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ID: 128
In-Filling Reduces the Urban Forest to the Detriment of Humans and Wildlife Habitat

The urban landscape, because of its developed infrastructure, has less ecological services than a forested rural landscape and any further erosi ...

Principal Investigator : Wayne Zipperer

Resource Management and Use2012SRS

ID: 101
A High-Tech Adventure Game of Hide and Seek

Geocaching invites a technologically savvy public into nature

Principal Investigator : Deborah Chavez

Outdoor Recreation2012PSW

ID: 121
A Proactive Strategy To Control Invasive Species in Mountaintop Ecosystems

High-elevation pine forests, under the threat of multiple stressors, serve as an excellent flagship to lead the shift away from crisis managemen ...

Principal Investigator : Anna Schoettle

Invasive Species
Resource Management and Use
2012RMRS

ID: 90
A Rigorous Procedure for Holding Expert Panels



Principal Investigator : Bruce Marcot

Wildlife and Fish2012PNW

ID: 151
Advances in Suppression Cost Forecasting for the Forest Service and the Department of Interior



Principal Investigator : Jeff Prestemon

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012SRS

ID: 96
Air-Pollution Thresholds Protect Ecosystems

Research benefits air-quality specialists, land managers, scientists, and policymakers

Principal Investigator : Mark Fenn

Water, Air, and Soil2012PSW

ID: 25
America's Iconic Covered Bridges Documented With As Built Records

Laser scanning technology provides details of historic covered timber bridges

Principal Investigator : Robert Ross

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 102
Americans and Greeks Experience Similar Benefits from Recreation in Forests

Data show recreational uses of forest lands are psychologically and socially important

Principal Investigator : Jim Absher

Outdoor Recreation2012PSW

ID: 40
Analysis Reveals Cyclical and Structural Changes in Forest Products Industry

Structural changes may be difficult to reverse but prospects for growth exist in forest product exports and wood-based biorefining

Principal Investigator : Christopher W. Woodall

Inventory and Monitoring2012NRS

ID: 93
Applying Decision Science to Managing National Forests



Principal Investigator : Bruce Marcot

Resource Management and Use2012PNW

ID: 46
Assessing Climate Change Risk to Eastern Forests Using Climate Change Tree Atlas Data

New tool makes for better informed forest management decisions

Principal Investigator : Stephen Matthews

Water, Air, and Soil2012NRS

ID: 16
Assessing Litterfall Trap Bias

Are traps preferentially representing certain kinds of leaf litter

Principal Investigator : Grizelle Gonzalez

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
Inventory and Monitoring
2012IITF

ID: 17
Avian Diversity in the Agroscapes of Nicaragua's Northern Highlands

Creating biological corridors to sustain biodiversity, while increasing revenue for local farmers

Principal Investigator : Wayne Arendt

Wildlife and Fish
Inventory and Monitoring
2012IITF

ID: 47
Balanced Approach to Surveillance Reduces the Costs of Invasive Species Detection and Control

New planning tool helps organizations make decisions on where and how much money to spend on invasive pests detection programs

Principal Investigator : Robert G. Haight

Invasive Species2012NRS

ID: 86
Beetle Pheromones Save Endangered Pines From Bark Beetles

High-elevation pines protected by turning beetles' own pheromones against them

Principal Investigator : Nancy Gillette

Resource Management and Use2012PSW

ID: 48
Best Management Practices for Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Bringing local solutions to wildland fire management

Principal Investigator : Pamela J. Jakes

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012NRS

ID: 100
Biocontrol of Strawberry Guava

First field release of biocontrol agent for managing invasive strawberry guava

Principal Investigator : Tracy Johnson

Invasive Species
Inventory and Monitoring
Resource Management and Use
2012PSW

ID: 50
Biomass Potential of Poplar Energy Crops in Minnesota and Wisconsin Assessed

Scientists develop methods to map sites for poplar tree energy crops to enhance productivity and ecosystem services

Principal Investigator : Ronald S. Zalesny Jr.

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
2012NRS

ID: 65
Blight Resistant Seeds May Be Key to Comeback for American Chestnut Tree

Restoration plantings poise this once mighty tree species for a comeback

Principal Investigator : Charles H. Michler

Resource Management and Use2012NRS

ID: 103
Breaking the Grass-Fire Cycle in Dryland Ecosystems in Hawai'i

Scientists develop practical tools to manage and restore tropical dry forest landscapes on military lands in the Pacific

Principal Investigator : Susan Cordell

Wildland Fire and Fuels
Resource Management and Use
Invasive Species
2012PSW

ID: 34
Can We Bank on Forest Seed Banks

Community composition of seeds stored in forest soils becomes increasingly divergent over time

Principal Investigator : Alex Royo

Resource Management and Use2012NRS

ID: 8
Cellulose Nanofiber Composites Can Serve as Substrate for Flexible Electronics

Transparent films made from cellulose nanofibers have low thermal expansion and the potential to serve as a foundation for flexible electronics. ...

