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2012 Science Accomplishments

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General Technical Reports

General Technical Reports (GTRs) provide information of a technical nature, but not an original report: proceedings, computer programs, bibliographies.

Ager, Alan A.; Vaillant, Nicole M.; Owens, David E.; Brittain, Stuart; Hamann, Jeff. 2012. Overview and example application of the Landscape Treatment Designer. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-859. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 11 p.

Charnley, Susan; Jakes, Pamela; Schelhas, John 2012. Socioeconomic assessment of Forest Service American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects: key findings and lessons learned. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-832. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 44 p.

Chung, Woodam; Dykstra, Dennis; Bower, Fred; O’Brien, Stephen; Abt, Richard; and Sessions, John. 2012. User’s guide to SNAP for ArcGIS® :ArcGIS interface for scheduling and network analysis program. General Technical Report. PNW-GTR-847. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 34 p.

Gaines, William L.; Peterson, David W.; Thomas, Cameron A.; Harrod, Richy J. 2012. Adaptations to climate change: Colville and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-862. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 34 p.

Gale, Charles B.; Keegan, Charles E.; Berg, Erik C.; Daniels, Jean; Christensen, Glenn A.; Sorenson, Colin B.; Morgan, Todd A.; Polzin, Paul. 2012. Oregon’s forest products industry and timber harvest, 2008: industry trends and impacts of the Great Recession through 2010. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-868. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 55 p.

Hanley, Thomas A.; Spalinger, Donald E.; Mock, Kenrick J.; Weaver, Oran L.; Harris, Grant M. 2012. Forage resource evaluation system for habitat—deer: an interactive deer habitat model. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-858. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 64 p.

Hummel, Susan; Foltz-Jordan, Sarah; Polasky, Sophia. 2012. Natural and cultural history of beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax). Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-864. Portland, OR: U.S Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,Pacific Northwest Research Station. 80 p.

Kerns, Becky K.; Shlisky, Ayn J.; Daniel, Colin J. 2012. Proceedings of the First Landscape State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling Conference, June 14–16, 2011, Portland, Oregon. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-869. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 215 p.

Kline, Jeffrey D.; Mazzotta, Marisa J. 2012. Evaluating tradeoffs among ecosystem services in the management of public lands. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNWGTR-865. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 48 p.

Lanigan, Steven H.; Gordon, Sean N.; Eldred, Peter; Isley, Mark; Wilcox, Steve; Moyer, Chris; Andersen, Heidi. 2012. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 15 years (1994–2008): watershed condition status and trend. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 15 years (1994–2008): watershed condition status and trend. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-856. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 155 p.

McIver, James; Erickson, Karen; Youngblood, Andrew. 2012. Principal short-term findings of the National Fire and Fire Surrogate study. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-860. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 210 p.

McLain, R.J.; MacFarland, K.; Brody, L.; Hebert, J.; Hurley, P.; Poe, M.; Buttolph, L.P.; Gabriel, N.; Dzuna, M.; Emery, M.R.; Charnley, S. 2012. Gathering in the city: an annotated bibliography and review of the literature about human-plant interactions in urban ecosystems. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-849. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 107 p.

Mockrin, Miranda H.; Gravenmier, Rebecca A. 2012. Synthesis of wind energy development and potential impacts on wildlife in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-863. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 55 p.

Morgan, Todd A.; Brandt, Jason P.; Songster, Kathleen E.; Keegan, Charles E.; Christensen, Glenn A. 2012. California’s forest products industry and timber harvest, 2006. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-866. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 48 p.

Nicholls, David; Zerbe, John. 2012. Cofiring biomass and coal for fossil fuel reduction and other benefits–Status of North American facilities in 2010. PNW-GTR-867. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 22 p.

Roos, Joseph A.; Brackley, Allen 2012. The Asian Wood Pellet Markets. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-861. Portland, OR. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 25 p.

