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

On November 20, 2019 the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science became the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.

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Submissions from 2021

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A perspective on the role of uncertainty in sustainability science and engineering, U. Diwekar, A. Amekudzi-Kennedy, B. Bakshi, R. Baumgartner, R. Boumans, P. Burger, H. Cabezas, M. Egler, J. Farley, B. Fath, T. Gleason, Y. Huang, A. Karunanithi, V. Khanna, A. Mangan, A. L. Mayer, R. Mukherjee, G. Mullally, V. Rico-Ramirez, D. Shonnard, M. Svanström, and T. Theis

Submissions from 2020

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Habitat ecology of Nearctic–Neotropical migratory landbirds on the nonbreeding grounds, Steven Albert, Jared D. Wolfe, Jherime Kellerman, Thomas Sherry, Bridget J. M. Stutchbury, Nicholas J. Bayly, and Angelina Ruiz-Sánchez

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CRISPR/Cas9-mediated single and biallelic knockout of poplar STERILE APETALA (PopSAP) leads to complete reproductive sterility, Abdul Azeez and Victor Busov

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Altered climate leads to positive density-dependent feedbacks in a tropical wet forest, Benedicte Bachelot, Aura M Alonso-Rodríguez, Laura Aldrich-Wolfe, Molly A. Cavaleri, Sasha C Reed, and Tana E Wood

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Decay of birdseye sugar maple (acer saccharum) and curly red maple (acer rubrum) figured woods, Tara Lee Bal, Katherine Elizabeth Schneider, and Dana Richter

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Enrollment Decision-Making by Students in Forestry and Related Natural Resource Degree Programmes Globally, T. L. Bal, M. D. Rouleau, T. L. Sharik, and A. M. Wellstead

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Multiple FGF4 retrocopies recently derived within canids, Kevin Batcher, Peter Dickinson, Kimberly Maciejczyk, Kristin Brzeski, Sheida Hadji Rasouliha, Anna Letko, Cord Drögemüller, Tosso Leeb, and Danika Bannasch

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The energy crises revealed by COVID: Intersections of Indigeneity, inequity, and health, Kathleen Brosemer, Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin L. Arola, Joshua M. Pearce, Douglas Bessette, and Laura Schmitt Olabisi

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Cold-blooded forests in a warming world, Molly A. Cavaleri

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Spatio-temporal dynamics of landscape use by the bumblebee Bombus pauloensis (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and its relationship with pollen provisioning, Pablo Cavigliasso, Colin Phifer, Erika M. Adams, David J. Flaspohler, Gerardo P. Gennari, Julian A. Licata, and Natacha P. Chacoff

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Development of improved and comprehensive growth and yield models for genetically improved stands, Cheng Deng, Robert E. Froese, Shougong Zhang, Yuanchang Lu, Xiaojun Xu, and Qingfen Li

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Thinning effects on forest evolution in Masson pine (Pinus massoniana Lamb.) conversion from pure plantations into mixed forests, Cheng Deng, Shougong Zhang, Yuanchang Lu, Robert E. Froese, Xiaojun Xu, Ji Zeng, Angang Ming, Xianzhao Liu, Yangsheng Xie, and Qingfen Li

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Advancements in thermochemical modification of wood for bioenergy and biomaterial applications, David B. DeVallance, Xinfeng Xie, Tianmiao Wang, and Jingxin Wang

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Vegetative and edaphic responses in a Northern mixed conifer forest three decades after harvest and fire: Implications for managing regeneration and carbon and nitrogen pools, R. Kasten Dumroese, Martin Jurgensen, and Deborah S. Page-Dumroese

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Correlates of bird collisions with buildings across three North American countries, Jared A. Elmore, Stephen B. Hager, Bradley J. Cosentino, Timothy J. O'Connell, Corey S. Riding, Michelle L. Anderson, Amber M. Roth, and et. al.