Principal Investigator : Ronald Sabo

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 35
Changing Climate, Changing Forests

Effects of climate change on forests of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada

Principal Investigator : Lindsey Rustad

Inventory and Monitoring
Invasive Species
2012NRS

ID: 37
Comprehensive Manual for Identification of Rare Truffle Fungi



Principal Investigator : Michael Castellano

Wildlife and Fish
Outdoor Recreation
2012NRS

ID: 13
Cone Calorimetry Takes Center Stage in Evaluating Fire Retardancy of Wood Products

Evaluations of cone calorimeter tests are now documented in handbook

Principal Investigator : Mark Dietenberger

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 94
Conserving Martens, Sables, and Fishers

New book provides the first comprehensive synthesis of knowledge about these species in nearly 20 years

Principal Investigator : Keith Aubry

Wildlife and Fish2012PNW

ID: 91
Dam Removal Produces Largest Release of Sediment in History

Four years of research on the Sandy River after the removal of the Marmot Dam provides guidance for future dam removals

Principal Investigator : Gordon Grant

Water, Air, and Soil2012PNW

ID: 98
Do Insects Visit and Pollinate Tanoak Flowers

The knowledge is key for informed conservation of the species

Principal Investigator : Jessica Wright

Invasive Species
Inventory and Monitoring
2012PSW

ID: 1
Do Not Blame Adhesives When Veneers Are Guilty

Perfectly good adhesives may be wrongly discarded after failing a performance test when in actuality the veneer caused the failure.

Principal Investigator : Charles Frihart

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 105
Echolocation Monitoring Models Bat Occupancy Near Wind Energy Facilities

Model could mitigate the effects of wind energy development on populations of migratory bats

Principal Investigator : Ted Weller

Wildlife and Fish
Resource Management and Use
Inventory and Monitoring
2012PSW

ID: 26
Economic Model Predicts U.S. Forest Product Markets and Timber Demand Trends

Model provides insights on how U.S. competition and trade in forest products could be affected by expanded global use of wood for energy in futu ...

Principal Investigator : Peter Ince

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 49
Effect of Woody Biomass Removal on Forest Biodiversity and Nutrient Cycling

Findings represent short-term effects and give a baseline for long-term study

Principal Investigator : Deahn Donner

Wildlife and Fish
Resource Management and Use
2012NRS

ID: 41
Effects of Disturbance, Climate, and Management on U.S. Forest Carbon

Forest response to fire, insects, harvesting, etc., is responsible for nearly one-half of the U.S. forest carbon sink, offsetting about 12 perce ...

Principal Investigator : Yude Pan

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
2012NRS

ID: 112
Effects of Rising Temperature on Carbon Cycling and Storage in Ecosystems

Scientists find that as ecosystems warm, they store more carbon, not less

Principal Investigator : Christian Giardina

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
Inventory and Monitoring
2012PSW

ID: 52
Effects of Timber Harvesting and Biomass Removal on Forest Health Studied

A 10-year study shows that forest sites are able to experience high levels of soil compaction and biomass removal with little negative effects o ...

Principal Investigator : Daniel C. Dey

Water, Air, and Soil
Resource Management and Use
2012NRS

ID: 42
Emerald Ash Borer Natural Enemies Becoming Established in the United States

Optimism increasing for long-term management of the emerald ash borer

Principal Investigator : Leah Bauer

Invasive Species2012NRS

ID: 43
Feedbacks Through the Land Market Affect Success of Open Space Conservation Policy

A new planning tool helps decide which land parcels to save

Principal Investigator : Robert G. Haight

Resource Management and Use
Wildlife and Fish
2012NRS

ID: 129
Fighting Forest disease and pests using genomics and biotechnology



Principal Investigator : C. Dana Nelson

Resource Management and Use
Invasive Species
Inventory and Monitoring
2012SRS

ID: 95
Finding Value in Young-Growth Koa Wood

A demonstration project informs the forest industry in Hawai'i of the quality and uses for young-growth Koa wood

Principal Investigator : Eini Lowell

Resource Management and Use2012PNW

ID: 44
First Inventory of Standing Dead Trees Across the United States Developed

Study compares differences between previously modeled estimates and new empirical estimates

Principal Investigator : Christopher W. Woodall

Inventory and Monitoring2012NRS

ID: 45
Forest Carbon Estimates for Climate Benefits Projects Around the World

Science on forest carbon benefits developed by the Forest Service contributes to a reduction in deforestation and degradation in forests through ...

