Explore a selection of works produced by faculty in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University.

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Submissions from 2019

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US family forest management coupling natural and human systems: Role of markets and public policy instruments, Francisco Aguilar and Matt Kelly

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Spatiotemporal dimensions of water stress accounting: Incorporating groundwater-surface water interactions and ecological thresholds, Sara Alian, Alex S. Mayer, Ann Maclean, David Watkins, and Ali Mirchi

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Image content analysis of US natural resources-related professional society websites with respect to gender and racial/ethnic diversity, Tara L. Bal and Terry Sharik

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Web content analysis of university forestry and related natural resources landing webpages in the United States in relation to student and faculty diversity, Tara L. Bal and Terry Sharik

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Understanding farmers’ perceptions and the effects of shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) tree distribution in agroforestry parklands of Upper West Region, Ghana, Fahimeh Baziari, Kari B. Henquinet, and Molly A. Cavaleri

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Genome-wide association studies of bark texture in Populus trichocarpa, Roba Bdeir, Wellington Muchero, Yordan Yordanov, Gerald A. Tuskan, Victor B. Busov, and Oliver Gailing

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Linking tree growth rate, damage repair, and susceptibility to a genus-specific pest infestation, Kayla Boyes, Kathryn G. Hietala-Henschell, Alexander P. Barton, Andrew J. Storer, and Jordan M. Marshall

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Determinants of tree sway frequency in temperate deciduous forests of the Northeast United States, Amanda Bunce, John Volin, David Miller, Jason Parent, and Mark Rudnicki

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Plant development: Dual roles of poplar SVL in vegetative bud dormancy, Victor Busov

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Mapping mountain peatlands and wet meadows using multi-date, multi-sensor remote sensing in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, Rodney Chimner, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Sarah L. Grelik, John A. Hribljan, Ana Maria Planas Clarke, Molly Polk, Erik Lilleskov, and Beatriz Fuentealba

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The ethics of human-animal relationships and public discourse: A case study of lions bred for their bones, Peter Coals, Dawn Burnham, Andrew Loveridge, David W. Macdonald, Michael 't Sas-Rolfes, Vivvienne Williams, and John A. Vucetich

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Urban colonization through multiple genetic lenses: The city‐fox phenomenon revisited, Alexandra L. DeCandia, Kristin Brzeski, Elizabeth Heppenheimer, Catherine V. Caro, Glauco Camenisch, Peter Wandeler, and Carlos Driscoll

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Socio-economic importance of forest resources and their conservation measures in Ethiopia: the case of area closure in South Gonder of Ethiopia, Fikirte Demissie, Kumelachew Yeshitela, Mark Rouleau, David J. Flaspohler, and Mengistie Kindu

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Evaluation of the FVS-CR diameter growth model in structurally-heterogeneous ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex C. Lawson) stands in the Southern Rockies, and potential modifications, Yvette L. Dickinson, Michael Battaglia, and Lance Asherin

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Chapter 4: Integrating across sectors and disciplines: transdisciplinary teamwork challenges and strategies, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Jessie Knowlton, Robert M. Handler, Chelsea Schelly, and Erin Pischke

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Chapter 1: Introduction to a research agenda for environmental management – Through transdisciplinary, social science-rich environmental governance research, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Jessie Knowlton, Chelsea Schelly, Robert Handler, and Erin Pischke

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Impacts of experimental alteration of water table regime and vascular plant community composition on peat mercury profiles and methylmercury production, Kristine Haynes, Evan Kane, Lynette R. Potvin, Erik Lilleskov, Randall K. Kolka, and Carl P. Mitchell

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Impacts of experimental alteration of water table regime and vascular plant community composition on peat mercury profiles and methylmercury production., Kristine M Haynes, Evan Kane, Lynette Potvin, Erik A. Lilleskov, Randall K Kolka, and Carl P J Mitchell

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Genetics and extinction and the example of Isle Royale wolves, P. W. Hendrick, J. A. Robinson, Rolf O. Peterson, and John A. Vucetich