Vose, James M.; Peterson, David L.; Patel-Weynand, Toral 2012. Effects of climatic variability and change on forest ecosystems: a comprehensive science synthesis for the U.S. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-870. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 265 p.

Wright, Clinton S.; Vihnanek, Robert E.; Restaino, Joseph C.; Dvorak, Jon E. 2012. Photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume XI: eastern Oregon sagebrush-steppe and northern spotted owl nesting habitat in the Pacific Northwest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-878. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 85 p.

Journal Articles

Ager, Alan A.; Vaillant, Nicole M.; Finney, Mark A.; Preisler, Haiganoush K. 2012. Analyzing wildfire exposure and source–sink relationships on a fire prone forest landscape. Forest Ecology and Management. 267: 271–283.

Andersen, Hans-Erik; Jacob, Strunk; Temesgen, Hailemariam; Atwood, Donald; Winterberger, Ken. 2012. Using multi-level remote sensing and ground data to estimate forest biomass resources in remote regions: a case study in the boreal forests of interior Alaska. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 37(6): 596-611.

Anderson, Suzanne M.; Landis, Wayne G. 2012. A pilot application of regional scale risk assessment to the forestry management of the upper Grand Ronde watershed, Oregon. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. 18(4): 705-732. DOl: 10.1080/10807039.2012.688696.

Andreu, Anne G.; Shea, Dan; Parresol, Bernard R.; Ottmar, Roger D. 2012. Evaluating fuel complexes for fire hazard mitigation planning in the southeastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management. 27: 4–16.

Arismendi, Ivan; Johnson, Sherri L.; Dunham, Jason B.; Haggerty, Roy. 2012. The paradox of cooling streams in a warming world: regional climate trends do not parallel variable local trends in stream temperature in the Pacific continental United States. Geophysical Research Letters. 39(L10401): 1-7.

Asah, Stanley T.; Blahna, Dale J.; Ryan, Clare M. 2012. Involving forest communities in identifying and constructing ecosystems services: millennium assessment and place specificity. Journal of Forestry. 110(3): 149-156.

Barbuta, Costel; Blanchet, Pierre; Cloutier, Alain; Yadama, Vikram; Lowell, Eini. 2012. OSB as substrate for engineered wood flooring. European Journal of Wood Products. 70: 37-43.

Barrett, Tara M.; Latta, Greg; Hennon, Paul E.; Eskelson, Bianca N.I.; Temesgen, Hailemariam. 2012. Host-parasite distributions under changing climate: Tsuga heterophylla and Arceuthobium tsugense in Alaska. Canadian Journal of Forestry Research. 42: 642-656.

Büker, P.; Morrissey, T.; Briolat, A.; Falk, R.; Simpson, D.; Tuovinen, J.-P.; Alonso, R.; Barth, S.; Baumgarten, M.; Grulke, N.; Karlsson, P.E.; King, J.; Lagergren, F.; Matyssek, R.; Nunn, A.; Ogaya, R.; Peñuelas, J.; Rhea, L.; Schaub, M.; Uddling, J.; Werner, W.; Emberson, L.D. 2012. DO3SE modelling of soil moisture to determine ozone flux to forest trees. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 12: 5537-5562.

Campbell, John L.; Kennedy, Robert E.; Cohen, Warren B.; Miller, Richard F. 2012. Assessing the carbon consequences of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) encroachment across Oregon, USA. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65(3): 223-231.

Cansler, C. Alina; McKenzie, Donald. 2012. How robust are burn severity indices when applied in a new region? Evaluation of alternate field-based and remote-sensing methods. Remote Sensing. 4: 456-483.

Coulston, John W.; Moisen, Gretchen G.; Wilson, Barry T.; Finco, Mark V.; Cohen, Warren B.; Brewer, C. Kenneth. 2012. Modeling percent tree canopy cover: a pilot study. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 78(7): 715–727.