Principal Investigator : Linda S. Heath

Inventory and Monitoring2012NRS

ID: 131
Forest Community Dynamics After Widespread Die-Off From an Invasive Insect

Understanding how microclimate and forest community respond to eastern hemlock die-off

Principal Investigator : Chelcy Miniat

Water, Air, and Soil
Invasive Species
2012SRS

ID: 51
Forest For Every Classroom Engages Students in Environmental Topics

Building a network for place-based environmental education in Wisconsin

Principal Investigator : Barbara McGuinness

Invasive Species
Outdoor Recreation
Resource Management and Use
2012NRS

ID: 18
Forest Regulations are Rigorous throughout much of the Americas, but Implementation Remains a Challenge in Latin America

On paper, Latin America is often stricter on forestry than many States in the United States, but lack of enforcement and compliance continue to ...

Principal Investigator : Kathleen McGinley

Resource Management and Use2012IITF

ID: 22
Forest Service Continues To Make a Better Postage Stamp

Latest research reduces the environmental effect of stamp materials

Principal Investigator : Carl Houtman

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 132
ForWarn Monitors Forests Coast-to-Coast

Web-based tool provides a weekly snapshot of U.S. forest conditions to aid forest managers

Principal Investigator : William Hargrove

Wildland Fire and Fuels
Invasive Species
Resource Management and Use
2012SRS

ID: 64
FRAME Study Looks at Invasive Plants in Delaware

What are the causes and consequences of soil, plant, and animal changes in the valuable patches of forests that make up urban parks, riparian bu ...

Principal Investigator : Vince D'Amico

Invasive Species2012NRS

ID: 54
From World's Largest Landfill to New York City's Newest Park

The story of the restoration of Fresh Kills Salt Marsh, Staten Island, NY

Principal Investigator : Lindsay Campbell

Resource Management and Use
Outdoor Recreation
2012NRS

ID: 55
Guidelines for Forest Biomass Utilization

Online resource offers environmentally and economically sound biomass utilization in the Appalachian Mountains

Principal Investigator : Mary Beth Adams

Water, Air, and Soil
Resource Management and Use
2012NRS

ID: 71
Heating with Wood in Alaska

Converting oil heating systems in residential and commercial buildings in Alaska to renewable wood energy would require 1.3 to 1.7 million cords ...

Principal Investigator : Allen Brackley

Resource Management and Use2012PNW

ID: 9
Hidden Lives of Wood Decay Fungi Uncovered by Genome Sequencing

The decoded genomes of 12 species reveal a complex repertoire of proteins involved in the deconstruction of key polymers within wood cell walls

Principal Investigator : Daniel Cullen

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 66
Impact of Invasive Insects and Fire on Forest Water Resources

Minor disturbances in forests that do not significantly alter biomass can reduce water use and increase ground water recharge to aquifers

Principal Investigator : Ken Clark

Invasive Species
Water, Air, and Soil
Wildland Fire and Fuels
2012NRS

ID: 111
Improved Air-Quality Models Help Land Managers and Regulators

New research helps reduce the effects of wildfire emissions on human health, economic activity, and scenic integrity

Principal Investigator : Shawn Urbanski

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012RMRS

ID: 113
Incorporation of American Indian traditional ecological knowledge and values into understanding Fire Effects on Cultural Resources and Heritage Values.



Principal Investigator : Frank Lake

Wildland Fire and Fuels
Resource Management and Use
2012PSW

ID: 87
Industrial Air Pollution May Have Ecological Consequences

Elevated concentrations of ammonia can negatively impact lichen communities and elevated levels of nitrogen and sulfur deposition can potentiall ...

Principal Investigator : Andrzej Bytnerowicz

Water, Air, and Soil
Inventory and Monitoring
2012PSW

ID: 134
Invasive Chinese Tallow Reduces Hatching of Frog Eggs

Decomposing leaf litter reduces hatching of southern leopard frog eggs by lowering the pH and concentration of dissolved oxygen in the water

Principal Investigator : Dan Saenz

Invasive Species
Wildlife and Fish
2012SRS

ID: 135
Latino Community Access to Urban Green Space

Addressing environmental justice in terms of access to urban green space for an immigrant community in Georgia

Principal Investigator : Cassandra Johnson

Resource Management and Use2012SRS

ID: 92
Lichen Communities Serve as Canary in the Coal Mine for Air Pollution

A comparison of lichen communities from 1976 to 2008 suggests continued deterioration of air quality in the Los Angeles Basin despite policy and ...

