Publications of René Germain:


Refereed Publications:

Penfield, P. R.H. Germain, and W. Smith. 2014. Assessing the supply chain efficiency of hardwood sawmills in New York State through case study analysis and DEA modeling.Forest Products Journal. (in print)


VanBrakle, J., R.H. Germain, J. Munsell and S. Stehman. 2013. “Do Forest Management Plans Increase BMP Implementation on Family Forests?  A Formative Evaluation in the NYC Watershed. Journal of Forestry, 111(2):108-114.


Germain, R.H. and C. Ghosh. 2013. Assessing Extension’s Ability to Promote Family Forests as a Woody Biomass Feedstock in the Northeast United States. Journal of Extension, 51 (1):1-8.


Anderson, N., R.H. Germain and M. Hall. 2012. An assessment of forest cover and impervious surface area on family forests in the New York City Watershed. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 29(2): 67-73.


Siemion, J., D. Burns, P. Murdoch and R.H. Germain 2011. The relation of harvesting intensity to changes in soil, soil water, and stream chemistry in a northern hardwood forest, Catskill Mountains, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 261 1510–1519.


Anderson, N., R.H. Germain and E. Bevilacqua. 2011.GIS-based spatial analysis of sawmill wood procurement. Journal of Forestry 109(1): 34-42.


Germain, R.H. and P. Pennfield. 2010. The Certified Wood Supply Chain Bottleneck and its Impact on LEED Construction Projects in New York State. Forest Products Journal Forest Products Journal 60(2):114-118.


Anderson, N., R.H. Germain and E. Bevilacqua. 2010.GIS-based spatial analysis of sawmill wood procurement. Journal of Forestry (in press).


Anderson, N. and R.H. Germain. 2009. Land cover, land use and mill characteristics as predictors of wood procurement range. Forest Products Journal 59(11/12):100-107.


Munsell, J.F., R.H, Germain, V.A. Luzadis, and E. Bevilacqua. 2009. Owner intentions, previous harvests, and future timber yield on 50 working NIPF in New York State. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 26(2) 45-51.


Anderson, N., R.H. Germain and E. Bevilacqua. 2009. Characteristics of transborder wood flow to sawmills in eastern Canada. Forestry Chronicle 85(1): 1-10.


Vickory, B., R.H. Germain, E. Bevilacqua. 2009. Urbanization's Impact on Sustained Yield Management as Perceived by Forestry Professionals in Central New York. Forest Policy and Economics 11: 42-49.


Golden, H.E., E.W. Boyer, M.K. Brown, T.S. Purucker, and R.H. Germain. 2009. Spatial variability of nitrate concentrations under diverse conditions in tributaries to a lake watershed. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 45(4) 945-962.


Yanai, R. R.H. Germain, N. Anderson, A. Coates and A. Mishler. 2009. Heart Size of Sugar Maple Sawlogs Across Six Northern States. Journal of Forestry 107(2): 95-100.


Anderson, N., R.H. Germain  and E. Bevilacqua. 2009. Competition for Sawlogs in the Northern Forest: An Analysis of Overlapping Sawmill Woodsheds.  In  Mapping Forestry, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), Redlands, CA. pp. 1-7.


Munsell, J.F., R.H. Germain and E. Bevilacqua. 2008.  A Tale of Two Forests: Case Study Comparisons of Sustained Yield Management on Mississippi and New York NIPF. Journal of Forestry 106(8): 431-439.


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. Forest Ecology and Management Forest Ecology and Management 255: 2589-2601.


Germain, R.H., N. Anderson and E. Bevilacqua. 2007. The Effects of Forestland Parcelization and Ownership Transfers on Non-industrial Private Forestland Forest Stocking in New York. Journal of Forestry 105(8): 403-408.


Munsell, J.F. and R.H. Germain. 2007. Woody biomass energy: An opportunity for silviculture on non-industrial private forestlands in New York. Journal of Forestry 105(8): 398-402.


Anderson, N. and R.H. Germain. 2007. Variation in sawmill procurement operations in the Northeast. Forest Products Journal 57(10):36-44.


