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Ecosystem Function and Health

Robert F. Powers

1939-2013

Zhang, Jianwei; Oliver, William W.; Powers, Robert F. 2013. Reevaluating the self-thinning boundary line for ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests. Can. J. For. Res. 43: 963-971.

Zhang, Jianwei; Powers, Robert; Oliver, William; David, Young 2013. Response of ponderosa pine plantations to competing vegetation control in Northern California, USA: A meta- analysis. Forestry, doi:10.1093/forestry/cps054.

Ponder Jr., Felix; Fleming, Robert L.; Berch, Shannon; Busse, Matt D.; Elioff, John D.; Hazlett, Paul W.; Kabzems, Richard D.; Kranabetter, J. Marty; Morris, David M.; Page-Dumroese, Deborah; Palik, Brian J.; Powers, Robert F.; Sanchez, Felipe G.; Scott, D. Andrew; Stagg, Richard H.; Stone, Douglas M.; Young, David H.; Zhang, Jianwei; Ludovici, Kim H.; McKenney, Daniel W.; Mossa, Debbie S; Sanborn, Paul T.; Voldseth, Richard A. 2012. Effects of organic matter removal, soil compaction and vegetation control on 10th year biomass and foliar nutrition: LTSP continent-wide comparisons. Forest Ecology and Management. 278(15): 35-54.

Powers, Robert F.; Busse, Matt D.; McFarlane, Karis J.; Zhang, Jianwei; Young, David H. 2012. Long-term effects of silviculture on soil carbon storage: does vegetation control make a difference? Forestry. doi:10.1093/forestry/cps067.

Zhang, Jianwei; Powers, Robert F.; Skinner, Carl N. 2010. To manage or not to manage: The role of silviculture in sequestering carbon in the specter of climate change. In: Jain, Theresa B.; Graham, Russell T.; Sandquist, Jonathan. Integrated management of carbon sequestration and biomass utilization opportunities in a changing climate: Proceedings of the 2009 National Silviculture Workshop; 2009 June 15-18; Boise, ID. Proceedings RMRS-P-61. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 95-110.

Peterson, David L.; Agee, James K.; Aplet, Gregory H.; Dykstra, Dennis P.; Graham, Russell T.; Lehmkuhl, John F.; Pilliod, David S.; Potts, Donald F.; Powers, Robert F.; Stuart, John D. 2009. Effects of timber harvest following wildfire in western North America. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-776. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 51 p.

Rabin, Lawrence A.; Oliver, William W.; Powers, Robert F.; Ritchie, Martin, W.; Busse, Matt, D.; Knapp, Eric E. 2009. Historical growth plots in the Pacific Southwest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-213. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 83 p.

McFarlane, K. J.; Schoenholtz, S. H.; Powers, R. F. 2009. Plantation management intensity affects belowground carbon and nitrogen storage in northern California. Soil Science Society of American Journal, 73: 1020-1032.

Busse, Matt D.; Sanchez, Felipe G.; Ratcliff, Alice W.; Butnor, John R.; Carter, Emily A.; Powers, Robert F. 2009. Soil carbon sequestration and changes in fungal and bacterial biomass following incorporation of forest residues. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Vol. 41: 220-227.

Busse, Matt D.; Jurgensen, Martin F.; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Powers, Robert F. 2007. Contribution of actinorhizal shrubs to site fertility in a northern California mixed pine forest. Forest Ecology and Management. 244: 68-75.

Powers, Robert F., tech. editor. 2007. Restoring fire-adapted ecosystems: proceedings of the 2005 national silviculture workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-203, Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 306 p.

Sampson, Mark T.; Featured: Powers, Robert F. 2007. Saving the soil: lessons from the long-term soil productivity experiment. Science Perspective PSW-SP-009. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 6 p.

Busse, M.D., M.F. Jurgensen, D. Page-Dumroese, R.F. Powers. 2007. Contribution of actinorhizal shrubs to site fertility in a northern California mixed-pine forest. Forest Ecology and Management 244:68-75.

Busse, M.D., S.E. Beattie, R.F. Powers, F.G. Sanchez, and A.E. Tiarks. 2006. Microbial community responses in forest mineral soil to compaction, organic matter removal, and vegetation control. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36:577-588.

Fleming, Robert L.; Powers, Robert F.; Foster, Neil W.; Kranabetter, J. Marty; Scott, D. Andrew; Ponder, Felix Jr.; Berch, Shannon; Chapman, William K.; Kabzems, Richard D.; Ludovici, Kim H.; Morris, David M.; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Sanborn, Paul T.; Sanchez, Felipe G.; Stone, Douglas M.; Tiarks, Allan E. 2006. Effects of organic matter removal, soil compaction, and vegetation control on 5-year seedling performance: a regional comparison of long-term soil productivity sites. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 36: 529-550.