Principal Investigator : Sarah Jovan

Inventory and Monitoring2012PNW

ID: 169
Location, Location, Location! Putting Buffers in Their Place

Forest Service conservation buffer research highlighted at Capitol Hill seminars

Principal Investigator : Andy Mason

Resource Management and Use2012WO

ID: 23
Making the Most of Beetle-Killed Trees

New manual gives land managers a variety of options for beetle-killed trees

Principal Investigator : Robert Ross

Invasive Species2012FPL

ID: 72
Managing for Ecosystem Services on Public Land

New report provides an overview of how national forests can address ecosystem services and tradeoffs associated with forest management plans and ...

Principal Investigator : Jeff Kline

Resource Management and Use2012PNW

ID: 116
Managing wildfire to increase resilience to uncharacteristically severe fire effects



Principal Investigator : Brandon M. Collins

Wildland Fire and Fuels
Resource Management and Use
2012PSW

ID: 73
Mapping Hardwood and Softwood Vegetation Types with LiDAR

Study informs forest management activities and assesses woodpecker habitat

Principal Investigator : Robert McGaughey

Inventory and Monitoring2012PNW

ID: 4
Metal Core Nanoparticles Created From Wood Char, a Bioenergy Byproduct

Shell-encapsulated metal core carbon nanoparticles have potential applications in magnetic data storage, xerography, drug delivery, and as a cat ...

Principal Investigator : Zhiyong Cai

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 74
Mitigating Arctic Black Carbon Deposition

Scientists identify meteorological conditions when black carbon does not travel to the Arctic

Principal Investigator : Sim Larkin

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012PNW

ID: 59
Model Assesses the Influence of Drought Stress on Forest Relative to Other Factors

Drought stress data added to a forest landscape disturbance and succession model show that length of drought is more important than severity

Principal Investigator : Eric J. Gustafson

Inventory and Monitoring
Resource Management and Use
2012NRS

ID: 114
Monitoring Network Saves Wealth of Data on American Bird Populations

Network archives data sets to address future large-scale conservation issues

Principal Investigator : C Ralph

Resource Management and Use
Wildlife and Fish
Inventory and Monitoring
2012PSW

ID: 79
National Study Evaluates Fuel Treatments in Reducing Risk of Fire

Mechanical treatments do not serve as surrogates for fire treatments

Principal Investigator : Andy Youngblood

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012PNW

ID: 7
Natural Wood Durability Studied to Estimate Wood's Performance

Naturally occurring chemicals in some wood species make them more durable against deterioration

Principal Investigator : Grant T. Kirker

Invasive Species
Resource Management and Use
2012FPL

ID: 68
Nature Dominates in City Tree Regeneration

Assessment of tree planting and natural regeneration in cities reveals that most trees in cities are not planted

Principal Investigator : David Nowak

Resource Management and Use2012NRS

ID: 20
New Approaches to Understanding Socioecological Systems in Cities: the San Juan ULTRA Approach



Principal Investigator : Tischa A. Munoz

Resource Management and Use2012IITF

ID: 14
New Cellulose Nanomaterials Pilot Plant Keeps Up With Market Demand

Materials are being supplied to three government agencies and six partner universities to accelerate the development of advanced cellulose-reinf ...

Principal Investigator : Alan Rudie

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 5
New Drying Process Gives Black Locust Wood Exotic Appearance

Heat treatment that prevents discoloration increases uses of this fast growing wood

Principal Investigator : Nicole Stark

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 10
New Guide Advises Treatments and Technologies To Protect Historic Wooden Bridges

Forest Service and university researchers collaborate to evaluate methods of protecting wooden bridges from fire and biodegradation.

Principal Investigator : Stan Lebow

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 69
New Management Guide Offers Strategies for Northern White-Cedar

Guide contains newly discovered and proven management strategies for one of the least-studied commercially important North American tree species

Principal Investigator : Laura Kenefic

Resource Management and Use2012NRS

ID: 67
New Model Estimates Historic Fire Frequency

Model will help restore fire-dependent ecosystems and assess effects of changing climates

Principal Investigator : Daniel C. Dey

Resource Management and Use
Wildland Fire and Fuels
2012NRS

ID: 104
New Model Predicts Urban Tree Growth

New study developed growth equations for urban tree species throughout the United States

Principal Investigator : Greg McPherson

Resource Management and Use2012PSW

ID: 117
New Report Assesses Impact of Climate Change on Forest Diseases

Climate change is projected to have far-reaching environmental effects domestically and abroad

Principal Investigator : Susan Frankel

Invasive Species2012PSW

ID: 39
New Research Suggests Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 Have Reduced the Exposure of Tree Roots and Surface Water to Harmful Aluminum

Wood decay fungi add humus to the forest floor with a high proportion of essential calcium and low amounts of potentially toxic aluminum, which ...

