University of Vermont

Gary Hawley

Gary Hawley

Research Associate

Phone: 802-656-2512
Office: 204A Aiken Center
University of Vermont
81 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405

Areas of Interest

Developmental cold tolerance and physiological mechanisms of winter injury in forest trees; genetic diversity, evolutionary biology, and physiological adaptation of forest trees; design, development, and demonstration of high performance green buildings

Instructional Programs

Environmental Sciences


M.S. 1982 Forest Genetics, University of Vermont
B.S. 1978 Forestry, University of Vermont

Selected Publications

D'Amore, David V.; Hennon, Paul E.; Schaberg, Paul G.; Hawley, Gary J. 2009. Adaptation to exploit nitrate in surface soils predisposes yellow-cedar to climate-induced decline while enhancing the survival of western redcedar: a new hypothesis. Forest Ecology and Management 258:2261-2268.

Schaberg, P.G.; Murakami, P.F.; Turner, M.R.; Heitz, H.K.; Hawley, G.J. 2008. Association of red coloration with senescence of sugar maple leaves in autumn. Trees 22:573-578.

Halman, Joshua M.; Schaberg, Paul G.; Hawley, Gary J.; Eagar, Christopher. 2008. Calcium addition at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest increases sugar storage, antioxidant activity and cold tolerance in native red spruce (Picea rubens). Tree Physiology 28:855-862.

Schaberg, P.G., Hennon, P.E., D'Amore, D.V., and G.J. Hawley. 2008. Influence of simulated snow cover on the cold tolerance and freezing injury of yellow-cedar seedlings. Global Change Biology 14:1-12.

Huggett, B.A., Schaberg, P.G., Hawley, G.J., and Eagar, C. 2007. Long-term calcium addition increases growth release, wound closure and health of sugar maple trees at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Can. J. For. Res. 37:1692-1700.