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 2020

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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

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 Mayer, Ann Maclean, David Watkins, and Ali Mirchi

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Fluctuations in age structure and their variable influence on population growth, Sarah Hoy, Daniel R. MacNulty, Douglas W. Smith, Daniel Stahler, Xavier Lambin, Rolf O. Peterson, Joel S. Ruprecht, and John A. Vucetich

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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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Bedding of Wetland Soil: Effects of Bed Height and Termite Activity on Wood Decomposition, Martin F. Jurgensen, Chris A. Miller, Carl T. Trettin, and Deborah S. Page-Dumroese

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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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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, Prodyut Mondal, William J. Foley, and Carsten Kulheim

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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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Review of the effects of barred owls on spotted owls, Linda L. Long and Jared D. Wolfe

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An evaluation of isotopic (δ2H) methods to provide estimates of avian breeding and natal dispersal, C. Lopez-Calderon, Steven L. Van Wilgenburg, Amber M. Roth, David J. Flaspohler, and Keith A. Hobson

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Scientific advances and adaptation strategies for Wisconsin lakes facing climate change, Madeline R. Magee, Catherine L. Hein, Jake R. Walsh, P. Danielle Shannon, M. Jake Vander Zanden, Timothy B. Campbell, and et al.

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Landscape dynamics of family forest owners, Audrey L. Mayer

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Landscape dynamics of family forest owners, Audrey L. Mayer

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Characterizing boreal peatland plant composition and species diversity with hyperspectral remote sensing, Mara Y. McPartland, Michael J. Falkowski, Jason R. Reinhardy, Evan Kane, Randy Kolka, Merritt R. Turetsky, and et al.

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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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Effects of land use and forest management on soil carbon in the ecoregions of Maryland and adjacent eastern United States, L. E. Nave, K. DeLyser, Patricia Butler-Leopold, E. Sprague, J. Daley, and C. W. Swanston

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Wildfire alters belowground and surface wood decomposition on two national forests in Montana, USA, Deborah S. Page-Dumroese, Martin F. Jurgensen, Chris Miller, James B. Pickens, and Joanne M. Tirocke

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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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Dendrochronological investigation of the Knob Creek Cabin at President Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home, Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA, Maegen L. Rochner, Zachary A. Merrill, and Laura G. Smith

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Plant functional group effects on peat carbon cycling in a boreal rich fen, Danielle L. Rupp, Evan Kane, Catherine Dieleman, Jason Keller, and Merritt Turetsky

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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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Tooth fracture frequency in gray wolves reflects prey availability., Blaire Van Valkenburgh, Rolf O. Peterson, Douglas W Smith, Daniel R Stahler, and John A. Vucetich

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Are current seedling demographics poised to regenerate northern US forests?, Lance A. Vickers, William H. McWilliams, Benjamin O. Knapp, Anthony W. D'Amato, Daniel C. Dey, Yvette L. Dickinson, and et al.

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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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Restoration thinning impacts surface and belowground wood decomposition, Weiwei Wang, Deborah Page-Dumroese, Martin F. Jurgensen, Martin Jurgensen, Joanna Walitalo, Xiao Chen, and Yong Liu

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Construction of a hierarchical gene regulatory network centered around a transcription factor, Hairong Wei

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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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Laboratory shear bond test for chip-seal under varying environmental and material conditions, Lingyun You, Dongzhao Jin, Zhanping You, Qingli Dai, Xinfeng Xie, Sarah Washko, and Samantha Cepeda

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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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6.04 - Mapping peatlands in boreal and tropical ecoregions, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Sarah L. Endres, J. A. Graham, John A. Hribljan, Rodney Chimner, E. A. Lillieskov, and Matt Battaglia

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Sustainable forest bioenergy development strategies in Indochina: Collaborative effort to establish regional policies, Victor J. Bruckman, Maliwan Haruthaithanasan, Raymond O. Miller, Toru Terada, Anna-Katharina Brenner, Florian Kraxner, and David J. Flaspohler

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Manipulation of growth and architectural characteristics in trees for increased woody biomass production, Victor B. Busov

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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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Mangrove carbon assessment tool: Model development and sensitivity analysis, Zhaohua Dai, Carl C. Trettin, Steve Frolking, and Richard A. Birdsey

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Mangrove carbon assessment tool: Model validation and assessment of mangroves in southern USA and Mexico, Zhaohua Dai, Carl C. Trettin, Steve Frolking, and Richard A. Birdsey

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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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Northern red oak regeneration: 25-year results of cutting and prescribed fire in Michigan oak and pine stands, Joshua J. Granger, David S. Buckley, Terry Sharik, John M. Zobel, William W. DeBord, Jason P. Hartman, Jason G. Henning, Tara L. Keyser, and Jordan M. Marshall

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TGMI: an efficient algorithm for identifying pathway regulators through evaluation of triple-gene mutual interaction, Chathura J. Gunasekara, Kui Zhang, Wenping Deng, Laura E. Brown, and Hairong Wei

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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

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Effectiveness of bare-root and gravel-culture shrubs used in wildlife habitat restoration on lakeshores in Northern Wisconsin, Daniel E. Haskell, Alex Bales, Christopher R. Webster, Michael W. Meyer, and David J. Flaspohler

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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Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition ameliorates the decline in tree growth caused by a drier climate., Inés Ibáñez, Donald R Zak, Andrew J Burton, and Kurt S Pregitzer

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Avian community response to short-rotation Aspen forest management, Gina M. Jarvi, Jessie Knowlton, Colin Phifer, Amber Roth, Christopher R. Webster, and David J. Flaspohler

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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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Growth performance, organ-level ionic relations and organic osmoregulation of Elaeagnus angustifolia in response to salt stress, Zhengxiang Liu, Jiangfeng Zhu, Xiuyan Yang, Haiwen Wu, Qi Wei, Hairong Wei, and Huaxin Zhang

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The Effect of poplar PsnGS1.2 overexpression on growth, secondary cell wall, and fiber characteristics in tobacco, Tingting Lu, Lulu Liu, Minjing Wei, Yingying Liu, Zianshang Qu, Chuanping Yang, Hairong Wei, and Zhigang Wei

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Temperate and tropical forest canopies are already functioning beyond their thermal thresholds for photosynthesis, Alida C. Mau, Sasha C. Reed, Tana E. Wood, and Molly A. Cavaleri

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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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Does persistent snowpack inhibit degradation of fecal stress indicators?, Grace Parikh, Christopher R. Webster, John A. Vucetich, John J. Durocher, and Joseph K. Bump

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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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Spatiotemporal Variation of nutrient concentrations in the Upper Shule River Basin, the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China, Hongzheng Pu, Yongjian Ding, Tianding Han, and Fengjing Liu

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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