Principal Investigator : Kevin T. Smith

Water, Air, and Soil
Resource Management and Use
2012NRS

ID: 3
New SPORL Process Efficiently Converts Biomass to Sugars and Ferment

Preliminary laboratory evaluation confirms the high performance of the SPORL process for pretreatment of Douglas fir

Principal Investigator : Junyong Zhu

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 21
New Study Leads the Way to Detailed Mapping of Tropical Rain Forest Types

Tropical tree communities mapped for Trinidad and Tobago with satellite imagery

Principal Investigator : Eileen Helmer

Wildlife and Fish
Inventory and Monitoring
2012IITF

ID: 76
New Techniques Improve National Emissions Inventory for Wildland Fire

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is using new techniques to create the next national emissions inventory for wildland fire

Principal Investigator : Sim Larkin

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012PNW

ID: 77
New Tool Helps Evaluate Proposed Biomass Projects



Principal Investigator : Jamie Barbour

Resource Management and Use2012PNW

ID: 38
New Tree Volume and Biomass Estimation Procedures Implemented for the Yearly U.S. National Greenhouse Gas Inventory

New procedures have improved the accuracy, reliability, and transparency of the U.S. National Greenhouse Gas Inventory of U.S. forests and bioma ...

Principal Investigator : Christopher W. Woodall

Inventory and Monitoring2012NRS

ID: 70
New Way To Model Forest Stand Dynamics

Scientists test assumptions on natural selection to maximize fitness

Principal Investigator : Harry Valentine

Water, Air, and Soil2012NRS

ID: 136
North American Forest Soils are Remarkably Resistant

Ten years of data on 45 locations in the United States and Canada illustrate exactly how much disturbance forest soils can undergo and still rem ...

Principal Investigator : Andy Scott

Water, Air, and Soil2012SRS

ID: 11
Novel Yeast Makes Bioconversion Faster and Less Expensive

Faster, cheaper biofuel production is possible for commercial use

Principal Investigator : Thomas Jeffries

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 124
Ozone Air Pollution Threatens Remote National Forest Mountain Areas

Scientists are using a portable battery-powered monitor to evaluate O3 at several high-elevation, remote locations in the Rocky Mountain West

Principal Investigator : Robert Musselman

Water, Air, and Soil2012RMRS

ID: 125
Ozone Air Pollution Threatens Remote National Forest Mountain Areas



Principal Investigator : Robert Musselman

Water, Air, and Soil2012RMRS

ID: 118
Pacific Fire Exchange Is the Hottest Partnership in the Pacific

A new collaboration promotes and uses the best available science to reduce wildfire management costs and improve land managers' ability to prote ...

Principal Investigator : Susan Cordell

Wildland Fire and Fuels
Resource Management and Use
Invasive Species
2012PSW

ID: 28
Partnership Produces 3D (3-Dimensional) Engineered Fiberboard Panels

Naturally bonded boards can use fibers produced from a variety of renewable sources including wood from forest thinnings and recycled paper fibe ...

Principal Investigator : John Hunt

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 29
Photographic Key Determines Age and Gender in Two Thryothorus Wrens From Nicaragua's Pacific Slope

A visual and metric aid to determining age and gender in tropical wrens

Principal Investigator : Wayne Arendt

Wildlife and Fish
Inventory and Monitoring
2012IITF

ID: 167
Practical Agroforestry Guide Released for Landownders, Farmers, and Ranchers

Guide informs underserved and limited resource farmers in the Southeast ways to use agroforestry to better manage their lands and boost profits

Principal Investigator : Andy Mason

Resource Management and Use2012WO

ID: 57
Prairie Strips Lead to Better Environmental Health and Greater Socioeconomic Vitality

Forest Service scientists help Midwestern farming communities understand how to transform strategic portions of the agricultural landscape into ...

