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Forest Service scientists and collaborators have written more than 200 scientific publications about their work on the PEF; some of these are linked below. These and other PEF publications are available through the Forest Service’s Treesearch website.

TitleAuthorYear
Northern mixedwood composition and productivity 50?years after whole-tree and stem-only harvesting with and without post-harvest prescribed burningMu?oz Delgado, Bethany L.; Kenefic, Laura S.; Weiskittel, Aaron R.; Fernandez, Ivan J.; Benjamin, Jeffrey G.; Dibble, Alison C.2019
Harvesting influences functional identity and diversity over time in forests of the northeastern U.S.A.Curzon, M.T.; D'Amato, A.W.; Fraver, S.; Palik, B.J.; Bottero, A.; Foster, J.R.; Gleason, K.E.2017
The cutting practice level study at the Penobscot Experimental Forest in MaineRogers, Nicole S.; Kenefic, Laura S.2017
Sixty Years of Silviculture in a Northern Conifer Forest in Maine, USARogers, Nicole; Kenefic, Laura; Crandall, Mindy; Seymour, Robert; Sendak, Paul2017
Factors influencing organic-horizon carbon pools in mixed-species stands of central Maine, USAPuhlick, Joshua J.; Fraver, Shawn; Fernandez, Ivan J.; Weiskittel, Aaron R.; Kenefic, Laura S.; Kolka, Randy; Gruselle, Marie-Cecile2016
Modeling forest biomass and growth: Coupling long-term inventory and LiDAR dataBabcock, Chad; Finley, Andrew O.; Cook, Bruce D.; Weiskittel, Aaron; Woodall, Christopher W.2016
Assessing the role of natural disturbance and forest management on dead wood dynamics in mixed-species stands of central Maine, USAPuhlick, Joshua J.; Weiskittel, Aaron R.; Fraver, Shawn; Russell, Matthew B.; Kenefic, Laura S.2016
Sampling and measurement protocols for long-term silvicultural studies on the Penobscot Experimental ForestWaskiewicz, Justin D.; Kenefic, Laura S.; Rogers, Nicole S.; Puhlick, Joshua J.; Brissette, John C.; Dionne, Richard J.2015
Understanding patterns and regulatory pathways in conifer ontogeny: the role of the Penobscot Experimental ForestDay, Michael E.; Greenwood, Michael S.; Spencer, Katherine; Adams, Stephanie L.2014
Vascular flora of the Penobscot Experimental Forest, with provisional lists of lichens and bryophytesDibble, Alison C.2014
Centerpiece of research on the Penobscot Experimental Forest: the US Forest Service long-term silvicultural studyBrissette, John C.; Kenefic, Laura S.2014
History of the Penobscot Experimental Forest, 1950-2010Kenefic, Laura S.; Brissette, John C.2014
Silvicultural options for early-successional stands in Maine: 6-year results of the Silvicultural Intensity and Species Composition ExperimentNelson, Andrew S.; Wagner, Robert G.; Saunders, Mike R.2014
The cooperative forestry research unit Commercial Thinning Research Network--9-year resultsSeymour, Robert S.; Meyer, Spencer R.; Wagner, Robert G.2014
Penobscot Experimental Forest: resources, administration, and missionKimball, Alan J.2014
Sixty years of research, 60 years of data: long-term US Forest Service data management on the Penobscot Experimental ForestRussell, Matthew B.; Meyer, Spencer R.; Brissette, John C.; Kenefic, Laura2014
Northeastern conifer research: Multiple species and multiple valuesKenefic, Laura S.; Brissette, John C.; Judd, Richard W.2014
Penobscot Experimental Forest: 60 years of research and demonstration in Maine, 1950-2010Kenefic, Laura S.; Brissette, John C.2014
Bob Frank's recollections made on the occasion of the Penobscot Experimental Forest's 60TH anniversaryFrank, Robert M.; Kenefic, Laura S.2014
Publications of the Penobscot Experiment Forest, 1950-2010Kenefic, Laura S.; Brissette, John C.2014
Silvicultural rehabilitation of cutover mixedwood standsKenefic, Laura S.; Bataineh, Mohammad; Wilson, Jeremy S.; Brissette, John C.; Nyland, Ralph D.2014
The Acadian Forest Ecosystem Research Program: an example of natural disturbance-based silviculture in the northeastSaunders, Mike R.; Seymour, Robert S.; Wagner, Robert G.2014