Cronn, Richard; Knaus, Brian J.; Liston, Aaron; Maughan, Peter J.; Parks, Matthew; Syring, John V.; Udall, Joshua. 2012. Targeted enrichment strategies for next-generation plant biology. American Journal of Botany. 99 (2): 291-311.

d'Oliveira, Marcus V.N.; Reutebuch, Stephen E.; McGaughey, Robert J.; Andersen, Hans-Erik. 2012. Estimating forest biomass and identifying low-intensity logging areas using airborne scanning lidar in Antimary State Forest, Acre State, Western Brazilian Amazon. Remote Sensing of Environment. 124: 479-491.

Deal, Robert L.; Cochran, Bobby; LaRocco, Gina. 2012. Bundling of ecosystem services to increase forestland value and enhance sustainable forest management. Forest Policy and Economics. 17: 69-76.

Deal, Robert L.; White, Rachel. 2012. Integrating forest products with ecosystem services: a global perspective. Forest Policy and Economics. 17: 1-2.

Devine, Warren D.; Footen, Paul W.; Strahm, Brian D.; Harrison, Robert B.; Terry, Thomas A.; Harrington, Timothy B. 2012. Nitrogen leaching following whole-tree and bole-only harvests on two contrasting Pacific Northwest sites. Forest Ecology and Management. 267: 7-17.

Endress, Bryan A.; Wisdom, Michael J.; Vavra, Martin; Parks, Catherine G.; Dick, Brian L.; Naylor, Bridgett J.; Boyd, Jennifer M. 2012. Effects of ungulate herbivory on aspen, cottonwood, and willow development under forest fuels treatment regimes. Forest Ecology and Management. 276: 33-40.

Evans, Shelley A.; Halpern, Charles B.; McKenzie, Donald. 2012. The contributions of forest structure and substrate to bryophyte diversity and abundance in mature coniferous forests of the Pacific Northwest. The Bryologist. 115 (2): 278-294.

Flitcroft, Rebecca L.; Burnett, Kelly M.; Reeves, Gordon H.; Ganio, Lisa M. 2012. Do network relationships matter? Comparing network and instream habitat variables to explain densities of juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in mid-coastal Oregon, USA. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 22: 288-302.

Goetz, S. J.; Bond-Lamberty, B.; Law, B. E.; Hicke, J. A.; Huang, C.; Houghton, R. A.; McNulty, S.; O’Halloran, T.; Harmon, M.; Meddens, A. J. H.; Pfeifer, E. M.; Mildrexler, D.; Kasischke, E. S. 2012. Observations and assessment of forest carbon dynamics following disturbance in North America. J. Geophys. Res. 117(G02022): 1-17.

Harrington, Constance A.; Gould, Peter J.; Sniezko, Richard A. 2012. Growth and survival of Port-Orford-cedar families on three sites on the south Oregon coast. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 27(3): 156-158.

Harris, Charles C.; Nielsen, Erik A.; Becker, Dennis R.; Blahna, Dale J.; McLaughlin, William J. 2012. Results of community deliberation about social impacts of ecological restoration: comparing public input of self-selected versus actively engaged community members. Environmental Management. 50: 191-203.

Hennon, Paul E.; D'Amore, David V.; Schaberg, Paul G.; Wittwer, Dustin T.; Shanley, Colin S. 2012. Shifting climate, altered niche, and a dynamic conservation strategy for yellow-cedar in the North Pacific coastal rainforest. BioScience. 62: 147-158.

Hicks Pries, Caitlin E.; Schuur, Edward A.G.; Crummer, K. Grace 2012. Holocene carbon stocks and carbon accumulation rates altered in soils undergoing permafrost thaw. Ecosystems. 15(1): 162-173.

Hollingsworth, LaWen T.; Kurth, Laurie L.; Parresol, Bernard R.; Ottmar, Roger D.; Prichard, Susan J. 2012. A comparison of geospatially modeled fire behavior and fire management utility of three data sources in the southeastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management. 273: 43-49.