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Iron (Oxyhydr)Oxides Serve as Phosphate Traps in Tundra and Boreal Peat Soils, Elizabeth M. Herndon, Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Kiersten A. Duroe, Jonathan Mills, Evan Kane, Stephen D. Sebestyen, Aaron A. Thompson, and Stan D. Wullschleger

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Supersymmetric laser arrays, Mohammad Hokmabadi, Nicholas Nye, Ramy El-Ganainy, Demetrios Christodoulides, and Mercedeh Khajavikhan

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Negative frequency‐dependent foraging behaviour in a generalist herbivore (Alces alces) and its stabilizing influence on food web dynamics, Sarah Hoy, John A. Vucetich, Rongsong Liu, Don DeAngelis, Rolf O. Peterson, Leah Vucetich, and John J. Henderson

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Negative frequency‐dependent foraging behaviour in a generalist herbivore (Alces alces) and its stabilizing influence on food web dynamics, Sarah Hoy, John A. Vucetich, Rongsong Liu, Don DeAngelis, Rolf O. Peterson, Leah Vucetich, and John J. Henderson

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High marker density GWAS provides novel insights into the genomic architecture of terpene oil yield in Eucalyptus, David Kainer, Amanda Padovan, Joerg Degenhardt, Sandra Krause, Produyut Mondal, William Foley, and Carsten Külheim

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Can group selection with legacy retention change compositional trajectories in conventionally managed hardwoods?, Sam Knapp, Christopher R. Webster, and Christel Kern

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Detecting dynamic system regime boundaries with Fisher information: the case of ecosystems, Eva Konig, Heriberto Cabezas, and Audrey L. Mayer

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Overexpression of PsnSuSy1, 2 genes enhances secondary cell wall thickening, vegetative growth, and mechanical strength in transgenic tobacco, Meilang Li, Shuan Wang, YingYing Liu, Yang Zhang, Menxuan Ren, Hairong Wei, and et. al.

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Can the dual identity of policy entrepreneur and policy implementer promote successful policy adoption? Vertical greening policymaking in Shanghai, China, Hongyi Lin, Audrey L. Mayer, Adam Wellstead, and Shan Zhou

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Landscape dynamics of family forest owners, Audrey L. Mayer

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Mechanisms of Toxin Resistance by Wild Mammalian Herbivores, Jennifer Miles-Rhoades, Janae Wilson, Debbie Conner, and John Vucetich

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Press-pulse odocoileus Virginianus herbivory in relict tsuga canadensis stands in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, Grace Parikh and Christopher R. Webster

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Genetic diversity and differentiation of introduced red oak (Quercus rubra) in Germany in comparison with reference native North American populations, Tim Pettenkofer, Katharina Burkardt, Christian Ammer, Torsten Vor, Reiner Finkeldey, Markus Müller, Oliver Gailing, and et. al.

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Whole-tree harvest and residue recovery in commercial aspen: Implications to forest growth and soil productivity across a rotation, Michael I. Premer, Robert Froese, and Eric D. Vance

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Genomic signatures of extensive inbreeding in Isle Royale wolves, a population on the threshold of extinction, Jacqueline A. Robinson, Jannikke Raikkonen, Leah Vucetich, John A. Vucetich, Rolf O. Peterson, Kirk Lohmueller, and Robert Wayne

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Adaptation strategies and approaches for forested watersheds, P. Danielle Shannon, Christopher Swanston, Maria Janowiak, Stephen D. Handler, Kristen M. Schmitt, Leslie A. Brandt, and Patricia Butler-Leopold

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Using annual Landsat imagery to identify harvesting over a range of intensities for non-industrial family forests, R Tortini, Audrey L. Mayer, T. Hermosilla, N Coops, and M. Wulder

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The value of argument analysis for understanding ethical considerations pertaining to trophy hunting and lion conservation, John A. Vucetich, Dawn Burnham, Paul J. Johnson, Andrew Loveridge, Michael Paul Nelson, Jeremy T. Bruskotter, and David W. Macdonald

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Genome size variation within species of Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) and its wild ancestor sour jujube (Z. acidojujuba Cheng et Liu), Lihu Wang, Zhi Luo, Zhiguo Liu, Jin Zhao, Hairong Wei, Ping Liu, and Mengjun Liu

