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W. Keith Moser

Research Forester

Research Forester

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2500 S. Pine Knoll Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6381
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928-556-2046
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Current Research

I am a Research Forester in the Rocky Mountain Research Station's Forests and Woodland Ecosystems Science Program located in Flagstaff, AZ. I plan and conduct research with an emphasis on knowledge of the adaptive capacity of Forest and Woodland species, populations, communities and ecosystems to new and variable weather and disturbance conditions. In the context of applied ecology and silviculture, I develop the overall strategy and approach to the problem, establish priorities among possible studies to fill knowledge gaps, coordinate cooperative efforts, and manage budgets and personnel. This work is disseminated via refereed journals, Forest Service research outlets (e.g., general technical reports and research papers), and published conference proceedings. Furthermore, I provide technology transfer on behalf of the Program via tours, workshops, and demonstrations available to foresters (public, private, and industrial), students, visiting scientists, and public. I am also the Scientist in Charge (SIC) of the Fort Valley Experimental Forest. I manage day-to-day activities and research. In this role, I have several other duties include implementing and administering a safety program, developing and updating a Business Plan for the Experimental Forest, formulating and Project Work Plan, participating in the Stations' Experimental Forest and Range Coordination Committee, and conducting field tours, workshops, and other educational and training events in the Experimental Forest. I also have responsibilities for coordinating intra- and extramural research and resulting activities that are conducted on the Experimental Forest. Currently, I am investigating relationships between species and structural diversity vs. productivity, patterns of forest response to abiotic and biotic (including non-native invasives) disturbances, and different metrics of long-term sustainability. As part of an international research group interested in ungulate-forest relationships, I am looking at interactions between deer, non-native invasive plants, and forest regeneration. I am working on landscape change resulting from afforestation of pastoral landscapes after de facto abandonment. I am also interested in managing for multiple benefits of agroforestry landscapes.

Research Interests

I am very interested in disturbance and ecosystem stability and how management actions can impact stability at the stand, landscape, and regional level. As part of this theme, I am interested in issues related to climate impacts, forest health, and invasives, both native and nonnative. I am interested in examining the likelihood of biotic disturbances and the forest structures that result, along with devising strategies for avoidance or amelioration.

Why This Research is Important

Coming from a forest management background, I am interested in the connection between ecological processes and policy and management actions. Research in forest ecology often finds itself constrained to a particular scale: individual plant, landscape, biome or region. If the latest knowledge is to be properly transferred to on-the-ground actions, then one must translate said knowledge into a scale and format that is useful to managers. Whether using imagery from satellites, FIA data or stand exams, then end result must be an action (on non-action) on the ground that promotes the goals and objectives of the landowner. My intent is to document trends in landscape change and, in so doing, examine patterns of disturbance and sustainability across spatial scales, thus providing value to local foresters seeking explanations for observations of disturbance, health, growth, and structure on their properties.

Education

  • Yale University, D.F. (Doctor Of Forestry), Forest stand dynamics and ecophysiology, 1994
  • Duke University, M.F. (Master Of Forestry), Forest productivity, 1986
  • Duke University, M.B.A., Operations management, 1982
  • North Carolina State University, B.A., Business management, 1980
  • Professional Experience

    Adjunct Forestry Faculty, Northern Arizona University
    2014 to 2017

    Adjunct Professor of Forestry, University of Minnesota
    2004 to 2013

    Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri
    2002 to 2004

    Research Forester (Silviculture), Missouri Department of Conservation
    2000 to 2003

    Adjunct Professor of Forestry, University of Florida
    1996 to 2000

    Ecological Forestry Research Scientist, Tall Timbers Research Station
    1995 to 2000

    Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
    1994

    Professional Organizations

    • International Society of Tropical Foresters, President ( 2019 to present )
    • International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Deputy Coordinator ( 2019 to present )
      Working Party 1.01.13 Long-term Research on Forest Ecosystem Management in Northeast Asia
    • International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Deputy Coordinator ( 2019 to present )
      Working Party 1.01.05 Mountain Forest Management
    • International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Deputy Coordinator ( 2015 to present )
      Working Party 9.01.06 Forest Science Publishing
    • Society of American Foresters (SAF), Fellow, 2011 ( 1984 to present )
    • Forest Science, Editor-In-Chief ( 2011 to 2019 )
    • Journal of Forestry, Editor/Editor-In-Chief ( 2005 to 2012 )

    Awards

    Southwestern Society of American Foresters Outstanding Contribution to Forestry, 2017
    Recognized for exemplary effort and contributions to the profession by working to promote the inclusion of sound forest science in forestry.
    Fellow, Society of American Foresters, 2011
    Minnesota Society of American Foresters Outstanding Member, 2006
    Recognized contributions to SAF in scientific administration (Working Groups and Forest Science and Technology Board) and communications (Editor, Journal of Forestry) roles.
    Thurn und Taxis Foerderpreis fuer die Forstwissenschaft, 1994
    Traveling postdoctoral fellowship awarded by the German family of Thurn und Taxis to one exceptional graduating doctoral student per year. The last American and one of only two Americans to win the award.

