Elgene Box

Elgene Box


Elgene O. Box


Email: boxeo@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-2369
Fax: 706-542-2388
Office: Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, Room 314

Research Interests

Vegetation Science, Ecology, Climatology, Global Change and Phytosociology




  • Ph.D. (1978), University of North Carolina

Research Projects

  • Vulnerability of plant species ranges and natural ecosystems under global warming, especially in eastern North America
  • Comparative biogeography of temperate forests of Northern Hemisphere
  • Data-base of the Eastern North American Vegetation Survey
  • Global photosynthesis and climatic limits to biotic carbon sequestration
  • Community classification in Neotropical forests

Selected Publications


Miyawaki, A., and E. O. Box, 2006. The Healing Power of Forests. Kôsei Publ. Co., Tokyo.

Kolbek, J., M. Srutek, and E. O. Box (eds.) , 2003. Forest Vegetation of Northeast Asia. Kluwer, Dordrecht.

Box, E. O., T. Nakashizuka, and A. Fischer (eds.) , 2002. Dynamics of Temperate Forests. Opulus Press, Uppsala. 148 pp.


Manthey, M., and E. O. Box, 2007. Realized climatic niches of deciduous trees: comparing western Eurasia and eastern North America. J. Biogeography, 34:1028-1040

Box, E. O., and M. Manthey, 2005. Oak and other deciduous forest types of eastern North America and Europe. Botanika Chronika (Greece), 18(1):51-62.

Box, E. O., 2004. Gross production, respiration, and biosphere CO2 fluxes under global warming. Tropical Ecology, 45:13-29.

Box, E. O. , 2002. Vegetation analogs and differences in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: A global comparison. Plant Ecology, 163:139-154.

Pignatti, S., E. O. Box, and K, Fujiwara, 2002. Principles of vegetation science Annali di Botanica, DA II:31-58.

Crumpacker, D. W., E. O. Box, and E. D. Hardin, 2002. Use of plant climatic envelopes to design a monitoring system for biotic effects of climatic warming. Florida Scientist, 65:159-184.

Crumpacker, D. W., E. O. Box, and E. D. Hardin, 2001. Implications of climatic warming for conservation of native trees and shrubs in Florida. Conservation Biology, 15(4):1008-1020.

Crumpacker, D. W., E. O. Box, and E. D. Hardin, 2001. Potential breakup of Florida plant communities as a result of climatic warming. Florida Scientist, 64:29-43.

Book Chapters

Box, E. O., 2006. Vegetation der Trockengebiete Nordamerikas. Berichte der Reinhold-Tüxen-Gesellschaft (German Phytosociological Society), 18:149-160.

Box, E. O., and M. Manthey, 2006. Conservation of deciduous tree species in Europe: Projecting potential ranges and changes. Nature Conservation: Concepts and Practice (D. Gafta and J. Akeroyd, eds.), pp. 241-253. Springer-Verlag.

Box, E. O., 2004. Appalachen. In: Pflanzenwelt der Gebirge (C. A. Burga, et al., eds.). Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.

Box, E. O., and K. Fujiwara, 2004. Vegetation Types and their Distribution. Vegetation Ecology (E. van der Maarel, ed.), pp. 106-128.

Box, E. O., and K. Fujiwara, 2001. Ecosystems of Asia Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (S. Levin et al., eds.), vol. 1, pp. 261-291. Academic Press.