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

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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, Sean Hoban, Taylor Callicrate, John Clark, Susan Deans, Michael Dosmann, Priyanka Dipak Kadav, and et al.

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

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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 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 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

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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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Sustainable Forest Management, Darrell Hendrickson and Marcia Goodrich

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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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Promoting structural and species diversity in Great Lakes northern hardwoods: a conceptual model and its application, Stefan Hupperts, Yvette L. Dickinson, Christopher R. Webster, and Christel C. Kern

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Age structure and recruitment of Trillium luteum (Trilliaceae) populations in secondary forests of the southern Appalachian Mountains, Michael A. Jenkins and Christopher R. Webster

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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 J. 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, 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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Reduction‐oxidation potential and dissolved organic matter composition in northern peat soil: Interactive controls of water table position and plant functional groups, E. S. Kane, T. J. Veverica, M. M. Tfaily, E. A. Lilleskov, K. M. Meingast, R. K. Kolka, A. L. Daniels, and R. A. Chimner

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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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The composition and height of saplings capturing silvicultural gaps at two long-term experiments in managed northern hardwood forests, Sam Knapp, Christopher R. Webster, and Christel C. 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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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, Michael J Aspinwall, Michael Battaglia, Francisco J Cano, Kelsey Carter, Molly A. Cavaleri, and et al.

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

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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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Long-range mobile signals mediate seasonal control of shoot growth., Pál Miskolczi, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Szymon Tylewicz, Abdul Azeez, Jay P Maurya, Danuše Tarkowská, Ondřej Novák, Kristoffer Jonsson, and Rishikesh P Bhalerao

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The impact of climate change on forest systems in the northern United States: projections and implications for forest management, W. Keith Moser, Patricia Butler-Leopold, Constance Hausman, Louis Iverson, Todd Ontl, Leslie Brandt, and et al.

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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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Territorial landscapes: incorporating density-dependence into wolf habitat selection studies., Shawn T O'Neil, Dean E Beyer, and Joseph K Bump

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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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Effective enrichment of Zn from smelting wastewater via an integrated Fe coagulation and hematite precipitation method, Zhan Qu, Ting Su, Yu Chen, Xue Lin, Yang Yu, Xinfeng Xie, and et. al.

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Overexpression of a developing xylem cDNA library in transgenic poplar generates high mutation rate specific to wood formation, James Rauschendorfer, Yordan Yordanov, Petre Dobrev, Radomira Vankova, Robert Sykes, Carsten Kulheim, and Victor Busov

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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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Alternate trait‐based leaf respiration schemes evaluated at ecosystem‐scale through carbon optimization modeling and canopy property data, R. Q. Thomas, M. Williams, M. A. Cavaleri, J.‐F. Exbrayat, T. L. Smallman, and L. E. Street

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A dated molecular perspective of eucalypt taxonomy, evolution and diversification, Andrew Thornhill, Michael Crisp, Carsten Kulheim, Kristy E. Lam, Leigh A. Nelson, David Yeates, and Joseph Miller