    Featured Publications

    Publications

    Vacek, Stanislav; Vacek, Zdenek; Kalouskova, Ivana; Cukor, Jan; Bílek, Lukas; Moser, W. Keith; Bulusek, Daniel; Podrazsky, Vilem; Rehacek, David, 2018. Sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) stands on former agricultural land in the Sudetes - evaluation of ecological value and production potential
    Dosskey, Michael G.; Moser, W. Keith; Bentrup, Gary; Treiman, Thomas B., 2017. Appendix B: Risk-based framework for evaluating adaptation and mitigation strategies
    Moser, W. Keith; Bentrup, Gary, 2017. Chapter 6: Agroforestry resources
    Spetich, Martin A.; Fan, Zhaofei; Sui, Zhen; Crosby, Michael; He, Hong S.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Leininger, Theodor D.; Moser, W. Keith, 2017. Tree mortality estimates and species distribution probabilities in southeastern United States forests
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith, 2016. Appendices
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri., 2016. Assessing and forecasting change in northern forests
    Tavernia, Brian G.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel; Dickinson, Brent; Moser, W. Keith; Wilson, Barry T. (Ty); Garner, James D., 2016. Conservation of biological diversity
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith, 2016. Front matter
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith, 2016. Glossary
    Flathers, Kelsey N.; Kolb, Thomas E.; Bradford, John B.; Waring, Kristen M.; Moser, W. Keith, 2016. Long-term thinning alters ponderosa pine reproduction in northern Arizona
    DeSantis, Ryan D.; Moser, W. Keith, 2016. Maintenance of forest ecosystem health and vitality
    Moser, W. Keith; Miles, Patrick D.; Stephens, Aimee; Gormanson, Dale D.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Wear, Dave; Huggett, Robert J.; Li, Ruhong., 2016. Maintenance of productive capacity of forest ecosystems
    Goerndt, Michael E.; Moser, W. Keith; Miles, Patrick D.; Wear, Dave; DeSantis, Ryan D.; Huggett, Robert J.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Skog, Kenneth E., 2016. Projection methods
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Aguilar, Francisco X., 2016. The outlook for northern forests
    Podrazsky, V.; Holubik, O.; Vopravil, J.; Khel, T.; Moser, W. Keith; Prknova, H., 2015. Effects of afforestation on soil structure formation in two climatic regions of the Czech Republic
    Vacek, Stanislav; Hunova, Iva; Vacek, Zdenek; Hejcmanova, Pavla; Podrazsky, Vilem; Kral, Jan; Putalova, Tereza; Moser, W. Keith, 2015. Effects of air pollution and climatic factors on Norway spruce forests in the Orlicke hory Mts. (Czech Republic), 1979-2014
    Vacek, Stanislav; Vacek, Zdenek; Bulusek, Daniel; Putalova, Tereza; Sarginci, Murat; Schwarz, Otakar; Srutka, Petr; Podrazsky, Vilem; Moser, W. Keith, 2015. European Ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) dieback: Disintegrating forest in the mountain protected areas, Czech Republic
    Jogiste, Kalev; Jonsson, Bengt Gunnar; Kuuluvainen, Timo; Gauthier, Sylvie; Moser, W. Keith, 2015. Forest landscape mosaics: Disturbance, restoration, and management at times of global change
    Miles, Patrick D.; Huggett, Robert J. Jr.; Moser, W. Keith, 2015. Northern Forest Futures reporting tools and database guide
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Gormanson, Dale; Gilbert, Jonathan; Wrobel, Alexandra; Emery, Marla R.; Dockry, Michael J., 2015. Paper birch (Wiigwaas) of the Lake States, 1980-2010
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith; Goerndt, Michael E.; Song, Nianfu; Nelson, Mark D.; Nowak, David J.; Miles, Patrick D.; Butler, Brett J.; DeSantis, Ryan D.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Tavernia, Brian G., 2014. Futures project anticipates changes and challenges facing forests of the northern United States
    Widmann, Richard H; Randall, Cotton K.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W., 2014. Ohio's Forests 2011
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Atchison, Robert L.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Woodall, Christopher W., 2013. Kansas' Forests 2010
    Moser, W. Keith; Miles, P.D.; Atchison, R.A., 2013. Kansas' forest resources, 2012
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, M.H.; Pugh, S.A.; Treiman, T.B., 2013. Missouri's forest resources, 2012
    DeSantis, Ryan D.; Moser, W. Keith; Huggett, Robert J.; Li, Ruhong; Wear, David N.; Miles, Patrick D., 2013. Modeling the effects of emerald ash borer on forest composition in the Midwest and Northeast United States
    Haugen, David E.; Harsel, Robert; Bergdahl, Aaron; Claeys, Tom; Woodall, Christopher W.; Wilson, Barry T.; Crocker, Susan J.; Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Barnett, Charles H.; Domke, Grant; Kaisershot, Dan; Moser, W. Keith; Lister, Andrew J.; Gormanson, Dale D., 2013. North Dakota's Forests 2010
