Henry Howe, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Building & Room:
845 W. Taylor St.
I am interested in biotic and abiotic forces that alter the interactions of plant species. Current and recent projects include: (1) experimental restoration of diversity in tropical landscapes; (2) tests of fire season of and rodent effects in experimental tallgrass restorations; (3) effects of forest fragmentation on seed dispersal by fruit-eating animals; and (4) spatial demography of desert plants. Previous interests included sex-ratio adjustment in blackbirds, and the rhetoric of science, including the projection of expertise to non-scientists by scientists.
Over my career I have been fortunate to have worked with remarkable graduate students. Twenty have finished PhDs with me, nine have finished master’s degrees. A full list is on the “complete CV” link on my website. In the future I will be interested in students who will work with me and others on an experimental restoration project in southern Mexico.
(Complete list of publications on Google Scholar)
- de la Peña-Domene, M., C. Martínez-Garza, S. Palmas-Pérez, E. Rivas-Alonso and H.F. Howe. 2014. Roles of birds and bats in early tropical-forest restoration. PLoS ONE 9(8): e104656. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104656.
- de la Pena-Domene, M., C. Martinez-Garza, and H.F. Howe. 2013. Early recruitment dynamics in tropical restoration. Ecological Applications 23:1124-1134.
- Howe, H. F. 2011. Fire season and prairie forb richness in a 21-year experiment. Ecoscience 18: 317-328.
- Howe, H. F., Y. Urincho-Pantaleon, M. De La Peña-Domene, and C. Martínez-Garza. 2010. Early seed fall and seedling emergence: precursors to tropical restoration. Oecologia 164: 731-740.
- Sullivan, A. T. and H. F. Howe. 2009. Prairie forb response to timing of vole herbivory. Ecology 90(5): 1346-1355.
- Sethi, P. and H. F. Howe. 2009. Recruitment of hornbill-dispersed trees in hunted and logged forests of the Indian Eastern Himalaya. Conservation Biology 23(3): 710-718.
- Howe, H. F. 2008. Reversal of fortune: Plant suppression and recovery after vole herbivory. Oecologia. 157: 279-286.
- Nunez-Iturri, G., O. Olsson, and H. F. Howe. 2008. Hunting reduces recruitment of primate-dispersed trees in Amazonian Peru. Biological Conservation 141: 1536-1546.
PhD, University of Michigan
MA, University of Michigan
BA, Earlham College