Sanchez, Felipe G.; Tiarks, Allan E.; Kranabetter, J. Marty; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Powers, Robert F.; Sanborn, Paul T.; Chapman, William K. 2006. Effects of organic matter removal and soil compaction on fifth-year mineral soil carbon and nitrogen contents for sites across the United States and Canada. Can. J. For. Res., Vol. 36: 565-576.

Knapp E.E., M.Busse, J. Morgan Varner III, C. Skinner, and R. Powers. 2006. Behavior and short-term effects of fire in masticated fuel beds. Proceedings of the Third International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Nov. 13-17, San Diego, CA.

Busse, Matt D., Ken R. Hubbert, Gary O. Fiddler, Carol J. Shestak, and Robert F. Powers. 2005. Lethal soil temperatures during burning of masticated forest residues.

Busse, M.D.; Ratcliff, A.W.; Shestak, C.J.; Powers, R.F. 2001. Glyphosate toxicity and the effects of long-term vegetation control on soil microbial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 33: 1777-1789.

Powers, R.F., Alban R.E., Ballenger E.A., Brennan T.J. 1991. Sustaining site productivity in North American forests: Problems and Prospects. “Sustained Productivity of Forest Soils,” 7th Annual American Forest Soils Conference Proceedings, 1990.

Powers, R. F., and W. W. Oliver. 1978. Site classification of ponderosa pine stands under stocking control in California. USDA For. Serv. Res. Pap. PSW-128. 9 p.

Busse, Matt D., Samual E. Beattie, Robert F. Powers, Felipe G. Sanchez, and Allan E. Tiarks. 2006. Microbial community responses in forest mineral soil to compaction, organic matter removal, and vegetation control. Can. J. For. Res. 36: Pages 577-588.

Powers, R.F.; Adams, M.B.; Fiske, J.N.; Joslin, J.D. 2005. Non-boreal coniferous forests of North America. In: Anderson, F. A. (ed.) Ecosystems of the World: Coniferous Forests. Elsevier, The Netherlands.

Powers, Robert F.; Sanchez, Felipe G.; Scott, D. Andrew; Page-Dumroese, Deborah 2004. The North American Long-Term Soil Productivity Experiment: Coast-to-coast findings from the first decade. In: Shepperd, Wayne D.; Eskew, Lane G., compilers. 2004. Silviculture in special places: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop; 2003 September 8-11; Granby, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-34. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 191-206.

Powers, R.F. 2003. Keynote: World trends in forests, forest use, wood supply. The Irony of California Forestry. The Challenge to Our Profession. p. 1-17. In: Cooper, S.L. (comp.) Proceedings 24th Ann. Forest Vegetation Management Conf. Univ. California Cooperative Exten., Redding, CA.

McColl, J.G.; Powers, R.F. 2003. Decomposition of small woody debris of California red fir: mass loss and elemental content over 17 years. Soil Sci. Am. Soc. J. 67: 1227-1233.

Waldrop, M.P.; McColl, J.G.; Powers, R.F. 2003. Effects of forest postharvest management practices on enzyme activities in decomposing litter. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67: 1250-1256.

Gomez, A.; Powers, R.F.; Singer, M.J.; Horwath, W.R. 2002. N uptake and N status in ponderosa pine as affected by soil compaction and forest floor removal. Plant & Soil 242: 263-275.

Gomez, A.; Powers, R.F.; Singer, M.J.; Horwath, W.R. 2002. Soil compaction effects on growth of young ponderosa pine following litter removal in California’s Sierra Nevada. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 66: 1334-1343.

Gomez, G.A.; Singer, M.J.; Powers, R.F.; Horwath, W.R. 2002. Soil compaction effects on water status of ponderosa pine assessed through 13C/12C composition. Tree Physiol. 22: 459-467.

Powers, R.F. 2002. Effects of soil disturbance on fundamental, sustainable productivity of managed forests. p. 63-82. In: Verner, J. (comp.) The Kings River Sustainable Ecosystem Project. USDA Forest Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-183. Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, CA.

Boyle, J.R.; Powers, R.F. (eds.) 2001. Forest soils and ecosystem sustainability. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 462 p.

Powers, Robert F. 2001 Chapter 5. Assessing potential sustainable wood yield. p. 105-128. In: Evans, Julian (ed.) The Forests Handbook. Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK.

Powers, R.F. 2000. The role of planted forests in a “green certified” century. p. 1-17. In: S.L. Cooper (comp.) Reforestation for the New Millennium: Back to Our Roots. Proceedings 21st Forest Vegetation Management Conference. Univ. California, Cooperative Extension, Redding, CA.

