Research Forester/Project Leader
B.S.F., University of Michigan, 1975
M.F., University of Michigan, 1977
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1990
My research interests are in silviculture and forest ecophysiology. I am
particularily interested in how silvicultural treatments affect
environmental factors such as temperature and the availability of light and
moisture; and, subsequently, how changes in these factors impact
regeneration and early stand development.
My current research focuses on the long term effects silvicultural
treatments have on regeneration, composition, structure, and productivity
of northern conifer stands. This research is utilizing an array of
silvicultural treatments that were established on the Penobscot
Experimental Forest in the early to mid 1950s. I am also a member of a
joint Forest Service Research National Forest System team working with
Russian counterparts to demonstrate sustainable forestry in central
Brissette, J.C.; Frank, R.M.; Stone, T.L.; Skratt, T.A. 1999. Precommercial thinning in a northern conifer stand: 18-year results. The Forestry Chronicle 75(6):967-972.
Maguire, D.A.; Brissette, J.C.; Gu, L. 1998. Crown structure and growth efficiency of red spruce in uneven-aged, mixed-species stands in Maine. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 28:1233-1240.
Brissette, J.C.; Eubanks, S.T.; Gillespie, A.J.R.; Lasko, R.J.; Rykoff, A.V. 1997. Demonstrating appropriate silviculture for sustainable forestry in central Siberia: A Russian - American partnership. IN: Communicating the Role of Silviculture in Managing the National Forests: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE 238. Radnor, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 177-180.
Brissette, J.C. 1996. Effects of intensity and frequency of harvesting on abundance, stocking and composition of natural regeneration in the Acadian forest of eastern North America. Silva Fennica 30(2-3):301-314.
Brissette, J.C.; Chambers, J.L. 1992. Leaf water status and root
system water flux of shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.)
seedlings in relation to new root growth after transplanting. Tree