Dr. Brantley teaches forestry, plant biology, and wildlife at Penn State Mont Alto. Her favorite course to teach is Dendrology. She is currently involved in a multi-state butternut (Juglans cinerea) research project. Butternuts are on the decline due to the butternut canker fungus, and losses greater than 70 percent in the forests are estimated. The goal of this project is to identify genotypes that are resistant to butternut canker. Not all trees that look like butternuts actually are butternuts, Dr. Brantley notes. Hybridization with heartnut is common, and these trees often show resistance to butternut canker.
Most Recent Publications
Hawkins, Lauraine K., and Elizabeth A. Brantley. 2007. Inventory of Macrofungi in Four National Capital Region Network Parks. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NCRN/NRTR-2007/056. Fort Collins, Colorado: National Park Service.
Ph.D. Plant Pathology, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 2001.
M.F. Forest Resource Management, emphasis in Forest Pathology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1992.
B.S. Biology, minors in Chemistry and Psychology Stetson University, DeLand, FL, 1990.
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