Powers, R.F.; Hauxwell, D.L.; Nakamura, G.O. (eds.) 2000. Forest soils biology and forest management. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-178. Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, CA.

Powers, R.F.; Reynolds, P.E. 2000. Intensive management of ponderosa pine plantations: sustainable productivity for the 21st century. J. Sustainable Forestry 10 (3/4): 249-255.

Reynolds, P.E.; Powers, R.F. 2000. Gas exchange for managed ponderosa pine stands positioned along a climatic gradient. J. Sustainable Forestry 10 (3/4): 257-265.

Powers, Robert F. 1999. On the sustainability productivity of planted forests. New Forests 17: 253-306.

Powers, R.F.; Reynolds, P.E. 1999. Ten-year responses of ponderosa pine plantations to repeated vegetation and nutrient control along an environmental gradient. Canadian J. For. Res. 29: 1027-1038

McColl, J.G. and R.F. Powers. 1998. Decomposition of small diameter woody debris of red fir determined by nuclear magnetic resonance. Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Analy. 29: 2691-2704.

Oliver, William W. and Robert F. Powers. 1998. Blacks Mountain California: Interdisciplinary Field Research in Ponderosa Pine. Journal of Forestry 96(8):4-9.

Powers, R.F.; Tiarks, A.E.; Boyle, J.R. 1998. Assessing soil quality: practicable standards for sustainable forest productivity in the United States. p. 53-80. In: Davidson, E.A.; Adams, M.B.; Ramakrishna, K. (eds.) Criteria and indicators of soil quality for sustainable forest productivity. Spec. Publ. 53, Soil Sci. Soc. Am., Madison, WI

Powers, R.F. and G.F. Ferrell. 1997. Moisture, nutrient, and insect constraints plantation growth: the "Garden of Eden" study. New Zealand J. For. Sci. 27

Powers, R.F. 1997. On the sustainability of planted forests. In: Planted Forests Contributions to Sustainable Societies. Oregon State University, Corvallis.

Powers, R.F. and I.K. Morrison. 1996. Soil and sustainable forest productivity: preamable. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 60: 1613.

Powers, R.F. and P.E Avers. 1995. Sustaining forest productivity through soil standards: a coordinated U.S. effort. p. 147-190. In: C.B. Powter, S.A Abbouc W.B. McGill (eds.) Environmental oil Science. Anthropogenic Chemicals and Quality Criteria. Canadian Soc. Soil Sci., Brandon, Manitoba.

Van Cleve, K. and R.F. Powers. 1995. Soil carbon, soil formation, and ecosystem development. p. 155-200. In: W.W. McFee and J.M. Kelly (eds.) Carbon Forms Functions in Forest Soil Sci. Soc. Am., Madison, WI.

Powers, R.F., D.J. Mead, J.A. Burger, and M.W. Ritchie. 1994. Designing long-term site productivity experiments. p. 247-285 In: Impacts of Forest Harvesting on Long-Term Site Productivity. W.J.Dyck, D.W. Cole and N.B. Comerford, Editors. Chapman and Hall, London, UK.

Ritchie, M.W. and R.F. Powers. 1993. A user's guide for SYSTUM-1 (Version 2.0): Simulating trends in young stands under management in California and Oregon. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-147. Albany CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service. 45 p.

Powers, R.F. and K. Van Cleve. 1991. Long-term ecological research in temperboreal forest ecosystems. Agron. J. 83:11-24.

Powers, R. F., and W. W. Oliver. 1990. Libocedrus decurrens Torr. Incense-cedar. p. 173-180. In: Burns, R. M. and B. H. Honkala (tech. coord.) Silvics of North America Volume 1, Conifers. Agric. Handb. 654.

Powers, R.F., M.W. Ritchie, and L.O. Ticknor. 1989. SYSTUM-1: Simulating the growth of young conifers under management. p. 101-115 In: A Decade of Forest Vegetation Management. Proc. 10th Ann. Forest Vegetation Management Conference, Nov. 1-3, 1988, Eureka CA. Forest Vegetation Managment Conference, Redding CA. 226 p.

Ritchie, M.W. and R.F. Powers. 1988. Modeling height growth of young ponderosa pine plantations: influence of weed competition and crown ratio. P 79-91 In: Proceedings 9th Annual Forest Vegetation Management Conference, Nov. 3-5, 1987, Redding CA. Forest Vegetation Management Conference, Redding, CA. 226 p.

Powers, R. F.,and W. W. Oliver. 1984. Ponderosa pine plantation growth in northern California . . . brush competition and response to release. p.122-125. In: Summaries of the proceedings of the 1984 Western Forestry Conference; 1984 December 3-5; Sacramento, CA. West. For. and Conserv. Assoc. Portland, OR.

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