Germain, R.H., J.F. Munsell and K. Brazill. 2007. The New York City Watershed Model Forests Revisited Five Years Later: An assessment of successes, failures, and challenges for the future. Journal of Extension 45(3): 1-11..


Germain, R.H., K. Brazill and S. Stehman. 2006. Forestland parcelization in upstate New York despite economic stagnation and a declining population. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 23(4): 280-287.


Wang, X. D.A. Burns, R.D. Yanai, R.D. Briggs, R.H. Germain. 2006. Changes in Stream Chemistry and Nutrient Export Following a Partial Harvest in the Catskill Mountains, New York, USA. For. Ecol. Manag. 223:103-112.


Munsell, J.F., R.H. Germain, E. Bevilacqua, and R.M. Schuster. 2006. Voluntary BMP implementation by NIPF owners in New York City's water supply system. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 23(2): 133-140.


Germain, R.H. and J. Munsell. 2005. How much land is needed for the harvest access system on NIPF dominated by northern hardwoods? Northern Journal of Applied Forestry  22(4): 243-247.


Lapierre, S. and R.H. Germain 2005. Forestland parcelization in the New York City Watershed. Journal of Forestry 104(3) 139-145.


Munsell, J. and R.H. Germain. 2004. Forestry extension participation and written forest management plan use in New York City’s Water Supply System. Journal of Extension 43 (2).


Germain, R.H. and S. Harris. 2003. Logger training leads to improved market access but no price premium. Journal of Extension 41(5).

Harris, S., R.H. Germain and L. Zhang. 2003. Assessing wood procurement management systems in the forest products industry. Forest Products Journal 53(2) 1-10.

Capozzi, S., C. Dawson, and R.H. Germain. 2003. Satisfaction with recreational leasing of industrial forestlands in the State of New York. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 20(1) 27-33.

Germain, R.H., S. Harris and V. Luzadis. 2002. Assessing environmental management systems for implementing sustainable forestry on industrial forestlands. Journal of Forestry 100 (2) 12-18.

Malmsheimer, R.W. and R.H. Germain. 2002. Needs assessment surveys: Do they predict attendance at continuing education workshops? Journal of Extension 40(4).

Germain, R.H., Floyd D. and S. Stehman. 2001. Participant perceptions of the Forest Service’s public participation process. Journal of Forest Policy and Economics (3) 113-124.

Germain, R.H., J. Shwartz and J. Parrish. 2001. The New York City Watershed Model Forests: Working laboratories to study and demonstrate sustainable forestry. Journal of Extension 39(2).

Germain, R.H. and D.W. Floyd. 1999. Models for examining forest resource conflicts. Forest Science, 45(3) 394-406.

Floyd, D.W., R.H. Germain and K. ter Horst. 1996. A resource conflict model for assessing negotiation and mediation in forest resource conflicts. Journal of Forestry, 94(5) 29-33.

Refereed Report: 


Hall, M., R.H. Germain, M. Tyrell, and N. Sampson. 2008. "Predicting Future Water Quality from Land Use Change Projections in the Catskill-Delaware Watersheds". Prepared for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY. 269pp.


Refereed Proceedings:


Munsell*, J.F. and R.H. Germain. 2007. Measuring BMP knowledge and implementation among Catskill/Delaware watershed NIPF owners. Proceedings: international conference on transfer of forest science knowledge & technology. Miner, C.; Jacobs, R.; Dykstra, D.; Bittner, B., eds. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-726. Portland, OR: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, pp. 183-192.


Harris*, S. and R.H. Germain. 2002. Improving forest management through environmental management systems in the forest products industry. Proceedings: Global Initiatives and Public Policies: First International Conference on Private Forestry in the 21st Century. Atlanta, GA March 25-27.


Book Chapter:


Nowak, C., R.H. Germain, and A. Drew. 2011. Timber harvesting, silviculture, and forest management: an axe does not a forester make. Chapter 8, p. 247-276 In (J.D. Castello and S.A. Teale, eds.), Forest Health: An Integrated Perspective, Cambridge University Press.

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