Scientists & Staff

George McCaskill

George McCaskill

Notes: This person is no longer an employee of the Northern Research Station.


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  • McCaskill, George. 2018. The Hungry Bob fire & fire surrogate study: A 20-year evaluation of the treatment effects. Forests. Forests. 10(1):15.
  • McCaskill, George L.; Jose, Shibu; Chauhan, Ashvini; Ogram, Andrew V. 2017. Soil nitrogen dynamics as an indicator for longleaf pine restoration. Restoration Ecology. 26(2): 264-274.
  • McCaskill, George L.; Albright, Thomas; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Widmann, Richard H.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. Maine Forests 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-103. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 103 p.
  • McCaskill, George L.; McWilliams, William H.; Alerich, Carol A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Doug; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lehman, Shawn; Lister, Tonya W.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Roth, Paul; Riemann, Rachel; Westfall, James A. 2013. Pennsylvania's Forests, 2009. Resour. Bull. NRS-82. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 52 p.
  • McCaskill, George L.; Shibu, Jose. 2012. The ecological classification of coastal wet longleaf pine (pinus palustris) of Florida from reference conditions. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 3(9): 1205-1218.
  • McCaskill, George L.; McWilliams, William H.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2011. Maine's forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS- 48. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 62 p. [DVD included].
  • McCaskill, George L.; Morin, Randall S. 2012. Beech status in New England's aftermath forests. In: Morin, Randall S.; Liknes, Greg C., comps. Moving from status to trends: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2012; 2012 December 4-6; Baltimore, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD-ROM]: 192-198.

Publications & Products

  • McCaskill, George L.; Jose, Shibu ; Ogram, Andrew V. 2019. Low-dose herbicide effects on tree establishment and soil nitrogen biogeochemistry within pine savannas. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 83(s1): S153-S160.
  • McCaskill, George L. 2015. Forests of Maine, 2014. Resource Update FS-52. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, George L. 2014. Forests of Maine, 2013. Resource Update FS-16. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, George L. 2014. Forests of Pennsylvania, 2013. Resource Update FS-21. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; Laustsen, K.M.; McWilliams, W.H. 2013. Maine's forest resources, 2012. Res. Note NRS-179. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Barnett, C.J. 2013. Pennsylvania's forest resources, 2012. Res. Note. NRS-185. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H. 2012. Maine's forest resources, 2011. Res. Note. NRS-143. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Barnett, C.J. 2012. Pennsylvania's forest resources, 2011. Res. Note. NRS-157. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Smith, Gretchen C.; Morin, Randall S.; McCaskill, George L. 2012. Ozone injury to forests across the northeast and north central United States, 1994 - 2010. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-103. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 46 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H. 2011. Maine's forest resources, 2009. Res. Note NRS-91. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Barnett, C.J. 2011. Pennsylvania's forest resources, 2010. Res. Note NRS-122. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Meneguzzo, D.M.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2011. Pennsylvania's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-88. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 6 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Meneguzzo, D.M.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2011. Pennsylvania's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-89. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Meneguzzo, D.M.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2011. Pennsylvania's forest resources, 2009. Res. Note NRS-90. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Morin, R.S. 2011. Maine's forest resources, 2010. Res. Note NRS-110. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2010. Maine's forest resources, 2006. Res. Note. NRS-51. Newtown Square, PA. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Meneguzzo, D.M.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2010. Maine's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-53. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Meneguzzo, D.M.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2010. Maine's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-52. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Morin, R.S.; McCaskill, G.M.; McWilliams, W.; De Geus, R. 2010. Vermont's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-54. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • Morin, R.S.; McCaskill, G.M.; McWilliams, W.; Tansey, M. 2010. New Hampshire's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-56. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • Widmann, R.H.; McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.; Crawford, S. 2010. New York's forest resources, 2006. Res. Note NRS-64. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • Widmann, R.H.; McCaskill, G.M.; McWilliams, W.; Balser, D. 2010. Ohio's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-62. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • Widmann, R.H.; McCaskill, G.M.; McWilliams, W.; Cook, G.W. 2010. West Virginia's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-60. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • Pillsbury, Norman H.; McCaskill, George L. 1991. Inventory of Commercial Hardwoods in the High Sierra. In: Standiford, Richard B., tech. coord. 1991. Proceedings of the symposium on oak woodlands and hardwood rangeland management; October 31 - November 2, 1990; Davis, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-126. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 214-220

National Research Highlights

Hungry Bob fuels treatment site, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Better Together: Combined Thinning and Burning Yielded Best Growing Conditions for Ponderosa Pines 20 Years After Treatment

Year: 2019

Dry ponderosa pine forests in northeastern Oregon that received both prescribed fire and mechanical thinning treatments 20 years ago now have the lowest tree mortality and least amount ladder fuels, lowering their risk of severe fire. Study areas treated with only prescribed burns or mechanical thinning also showed improvement over non-treated areas; however, each treatment resulted in different forest conditions. This information can be used by managers to target different forest restoration goals.

Last modified: Friday, August 30, 2019