Hudec, Jessica L.; Peterson, David L. 2012. Fuel variability following wildfire in forests with mixed severity fire regimes, Cascade Range, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 277: 11-24.

Hyde, Joshua D.; Smith, Alistair; Ottmar, Roger D. 2012. Properties affecting the consumption of sound and rotten coarse woody debris in northern Idaho: a preliminary investigation using laboratory fires. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 21: 596-608.

Janisch, Jack E.; Wondzell, Steven M.; Ehinger, William J. 2012. Headwater stream temperature: interpreting response after logging, with and without riparian buffers, Washington, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 270: 302-313.

Jennings, Tara N.; Smith, Jane E.; Cromack, Kermit; Sulzman, Elizabeth W.; McKay, Donaraye; Caldwell, Bruce A.; Beldin, Sarah I. 2012. Impact of postfire logging on soil bacterial and fungal communities and soil biogeochemistry in a mixed-conifer forest in central Oregon. Plant Soil. 350: 393-411.

Johnson, Daniel M.; McCulloh, Katherine A.; Woodruff, David R.; Meinzer, Frederick C. 2012. Evidence for xylem embolism as a primary factor in dehydration-induced declines in leaf hydraulic conductance. Plant, Cell and Environment. 35: 760-769.

Jones, Julia A.; Creed, Irena F.; Hatcher, Kendra L.; Warren, Robert J.; Adams, Mary Beth; Benson, Melinda H.; Boose, Emery; Brown, Warren A.; Campbell, John L.; Covich, Alan; Clow, David W.; Dahm, Clifford N.; Elder, Kelly; Ford, Chelcy R.; Grimm, Nancy B.; Henshaw, Donald L; Larson, Kelli L.; Miles, Evan S.; Miles, Kathleen M.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Spargo, Adam T.; Stone, Asa B.; Vose, James M.; Williams, Mark W. 2012. Ecosystem processes and human influences regulate streamflow response to climate change at long-term ecological research sites. BioScience. 62(4): 390-404.

Jumpponen, Ari; Brown, Shawn P.; Trappe, James M.; Cázares, Efrén; Strömmer, Rauni. 2012. Twenty years of research on fungal-plant interactions on Lyman Glacier forefront—lessons learned and questions yet unanswered. Fungal Ecology. 5(4): 430-442.

Kennedy, Robert E.; Yang, Zhiqiang; Cohen, Warren B.; Pfaff, Eric; Braaten, Justin; Nelson, Peder. 2012. Spatial and temporal patterns of forest disturbance and regrowth within the area of the Northwest Forest Plan. Remote Sensing of Environment. 122: 117-133.

Kizito, F.; Dragila, M.I.; Sene, M.; Brooks, J.R.; Meinzer, F.C.; Diedhiou, I.; Diouf, M.; Lufafa, A.; Dick, R.P.; Selker, J.; Cuenca, R. 2012. Hydraulic redistribution by two semi-arid shrub species: implications for Sahelian agro-ecosystems. Journal of Arid Environments. 83: 69-77.

Kochi, Ikuho; Champ, Patricia A.; Loomis, John B.; Donovan, Geoffrey H. 2012. Valuing mortality impacts of smoke exposure from major southern California wildfires. Journal of Forest Economics. 18: 61-75.

Kochi, Ikuho; Champ, Patricia A.; Loomis, John B.; Donovan, Geoffrey H. 2012. Valuing mortality impacts of smoke exposure from major southern California wildfires. Journal of Forest Economics. 18: 61-75.

Kohnle, Ulrich; Hein, Sebastian; Sorensen, Frank C.; Weiskittel, Aaron R. 2012. Effects of seed source origin on bark thickness of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) growing in southwestern Germany. Canadian Journal of Forestry Research. 42: 382-399.

Kropp, Bradley R.; Albee-Scott, Steve; Castellano, Michael A.; Trappe, James M. 2012. Cryptolepiota, a new sequestrate genus in the Agaricaceae with evidence for adaptive radiation in western North America. Mycologia. 104 (1): 164-174.