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Morphological, cytological and nutritional changes of autotetraploid compared to its diploid counterpart in Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.), Lihu Wang, Zhi Luo, Lili Wang, Wenping Deng, Hairong Wei, Ping Liu, and Mengjun Liu

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A novel approach to understanding bird communities using informed diversity estimates at local and regional scales in northern California and southern Oregon, Jared D. Wolfe, John D. Alexander, Jamie L. Stephens, and C. John Ralph

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On the shoulders of giants: Continuing the legacy of large-scale ecosystem manipulation experiments in Puerto Rico, Tana E. Wood, Grizelle González, Whendee L. Silver, Sasha C. Reed, and Molly A. Cavaleri

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R-Loop Identification and Profiling in Plants., Pengyue Zhang, Yilong Feng, Hairong Wei, and Wenli Zhang

Submissions from 2018

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The hydrologic role of urban green space in mitigating flooding (Luohe, China), Tian Bai, Audrey L. Mayer, William D. Shuster, and Guohang Tian

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Within-canopy experimental leaf warming induces photosynthetic decline instead of acclimation in two northern hardwood species, Kelsey R. Carter and Molly A. Cavaleri

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A new method for restoring ditches in peatlands: ditch filling with fiber bales, Rodney Chimner, David Cooper, Marcie Bidwell, Anthony Culpepper, Kay Zillich, and Koren Nydick

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Is success in detection of Agrilus planipennis related to forest edges?, Karen Cladas, Tara Lee Bal, and Andrew J. Storer

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Gene network analysis of poplar root transcriptome in response to drought stress identifies a PtaJAZ3PtaRAP2.6-centered hierarchical network, Madhumita Dash, Yordan S. Yordanov, Tatyana Georgieva, Hairong Wei, and Victor Busov

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Experimental evidence for selection against hybrids between two interfertile red oak species, Oliver Gailing and Ruhua Zhang

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Latitudinal limits to the predicted increase of the peatland carbon sink with warming, Angela V. Gallego-Sala, Dan J. Charman, Simon Brewer, Susan E. Page, I. Colin Prentice, Pierre Friedlingstein, Rodney A. Chimner, John Hribjlan, and et al.

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Kinetic analysis and thermodynamic simulation of alkali‐silica reaction in cementitious materials, Shuaicheng Guo, Qingli Dai, Liang Chang, Yun Hang Hu, Xinfeng Xie, Ruizhe Si, and Jiaqing Wang

High genomic diversity and candidate genes under selection associated with range expansion in eastern coyote (Canis latrans) populations, Elizabeth Heppenheimer, Kristin Brzeski, Joseph Hinton, Brent Patterson, Linda Rutledge, Alexandra L. DeCandia, and et. al.

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Rediscovery of red wolf ghost alleles in canid population along the American Gulf Coast, Elizabeth Heppenheimer, Kristin Brzeski, Ron Wooten, William Waddell, Linda Y. Rutledge, Michael J. Chamberlain, and et. al.

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Population genomic analysis of North American eastern wolves (Canic lycaon) support their conservation priority status, Elizabeth Heppenheimer, Ryan Harrigan, Linda Rutledge, Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Alexandra L. DeCandia, Kristin Brzeski, and et. al.

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Infrared heater system for warming tropical forest understory plants and soils, Bruce Kimball, Auro M. Alonso-Rodriguez, Molly A. Cavaleri, Sasha Reed, Grizelle Gonzalez, and Tana E. Wood

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Terrestrial Wetlands, Randal Kolka, Carl Trettin, Wensu Tang, Ken Krauss, Sheel Bansal, Judith Drexler, Rodney Chimner, Evan S. Kane, and et. al.

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Acclimation and adaptation components of the temperature dependence of plant photosynthesis at the global scale, Dushan P. Kumarathunge, Belinda E. Medlyn, John E. Drake, Mark G. Tjoelker, Kelsey Carter, Molly A. Cavaleri, and et al.

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Mid-Atlantic forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: a report from the Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Response Framework project, Patricia Leopold, Louis Iverson, Frank R. Thompson III, Leslie A. Brandt, Stephen D. Handler, Danielle Shannon, Matt Kelly, and et. al.

