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Elaine K. Sutherland

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Citations of non US Forest Service Publications

  • Kennedy, E.A. 1978. Some palaeoenvironmental indicators from the foraminiferal assemblage in the Slindon Sands. Brighton Geographical Society 4: 14-18.

    Kennedy, E.A. and J.A. Gordon. 1980. Characteristics of nineteenth century climate data used in the verification of dendroclimatic reconstructions. Technical Note No. 16. Northern Hemisphere Climatic Reconstruction Group, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona: Tucson, Arizona. 11 p. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2295.9848

    Sutherland, E.K. 1983a. The effects of fire exclusion on growth in mature ponderosa pine in northern Arizona. Master of Sciences Pre-submission manuscript, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona. 20 pp. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.5109.9364

    Sutherland, E.K. 1983. Application of dendrochronology to resource inventory   In: Renewable resource inventories for monitoring changes and trends: Proceedings of an international conference, 1983, Corvallis, OR. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4679.8562 College of Forestry, Oregon State University: Corvallis, OR. pp 464-467

    Swetnam, T.W., E.K. Sutherland and M.A. Thompson. 1983. Comment on dating forest disturbances. Quaternary Research 19: 400-401.

  • Sutherland, E.K. and W.W. Covington. 1987. Factors affecting the growth response of Pinus ponderosa L. to prescribed burning. J.W. Hornbeck and G. Jacoby eds.   In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ecological Aspects of Tree-Ring Analysis, Tarrytown, NY. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2078.8967 U.S. Department of Energy. pp 432-442.   (Accessed 24 August 2015)

  • Treshow, M., E.K. Sutherland. and J.P. Bennett. 1987. Tolerance and susceptibility to air pollution: A new direction in sampling strategy. J.W. Hornbeck and G. Jacoby eds.   In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ecological Aspects of Tree-Ring Analysis, Tarrytown, NY. U.S. Department of Energy. pp 392-400.   (Accessed 24 August 2015)

  • Sutherland, E.K. 1989a. The natural and unnatural fire history of southwestern ponderosa pine. Women in Natural Resources 11(1): 12-16.

  • Sutherland, E.K. 1989b. The effect of prescribed burning on southwestern ponderosa pine growth. PhD Dissertation, Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College, The University of Arizona. 116 pp.

  • Martin, B. and E.K. Sutherland. 1990. Air pollution in the past recorded in width and stable carbon isotope composition of annual growth rings of Douglas-fir. Plant, Cell and Environment 13(8): 839-844.  

    Sutherland, E.K. and B. Martin. 1990. Growth response of Pseudotsuga menziesii to air pollution from copper smelting. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 20: 1020-1029.

  • Sutherland, E.K., W.W. Covington and S. Andariese. 1991. A model of ponderosa pine growth response to prescribed burning. Forest Ecology and Management 44(2–4): 161-173.

  • Sutherland, E.K. and B. Martin. 1992. Stable carbon isotopes can reveal the cause of tree growth variation during periods of high air pollutant concentration. T.S. Bartholin, B.E. Berglund, D. Eckstein and F.H. Schweingruber eds.   In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Tree Rings and Environment, 3-9 September 1990, Ystad, Sweden. LUNDQUA Report 34 University of Lund: Lund, Sweden. pp 313-323.

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