Northern Forest Science and Applications
We conduct research to understand ecological processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of the northern forest, determining impacts of change on these ecosystems, and providing a scientific basis for managing ecosystems for long-term sustainability. Ecosystems of the northeastern and north central United States provide numerous services, including clean air and water, forest products, wildlife and fish habitat, and recreation opportunities. In turn, management to provide these services affects ecosystem processes.
Challenges include understanding how ecosystems change in response to natural and human-caused disturbances and developing and evaluating management systems that provide ecosystem services while adapting to change. We aim to discover new ecological knowledge that land managers can use as they develop strategies for meeting the increasing demands on forest ecosystems and sustaining the many environmental services that people expect (and need) from forests.
- Green, Mark B.; Bailey, Scott W.; Campbell, John L.; McGuire, Kevin J.; Bailey, Amey S.; Fahey, Timothy J.; Lany, Nina ; Zietlow, David 2021. A catchment balance assessment of an abrupt shift in evapotranspiration at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA. Hydrological Processes
- Torresan, Chiara ; Benito Garzón, Marta ; O’Grady, Michael ; Robson, Thomas Matthew; Picchi, Gianni ; Panzacchi, Pietro ; Tomelleri, Enrico ; Smith, Melanie ; Marshall, John ; Wingate, Lisa ; Tognetti, Roberto ; Rustad, Lindsey E.; Kneeshaw, Dan 2021. A new generation of sensors and monitoring tools to support climate-smart forestry practices. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 15 p.
- López-Ramírez, Sergio Miguel; Mayer, Alex ; Sáenz, Leonardo ; Muñoz-Villers, Lyssette Elena; Holwerda, Friso ; Looker, Nathaniel ; Schürz, Christoph ; Berry, Z. Carter; Manson, Robert ; Asbjornsen, Heidi ; Kolka, Randall ; Geissert, Daniel ; Lezama, Carlos 2021. A comprehensive calibration and validation of SWAT-T using local datasets, evapotranspiration and streamflow in a tropical montane cloud forest area with permeable substrate in central Veracruz, Mexico. Journal of Hydrology
- VanderMolen, Matthew S.; Knapp, Samuel P.; Webster, Christopher R.; Kern, Christel C.; Dickinson, Yvette L. 2021. Spatial patterning of regeneration failure in experimental canopy gaps 15–24 years post-harvest. Forest Ecology and Management
- Kern, Christel 2021. The irregular shelterwood system: What in the World? Michigan Forests. Michigan Forests. Spring: 18-19.