    McCaskill, George L.; McWilliams, William H.; Alerich, Carol A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Doug; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lehman, Shawn; Lister, Tonya W.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Roth, Paul; Riemann, Rachel; Westfall, James A., 2013. Pennsylvania's Forests, 2009
    Schulz, Beth; Moser, W. Keith; Olson, Cassandra; Johnson, Katherine, 2013. Regional distribution of introduced plant species in the forests of the Northeastern United States
    Piva, Ronald J.; Walters, Brian F.; Haugan, Douglas D.; Josten, Gregory J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; Woodall, Christopher W., 2013. South Dakota's Forests 2010
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Acknowledgments
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Appendix
    Moser, W. Keith, 2012. Caring for young forests
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Characteristics of sustainable forest management
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Criterion 1: Conservation of biological diversity
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Criterion 2: Maintenance of productive capacity of forest ecosystems
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Criterion 3: Maintenance of forest ecosystem health and vitality
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Criterion 4: Conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Criterion 5: Maintenance of forest contributions to global carbon cycles
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Criterion 6: Maintenance and enhancement of long-term multiple socioeconomic benefits to meet the needs of societies
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Criterion 7: Legal, institutional, and economic framework for forest conservation and sustainable management
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Criterion 8: Urban and community forests
    Lister, Tonya W.; Gladders, Glenn; Barnett, Charles J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew J.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W., 2012. Delaware's Forests 2008
    Desantis, Ryan D.; Moser, W. Keith; Hugett, Robert J. Jr.; Li, Ruhong; Wear, David N.; Miles, Patrick D., 2012. Emerald ash borer modeling methods for future forest projections
    Yu, Weiming; Fan, Zhaofei; Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, M. H.; Nelson, M. D., 2012. Estimation of invasive probability of multiflora rose in the upper Midwest
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Executive Summary: Forests of the Northern United States
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Forest conditions and trends in the northern United States
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Framing the issues affecting northern forests
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Glossary
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Introduction
    McWilliams, William H.; Morin, Randall S.; Johnson, Katherine; Moser, W. Keith; Westfall, James A., 2012. Invasive plant monitoring for northern U.S. forests
    Moser, W. Keith; Haugen, D.E.; Atchison, R.A., 2012. Kansas' forest resources, 2011
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Literature Cited
    Pugh, Scott A.; Pedersen, Lawrence D.; Heym, Douglas C.; Piva, Ronald J.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Barnett, Charles J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith, 2012. Michigan's Forests 2009
    Moser, W. Keith; Piva, R.J.; Treiman, T.B., 2012. Missouri's forest resources, 2011
    Widmann, Richard H.; Crawford, Sloane; Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W., 2012. New York's Forests 2007
    Fan, Zhaofei; Fan, Xiuli; Crosby, Michael K.; Moser, W. Keith; He, Hong; Spetich, Martin A.; Shifley, Stephen R., 2012. Spatio-Temporal Trends of Oak Decline and Mortality under Periodic Regional Drought in the Ozark Highlands of Arkansas and Missouri
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Strategies for sustainable forest management
    Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J., 2012. Summary and Synthesis
    Metslaid, Marek; Köster, Kajar; Jõgiste, Kalev; Randveer, Tiit; Voolma, Kaljo; Moser, W. Keith, 2012. The effect of bark stripping by moose on Scots pine height growth: An experimental treatment
    Widmann, Richard H.; Cook, Gregory W.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W., 2012. West Virginia's Forests 2008
    Fei, Songlin; Kong, Ningning; Steiner, Kim C.; Moser, W. Keith; Steiner, Eric B., 2011. Change in oak abundance in the eastern United States from 1980 to 2008
    Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra; Martin, Christopher; Moser, W. Keith, 2011. Connecticut's forest resources, 2010
    Nelson, Mark D.; Healey, Sean P.; Moser, W. Keith; Masek, J.G.; Cohen, Warren, 2011. Consistency of forest presence and biomass predictions modeled across overlapping spatial and temporal extents
    Zhaofei, Fan; Xiuli, Fan; Spetich, Martin A.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith; Jensen, Randy G.; Kabrick, John M., 2011. Developing a stand hazard index for oak decline in upland Oak forests of the Ozark Highlands, Missouri
    Nelson, Mark D.; Brewer, Matt; Woodall, Christopher W.; Perry, Charles H.; Domke, Grant M.; Piva, Ronald J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Lister, Tonya W.; Butler, Brett J.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Gormanson, Dale, 2011. Iowa's Forests 2008
    Moser, W. Keith; Barnett, C.H.; Kurtz, C.M.; Atchison, R.A., 2011. Kansas' forest resources, 2010
    Miles, Patrick D.; Moser, W. Keith; Barnett, Charles J., 2011. Kansas's forests, 2005: statistics, methods, and quality assurance
    McCaskill, George L.; McWilliams, William H.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Woodall, Christopher W., 2011. Maine's forests 2008
    Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J.L; Barnett, C.J.; Butler, B.J.; Crocker, S.J.; Domke, G.M.; Griffith, D.; Hatfield, M.A.; Kurtz, C.M.; Lister, A.J.; Morin, R.S.; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, M.D.; Perry, C.H.; Piva, R.J.; Riemann, R.; Widmann, R.; Woodall, C.W., 2011. Maryland's Forests 2008
    Butler, Brett J.; Hill, William N.; Kurtz, Cassandra; Moser, W. Keith, 2011. Massachusetts' forest resources, 2010
    Hill, Andrew D.; Hansen, Mark H.; Moser, W. Keith; Brand, Gary; McRoberts, Ronald E., 2011. Missouri's forest 1999-2003, part B
    Moser, W. Keith; Barnett, C.H.; Hansen, M.H.; Kurtz, C.M.; Treiman, T.B., 2011. Missouri's forest resources, 2010
    Raeker, Gus; Moser, W. Keith; Butler, Brett J.; Fleming, John; Gormanson, Dale D.; Hansen, Mark H.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morris, Mike; Treiman, Thomas B., 2011. Missouri's forests 2008
    Morin, Randall S.; Barnett, Chuck J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Francher, Susan; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ron; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Chris W., 2011. New Hampshire's Forests 2007
    Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra; Moser, W. Keith; Payton, Bruce., 2011. Rhode Island's forest resources, 2010
    Spetich, Martin A.; Fan, Zhaofei; Fan, Xiuli; He, Hong; Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith, 2011. Risk factors of oak decline and regional mortality patterns in the Ozark Highlands of Arkansas and Missouri
    Butler, Brett J.; Barnett, Charles J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Gormanson, Dale; Hill, William N.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya; Martin, Christopher; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; O'Connell, Barbara; Payton, Bruce; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W., 2011. The Forests of Southern New England, 2007: A report on the forest resources of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island
    Morin, Randall S.; Barnett, Chuck J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; De Geus, Robert; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ron; Riemann, Rachel; Widmann, Richard; Wilmot, Sandy; Woodall, Chris W., 2011. Vermont's Forests 2007
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, M.H.; Barnett, C.H.; Atchison, R.A., 2010. Kansas' forest resources, 2009
    Moser, W. Keith; Barnett, C.H.; Hansen, M.H.; Treiman, T.B., 2010. Missouri's forest resources, 2009
    Moser, W. Keith; Bush, Renate; Shaw, John D.; Hansen, Mark H.; Nelson, Mark D., 2010. The role of strategic forest inventories in aiding land management decision-making: Examples from the U.S
    Nelson, Mark; Healey, Sean P.; Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark; Cohen, Warren; Hatfield, Mark; Thomas, Nancy; Masek, Jeff, 2009. Analyzing Landsat time-series data across adjacent path/rows and across multiple cycles of FIA: Lessons learned in southern Missouri
    Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; Hansen, Mark H., 2009. Inventory shows extent of non-native invasive plants in Minnesota forests
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, M.H.; Butler, B.J.; Atchison, R.L., 2009. Kansas' forest resources, 2008
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, M.H.; Butler, B.J.; Treiman, T.B., 2009. Missouri’s forest resources, 2008
