Title: Research Ecologist
Unit: Sustaining Forests in a Changing Environment
271 Mast Road
Durham, NH 03824
E-mail: Contact Coeli Hoover
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- University of Georgia, Institute of Ecology, Ph.D., Soil Ecology, 1996
- University of Pittsburgh, B.S., Biology, 1991
Civic & Professional Affiliations
Ecological Society of America
Soil Ecology Society
Soil Science Society of America
American Geophysical Union
- I am particularly interested in understanding how current forest management practices affect the potential of forests to store carbon, both below and above the ground.
- I'm also very interested in assessing the effects of common land management prescriptions on aboveground carbon stocks at the stand and forest level.
Why is This Important
My research is focused on the role of forests in the global carbon cycle. Much of my research involves measuring carbon in the soil and the forest floor and assessing possible management impacts; right now, I am trying to understand the chemical structure of soil carbon in managed and unmanaged forests to help forest managers protect (and, we hope, increase) their soil carbon stocks.
More research to gain a clearer picture of the relative importance of climate, forest type, soils, disturbance history, etc., in determining how much carbon a forest can store above and below the ground to develop management practices for enhancing forest carbon sequestration.
- Smith, James E.; Heath, Linda S.; Hoover, Coeli M. 2013. Carbon factors and models for forest carbon estimates for the 2005-2011 National Greenhouse Gas Inventories of the United States. Forest Ecology and Management. 307: 7-19.
- Cole, Jason A.; Johnson, Kristopher D.; Birdsey, Richard A.; Pan, Yude; Wayson, Craig A.; McCullough, Kevin; Hoover, Coeli M.; Hollinger, David Y.; Bradford, John B.; Ryan, Michael G.; Kolka, Randall K.; Wieshampel, Peter; Clark, Kenneth L.; Skowronski, Nicholas S.; Hom, John; Ollinger, Scott V.; McNulty, Steven G.; Gavazzi, Michael J. 2013. Database for landscape-scale carbon monitoring sites. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-119. Newtown square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 12 p.
- Hoover, Coeli M.; Leak, William B.; Keel, Brian G. 2012. Benchmark carbon stocks from old-growth forests in northern New England, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 266: 108-114.
- Hoover, Coeli M.; Smith, James E. 2012. Site productivity and forest carbon stocks in the United States: Analysis and implications for forest offset project planning. Forests. 3: 283-299.
- Hoover, Coeli. 2011. Assessing seven decades of carbon accumulation in two U.S. northern hardwood forests. Forests. 2: 730-740
- Hoover, Coeli M.; Rebain, Stephanie A. 2011. Forest carbon estimation using the Forest Vegetation Simulator: Seven things you need to know. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-77. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 16 p.
- Hoover, Coeli M. 2011. Management impacts on forest floor and soil organic carbon in northern temperate forests of the US. Carbon Balance and Management. 6:17. 8 p.
- Hoover, Coeli M. 2011. Measurement, monitoring, and verification: make it work!. Journal of Forestry. December: 475-476. [Response to previously published paper.]
- Hoover, Coeli; Heath, Linda S. 2011. Potential gains in storage on productive forestlands in the northeastern United Sates through stocking management. Ecological Applications. 21(4): 1154-1161.
- Iverson, Louis; Prasad, Anantha; Matthews, Stephen; Peters, Matthew; Hoover, Ceoli. 2010. Potential changes in habitat suitability under climate change: lessons learned from 15 years of species modelling. In: Proceedings, XIII World Forestry Congress; 2009 October 18-23; Buenos Aires. Argentina.[Place of publication unknown]: World Forestry Congress: 1-10.
- Hoover, Coeli. 2008. Preface. In: Hoover, Coeli M., ed. Field measurements for forest carbon monitoring: A landscape-scale approach. New York, NY: Springer Science + Business Media: v-viii.
- Hoover, Coeli; Rebain, Stephanie. 2008. The Kane Experimental Forest carbon inventory: Carbon reporting with FVS. In: Havis, Robert N.; Crookston, Nicholas L., comps. 2008. Third Forest Vegetation Simulator Conference; 2007 February 13-15; Fort Collins, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-54. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 17-22
- Hoover, Coeli; Stout, Susan. 2007. The carbon consequences of thinning techniques: stand structure makes a difference. Journal of Forestry. July/August: 266-270.
- Stout, Susan L.; Hoover, Coeli M.; Ristau, Todd E. 2006. Listening to old beech and young cherry trees - long-term research in the Alleghenies. In: Irland, Lloyd C.; Camp, Ann E.; Brissette, John C.; and Donohew, Zachary R., eds. Long-term Silvicultural & Ecological Studies: Results for Science and Management. New Haven, CT: Yale University: 10-25
- Hoover, Coeli M. 2005. Carbon Storage in Northeastern US Forest Soils. In: Kenefic, Laura S.; Twery, Mark J., eds. Changing Forests - Challenging Times: Proceedings of the New England Society of American Foresters 85th Winter Meeting; 2005 March 16-18; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-325. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station: 17
- Birdsey, R.; Hollinger, D.; Heath, L.; Hoover, C.; Kolka, R.; Smith, M. L.; Ryan, M. 2003. Pilot Studies for Enhanced Forest Land Measurement. North American Carbon Program, NACP_Intensive_WP_004. 9 p.
- Hoover, Coeli M. 2003. Soil carbon sequestration and forest management: challenges and opportunities. In: Kimble, J. M.; Heath, Linda S.; Birdsey, Richard A.; Lal, R., eds. The potential of U.S. forest soils to sequester carbon and mitigate the greenhouse effect. CRC Publishing: Boca Raton, FL. 211-238.
- Hoover, C.M.; Magrini, K.A.; Evans, R.J. 2002. Soil carbon content and character in an old-growth forest in northwestern Pennsylvania: a case study introducing pyrolysis molecular beam mass spectrometry (py-MBMS). Environmental Pollution. 116: S269-S275.
- Magrini, K.A.; Evans, R.J.; Hoover, C.M.; Elam, C.C.; Davis, M.F. 2002. Use of pyrolysis molecular beam mass spectrometry (py-MBMS) to characterize forest soil carbon: method and preliminary results. Environmental Pollution. 116: S255-S268.
- Conkling, Barbara L.; Hoover, Coeli M.; Smith, William D.; Palmer, Craig J. 2002. Using forest health monitoring data to integrate above and below ground carbon information. Environmental Pollution. 116: S221-S232.
- Hoover, Coeli M.; Birdsey, Richard A.; Heath, Linda S.; Stout, Susan L. 2000. How to estimate carbon sequestration on small forest tracts estimate carbon sequestration on small forest tracts. Journal of Forestry. September: 13-19.
Other Publications by Coeli Hoover *
*Due to policy or copyright restrictions, we are unable to provide full-text versions of these publications. Please check with your local library or Contact Coeli Hoover to inquire about reprints.