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Dim and Dmoc Protecting Groups for Oligodeoxynucleotide Synthesis, Shiyue Fang, Dhananjani Eriyagama, Yinan Yuan, Shahien Shahsavari, Jinsen Chen, Xi Lin, and Bhaskar Halami

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First record of a piebald Bates’s Slit-faced Bat, Nycteris arge (Chiroptera: Nycteridae) from Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa, Diogo F. Ferreira, Laura Torrent, Andreanna J. Welch, Jared D. Wolfe, Kristin Brzeski, and Luke L. Powell

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Effects of breeding and molt activity on songbird site fidelity, Luiza Figueira, Pedro Martins, C. John Ralph, Jamie L. Stephens, John D. Alexander, and Jared D. Wolfe

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Applied behavior analysis as a development tool: Examples from agroforestry, Sonia Goltz, Audrey L. Mayer, and Blair D. Orr

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Monterey pine forest made a remarkable recovery from pitch canker, Thomas R. Gordon, Gregory J. Reynolds, Sharon C. Kirkpatrick, Andrew J. Storer, David L. Wood, Daniel M. Fernandez, and Brice A. McPherson

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Hydrometeorological sensitivities of net ecosystem carbon dioxide and methane exchange of an Amazonian palm swamp peatland, T. J. Griffis, D. T. Roman, J. D. Wood, J. Deventer, L. Fachin, J. Rengifo, D. Del Castillo, E. Lilleskov, R. Kolka, R. A. Chimner, J. del Aguila-Pasquel, C. Wayson, K. Hergoualc'h, J. M. Baker, H. Cadillo-Quiroz, and D. M. Ricciuto

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A Genome-wide perspective on the persistence of red wolf ancestry in southeastern canids., Elizabeth Heppenheimer, Kristin Brzeski, Joseph W Hinton, Michael J Chamberlain, Jacqueline Robinson, Robert K Wayne, and Bridgett M vonHoldt

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Taxonomic similarity does not predict necessary sample size for ex situ conservation: A comparison among five genera, Sean Hoban, Taylor Callicrate, John Clark, Susan Deans, Michael Dosmann, Priyanka Dipak Kadav, and et al.

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Preparation and Properties of Zn-Cu Alloy for Potential Stent Material, Jiajun Huang, Yonglai Lai, Hualan Jin, Hongmin Guo, Fanrong Ai, Qi Xing, Xiangjie Yang, and David J. Ross

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High-purity recycling of hematite and Zn/Cu mixture from waste smelting slag, Yang Huo, Xiang Song, Suiyi Zhu, Yu Chen, Xue Lin, Yaqiong Wu, Zhan Qu, Ting Su, and Xinfeng Xie

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Seedling and sapling recruitment following novel silvicultural treatments in Great Lakes northern hardwoods, Stefan Hupperts, Christopher R. Webster, Robert E. Froese, and Yvette L. Dickinson

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“Sad and Dismal is the Story”: Memory, Preservation, and the Folk Music Tradition of Great Lakes Shipwrecks, Misty M. Jackson and Kenneth J. Vrana

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Root respiration and biomass responses to experimental soil warming vary with root diameter and soil depth, Mickey P. Jarvi and Andrew J Burton

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Tropical understory herbaceous community responds more strongly to hurricane disturbance than to experimental warming, Deborah K. Kennard, David Matlaga, Joanne Sharpe, Clay King, Aura M. Alonso-Rodríguez, Sasha C. Reed, Molly A. Cavaleri, and Tana E. Wood

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Predicting effects of climate change on productivity and persistence of forest trees, Russell D. Kramer, H. Roaki Ishii, Kelsey R. Carter, Yuko Miyazaki, Molly A. Cavaleri, Masatake G. Araki, Wakana A. Azuma, Yuta Inoue, and Chinatsu Hara

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Industrial oil plant: Application principles and green technologies, Changzhu Li, Zhihong Xiao, Liangnian He, Martino Di Serio, and Xinfeng Xie

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Comparative proteomic analysis of leaves at different ages in allotriploid populus, Jiang Li, Yi Wang, Hairong Wei, and Xiangyang Kang

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Determining hydrologic pathways of streamflow using geochemical tracers in a claypan watershed, Fengjing Liu, Robert N. Lerch, John Yang, and Greg Peters

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Oil-Based materials and products, Qiang Liu, Xinfeng Xie, and Changzu Li