Kumar, Ashish; Marcot, Bruce G.; Talukdar, Gautam; Roy, P.S. 2012. Application of geoinformatics for landscape assessment and conserving forest biodiversity in northeast India. Asian Journal of Geoinformatics. 12(1): 13 p.

Marcot, Bruce G. 2012. Metrics for evaluating performance and uncertainty of Bayesian network models. Ecological Modeling. 230: 50-62.

Marcot, Bruce G.; Allen, Chris S.; Morey, Steve; Shively, Dan; White, Rollie. 2012. An expert panel approach to assessing potential effects of bull trout reintroduction on federally listed salmonids in the Clackamas River, Oregon. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 32: 450-465.

Marcot, Bruce G.; Thompson, Matthew P.; Runge, Michael C.; Thompson, Frank R.; McNulty, Steven; Cleaves, David; Tomosy, Monica; Fisher, Larry A.; Bliss, Andrew. 2012. Recent advances in applying decision science to managing national forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 285: 123-132.

Marquardt, Theresa; Temesgen, Hailemariam; Anderson, Paul D.; Eskelson, Bianca. 2012. Evaluation of sampling methods to quantify abundance of hardwoods and snags within conifer-dominated riparian zones. Annals of Forest Science. 69: 821-828.

McCulloh, Katherine A.; Johnson, Daniel M.; Meinzer, Frederick C.; Voelker, Steven L.; Lachenbruch, Barbara; Domec, Jean-Christophe. 2012. Hydraulic architecture of two species differing in wood density: opposing strategies in co-occurring tropical pioneer trees. Plant, Cell and Environment. 35: 116-125.

McCulloh, Katherine A.; Meinzer, Frederick C.; Sperry, John S.; Lachenbruch, Barbara; Voelker, Steven L.; Woodruff, David R.; Domec, Jean-Christophe 2011. Comparative hydraulic architecture of tropical tree species representing a range of successional stages and wood density. Oecologia 167: 27–37.

McIntosh, Anne; Gray, Andrew; Garman, Steven. 2012. Estimating canopy cover from standard forest inventory measurements in western Oregon. Forest Science. 58(2): 154-167.

McKenzie, Donald; French, Nancy H.F.; Ottmar, Roger D. 2012. National database for calculating fuel available to wildfires. Eos. 93 (6): 57-58.

McKenzie, Donald; Kennedy, Maureen C. 2012. Power laws reveal phase transitions in landscape controls of fire regimes. Nature Communications. 3. 6 p. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1731.

Natali, S.M.; Schuur, E.A.G.; Rubin, R.L. 2012. Increased plant productivity in Alaskan tundra as a result of experimental warming of soil and permafrost. Journal of Ecology. 100(2): 488-498.

O'Donnell, Jonathan A.; Jorgenson, M.Torre; Harden, Jennifer W.; McGuire, A.David; Kanevskiy, Mikhail Z.; Wickland, Kimberly P. 2012. The effects of permafrost thaw on soil hydrologic, thermal, and carbon dynamics in an Alaskan peatland. Ecosystems. 15: 213-229.

Ohmann, Janet L.; Gregory, Matthew J.; Roberts, Heather M.; Cohen, Warren B.; Kennedy, Robert E.; Yang, Zhiqiang. 2012. Mapping change of older forest with nearest-neighbor imputation and Landsat time-series. Forest Ecology and Management. 272: 13-25.

Olsen, Christine S.; Mallon, Angela L.; Shindler, Bruce A. 2012. Public acceptance of disturbance-based forest management: factors influencing support. ISRN Forestry. 2012(art 594067): doi:10.5402/2012/594067.

Ottmar, Roger D.; Blake, John I.; Crolly, William T. 2012. Using fine-scale fuel measurements to assess wildland fuels, potential fire behavior and hazard mitigation treatments in the southeastern USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 273: 1-3.

