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Marcell Experimental Forest Publications

Download a bibliography of publications from research conducted on or adjacent to the Marcell Experimental Forest. (Updated 9/2015; pdf-- You may obtain a free PDF reader from Adobe.)

The publications listed below are based on studies conducted at the Marcell Experimental Forest or the wetlands immediately surrounding it (e.g., Bog Lake fen).

Please contact Randy Kolka or Stephen D Sebestyen if you would like to add a publication to these lists.

Journal articles

Bay, Roger R. 1967. Ground water and vegetation in two peat bogs in northern Minnesota. Ecology. 48(2): 308-310.

Bay, Roger R. 1968. Evapotranspiration from two peatland watersheds. In: IAHS, ed. Geochemistry, precipitation, evapotranspiration, soil-moisture, hydrometry. General Assembly of Bern. UNESCO / IAHS. 78: 300-307.

Bay, Roger R. 1969. Runoff from small peatland watersheds. Journal of Hydrology. 9:90-102.

Clement, R. J.; Verma, Shashi B.; Verry, Elon S. 1995. Relating chamber measurements to eddy correlation measurements of methane flux. Journal of Geophysical Research, D, Atmospheres. 100(D10): 21047-21056.

Dise, Nancy B.; Verry, Elon S. 2001. Suppression of peatland methane emission by cumulative sulfate deposition in simulated acid rain. Biogeochemistry. 53(2): 143-160.

Eisenreich SJ, Metzer NA, Urban NR, Robbins JA. 1986. Response of atmospheric lead to decreased use of lead in gasoline. Envir. Sci. Tech. 20:171–174.

Grigal DF. 1991. Elemental dynamics in forested bogs in northern Minnesota. Can. J. Bot. 69:539–546. Grigal DF, Kolka RK, Fleck JA, Nater EA. 2000. Mercury budget of an upland-peatland watershed. Biogeochem. 50(1):95–109.

Helmer EH, Urban NR, Eisenreich SJ. 1990. The geochemistry of aluminum in bog waters. Biogeochem. 9:247–276.

Kolka, Randall Karl; Grigal, David F.; Nater, Edward A.; Verry, Elon S. 2001. Hydrologic cycling of mercury and organic carbon in a forested upland-bog watershed. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 65(3): 897-905.

Kolka, Randall Karl; Grigal, David F.; Verry, Elon S.; Nater, E.A. 1999. Mercury and Organic Carbon Relationships in Streams Draining Forested Upland/Peatland Watersheds. Journal of Environmental Quality. 28(3): 766-775.

Kolka, Randall Karl; Nater, Edward A.; Grigal, David F.; Verry, Elon S. 1999. Atmospheric Inputs of Mercury and Organic Carbon into a Forested Upland/Bog Watershed. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 113(1): 273-294.

Nichols, Dale S. 1998. Temperature of upland and peatland soils in a north central Minnesota forest. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 78(3): 493-509.

Nichols, Dale S.; Brown, James M. 1980. Evaporation from a sphagnum moss surface. Journal of Hydrology. 48(3-4): 289-302.

Nichols, Dale S.; Verry, Elon S. 2001. Stream flow and ground water recharge from small forested watersheds in north central Minnesota. Journal of Hydrology. 245(1-4): 89-103.

Rapaport RA, Urban NR, Capel PD, Baker JE, Looney BB, Eisenreich SJ, Gorham E. 1985. New DDT inputs to N. America: atmospheric deposition. Chemosphere 14:1167–1173.

Skyllberg U, Xia K, Bloom PR, Nater EA, Bleam WF. 2000. Binding of mercury(II) to reduced sulfur in soil organic matter along upland-peat soil transects. J. Environ. Qual. 29(3):855–865.

Stone, Douglas M.; Elioff, John D. 1998. Soil properties and aspen development five years after compaction and forest floor removal. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 78(1): 51-58.