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A new integrated framework to estimate the climate change impacts of biomass utilization for biofuel in life cycle assessment, Weiguo Liu, Junming Xu, Xinfeng Xie, Yan Yan, Xiaolu Zhou, and Changhui Peng

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High-quality de novo assembly of the Eucommia ulmoides haploid genome provides new insights into evolution and rubber biosynthesis, Yun Li, Hairong Wei, Jun Yang, Kang Du, Jiang Li, Ying Zhang, Tong Qiu, Zhao Liu, Yongyu Ren, Lianjun Song, and Xiangyang Kang

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Tropical forest fragmentation and isolation: Is community decay a random process?, David A. Luther, W. Justin Cooper, Jared D. Wolfe, Richard O. Bierregaard, Andrew Gonzalez, and Thomas E. Lovejoy

Overexpression of an AP2/ERF family gene, BpERF13, in birch enhances cold tolerance through upregulating CBF genes and mitigating reactive oxygen species, Kaiwen Lv, Jiang Li, Kai Zhao, Su Chen, Jeff Nie, Wenli Zhang, Guifeng Liu, and Hairong Wei

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Overexpression of an AP2/ERF family gene, BpERF13, in birch enhances cold tolerance through upregulating CBF genes and mitigating reactive oxygen species., Kaiwen Lv, Jiang Li, Kai Zhao, Su Chen, Jeff Nie, Wenli Zhang, Guifeng Liu, and Hairong Wei

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Overexpression of BplERD15 enhances drought tolerance in Betula platyphylla Suk, Kaiwen Lv, Hairong Wei, and Jing Jiang

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Insights on dissolved organic matter production revealed by removal of charge-transfer interactions in senescent leaf leachates, Karl M. Meingast, Brice K. Grunert, Sarah A. Green, Evan S. Kane, and Nastaran Khademimoshgenani

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Climate, snowmelt dynamics and atmospheric deposition interact to control dissolved organic carbon export from a northern forest stream over 26 years, Karl M. Meingast, Evan Kane, Ashley A. Coble, Amy Marcarelli, and David Toczydlowski

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Conceptual planning of urban–rural green space from a multidimensional perspective: A case study of Zhengzhou, China, Bo Mu, Chang Liu, Guohang Tian, Yaqiong Xu, Yali Zhang, Audrey L. Mayer, and et al.

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Trends in protected area representation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in five tropical countries, Rachel A. Neugarten, Kevin Moull, Natalia Acero Martinez, Luciano Andriamaro, Curtis Bernard, Leonardo Saenz, and et al.

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What is an endangered species?: judgments about acceptable risk, Thomas Offer-Westort, Adam Feltz, Jeremy T. Bruskotter, and John A. Vucetich

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Territoriality drives preemptive habitat selection in recovering wolves: Implications for carnivore conservation, Shawn O'Neil, John A. Vucetich, Dean E Beyer, Sarah Hoy, and Joseph K Bump

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A phylogenomic approach reveals a low somatic mutation rate in a long-lived plant., Adam J Orr, Amanda Padovan, David Kainer, Carsten Kulheim, Lindell Bromham, Carlos Bustos-Segura, William Foley, Tonya Haff, Ji-Fan Hsieh, Alejandro Morales-Suarez, Reed A Cartwright, and Robert Lanfear

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Genetic variation of introduced red oak (Quercus rubra) stands in Germany compared to North American populations, Tim Pettenkofer, Reiner Finkeldey, Markus Müller, Konstantin V. Krutovsky, Barbara Vornam, Ludger Leinemann, and Oliver Gailing

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Genetic variation of introduced red oak (Quercus rubra) stands in Germany compared to North American populations, Tim Pettenkofer, Reiner Finkeldey, Markus Müller, Konstantin V. Krutovsky, Barbara Vornam, Ludger Leinemann, and Oliver Gailing

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The effect of water table levels and short-term ditch restoration on mountain peatland carbon cycling in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, A. M. Planas-Clarke, R. A. Chimner, J. A. Hribljan, E. A. Lilleskov, and B. Fuentealba

