Thomas Lee

Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-3791
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm G05, Durham, NH 03824

Faculty Award Winner

Award Type:  Jean Brierley Award for Excellence in Teaching
Year:  2009

Award Type:  College Excellence in Teaching
Year:  2005


  • Ph.D., Botany/Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Botany/Plant Biology, University of Alberta
  • B.S., Botany/Plant Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Courses Taught

  • NR 415: Nat Res Field Methods
  • NR 527: Forest Ecology
  • NR 600: Work Experience
  • NR 637: Practm/Envirnmntl Conservation
  • NR 650: Principles Conservatn Biology
  • NR 765: Community Ecology
  • NR 783: Forest Communities of NH
  • NR 965: Community Ecology

Selected Publications

Lanzer, N. B., Lee, T. D., Ducey, M. J., & Eisenhaure, S. E. (2017). Sapling white pine (Pinus strobus L.) exhibits growth response following selective release from competition with glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus P. Mill) and associated vegetation. Forest Ecology and Management, 404, 280-288. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.08.049

Fickenscher, J. L., Litvaitis, J. A., Lee, T. D., & Johnson, P. C. (2014). Insect responses to invasive shrubs: Implications to managing thicket habitats in the northeastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management, 322, 127-135. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2014.03.003

Lee, T. D., & Thompson, J. H. (2012). Effects of logging history on invasion of eastern white pine forests by exotic glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus P. Mill.). Forest Ecology and Management, 265, 201-210. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2011.10.035

Johnson, V. S., Litvaitis, J. A., Lee, T. D., & Frey, S. D. (2006). The role of spatial and temporal scale in colonization and spread of invasive shrubs in early successional habitats. Forest Ecology and Management, 228(1-3), 124-134. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2006.02.033

Gengarelly, L. M., & Lee, T. D. (2005). The role of microtopography and substrate in survival and growth of Atlantic white-cedar seedlings. Forest Ecology and Management, 212(1-3), 135-144. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2005.03.009

Worrall, J. J., Lee, T. D., & Harrington, T. C. (2005). Forest dynamics and agents that initiate and expand canopy gaps in Picea-Abies forests of Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, USA. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 93(1), 178-190. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2004.00937.x

Michaels, H. J., Benner, B., Hartgerink, A. P., Lee, T. D., Rice, S., Willson, M. F., & Bertin, R. I. (1988). Seed size variation: magnitude, distribution, and ecological correlates. Evolutionary Ecology, 2(2), 157-166. doi:10.1007/bf02067274

Lee, T. D., & Bazzaz, F. A. (1982). Regulation of Fruit and Seed Production in An Annual Legume, Cassia Fasciculata. Ecology, 63(5), 1363-1373. doi:10.2307/1938864

Lee, T. D., & Bazzaz, F. A. (1982). Regulation of Fruit Maturation Pattern in an Annual Legume, Cassia Fasciculata. Ecology, 63(5), 1374-1388. doi:10.2307/1938865

Lee, T. D., & Bazzaz, F. A. (1980). Effects of Defoliation and Competition on Growth and Reproduction in the Annual Plant Abutilon Theophrasti. The Journal of Ecology, 68(3), 813. doi:10.2307/2259457

Most Cited Publications