Stone, Douglas M.; Robl, James L. 1996. Construction and performance of rugged ceramic cup soil water samplers. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 60(2): 417-420.

Timmons, D. R.; Verry, Elon Sandy; Burwell, R. E.; Holt, R. F. 1977. Nutrient transport in surface runoff and interflow from an aspen-birch forest. Journal of Environmental Quality. 6(2): 188-192.

Urban NR, Bayley SE. 1986. The acid-base balance of peatlands: a short-term perspective. Water Air Soil Pollut. 30:791–800.

Urban N.R., Eisenreich S.J., 1988, Nitrogen cycling in a forested
Minnesota bog, Can. J. Bot. 66:435-449.

Urban NR, Bayley SE, Eisenreich SJ. 1989. The relative importance of denitrification and assimilatory uptake of nitrate in North American peat bogs.Limnol. Oceanogr. 33:1611–1617.

Urban NR, Bayley SE, Eisenreich SJ. 1989. Export of dissolved organic matter from peatlands. Water Resour. Res. 25:1619–1628. Urban NR, Eisenreich SJ. 1988. Nitrogen cycling in a forested Minnesota bog. Can. J. Bot. 66:435–449.

Urban NR, Eisenreich SJ, Grigal DF. 1989. Sulfur cycling in a forested Sphagnum bog in northern Minnesota. Biogeochem. 7:81–109.

Urban NR, Eisenreich SJ, Grigal DF, Schurr KT. 1990. Mobility and diagenesis of Pb and Pb-210 in peat. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 54:3329–3346.

Urban NR, Verry ES, Eisenreich SJ. 1995. Cation mobility and retention in peatlands: trends and mechanisms. Water Air Soil Pollut. 79:201–224.

Verry, Elon S. 1975. Streamflow chemistry and nutrient yields from upland-peatland watersheds in Minnesota. Ecology. 56(5): 1149-1157.

Verry, Elon S. 1983. Precipitation chemistry at the Marcell Experimental Forest in north central Minnesota. Water Resources Research. 19(2): 454-462.

Verry, Elon S. 1986. Forest harvesting and water: the Lake States experience. Water Resources Bulletin. 22(6): 1039-1047.

Verry, Elon S.; Dolloff, C.A.; Manning, M.E. 2004. Riparian ecotone: A functional definition and delineation for resource assessment. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, Focus 4: 67-94.

Verry, Elon S.; Timmons, D.R. 1982.Waterborne nutrient flow through an upland-peatland watershed in Minnesota. Ecology. 63(5): 1456-1467.

Verry ES. 1997. Hydrological processes of natural, northern forested wetlands. Northern Forested Wetlands Ecology and Management. CRC Lewis, Boca Raton, Fla. p. 163–188.

Verry ES, Urban NR. 1992. Nutrient cycling at Marcell Bog, Minnesota. Suo 43:147–153.   

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USDA Forest Service publications

Adams, Mary Beth; Loughry, Linda H.; Plaugher, Linda L. 2004. Experimental Forests and Ranges of the USDA Forest Service. Gen .Tech. Rep. NE-321. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 178 p.

Alban, David H.; Host, George E.; Elioff, John D.; Shadis, David A. 1994. Soil and vegetation response to soil compaction and forest floor removal after aspen harvesting. Res. Pap. NC-315. Saint Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 8 p.

Boelter, Donald H.; Verry, Elon S. 1977. Peatland and water in the northern Lake States. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-31. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 22 p.
P Hawkinson, Clarence F.; Verry, Elon Sandy. 1975. Specific conductance identifies perched and ground water lakes. Res. Pap. NC-120. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.

Hawkinson CF, Verry ES. 1975. Specific conductance identifies perched and ground water lakes. Research Paper NC-120. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station.