Parresol, Bernard R.; Scott, Joe H.; Andreu, Anne; Prichard, Susan; Kurth, Laurie 2012. Developing custom fire behavior fuel models from ecologically complex fuel structures for upper Atlantic Coastal Plain forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 273: 50-57.

Pauli, Jonathan N.; Smith, Winston P.; Ben-David, Merav. 2012. Quantifying dispersal rates and distances in North American martens: a test of enriched isotope labeling. Journal of Mammalogy. 93(2): 390-398.

Payn, R.A.; Gooseff, M.N.; McGlynn, B.L.; Bencala, K.E.; Wondzell, S.M. 2012. Exploring changes in the spatial distribution of stream baseflow generation during a seasonal recession. Water Resources Research. 48: W04519. doi:10.1029/2011WR011552.

Pflugmacher, Dirk; Krankina, Olga N.; Cohen, Warren B.; Friedl, Mark A.; Sulla-Menashe, Damien; Kennedy, Robert E.; Nelson, Peder; Loboda, Tatiana V.; Kuemmerle, Tobias; Dyukarev, Egor; Elsadov, Vladimir; Kharuk, Viacheslav I. 2011. Comparison and assessment of coarse resolution land cover maps for Northern Eurasia. Remote Sensing of Environment. 115: 3539-3553.

Raffuse, Sean M.; Craig, Kenneth J.; Larkin, Narasimhan K.; Strand, Tara T.; Sullivan, Dana Coe; Wheeler, Neil J.M.; Solomon, Robert. 2012. An evaluation of modeled plume injection height with satellite-derived observed plume height. Atmosphere. 3: 103-123. DOI:10.3390/atmos3010103.

Raymond, Crystal L.; McKenzie, Donald. 2012. Carbon dynamics of forest in Washington, USA: 21st century projections based on climate-driven changes in fire regimes. Ecological Applications. 22(5): 1589-1611.

Rinella, Matthew J.; Dean, Ron; Vavra, Marty; Parks, Catherine G. 2012. Vegetation responses to supplemental winter feeding of elk in western Wyoming. Western North American Naturalist. 72(1): 78-83.

Richardson, John S.; Naiman, Robert J.; Bisson, Peter A. 2012. How did fixed-width buffers become standard practice for protecting freshwaters and their riparian areas from forest harvest practices? Freshwater Science. 3 1(1): 232-238.

Robbins, Alicia S.T.; Daniels, Jean M. 2012. Restoration and economics: A union waiting to happen? Restoration Ecology. 20 (1): 10-17.

Robert, Jacques; Chinchar, V. Gregory. 2012. “Ranaviruses: an emerging threat to ectothermic vertebrates” report of the First International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Minneapolis MN July 8, 2011. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 36: 259-261.

Sala, Anna; Woodruff, David R.; Meinzer, Fredrick C. 2012. Carbon dynamics in trees: feast or famine? Tree Physiology. 32: 764-775.

Shaw, Charles G.; Omdal, D.W.; Ramsey-Kroll, A.; Roth, L.F. 2012. Inoculum reduction measures to manage Armillaria root disease in a severely infected stand of ponderosa pine in south-central Washington: 35-year results. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 27(1): 25-29.

Sobota, Daniel J.; Johnson, Sherri L.; Gregory, Stan V.; Ashkenas, Linda R. 2012. A stable isotope tracer study of the influences of adjacent land use and riparian condition on fates of nitrate in streams. Ecosystems. 15: 1-7.

Statham, Mark J.; Sacks, Benjamin N.; Aubry, Keith B.; Perrine, John D.; Wisely, Samantha M. 2012. The origin of recently established red fox populations in the United States: translocations or natural range expansions? Journal of Mammalogy. 93 (1): 52-65.