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Is Indonesian peatland loss a cautionary tale for Peru? A two-country comparison of the magnitude and causes of tropical peatland degradation, Erik Lilleskov, Kevin McCullough, Kristin Hergoualc'h, Dennis del Castillo Torres, Rodney Chimner, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, John A. Hribljan, John del Aquila Pasquel, and et. al.

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Family forest owners and landscape-scale interactions: A review, Audrey L. Mayer

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The response of boreal peatland community composition and NDVI to hydrologic change, warming, and elevated carbon dioxide, Mara Y. McPartland, Evan Kane, Michael J. Falkowski, Randy Kolka, Merritt R. Turetsky, Brian Palik, and Rebecca Montgomery

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Temperature responses of carbon dioxide fluxes from coarse dead wood in a black ash wetland, Nam Jin Noh, Joseph Shannin, Nicholas Bolton, Joshua Davis, Matthew J. Van Grinsven, Thomas P. Pypker, Randall K. Kolka, and Joseph W. Wagenbrenner

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Incidental effects of cut-to-length harvest systems and residue management on populus tremuloides (Michx.) regeneration and yield, Michael I. Premer and Robert Froese

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Uncovering discursive framings of the Bangladesh shipbreaking industry, S. M. Mizanur Rahman, Chelsea Schelly, Audrey L. Mayer, and Emma S. Norman

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Nondestructive assessment of wood members in a viewing tower in Potawatomi State Park, Door County, Wisconsin, US, Robert Ross, Xiping Wang, and C. Adam Senalik

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Examining the microclimate hypothesis in Amazonian birds: indirect tests of the ‘visual constraints’ mechanism, Cameron L. Rutt, Stephen R. Midway, Vitek Jirinec, Jared D. Wolfe, and Philip C. Stouffer

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A genetic network mediating the control of bud break in hybrid aspen, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Jay P. Maurya, Abdul Azeez, Pal Miskolczi, Szymon Tylewicz, Katja Stojkovic, Nicolas Delhomme, Victor Busov, and Rishikesh P. Bhalerao

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Genetic diversity and structure of natural Juglans regia L. populations in the southern Kyrgyz Republic revealed by nuclear SSR and EST-SSR markers, Nurlan Torokeldiev, M. Ziehe, Oliver Gailing, and R. Finkeldey

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Widespread antisense transcription of Populus genome under drought, Yinan Yuan and Su Chen

Submissions from 2017

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Evidence of damage from exotic invasive earthworm activity was highly correlated to sugar maple dieback in the Upper Great Lakes region, Tara L. Bal, Andrew J. Storer, and Martin F. Jurgensen

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Quantitative trait locus mapping of Populus bark features and stem diameter, Roba Bdeir, Wellington Muchero, Yordan Yordanov, Gerald Tuskan, Victor B. Busov, and Oliver Gailing

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Tropical rainforest carbon sink declines during El Niño as a result of reduced photosynthesis and increased respiration rates, Molly A. Cavaleri, Adam P. Coble, Michael G. Ryan, William L. Bauerle, Henry W. Loescher, and Steven F. Oberbauer

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Vertical leaf mass per area gradient of mature sugar maple reflects both height-driven increases in vascular tissue and light-driven increases in palisade layer thickness, Adam P. Coble and Molly A. Cavaleri

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Recovery of carbon pools a decade after wildfire in black spruce forests of interior Alaska: effects of soil texture and landscape position, Gregory Houle, Evan Kane, Eric Kasischke, Carolyn Gibson, and Merritt Turetsky

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Climate warming is associated with smaller body size and shorter lifespans in moose near their southern range limit, Sarah Hoy, Rolf O. Peterson, and John A. Vucetich

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Canopy ecophysiology: exploring the terrestrial ecosystem frontier, H. Roaki Ishii and Molly A. Cavaleri

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A scientist on any schedule, Audrey L. Mayer

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When agencies move on: Agenda setting and research cycles, Audrey L. Mayer