    Widmann, Richard H.; Balser, Dan; Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett J.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W., 2009. Ohio forests: 2006
    Piva, Ronald J.; Moser, W. Keith; Haugan, Douglas D.; Josten, Gregory J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Hansen, Mark H.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Perry, Charles H.; Woodall, Christopher W., 2009. South Dakota's forests 2005
    Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; Hansen, Mark H.; Healey, Sean P.; Cohen, Warren, 2009. Trends in afforestation in southern Missouri
    Schulz, Bethany; Oswalt, Sonja; Moser, W. Keith, 2009. Vegetation inventory data: How much is enough?
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Atchison, Robert L.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H.; Reading, William H. IV; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W., 2008. Kansas forests 2005
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, M.H.; Atchison, R.L., 2008. Kansas' Forest Resources, 2007
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, M.H.; Crocker, S.J.; Treiman, T.B., 2008. Missouri's Forest Resources, 2007
    Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Haugen, David E.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W., 2008. Nebraska's forests, 2005
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Nelson, Mark D., 2008. The extent of selected non-native invasive plants on Missouri forestland
    Moser, W. Keith; Bolliger, Janine; Bragg, Don C.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Nigh, Timothy A.; Schulte, Lisa A., 2008. Tools for understanding landscapes: combining large-scale surveys to characterize change. Chapter 9.
    Schulz, Bethany; Oswalt, Sonja; Moser, W. Keith, 2008. Vegetation Inventory Data: How Much is Enough?
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Nelson, Mark D.; Crocker, Susan J.; Perry, Charles H.; Schulz, Bethany; Woodall, Christopher W., 2007. After the blowdown: a resource assessment of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, 1999-2003
    Moser, W. Keith; Brand, Gary J.; Powers, Melissa, 2007. Kansas' forest resources, 2005
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, M.H.; Atchison, R.L., 2007. Kansas' forest resources, 2006
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Brand, Gary J.; Treiman, Thomas B., 2007. Missouri's forest resources, 2005
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, M.H.; Treiman, T.B., 2007. Missouri's forest resources, 2006
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Treiman, Thomas B.; Leatherberry, Earl C.; Jepsen, Ed; Olson, Cassandra L.; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Brand, Gary J., 2007. Missouri's forests 1999-2003 (Part A)
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark; McWilliams, William H.; Sheffield, Raymond M., 2007. Shortleaf pine composition and structure in the United States
    Crocker, Susan J.; Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Nelson, Mark D., 2007. The spatial distribution of riparian ash: implications for the dispersal of the emerald ash borer
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Miles, Patrick; Johnson, Barbara; McRoberts, Ronald E., 2007. The virtual analyst program: automated data mining, error analysis, and reporting
    Treiman, Thomas B.; Piva, Ron J.; Moser, W. Keith, 2007. Timber harvest levels and pressure on shortleaf pine in Missouri
    Metslaid, Marek; Jogiste, Kalev; Nikinma, Eero; Moser, W. Keith; Porcar-Castell, Albert., 2007. Tree variables related to growth response and acclimation of advance regeneration of Norway spruce and other coniferous species after release
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Nigh, Timothy A., 2006. Evaluating sustainability: a method for assessing vegetation change in southern Missouri, U.S.A.: 1820-2003
    Crocker, Susan J.; Moser, W. Keith; Brand, Gary J.; Flickinger, Aron, 2006. Iowa's forest resources in 2004
    Leatherberry, Earl C.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles; Woodall, Christopher; Jespen, Edward; Pennington, Steve; Flickinger, Aron, 2006. Iowa's forests 1999-2003 (Part A)
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Brand, Gary J.; Powers, Melissa, 2006. Kansas' forest resources in 2004
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Treiman, Thomas; Moltzan, Bruce; Lawrence, Robert; Brand, Gary J., 2006. Missouri's forest resources in 2004
    Meneguzzo, Dacia M; Moser, W. Keith; Brand, Gary J.; Hansen, Mark H.; Lovett, William R.; Lovett, William R., 2006. Nebraska's forest resources in 2004
    Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark; McWilliams, Will; Sheffield, Ray, 2006. Oak composition and structure in the eastern United States