Studying the role of wood-decay fungi in calcium cycling on the Penobscot Experimental Forest: a progress reportShortle, Walter C.; Jellison, Jody; Smith, Kevin T.; Schilling, Jonathan S.2014
Stand Structure and Composition 32 Years after Precommercial Thinning Treatments in a Mixed Northern Conifer Stand in Central MaineWeiskittel, Aaron R.; Kenefic, Laura S.; Li, Rongxia; Brissette, John2011
Nonnative invasive plants in the Penobscot Experimental Forest in Maine, USA: influence of site, silviculture, and land use historyOlson, Elizabeth; Kenefic, Laura S.; Dibble, Alison C.; Brissette, John C.2011
Northern white-cedar regeneration dynamics on the Penobscot Experimental Forest in Maine: 40-year resultsLarouche, Catherine; Kenefic, Laura S.; Ruel, Jean-Claude2010
Predicting the recruitment of established regeneration into the sapling size class following partial cutting in the Acadian Forest Region: Using long-term observations to assess the performance of FVS-NERay, David; Keyser, Chad; Seymour, Robert; Brissette, John2008
Turning data into knowledge for over 50 years: USDA Forest Service research on the Penobscot Experimental ForestKenefic, Laura S.; Sendak, Paul E.; Brissette, John C.2006
Long-term research on classical silvicultural approaches in the Acadian Forest: Penobscot Experimental Forest Part IBrissette, John C.; Saunders, Michael R.; Kenefic, Laura S.; Sendak, Paul E.2006
Long-term data from silvicultural studies: interpreting and assessing old records for economic insightsSendak, Paul E.; Frank, Robert M.; Leak, William B.2006
Digging Out the Data: USDA Forest Service Research on the Penobscot Experimental ForestKenefic, Laura S.; Sendak, Paul E.; Brissette, John C.2005
Reference Stands for Silvicultural Research: A Maine PerspectiveKenefic, Laura S.; White, Alan S.; Cutko, Andrew R.; Fraver, Shawn2005
Comparison of Fixed Diameter-Limit and Selection Cutting in Northern ConifersKenefic, Laura S.; Sendak, Paul E.; Brissette, John C.2005
Forty Years of Partial Harvesting in Mixed Northern Conifers in Maine: Results from the Penobscot Experimental ForestSendak, Paul E.; Brissette, John C.; Frank (retired), Robert M.; Kenefic, Laura S.2005
Reference conditions for silvicultural field studies in Maine: limitations and opportunitiesKenefic, Laura S.; White, Alan S.; Fraver, Shawn2004
Silvicultural management and the manipulation of rare allelesSchaberg, Paul G.; Hawley, Gary J.; DeHayes, Donald H.; Nijensohn, Samuel E.2004
Managing Stands of Mixed Northern Conifers: 40-Year Results From the Penobscot Experimental ForestSendak, Paul E.; Brissette, John C.; Frank, Robert M.2004
A field test of point relascope sampling of down coarse woody material in managed stands in the Acadian ForestBrissette, John C.; Ducey, Mark J.; Gove, Jeffrey H.2003
Silviculture affects composition, growth, and yield in mixed northern conifers: 40-year results from the Penobscot Experimental ForestSendak, Paul E.; Brissette, John C.; Frank, Robert M.2003
Timber marking costs in spruce-fir: experience on the Penobscot Experimental ForestSendak, Paul E.2002
Growth patterns of Tsuga canadensis in managed uneven-aged northern conifer standsKenefic, Laura S.; Seymour, Robert S.2000
Eastern hemlock response to even- and uneven-age management in the Acadian forest: results from the Penobscot Experimental Forest long-term silviculture studyBrissette, John C.; Kenefic, Laura S.2000
Indications of silvicultural potential from long-term experiments in spruce-fir typesFrank, Robert M.1977
Animal damage to young spruce and fir in MaineBlum, Barton M.1977
Trees and Shrubs of the Penobscot Experimental Forest, Penobscot County, MaineSafford, Lawrence O.; Frank, Robert M.; Little, Elbert L., Jr.1969
Penobscot woodlands yield annual cutsHart, A. C.1958
Results of small woodlot cuttings on Penobscot Experimental Forest, 1953 and 1954Hart, Arthur C.1956
1954 hurricane damage on Penobscot Experimental ForestGrisez, T. J.1954
Results of a mouse census in a spruce-fir-hemlock forest in MaineGrisez, Ted J.1954