Recent Submissions

  • Growth and survival relationships of 71 tree species with nitrogen and sulfur deposition across the conterminous U.S. 

    Horn, Kevin J.; Thomas, R. Quinn; Clark, Christopher M.; Pardo, Linda H.; Fenn, Mark E.; Lawrence, Gregory B.; Perakis, Steven S.; Smithwick, Erica A. H.; Baldwin, Douglas; Braun, Sabine; Nordin, Annika; Perry, Charles H.; Phelan, Jennifer N.; Schaberg, Paul G.; St. Clair, Samuel B.; Warby, Richard; Watmough, Shaun (PLOS, 2018-10-18)
    Atmospheric deposition of nitrogen (N) influences forest demographics and carbon (C) uptake through multiple mechanisms that vary among tree species. Prior studies have estimated the effects of atmospheric N deposition on ...
  • Thermal and Hydrodynamic Changes under a Warmer Climate in a Variably Stratified Hypereutrophic Reservoir 

    Lee, Raymond Mark; Biggs, Trent Wade; Fang, Xing (MDPI, 2018-09-19)
    We quantified effects of future climate warming on temperature and stability in a variably stratified, hypereutrophic reservoir with large fluctuations in water level by calibrating a 2-D model (CE-QUAL-W2, version 3.7.1, ...
  • Forestry, Summer 2018 

    Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (Virginia Tech, 2018-08)
    Forestry is the newsletter of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech.
  • The Impact of Fine-Scale Disturbances on the Predictability of Vegetation Dynamics and Carbon Flux 

    Hurtt, G. C.; Thomas, R. Q.; Fisk, J. P.; Dubayah, R. O.; Sheldon, S. L. (PLOS, 2016-04-19)
    Predictions from forest ecosystem models are limited in part by large uncertainties in the current state of the land surface, as previous disturbances have important and lasting influences on ecosystem structure and fluxes ...
  • Line Transect Surveys Underdetect Terrestrial Mammals: Implications for the Sustainability of Subsistence Hunting 

    Fragoso, Jose M. V.; Levi, Taal; Oliveira, Luiz F. B.; Luzar, Jeffrey B.; Overman, Han; Read, Jane M.; Silvius, Kirsten M. (PLOS, 2016-04-13)
    Conservation of Neotropical game species must take into account the livelihood and food security needs of local human populations. Hunting management decisions should therefore rely on abundance and distribution data that ...
  • Brazil's Market for Trading Forest Certificates 

    Soares-Filho, Britaldo; Rajao, Raoni; Merry, Frank; Rodrigues, Hermann; Davis, Juliana; Lima, Leticia; Macedo, Marcia; Coe, Michael; Carneiro, Arnaldo; Santiago, Leonardo (PLOS, 2016-04-06)
    Brazil faces an enormous challenge to implement its revised Forest Code. Despite big losses for the environment, the law introduces new mechanisms to facilitate compliance and foster payment for ecosystem services (PES). ...
  • Transgenic Suppression of AGAMOUS Genes in Apple Reduces Fertility and Increases Floral Attractiveness 

    Klocko, Amy L.; Borejsza-Wysocka, Ewa; Brunner, Amy M.; Shevchenko, Olga; Aldwinckle, Herb; Strauss, Steven H. (PLOS, 2016-08-08)
    We investigated the ability of RNA interference (RNAi) directed against two co-orthologs of AGAMOUS (AG) from Malus domestica (domestic apple, MdAG) to reduce the risks of invasiveness and provide genetic containment of ...
  • Scaling participation in payments for ecosystem services programs 

    Sorice, Michael G.; Donlan, C. Josh; Boyle, Kevin J.; Xu, Weibin; Gelcich, Stefan (PLOS, 2018-03-09)
    Payments for ecosystem services programs have become common tools but most have failed to achieve wide-ranging conservation outcomes. The capacity for scale and impact increases when PES programs are designed through the ...
  • Bridging the Benefits of Online and Community Supported Citizen Science: A Case Study on Motivation and Retention with Conservation-Oriented Volunteers 

    Frensley, T.; et al (Ubiquity Press, 2017)
    This study explores the motivations and barriers for participation and persistence in an innovative citizen science pilot project with Virginia Master Naturalist volunteers. The project combines self-guided online training, ...
  • From concept to practice to policy: modeling coupled natural and human systems in lake catchments 

    Cobourn, Kelly M.; Carey, Cayelan C.; Boyle, Kevin J.; Duffy, Christopher; Dugan, Hilary A.; Farrell, Kaitlin J.; Fitchett, Leah; Hanson, Paul C.; Hart, Julia A.; Henson, Virginia Reilly; Hetherington, Amy L.; Kemanian, Armen R.; Rudstam, Lars G.; Shu, Lele; Soranno, Patricia A.; Sorice, Michael G.; Stachelek, Joseph; Ward, Nicole K.; Weathers, Kathleen C.; Weng, Weizhe; Zhang, Yu (Ecological Society of America, 2018-05-03)
    Recent debate over the scope of the U.S. Clean Water Act underscores the need to develop a robust body of scientific work that defines the connectivity between freshwater systems and people. Coupled natural and human systems ...
  • FREC Annual Report 2017 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2017)
    This is the 2017 annual report for the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
  • Community Earth System Model Simulations Reveal the Relative Importance of Afforestation and Forest Management to Surface Temperature in Eastern North America 

    Ahlswede, Benjamin J.; Thomas, R. Quinn (MDPI, 2017-12-13)
    Afforestation changes the land surface energy balance, though the effects on climate in temperate regions is uncertain, particularly the changes associated with forest management. In this study, we used idealized Community ...
  • Scaling participation in payments for ecosystem services programs 

    Sorice, Michael G.; Donlan, C. Josh; Boyle, Kevin J.; Weibin, Xu; Gelcich, Stefan (PLOS, 2018-03-09)
    Payments for ecosystem services programs have become common tools but most have failed to achieve wide-ranging conservation outcomes. The capacity for scale and impact increases when PES programs are designed through the ...
  • Suitability of Soil Erosion Models for the Evaluation of Bladed Skid Trail BMPs in the Southern Appalachians 

    Vinson, Joseph Andrew; Barrett, Scott M.; Aust, W. Michael; Bolding, M. Chad (MDPI, 2017-12-06)
    This project measured soil erosion rates from bladed skid trails in the mountains of Virginia following a timber harvest, and compared measured erosion to four erosion model predictions produced by Universal Soil Loss ...
  • FREC Highlights of 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    This report highlights accomplishments in learning, discovery, and engagement in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC) during 2013.
  • FREC Highlights of 2012 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    This report highlights accomplishments in learning, discovery, and engagement in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC) during 2012.
  • FREC Annual Report 2016 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    This is a report of the activities and accomplishments of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation in 2016.
  • FREC Highlights of 2014 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    This report highlights accomplishments in learning, discovery, and engagement in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC) during 2014.
  • FREC Strategic Plan, 2014-2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    Direction and plan for the department from 2014-2020.
  • FREC Highlights, 2011 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2011)
    This report highlights accomplishments in learning, discovery, and engagement in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC) during 2011.

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