at Brockport, SUNY

Description of Expertise:

My research focuses on the impacts of exotic and native invasive species on plant communities and ecosystems in wetlands and forests. I combine tool and methods from physiological, community, ecosystem, and paleoecology to link changes at the community scale to ecosystem impacts. I am also interested in the mechanisms behind invasion, particulary the contribution of phenotypic plasticity and unique physiological traits to invasive species success.


States: California, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin

Species: Terrestrial plants, Wetland plants, Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculata), Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.), Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), Wisteria (Wisteria spp.), Swallow-wort, Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea), Common reed (Phragmites australis), Narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia), Hybrid cattail (Typha x glauca)

Ecosystems: Forest, Grassland, Wetland

Research Areas: Other, Mapping/modelling

NY Regions: Finger Lakes

Last updated: June 24, 2016 at 3:20 pm