Stephens, Scott L.; Boerner, Ralph E. J.; Moghaddas, Jason J.; Moghaddas, Emily E. Y.; Collins, Brandon M.; Dow, Christopher B.; Edminster, Carl; Fiedler, Carl E.; Fry, Danny L.; Hartsough, Bruce R.; Keeley, Jon E.; Knapp, Eric E.; McIver, James D.; Skinner, Carl N.; Youngblood, Andrew 2012. Fuel treatment impacts on estimated wildfire carbon loss from forests in Montana, Oregon, California, and Arizona. Ecosphere. 3(5): 1-17, Article 38.

Strunk, Jacob L.; Reutebuch, Stephen E.; Andersen, Hans-Erik; Gould, Peter J.; McGaughey, Robert J. 2012. Model-assisted forest yield estimation with light detection and ranging. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 27(2): 53-59.

Thies, Walter G.; Westlind, Douglas J. 2012. Validating the Malheur model for predicting ponderosa pine post-fire mortality using 24 fires in the Pacific Northwest, USA. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 21(5): 572-582.

Thompson, Jonathan R.; Wiek, Arnim; Swanson, Frederick J.; Carpenter, Stephen R.; Fresco, Nancy; Hollingsworth, Teresa; Spies, Thomas A.; Foster, David R. 2012. Scenario studies as a synthetic and integrative research activity for Long-Term Ecological Research. BioScience. 62(4): 367-376.

Todoroki, Christine L.; Lowell, Eini C.; Dykstra, Dennis P.; Briggs, David G. 2012. Maps and models of density and stiffness within individual Douglas-fir trees. SCION. 42: 1-13.

Voelker, Steven L.; Noirot-Cosson, Paul-Emile; Stambaugh, Michael C.; McMurry, Erin R.; Meinzer, Frederick C.; Lachenburch, Barbara; Guyette, Richard P. 2012. Spring temperature responses of oaks are synchronous with North Atlantic conditions during the deglaciation. Ecological Monographs. 82(2): 169-187.

Wilson, Patrick Impero; Hall, Troy E.; Kruger, Linda E. 2012. Riparian area protection and outdoor recreation: lessons from the Northwest Forest Plan. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research. 4(2): 131-141.

Wing, Brian M.; Ritchie, Martin W.; Boston, Kevin; Cohen, Warren B.; Gitelman, Alix; Olsen, Michael J. 2012. Prediction of understory vegetation cover with airborne lidar in an interior ponderosa pine forest. Remote Sensing of Environment. 124: 730-741.

Wulder, Michael A.; Masek, Jeffrey G.; Cohen, Warren B.; Loveland, Thomas R.; Woodcock, Curtis E. 2012. Opening the archive: how free data has enabled the science and monitoring promise of Landsat. Remote Sensing of Environment. 122: 2-10.

Yackulic, Charles B.; Reid, Janice; Davis, Raymond; Hines, James E.; Nichols, James D.; Forsman, Eric. 2012. Neighborhood and habitat effects on vital rates: expansion of the Barred Owl in the Oregon Coast Ranges. Ecology. 93(8): 1953-1966.

Yadama, Vikram; Lowell, Eini C.; Langum, Christopher E. 2012. Characterization of wood strands from young, small-diameter Douglas-fir and western hemlock trees. Wood and Fiber Science. 44 (1): 36-45.

Zarnetske, Jay P.; Haggerty, Roy; Wondzell, Steven M.; Baker, Michelle A. 2012. Labile dissolved organic carbon supply limits hyporheic denitrification. Journal of Geophysical Research. 116: G04036: 13 p. doi:1029/2011JG001730.

Zielinski, William J.; Dunk, Jeffrey R.; Gray, Andrew N. 2012. Estimating habitat value using forest inventory data: the fisher (Martes pennanti) in northwestern California. Forest Ecology and Management. 275: 35-42.


Research Notes

Research notes (RNs) provide observational information on new techniques or instruments, updates on studies not yet completed .

Alexander, Susan J.; Parrent, Daniel J. 2012. Estimating sawmill processing capacity for Tongass timber: 2009 and 2010 Update. Res. Note PNW-RN568, Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 18 p.