Principal Investigator : Randy Kolka

Water, Air, and Soil2012NRS

ID: 138
Predicting Future Spruce Beetle Infestations

Scientists model the effects of increasing temperatures and forest stand conditions on the likelihood of spruce beetle infestation over time

Principal Investigator : R. Justin DeRose

Inventory and Monitoring2012RMRS

ID: 78
Predicting the Path of the Amber-Marked Birch Leaf Miner

Scientists model future infestation of an invasive insect in Anchorage, AK

Principal Investigator : John Lundquist

Invasive Species2012PNW

ID: 123
Quantifying Phosphorus Delivery Pathways in Forest Watersheds

Predictive model clearly shows the importance of lateral flow in delivering phosphorus from steep forested hillslopes to forest streams

Principal Investigator : William Elliot

Water, Air, and Soil2012RMRS

ID: 144
Recreation and Protected Lands in the United States



Principal Investigator : Ken Cordell

Outdoor Recreation2012SRS

ID: 145
Red Oak Species Is Especially Vulnerable to Drought Events

Oak decline and mortality under periodic regional drought in the Ozark Highlands of Arkansas and Missouri

Principal Investigator : Marty Spetich

Inventory and Monitoring2012SRS

ID: 61
Repeated Prescribed Fires Help Sustain Oak Regeneration in Eastern Forests

Research findings can help managers in their quest to sustain this forest type throughout Eastern North America

Principal Investigator : Todd Hutchinson

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
2012NRS

ID: 80
Reponding to Climate Change on National Forests



Principal Investigator : David Peterson

Resource Management and Use2012PNW

ID: 53
Report Details Trends and Current Conditions for Northern Forests

Overarching issues include the interaction of forests and people, managing invasive species, sustaining biodiversity, and sustaining capacity fo ...

Principal Investigator : Stephen R. Shifley

Inventory and Monitoring
Outdoor Recreation
Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
Wildland Fire and Fuels
Wildlife and Fish
2012NRS

ID: 143
Report Investigates Connection Between Urban Green Spaces and Environmental Justice

Ecosystem services from urban green spaces have numerous benefits for the landscape and public health

Principal Investigator : Cassandra Johnson

Resource Management and Use2012SRS

ID: 115
Report Offers New Management Strategies for Sierra Nevada Forests

Concrete examples of science-based strategies are a hit with managers and stakeholders

Principal Investigator : Malcolm North

Resource Management and Use2012PSW

ID: 63
Research Addresses Decline of Young Forests in Central Hardwood Region

Report details how young forests can be sustainably created and managed in a landscape context

Principal Investigator : Frank R. Thompson

Resource Management and Use
Wildlife and Fish
2012NRS

ID: 110
Research Helps Conserve and Restore Shrub Dominated Ecosystems

Helping to make prudent, research-based decisions to improve shrublands in the Interior West

Principal Investigator : Bryce Richardson

Resource Management and Use2012RMRS

ID: 81
Responding to Climate Change on National Forests

A new guidebook provides a scientific foundation and framework for preparing for climate change

Principal Investigator : David Peterson

Resource Management and Use2012PNW

ID: 133
Restoration Treatments for the Post-Hurricane Recovery of Longleaf Pine

Scientists recommend herbicide use to control hardwoods in plantings of longleaf pine after hurricane damage

Principal Investigator : Dale Brockway

Resource Management and Use2012SRS

ID: 127
Risk Analysis Prioritizes Investments in Hazardous Fuels Reduction

Scientists mitigate the adverse impacts of wildland fires

Principal Investigator : Matthew Thompson

Outdoor Recreation
Wildland Fire and Fuels
2012RMRS

ID: 56
Scholars Program Welcomes Youth into the World of Nature

Alleviating nature deficit disorder in the youth of Wisconsin's Northwoods

Principal Investigator : Ronald S. Zalesny Jr.

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
Outdoor Recreation
2012NRS

ID: 146
School Children Explore the World of Forest Science



Principal Investigator : Kier Klepzig

Invasive Species
Inventory and Monitoring
Outdoor Recreation
Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
Wildland Fire and Fuels
Wildlife and Fish
2012SRS

ID: 119
Science Synthesis for Forest Plan Revision



Principal Investigator : Carl Skinner

Wildland Fire and Fuels
Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
Wildlife and Fish
2012PSW

ID: 32
Scientist Refines Models Relating River Flows to Fish Habitat and Population Dynamics

To generate robust preductions, models need to acknowledge the complex life histories of riverine and diadromous fishes

Principal Investigator : Keith Nislow

Wildlife and Fish
Water, Air, and Soil
2012NRS

ID: 36
Scientists and Managers Work To Develop Climate-Smart Conservation Strategies

Project that addresses the needs of land managers in a changing climate has expanded to nine States and more than 133 million acres

Principal Investigator : Chris Swanston

Resource Management and Use2012NRS

ID: 122
Scientists Conserve the Seeds of Today To Propagate the Best Adapted Plants of Tomorrow

Project is aimed at restoring damaged grasslands, shrublands, and deserts

Principal Investigator : Nancy Shaw

Outdoor Recreation
Resource Management and Use
2012RMRS

ID: 58
Scientists Determine the Chemistry Between Ash Trees and Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

What makes some ash species so susceptible to emerald ash borer and others less susceptible

Principal Investigator : Therese M. Poland

Invasive Species2012NRS

ID: 31
Scientists Develop Wildfire Weather Climatology for the Northeastern United States

Knowing where and why large wildfires have occurred in the past can help weather forecasters and fire managers predict future events with greate ...

