Matthew B. Russell

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A key component in describing forest carbon (C) dynamics is the change in downed dead wood biomass through time. Specifically, there is a dearth of information regarding the residence time of downed woody debris (DWD), which may be reflected in the diversity of wood (for example, species, size, and stage of decay) and site attributes (for example, climate)(More)
The amount and dynamics of forest dead wood (both standing and downed) has been quantified by a variety of approaches throughout the forest science and ecology literature. Differences in the sampling and quantification of dead wood can lead to differences in our understanding of forests and their role in the sequestration and emissions of CO2, as well as in(More)
period (5 years) after updating the individual tree-mortality submodel in FVS’s Southern variant (Radtke et al. 2012). On the other hand, Rijal et al. (2012a, 2012b) recently found refitting FVS-NE tree height and crown ratio equations to be ineffective for improving predictions when compared to utilizing a different equation form for several species in(More)
Various methods for predicting annual tree height increment (∆ht) and height-to-crown base increment (∆hcb) were developed and evaluated using remeasured data from permanent sample plots compiled across the Acadian Forest of northeastern North America. Across these plots, 25 species were represented upon which total height (ht) measurements were collected(More)
Silvicultural strategies such as thinning may minimize productivity losses from a variety of forest disturbances, including forest insects. This study analyzed the 10-year postthinning response of stands and individual trees in thinned white spruce (Picea glauca [Moench] Voss) plantations in northern Minnesota, USA, with light to moderate defoliation from(More)
question the applicability of using equations developed over broad geographic areas in more localized regions with specific growing conditions. Model form and appropriate estimation of parameters are crucial for accurate and robust predictions. For both mcw and lcw equations, linear (e.g., Krajicek et al. 1961, Bechtold 2003), curvilinear (e.g., Paine and(More)
Estimating the amount of standing deadwood in forests is crucial for assessing wildlife habitat and determining carbon stocks. In this analysis, snags (standing dead trees) in various stages of decay were inventoried across eight silvicultural treatments in eastern spruce–fir forests in central Maine nearly 60 years after treatments were initiated. Several(More)
Stand conditions influence the partitioning of biomass to stem, needle, branch, and root components. Using data from 4to 6-year-old loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) trees grown in a miniature-scale spacing trial, this study determined the effect of initial spacing on the biomass partitioning of loblolly pine. Multivariate analysis of variance procedures(More)
0378-1127/$ see front matter 2012 Elsevier B.V. A http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.08.004 ⇑ Corresponding author. Tel.: +1 612 626 4280; fax E-mail addresses: russellm@umn.edu (M.B. Russell) (A.R. Weiskittel). 1 This research was conducted while M.B. Russell w School of Forest Resources. Snags are an important component of forest structure and a key(More)
Background: Refined estimation of carbon (C) stocks within forest ecosystems is a critical component of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the effects of projected climate change through forest C management. Specifically, belowground C stocks are currently estimated in the United States’ national greenhouse gas inventory (US NGHGI)(More)