Verry, Elon S. 1969. Water Storage and Related Physical Characteristics of Four Mineral Soils in North Central Minnesota. Res. Note NC-78. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

Verry, Elon S. 1976. Estimating water yield differences between hardwood and pine forests: an application of net precipitation data. Res. Pap. NC-128. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 12 p.

Verry, Elon S. 1981. Acidity of Lakes and Impoundments in North-Central Minnesota. Res. Note NC-273. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

Verry, Elon S. 1986. Water quality and nutrient dynamics in shallow water impoundments. In: Knighton, M. Dean, ed. Water impoundments for wildlife: a habitat management workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-100. St. Paul, MN: U.S,. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 61-71.

Verry, Elon S. 2003. Ground water and small research basins: an historical perspective. Ground Water. 41(7): 1005-1007.
P Verry, Elon S.; Elling, Arthur E. 1978. Two Years Necessary for Successful Natural Seeding in Nonbrushy Black Spruce Bogs. Res. Note NC-229. St. Paul, MN: U.S,. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.

Verry ES, Elling AE. 1978. Two years necessary for successful natural seeding in nonbrushy black spruce bogs, Research Note NC-229. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station.

Verry, Elon Sandy; Lewis, Jeffrey R.; Brooks, Kenneth N. 1983. Aspen clearcutting increases snowmelt and storm flow peaks in north central Minnesota. Water Resources Bulletin. 19(1): 59-67.

Verry, Elon Sandy; Timmons, D. R. 1977. Precipitation nutrients in the open and under two forests in Minnesota. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 7(1): 112-119.

Verry ES, Vermette SJ. 1992. The deposition and fate of trace metals in our environment. General Technical Report NC-150. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station.

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Book Chapters

Verry, Elon S.; Bay, Roger R.; Boelter, Don H. 2011. Establishing the Marcell Experimental Forest: Threads in time. Chapter 1. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 1-13.

Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Dorrance, Carrie; Olson, Donna M.; Verry, Elon S.; Kolka, Randall K.; Elling, Art E.; Kyllander, Richard. 2011. Long-term monitoring sites and trends at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Chapter 2. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 15-71.

Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Bradford, John B. 2011. An evolving research agenda at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Chapter 3. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 73-91.

Verry, Elon S.; Jansenns, Joannes. 2011.Geology, vegetation, and hydrology of the S2 bog at the MEF: 12,000 years in northern Minnesota. Chapter 4. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 93-134.

Verry, Elon S.; Boelter, Don H.; Paivanen, J.; Nichols, Dale S.; Malterer, T.; Gafni, A. 2011. Physical properties of organic soils. Chapter 5. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 135-176.

Urban, Noel; Verry, Elon S.; Eisenreich, Steven; Grigal, David F.; Sebestyen, Stephen D. 2011. Watershed hydrology. Chapter 7. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press:193-212.

Urban, Noel; Verry, Elon S.; Eisenreich, Steven; Grigal, David F.; Sebestyen, Stephen D. 2011. Element cycling in upland/peatland watersheds Chapter 8. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 213-241.

Grigal, David F.; Bates, Peter C.; Kolka, Randall K. 2011. Ecosystem carbon storage and flux in upland/peatland watersheds in northern Minnesota. Chapter 9. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 243-296.

Kolka, Randall K.; Mitchell, Carl P.J.; Jeremiason, Jeffrey D.; Hines, Neal A.; Grigal, David F.; Engstrom, Daniel R.; Coleman-Wasik, Jill K.; Nater, Edward A.; Swain, Edward B.; Monson, Bruce A.; Fleck, Jacob A.; Johnson, Brian; Almendinger, James E.; Branfireun, Brian A.; Brezonik, Patrick L.; Cotner, James B. 2011. Mercury cycling in peatland watersheds. Chapter 11. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks, Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 349-370.

Perala, Donald A.; Verry, Elon S. 2011. Forest management practices and silviculture. Chapter 12. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks, Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 371-400.

Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks, Kenneth N. 2011. Hydrological responses to changes in forest cover on uplands and peatlands. Chapter 13. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 401-432.

Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S. 2011. Effects of watershed experiments on water chemistry at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Chapter 14. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 433-458.

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Conference Proceedings

Bay, Roger R. 1968. The hydrology of several peat deposits in northern Minnesota, U.S.A. Proceedings of the Third International Peat Congress. Quebec, Canada: National Research Council of Canada. 212-218.

Bernath, S.C.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks, Kenneth N.; Folliott, Peter F. 1982. Modeling water yield response to forest cover changes in northern Minnesota. In: Proceedings of the Canadian hydrology symposium: '82, hydrological processes of forested areas; 1982 June 14-15; Fredericton, NB. [Place of publication unknown] : National Research Council Canada: 385-399.

Boelter, Donald H. 1964. Water storage characteristics of several peats in situ. Soil Science Society of America Proceedings. 33:433-435.

Boelter, Donald H. 1968. Important physical properties of peat materials. In: Proceedings, third international peat congress; 1968 August 18-23; Quebec, Canada. [Place of publication unknown]: Department of Energy, Minds and Resources and National Research Council of Canada: 150-154.

Boelter, Donald H. 1969. Physical properties of peats as related to degree of decomposition. Soil Science Society of America Proceedings. 33: 606-609.

Grigal, David F. 2009. Ecosystem C storage on the Marcell Experimental Forest, Minnesota. Proceedings of the Marcell Experimental Forest 50th Anniversary Symposium, Grand Rapids, MN.

Verry, Elon S. 1987. The effect of aspen harvest and growth on water yield in Minnesota. In: Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management--Proceedings of the Vancouver Symposium; August 1987; Vancouver, BC. Wallinford, UK: IAHS Publ.no.167: 553-562.

Verry, Elon S.; Brooks, Kenneth N.; Barten, Paul K. 1988. Streamflow response from an ombrotrophic mire. Proceedings of the international symposium on the hydrology of wetlands in temperate and cold regions; 1988 June 6-8; Joensuu, Finland. Helsinki, Finland: International Peat Society / The Academy of Finland: 52-59.

Verry, Elon S.; Kolka, Randall Karl. 2003. Importance of Wetlands to Streamflow Generation. In: Renard, Kenneth G.; McElroy, Stephen A.; Gburek, William J.; Canfield, H. Evan; Scott, Russell L., eds. Proceedings of the first interagency conference on research in the watersheds;2003 October 27-30; Benson, AZ. Tuscan, AZ: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service: 126-132.

Verry, Elon S.; Vermette, Stephen J. 1992. The deposition and fate of trace metals in our environment.. In: Verry, Elon S.; Vermette, Stephen J., eds. The deposition and fate of trace metals in our environment, symposium proceedings; 1991 Oct. 8; Newtown Square, PA. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-150. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 1-8.

Verry ES, Brooks KN, Barten PK. 1988. Streamflow response from an ombrotrophic mire. Proc. Sym. Hydrology of Wetlands in Temperate and Cold Climates.

Verry, Elon Sandy. 1984. Microtropography and water table fluctuation in a sphagnum mire. In: Proceedings of the 7th international peat congress; 1984 June 18-24; Dublin, Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Irish National Peat Committee / The International Peat Society. Vol. 2: 11-31.

Verry ES, Boelter DH. 1975. The influence of bogs on the distribution of streamflow from small bog-upland catchments. In Proc. Hydrology of Marsh-Ridden Areas, Minsk, The Unesco Press, IAHS, Paris: p. 496.

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Masters or Ph.D. Theses 

Boelter DH. 1962. A study of some physical properties of several peat materials and their relation to field water conditions in the peat bog. Ph.D. thesis, University of Minnesota.

Egan J. 1971. Bog-watershed relationships utilizing electric analog modeling (microform). Ph.D. thesis, Michigan State University.

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