Principal Investigator : Joseph J. (Jay) Charney

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012NRS

ID: 75
Scientists Find Cause of Yellow-cedar Death in Alaska's Coastal Forests

Absence of snow to protect shallow roots results in roots freezing and extensive tree death

Principal Investigator : Paul Hennon

Resource Management and Use2012PNW

ID: 24
Scientists Find the Achilles' Heel of Wood Fungi Tolerance to Preservatives

Inhibiting the enzymatic pathway in copper tolerant brown rot fungi can block its tolerance of commercial wood preservatives

Principal Investigator : Katie Jenkins

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 108
Scientists Study Endangered Mexican Spotted Owl

Research provides information useful to managers charged with conserving and restoring Mexican spotted owls and their habitat

Principal Investigator : Joseph Ganey

Outdoor Recreation
Wildlife and Fish
2012RMRS

ID: 83
Scientists Study the Effects of Harvesting Fire-Killed Trees

Findings help land managers fine tune their post-fire treatments to speed forest recovery process

Principal Investigator : Jane Smith

Resource Management and Use2012PNW

ID: 120
Seasonal Prediction for Fire Danger



Principal Investigator : Shyh-Chin Chen

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012PSW

ID: 30
Seasonality and Forest Succession in Tropical Watersheds Affects Stream Export

Continuous export of organic matter from mountain streams depends on forested headwaters contributing leaf litter of varied quantity and quality ...

Principal Investigator : Tamara Heartsill Scalley

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
2012IITF

ID: 82
Smoke Modeling Helps Protect Public Health



Principal Investigator : Miriam Rorig

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012PNW

ID: 97
Sources of Air Quality in the Lake Tahoe Basin Analyzed

Scientists determine elevated concentrations of ambient ozone in the Lake Tahoe Basin are caused mainly by local emissions

Principal Investigator : Andrzej Bytnerowicz

Water, Air, and Soil
Inventory and Monitoring
2012PSW

ID: 62
Spruce Budworm Effects on Fire Risk and Vegetation in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Insect-killed trees do not necessarily increase fire risk

Principal Investigator : Brian R. Sturtevant

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012NRS

ID: 33
Strong Demand for New Tool for Detecting Asian Longhorn Beetle

Beetle traps are now being used in 14 States and three countries

Principal Investigator : Melody Keena

Invasive Species2012NRS

ID: 60
Study Assesses Public Access to Private Land for Recreation Purposes

Scientists review opportunities, constraints, and possibilities for relieving recreational pressure on public lands

Principal Investigator : Stephanie Snyder

Outdoor Recreation2012NRS

ID: 137
Study Projects Outdoor Recreation Levels in the United States to 2060

Changes in climate, socioeconomic conditions, and land use, along with population growth will affect future outdoor recreation activity in the U ...

Principal Investigator : Michael Bowker

Outdoor Recreation2012SRS

ID: 27
Studying Cellulose Nanofibril Films for Use in Electronics



Principal Investigator : Zhiyong Cai

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 84
Testing Fuel Treatments in Boreal Forests

A first-of-its-kind study tests the effects of fuel treatment on fuel consumption and fire behavior in Alaska's boreal forest

Principal Investigator : Roger Ottmar

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012PNW

ID: 140
The Effectiveness of Wildfire as a Fuel Treatment

New research results provide crucial information to land managers as they assess trade-offs associated with wildfire suppression and appropriate ...

Principal Investigator : Sean Parks

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012RMRS

ID: 107
The Effects of Climate Change in Grasslands, Shrublands, and Deserts

Studies show that by the turn of the century, climate in the Western United States may be incompatible with current vegetation types, resulting ...

Principal Investigator : Deborah Finch

Resource Management and Use
Invasive Species
Wildlife and Fish
2012RMRS

ID: 109
The Effects of Energy Development on Hawks and Golden Eagles Documented

Results from a new wildlife study help managers develop conservation measures for ferruginous hawks and golden eagles in areas being developed f ...