    Jogiste, Kalev; Moser, W. Keith; Mandre, Malle., 2005. Disturbance dynamics and ecosystem-based forest management
    McRoberts, Ronald E.; Holden, Geoffrey R.; Nelson, Mark D.; Liknes, Greg C.; Moser, W. Keith; Lister, Andrew J.; King, Susan L.; LaPoint, Elizabeth B.; Coulston, John W.; Smith, W. Brad; Reams, Gregory A.., 2005. Estimating and circumventing the effects of perturbing and swapping inventory plot locations
    Moser, W. Keith; Leatherberry, Earl C.; Hansen, Mark H.; Butler, Brett, 2005. Farmers and woods: a look at woodlands and woodland-owner intentions in the heartland
    Moser, W. Keith; Atchison, Robert L.; Brand, Gary J., 2005. Kansas' forest resources in 2003
    Moser, W. Keith; Brand, Gary J.; Hansen, Mark H.; Lovett, William R., 2005. Nebraska's forest resources in 2003
    Woodall, C.W.; Grambsch, P.L.; Thomas, W.; Moser, W. Keith, 2005. Survival analysis for a large scale forest health issue: Missouri oak decline
    Gagnon, Jennifer L.; Jokela, Eric J.; Moser, W. Keith; Huber, Dudley A., 2004. Characteristics of gaps and natural regeneration in mature longleaf pine flatwoods ecosystems
    Moser, W. Keith; Brand, Gary J.; Marshall, Philip T.; Gallion, Joey, 2004. Indiana's forest resources in 2002.
    Moser, W. Keith; Atchison, Robert L.; Brand, Gary J., 2004. Kansas's forest resources in 2002
    Moser, W. Keith; Brand, Gary J.; Treiman, Thomas; Moltzan, Bruce; Lawrence, Robert, 2004. Missouri's forest resources in 2002.
    Moser, W. Keith; Treiman, Thomas; Moltzan, Bruce; Lawrence, Robert; Brand, Gary J., 2003. Missouri's forest resources in 2001.
    Old-growth ponderosa pine forests in Long Valley and Fort Valley Experimental Forests provide a window into historical spatial patterns of trees and non-forested openings.
    Researchers are increasingly recognizing that ponderosa pine forests naturally occur in clumps of trees with isolated single trees in a matrix of non-forested openings.  Turns out that this spatial pattern is important in sustaining ecological processes such as fire spread, tree growth and regeneration, and creates biodiversity and wildlife habitat.  Yet, most past studies have examined spatial patterns on small plots, which underestimates the sizes of tree groups and openings.  
    100 years ago a study was initiatied near the Fort Valley Experimental Forest in Arizona to look at how different varieties of ponderosa pines would grow in different forest/geographic areas. Researchers found that more northerly or higher elevation materials performed better.    
    Building upon existing long-term studies in the Taylor Woods of the Fort Valley Experimental Forest, this study tested the relationship between overstory density and seedling survival in ponderosa pine forests. A long term experiment in northern Arizona was used to investigate the impacts of repeated stand thinning. This study provides valuable information that will guide forest managers in incorporating regeneration goals into forest managment plans.
    The Lassen and Modoc National Forests are revising their Forest Plans, guided by the 2012 Planning Rule. This requires public and tribal input throughout the process and embraces the fact that ecological, social, and economic objectives are interrelated. Because ecological, social, and economic conditions have changed since the original forest plans were written and new science is available, preparing a science synthesis, guided by input from the public, tribes, and forest staffs, is the first step in a multi-step process that eventually leads to revised forest plans.
    This project continues research that began in 1925, measuring trees within a study block that has used even and uneven-aged management techniques, to determine the growth and how climate variables may have impacted this. Previously-measured trees were remeasured in 2017, and tree data will be correlated with long-term weather data at FVEF. Measurements will continue to be taken into 2018.
    Forest management will protect genetic integrity of tree species only if their genetic diversity is understood and considered in decision-making. Genetic knowledge is particularly important for species such as ponderosa pine that are distributed across wide geographic distances and types of climates. Researchers revisit an assisted migration study in an Arizona ponderosa pine forest after 100 years to assess genetic diversity, adaptation patterns, and improve forest management of ponderosa pine.
    It is widely known that ponderosa pine forests have a unique spatial structure. However, quantifying this pattern has been limited by small plots sizes, and little is known about how those spatial patterns changed with soil types. This study examined spatial arrangement of pre-settlement ponderosa pine on two remnant sites in northern Arizona with contrasting geology.