Romolini, M.; Brinkley, W.; Wolf, K.L. 2012. What is urban environmental stewardship? Constructing a practitioner-derived framework. Res. Note PNW-RN-566. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 41 p.

Resource Bulletins

Resource bulletins (RB) provide economic information of permanent value on timber and other forest resources or their use.

Zhou, Xiaoping; Warren, Debra D 2012. Production, prices, employment, and trade in Northwest forest industries, all quarters 2011. Resour. Bull. PNW-RB-264. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 167 p.

Science Findings

To communicate our most significant findings to people who make and influence decisions about land management, we select up to 12 projects each year to highlight in a monthly publication.

Issue 150 (February 2013) Forest in decline: Yellow-cedar research yields prototype for climate change adaptation planning, based on science by Paul Hennon.

Issue 149 (January 2013) Tangled trends for temperate rain forests as temperatures tick up based on science by Tara Barrett.

Issue 148 (December 2012) Adaptation: Planning for climate change and its effects on federal lands, based on science by David L. Peterson and Michael J. Furniss.

Issue 147 (October2012) Remember redcedar! An overlooked species reveals its potential, based on science by Connie Harrington, Warren Devine, Peter Gould, and Leslie Brodie.

Issue 146 (September 2012) A barrage of beetles: controlling leafy spurge through beetle inundation, based on science by Rob Progar.

Issue 145 (August 2012) Logging debris matters: better soil, fewer invasive plants, based on science by Timothy B. Harrington, David H. Peter, Robert A. Slesak, and Stephen H. Schoenholtz.

Issue 144 (July 2012) Ecosystem service markets 101: supply and demand for nature, based on science by Jeff Kline and Trista Patterson.

Issue 143 (June 2012) Make way for seedlings: regenerating white spruce in Alaska, based on science by Andrew Youngblood.

Issue 142 (May 2012) Sage-grouse on the edge: understanding and managing western landscapes for their survival, based on science by Michael Wisdom.

Issue 141 (April 2012) A closer look: decoupling the effects of prescribed fire and grazing on vegetation in a ponderosa pine forest, based on science by Becky Kerns and Michelle Buonopane.

Issue 140 (March 2012) Seasonal neighbors: residential development encroaches on mule deer winter range in central Oregon, based on science by Jeff Kline.

Issue 139 (February 2012) Thinking big: linking rivers to landscapes, based on science by E. Ashley Steel and Kelly M. Burnett.

Issue 138 (January 2012) Mapping older forests: satellites, statistics, and boots on the ground, based on science by Janet Ohmann and Warren Cohen.

Issue 137 (November 2011) Growing quality of life: urban trees, birth weight, and crime, based on science by Geoffrey H. Donovan.

Issue 136 (October 2011) Engineering a future for amphibians under a changing climate, based on science by Deanna Olson.

Issue 135 (September 2011) Mount St. Helens: Still erupting lessons 31 years later, based on science by Charlie Crisafulli, and Fred Swanson.


Research Papers

Research papers (RPs) provide results, analyses, conclusions of formal studies.

Devine, Warren D.; Footen, Paul W.; Harrison, Robert B.; Terry, Thomas A.; Harrington, Constance A.; Holub, Scott M.; Gould, Peter J. 2013. Estimating tree biomass, carbon, and nitrogen in two vegetation control treatments in an 11-year-old Douglas-fir plantation on a highly productive site. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-591. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 29 p.

Peter, David H.; Harrington, Timothy B. 2012. Relations of native and exotic species 5 years after clearcutting with and without herbicide and logging debris treatments. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-589. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 37 p.

Gordon, Ryan; Mallon, Angela; Maier, Carolin; Kruger, Linda; Shindler, Bruce 2012. Building a citizen-agency partnership among diverse interests: the Colville National Forest and Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition Experience. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-588. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 16 p.

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