Principal Investigator : John Squires

Wildlife and Fish2012RMRS

ID: 19
The Role of Millipedes in Tropical Ecosystems

The direct and indirect effects on litter of varying lignin content

Principal Investigator : Grizelle Gonzalez

Water, Air, and Soil2012IITF

ID: 168
The United States Partners with Canada to Increase the Use of Agroforestry Practices

Partnership actions include collaborative research to restore windbreaks across the Great Plains and advancing the goals of the Global Research ...

Principal Investigator : Andy Mason

Resource Management and Use2012WO

ID: 88
Threats From Wind Energy Turbines Identified for Migrating Golden Eagles

National team studies movement ecology of eagles to understand behaviors that may put them at risk from energy development

Principal Investigator : Thomas Schuler

Wildlife and Fish2012NRS

ID: 99
Trout Populations Benefit From Novel Model That Examines Fragmented Habitat

Research helps set priorities for restoring connectivity of stream networks

Principal Investigator : Bret Harvey

Wildlife and Fish2012PSW

ID: 147
U.S. Forest Service Research Uses New Invasive Plant Phone Application

iPhone application helps people identify harmful, nonnative plants and provides control recommendations

Principal Investigator : James Miller

Invasive Species2012SRS

ID: 89
U.S. Urban Tree Cover Declining

Analysis of aerial images reveals that U.S. urban areas are losing about 20,000 acres of tree cover per year

Principal Investigator : David Nowak

Resource Management and Use2012NRS

ID: 148
Understanding Effects of Bioenergy Harvesting in Southern Forests



Principal Investigator : Robert Rummer

Resource Management and Use2012SRS

ID: 85
Understanding Extreme Fire Behavior



Principal Investigator : Brian Potter

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012PNW

ID: 141
Unwanted Side Effects of Roads Are Invasive Species

Monitoring invasive plants is an important component of forest restoration

Principal Investigator : Justin Runyon

Invasive Species2012RMRS

ID: 139
Updated Computer Model Helps Managers Better Estimate Visitation to Camp Sites

Model simulates travel patterns for 11,000 groups in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Principal Investigator : Alan Watson

Outdoor Recreation2012RMRS

ID: 15
Water Freezing in Wood: How Low Can It Go

The freezing and melting of water in wood gives clues about how water bonds to wood during processes such as wood decay and fastener corrosion

Principal Investigator : Samuel Zelinka

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 130
Wetlands Assessment Project Documents Outcomes of Conservation on Working Lands

Assessment offers managers a tool to improve project planning and assessment of wetland practices on working lands in the South and elsewhere

Principal Investigator : Diane DeSteven

Inventory and Monitoring2012SRS

ID: 142
Why Do the Exotics Beat the Natives: Where Is the Home-Team Advantage

New research sets forth a framework for understanding why exotic plants invade and how to fight the invasions

Principal Investigator : Dean Pearson

Invasive Species2012RMRS

ID: 126
Wilderness Fellows Program Engages Youth in Federal Land Management

Program helps agencies develop a baseline assessment of wilderness character and integrate that character in wilderness planning, management, an ...

Principal Investigator : Peter Landres

Outdoor Recreation
Inventory and Monitoring
2012RMRS

ID: 106
Wildfire Can Benefit Landscapes and Reduce Threats to Local Communities

Scientists determine that managing wildfire across large portions of Sierra Nevada forests may alleviate the current hazardous fuels problem tha ...

Principal Investigator : Carl Skinner

Wildland Fire and Fuels
Resource Management and Use
2012PSW

ID: 149
Wildfire in the United States: Future Trends and Potential

Climate models project warming and increased droughts this century in the continental United States, so wildfire is likely to increase according ...

Principal Investigator : Yongqiang Liu

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012SRS

ID: 166
Wildfire Prevention Pays Big Dividends

Wildfire prevention efforts on tribal lands in the United States have benefits that likely exceed costs by at least tenfold

Principal Investigator : Jeff Prestemon

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012SRS

ID: 2
Wood Can Last for Centuries if Protected From Moisture

Report dispels myths about wood construction through proper information that educates and empowers the public

Principal Investigator : Carol Clausen

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 6
Wood-Plastic Composites Are More Desirable With Fire Retardant Treatments

Wood-plastic composites treated with fire retardants addresses fire concerns in the wildland-urban interface

Principal Investigator : Robert White

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 12
Wood-Plastic Composites Improved with Glass

Adding microsized glass particles to wood-plastic composites creates a less dense but stiffer material for use in a variety of building applicat ...

Principal Investigator : Craig Clemons

Resource Management and Use2012FPL

ID: 150
Woody Biomass to Energy Program



Principal Investigator : Thomas Elder

Resource Management and Use2012SRS