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Russell Briggs

Russell D. Briggs
Distinguished Teaching Professor

358 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6989

Email: rdbriggs@esf.edu

Highest Education

Ph.D. SUNY-ESF (Forest Soils), 1985.

Areas of Study

Forest soils, Silviculture.

Courses Taught

  • FOR 345 Introductory Soils
  • FOR 535 Advanced Forest Soils
  • FOR 446 Soil Genesis, Classification and Mapping
  • FOR 635 Forest Soils and Their Analyses

Graduate Advisees

Spencer BuslerSpencer Busler
stbusler@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Briggs
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Matthew CowenMatthew Cowen
mvcowen@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Briggs
  • Area of Study: Ecology and Ecosystems

Mamadou DjermaMamadou Djerma
mdjerma@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Smardon and Briggs
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Veronica GonzalezVeronica Gonzalez
vagonz01@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Briggs
  • Area of Study: Ecology and Ecosystems

Amanda GrayAmanda Gray
aggray@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Briggs
  • Area of Study: Ecology and Ecosystems
  • Undergraduate Institute: Christopher Newport University (Environmental Science)

Most Recent Publications

McKinley, D.C., R.D. Briggs, and A.M. Bartuska. 2012. When peer-reviewed publications are not enough! Delivering science for natural resource management. Forest Policy and Economics. 21:1-11.

Tumwebaze, S.B., E. Bevilaqua, R.D. Briggs, and T.A. Volk. 2012. Soil organic carbon under a linear simultaneous agroforestry system in Uganda., Agroforestry Systems. 84:11-23.

Briggs, R.D., and T.H. Horton. 2011. Chapter 6: Out of sight, underground: forest health, edaphic factors, and mycorrhizae. In: Forest Health: An Integrated Perspective, (ed). John D. Castello and Stephen A. Teale. Cambridge University Press. 163-194.

Fatemi, F.R., R.D. Yanai, S.P. Hamburg, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, M.A. Arthur, R.D. Briggs, and C.R. Levine. 2011. Allometric equations for young northern hardwoods: the importance of age-specific equations for estimating aboveground biomass. Can. J. For. Res. 41: 881-891. doi: 10.1139/x10-248

Slesak, R.A. and R.D. Briggs. 2010. Foliar mass and nutrition of Abies concolor Christmas trees following application of organic and Inorganic fertilizer. North J. Appl. For. 27(1):28-33.

Briggs, R.D. Soils of the Adirondacks: Out of Site, Out of Mind. 2009. In: W.F. Porter , J.D. Erickson, and R.S. Whaley (eds.). The great experiment in conservation: voices from the Adirondack Park. Chapt. 3, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse NY

Homyak, P.M., R.D. Yanai, D.A. Burns, R.D. Briggs, and R.H. Germain. 2008. Nitrogen immobilization by wood-chip application: Protecting water quality in a northern hardwood forest. For. Ecol. Manage. 255: 2589-2601.

Young, E.O., and R.D. Briggs. 2008. Phosphorus concentrations in soil and subsurface water: a field study among cropland and riparian buffers. J. Env. Qual. 37:69-78.

Mayfield, A.E., D.C. Allen, and R.D. Briggs. 2007. Site and stand conditions associated with pine false webworm populations and damage in mature eastern white pine plantations. North. J. App. For. 24(3):168-176.

Slesak, R.A., and R.D. Briggs. 2007. Christmas tree response to N fertilization and the development of critical foliar N levels in New York. North. J. Appl. For. 24(3):209-217

Young, E., and R.D. Briggs. 2007. Nitrogen Dynamics Among Cropland and Riparian Buffers: Soil-Landscape Influences. J. Env. Qual. 36:801-814

Slesak, R.A., and R.D. Briggs. 2006. Christmas tree response to N fertilization and the development of critical foliar N levels in New York. North. J. Appl. For. In press

Young, E.O., and R.D. Briggs. 2005. Shallow ground water nitrate-N and ammonium-N in cropland and riparian buffers. Ag. Ecosystems Environ. 109: 297-309.

Mayfield, A.E., D.C. Allen, and R.D. Briggs. 2005 Radial growth impact of pine false webworm defoliation on eastern white pine. Can. J. For. Res. 35(5): 1071-1086.


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