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The effect of water table levels and short-term ditch restoration on mountain peatland carbon cycling in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, A. M. Planas-Clarke, R. A. Chimner, J. A. Hribljan, E. A. Lilleskov, and B. Fuentealba

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Soil biogeochemical responses of a tropical forest to warming and hurricane disturbance, Sasha C. Reed, Robin Reibold, Molly A. Cavaleri, Aura M. Alonso-Rodríguez, Megan E. Berberich, and Tana E. Wood

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Energy policy for energy sovereignty: Can policy tools enhance energy sovereignty?, Chelsea Schelly, Douglas Bessette, Kathleen Brosemer, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin L. Arola, Andrew Fiss, Joshua M. Pearce, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Education as a driver of change in U.S. forests and the forest sector, Terry Sharik, Andrew J. Storer, Tara Bal, and Dalia Abbas

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Hydrological effects of urban green space on stormwater runoff reduction in Luohe, China, Peihao Song, Jianhui Guo, Enkai Xu, Audrey L. Mayer, Chang Liu, Jing Huang, Guohang Tian, and Gunwoo Kim

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Assessing the ecosystem services of various types of urban green spaces based on i-Tree eco, Peihao Song, Gunwoo Kim, Audrey L. Mayer, Ruizhen He, and Guohang Tian

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Effective recycling of Co and Sr from Co/Sr-bearing wastewater via an integrated Fe coagulation and hematite precipitation approach, Ting Su, Zhijie Han, Zhan Qu, Yu Chen, Xue Lin, Suiyi Zhu, Rui Bian, and Xinfeng Xie

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Evolution of breeding plumages in birds: A multiple-step pathway to seasonal dichromatism in New World warblers (Aves: Parulidae), Ryan S. Terrill, Glenn F. Seeholzer, and Jared D. Wolfe

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What drives declining support for long-term ecological research?, John A. Vucetich, Michael Paul Nelson, and Jeremy T. Bruskotter

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Fuel availability not fire weather controls boreal wildfire severity and carbon emissions, X. J. Walker, B. M. Rogers, S. Veraverbeke, J. F. Johnstone, J. L. Baltzer, K. Barrett, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Liza K. Jenkins, E. S. Kane, and et. al.

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Wood-colonizing fungal community response to forest restoration thinnings in a Pinus tabuliformis plantation in northern China, Weiwei Wang, Daniel L. Lindner, Michelle A. Jusino, Deborah Page-Dumroese, Jonathan M. Palmer, Mark T. Banik, Martin Jurgensen, Kymberly Draeger, and Yong Liu

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PuHox52-mediated hierarchical multilayered gene regulatory network promotes adventitious root formation in Populus ussuriensis, Ming Wei, Quangang Liu, Zhanchao Wang, Jingli Yang, Wenlong Li, Yingxi Chen, Han Lu, Jinfu Nie, Jenneifer Sanders, Hairong Wei, and et al.

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Integrating wildlife conservation into ecosystem service payments and carbon offsets: A case study from Costa Rica, Jared D. Wolfe and Pablo Elizondo

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Effects of a regenerating matrix on the survival of birds in tropical forest fragments, Jared D. Wolfe; Philip C. Stouffer; Richard O. Bierregaard Jr.; David A, Luther; and Thomas E. Lovejoy

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Valorization of Bamboo Biomass by Selective Liquefaction Reaction for the Production of Sugar and Phenolic Platform Chemicals, Junming Xu, Qiaolong Zhai, Xinfeng Xie, Jianchun Jiang, and Todd F. Shupe

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Comparing human activity density and green space supply using the Baidu Heat Map in Zhengzhou, China, Shumei Zhang, Wenshi Zhang, Ying Wang, Xiaoyu Zhao, Peihao Song, Guohang Tian, and Audrey L. Mayer

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Upcycling of groundwater treatment sludge to an erdite nanorod as a highly effienct activation agent of peroxymonosulfate for wastewater treatment., Suiyi Zhu, Xiang Song, Yu Chen, Ge Dong, Tong Sun, Hongbin Yu, Yang Yu, Xinfeng Xie, and Mingxin Huo