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Interactive effects of climate change and fungal communities on wood-derived carbon in forest soils, Samantha L. Mosier, Evan Kane, Dana Richter, Erik Lilleskov, Martin F. Jurgensen, Andrew Burton, and Sigrid Resh

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Evaluating the principles of wildlife conservation: a case study of wolf (Canis lupus) hunting in Michigan, United States, John A. Vucetich, Jeremy T. Bruskotter, Michael Paul Nelson, Rolf O. Peterson, and Joseph K. Bump

Submissions from 2016

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Role of insect vectors in epidemiology and invasion risk of Fusarium circinatum, and risk assessment of biological control of invasive Pinus contorta, Eckehard Brockerhoff, Margaret Dick, Rebecca Ganley, Alain Roques, and Andrew J. Storer

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An evaluation of tree marking methods for implementing spatially heterogeneous restoration, Yvette L. Dickinson and Jeffrey D. Cadry

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Elevated tropospheric CO2 and O3 may not alter initial wood decomposition rate or wood-decaying fungal community composition of Northern Hardwoods, Emmanuel Ebanyenle, Andrew Burton, Andrew J. Storer, Dana Richter, and Jessie Glaeser

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Elevated tropospheric CO2 and O3 may not alter initial wood decomposition rate or wood-decaying fungal community composition of Northern Hardwoods, Emmanuel Ebanyenle, Andrew Burton, Andrew J. Storer, Dana Richter, and Jessie Glaeser

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Sustainability for shrinking cities, Justin L. Herrmann, William D. Shuster, Audrey L. Mayer, and Ahjond S. Garmestani

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Life cycle assessment of steel in the ship recycling industry in Bangladesh, S. M. Mahfuzur Rahman, Robert M. Handler, and Audrey L. Mayer

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Stormwater Facts and Figures, Audrey L. Mayer

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How landscape ecology informs global land-change science and policy, Audrey L. Mayer, Brian Buma, Amelie Davis, Sara A. Gagne, E. Louise Loudermilk, Robert M. Scheller, Fiona K. A. Schmiegelow, Yolanda F. Wiersma, and Janet Franklin

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Estimating local spread of recently established emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, infestations and the potential to influence it with a systemic insecticide and girdled ash trees, Rodrigo Mercader, Deborah McCullough, Andrew J. Storer, John Bedford, Robert Heyd, Nathan Siegert, Steven Katovich, and Therese Poland

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Policy compliance recommendations for international shipbreaking treaties for Bangladesh, S. M. Mizanur Rahman and Audrey L. Mayer

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Land use dynamics and policy implications in Central China: A case study of Zhengzhou, Bo Mu, Audrey L. Mayer, Ruizhen He, and Guohang Tian

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Food habits of the world's grey wolves, Thomas Newsome, Luigi Boitani, Guillaume Chapron, Paolo Ciucci, Christopher Dickman, Rolf O. Peterson, and et al.

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The influence of plant defensive chemicals, diet composition, and winter severity on the nutritional condition of a free‐ranging, generalist herbivore, Grace Parikh, Jennifer Sorensen Forbey, Brecken Robb, Rolf O. Peterson, Leah Vucetich, and John A. Vucetich

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Revival of saprotrophic and mycorrhizal basidiomycete cultures after 30 years in cold storage in sterile water, Dana Richter, Thomas Dixon, and Jill Smith

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Failure to communicate: Inefficiencies in voluntary incentive programs for private forest owners in Michigan, Mark. D. Rouleau, Jennifer F. Lind-Riehl, Miranda N. Smith, and Audrey L. Mayer

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A field hydropedology approach to planning for sponge cities and managing the urban water cycle, William D. Shuster, Audrey L. Mayer, and Tian Bai

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Criteria and indicators for a bioenergy production industry identified via stakeholder participation, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Critical review of the millennium project in Nepal, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Use of a participatory approach to develop a regional assessment tool for bioenergy production, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Use of multiple criteria analysis to develop a participatory regional assessment tool for bioenergy production, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Spatial variability of surface fuels in treated and untreated ponderosa pine forests of the southern Rocky Mountains, Emma Vakili, Chad M. Hoffman, Robert Keane, Wade T. Tinkham, and Yvette L. Dickinson