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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Total economic value, ecosystem services and the role of public policy instruments in the creation and destruction of forest values, Francisco Aguilar, Matthew Kelly, and Brian Danley

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Spatiotemporal Dimensions of Water Stress Accounting: Incorporating Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions and Ecological Thresholds., Sara Alian, Alex Mayer, Ann Maclean, David Watkins, and Ali Mirchi

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Arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculation has similar benefits to fertilization for Thuja occidentalis L. seedling nutrition and growth on peat soil over a range of pH: implications for restoration, Guswarni Anwar, Erik A. Lilleskov, and Rodney Chimner

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Nondestructive evaluation of tensile properties of structural lumber from the spruce-pine-fir species grouping: phase 1 evaluation of modulus of elasticity, Nusret As, Robert Ross, Xiping Wang, and Christopher Adam Senalik

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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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Correction to: Genome-wide association studies of bark texture in Populus trichocarpa, Roba Bdeir, Wellington Muchero, Yordan Yordanov, Gerald Tuskan, Victor Busov, Jin Zhang, 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

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

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Conservationists’ moral obligations toward wildlife: Values and identity promote conservation conflict, Jeremy Bruskotter, John A. Vucetich, Alia Dietsch, Kristina Slagle, Jeremy Brooks, and Michael Nelson

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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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Differential regulation of the banana stress NAC family by individual and combined stresses of drought and heat in susceptible and resistant genotypes, Rakesh Shashikant Chaudhari, Bhavesh Liladhar Jangale, Abdul Azeez, Bal Krishna, Prafullachandra Vishnu Sane, and Aniruddha Prafullachandra Sane

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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

Mapping mountain peatlands and wet meadows using multi-date, wulti-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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Identifying genetic markers for a range of phylogenetic utility–From species to family level, Bokyung Choi, Michael D. Crisp, Lyn G. Cook, Karen Meusemann, Robert D. Edwards, Alicia Toon, and Carsten Kulheim

Identifying genetic markers for a range of phylogenetic utility–From species to family level, Bokyung Choi, Michael D. Crisp, Lyn G. Cook, Karen Meusemann, Robert D. Edwards, Alicia Toon, and Carsten Külheim

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Deep uncertainty, public reason, the conservation of biodiversity and the regulation of markets for lion skeletons, Peter Coals, Dawn Burnham, Paul Johnson, Andrew Loveridge, David Macdonald, Vivienne Williams, and John A. Vucetich

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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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Nitrogen cycling responses to simulated emerald ash borer infestation in Fraxinus nigra-dominated wetlands, Joshua Davis, Joseph Shannon, Matthew J. Van Grinsven, Nicholas Bolton, Joseph Wagenbrenner, Randall K Kolka, and Thomas Pypker

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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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Thinning efects on the tree height-diameter allometry of Masson pine (Pinus massoniana Lamb.), Cheng Deng, Shougong Zhang, Yuanchang Lu, Robert Froese, Angang Ming, and Qingfen Li

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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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Effects of Silvicultural Practices on Engineering Properties of Northern Hardwood Species of the Great Lakes Region, Yvette L. Dickinson, Xiping Wang, Jan Wiedenbeck, and Robert Ross

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Verification and synthesis of symmetric uni-rings for leads-to properties, Ali Ebnenasir

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Out of the ashes: Ecological resilience to extreme wildfire, prescribed burns, and indigenous burning in ecosystems, Christina Eisenberg, Christopher Anderson, Adam Collingwood, Robert Sissons, Christopher Dunn, Curtis Edson, and et al.

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When the Source of Flooding Matters: Divergent responses in carbon fluxes in an Alaskan Rich Fen to two types of inundation, E. S. Euskirchen, E. S. Kane, C. W. Edgar, and M. R. Turetsky

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Characterization of functional relationships of R-loops with gene transcription and epigenetic modifications in rice., Yuan Fang, Lifen Chen, Kande Lin, Yilong Feng, Pengyue Zhang, Xiucai Pan, Jenneifer Sanders, Yufeng Wu, Xiu-E Wang, Zhen Su, Caiyan Chen, Hairong Wei, and Wenli Zhang

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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