Ruth D. Yanai

State University of New York. College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management

210 Marshall Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6955   Fax: (315) 470-6954   E-mail: rdyanai@syr.edu

http://www.esf.edu/faculty/yanai/

Education

Ph.D.  Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 1990.

M.Phil.  Yale University, 1987.  M.S.  Yale University, 1985.

Cornell University Graduate School.  Exchange Scholar, fall semester 1984.

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 1983 to 1984.

B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with Distinction in the Major of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, 1981.

 

Honors and Fellowships

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, State University of New York, 2011.

Editors' Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review, Soil Science Society of America, 2011.

Best Paper, Division S-7 Session, Soil Science Society of America Meeting, 2005, 2007, 2009.

Sabbatical Fellow, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, 2008

Award for Research and Scholarship, Research Foundation, State University of New York, 2005.

Masters Women Champion, Upstate New York Cross Country Series, 2001, 2002.

National Masters Indoor Track and Field Champion, 800 Meter Run, Women 40-49, 2002.

Editors' Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review, Soil Science Society of America, 1992

Fulbright Fellowship, 1987-1988.

Yale Graduate School Fellowship, 1986-1987.

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1983-1986.

Yale Geology Fellowship to support field studies in the Pyrenees, 1981.

Pat Wilde Prize for Senior Thesis in Geology and Geophysics, 1981.

National Merit Scholarship, 1977-1981.

Math Association of America Award, 1975.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal, 1975.

Society of Women Engineers Award, 1975.

 

Research Interests

Element cycling in forested ecosystems, especially below ground; soil chemistry and nutrient uptake; models for simulating plant-soil interactions, the response of plants to environmental change, and optimal growth strategies; forest regeneration and development; uncertainty in ecosystem budgets.

 

Professional Experience

2011 - present Director, Graduate Program in Environmental Science, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

2007 - present Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

2012 - 2013     Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences (5 months)

2008                Sabbatical Fellow, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

1999 - 2007     Associate Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

2007                Instructor, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan (1 month).

2006                Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences (4 months).

1994 – 1999    Assistant Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

1994                Senior Research Associate, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. 

1993                Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

1992 -1993      Research Associate, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research.  

1991                Postdoctoral Associate, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research.

1989-1990       Research Support Specialist, Center for Environmental Research, Cornell University.   

1987-1988       Fulbright Fellow, Edinburgh University and Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, UK.  

1982-1983       Secondary School Teacher, The Putney School, Putney Vermont. 

1981-1982       Research Assistant, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University.   

 

Publications

My publications can be downloaded from my web site: http://www.esf.edu/for/yanai/pubs.htm

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Journal Articles

Pitel, N.E.  and R.D. Yanai. Abiotic and biotic factors influencing sugar maple health: soils, topography, climate and defoliation.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J, In press.

Yanai, R.D., N. Tokuchi, J.L. Campbell, M.B. Green, E. Matsuzaki, S.N. Laseter, C.L. Brown, A.S. Bailey, P. Lyons, C.R. Levine, D.C. Buso, G.E. Likens, J. Knoepp, K. Fukushima. Sources of uncertainty in estimating stream solute export from headwater catchments at three sites. Hydrological Processes.In press. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10265

Fisk, M.C., T.J. Ratliff, Goswami, S., and R.D. Yanai.  2014.  Synergistic soil response to nitrogen plus phosphorus fertilization in hardwood forests.  Biogeochemistry 118(1-3): 195-204DOI: 10.1007/s10533-013-9918-1

Vadeboncoeur, MA, Hamburg SP, Yanai RD, Blum JD.  2014.  Rates of sustainable forest harvest depend on rotation length and weathering of soil minerals. Forest Ecology and Management 318: 194-205.  doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2014.01.012

Levine, Carrie R., Ruth D. Yanai, Gregory G. Lampman, Douglas A. Burns, Charles T. Driscoll, Gregory B.Lawrence, Jason A. Lynch, and Nina Schoch. 2014. Evaluating the efficiency of environmental monitoring programs.  Ecological Indicators 39: 94 – 101.  DOI:  10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.12.010

Yanai, R.D., M.A. Vadeboncoeur, S.P. Hamburg, M.A. Arthur, M.A. Fuss, P.M.Groffman, T.G. Siccama, and C.T. Driscoll.  2013.  From Missing Source to Missing Sink: Long-Term Changes in a Forest Nitrogen Budget.  Environmental Science & Technology. 47(20):11440-11448.  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es4025723

Rastetter, E. B., R. D. Yanai, R. Q. Thomas, M. A. Vadeboncoeur, T. J. Fahey, M. C. Fisk, B. L. Kwiatkowski, and S. P. Hamburg. 2013. Recovery from disturbance requires resynchronization of ecosystem nutrient cycles. Ecological Applications 23:621–642. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-0751.1

Vadeboncoeur  MA, SP Hamburg, JD Blum, MJ Pennino, RD Yanai, and CE Johnson.  2012.  The Quantitative Soil Pit Method for Measuring Belowground Carbon and Nitrogen Stocks.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J, 76(6):2241-2255  doi:10.2136/sssaj2012.0111

Yanai, R.D., C.R. Levine, M.B. Green, and J.L. Campbell. 2012. Quantifying Uncertainty in Forest Nutrient Budgets,  J. For.  110(8):  448-456 http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/jof.11-087

 Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, M.A. Vadeboncouer, S.P. Hamburg, A.M. Melvin, C.L. Goodale, B.M. Rau, and D.W. Johnson. 2012.  Assessing the suitability of using rotary corers for sampling cations in rocky soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal.  76 (5): 1707-1718   doi:10.2136/sssaj2011.0425

Yanai, R.D.,  M.A. Arthur, M. Acker, C.R. Levine and B.B. Park.  2012.  Variation in mass and nutrient concentration of leaf litter across years and sites in New Hampshire northern hardwoods.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42(8): 1597-1610. doi:10.1139/x2012-084.

Blum, J.D., S.P. Hamburg, R.D. Yanai, and M.A. Arthur.  2012.  Determination of foliar Ca/Sr discrimination factors for six tree species in northern hardwood forests, New Hampshire, USA. Plant Soil. 356(1): 303-314  DOI 10.1007/s11104-011-1122-2.

Lucash, M.S., R.D. Yanai, Joel D. Blum and B.B. Park. 2012.  Foliar nutrient concentrations related to soil sources across a range of sites in the northeastern United States. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76(2): 674-683.  doi: 10.2136/sssaj2011.0160  

Park, B.B., M.S. Cho, R.D. Yanai, and D.K. Lee. 2012.  Minimizing nutrient leaching and improving nutrient use efficiency of Liriodendron tulipifera and Larix leptolepis in a container nursery system.  New Forests  43:  57-68.  DOI 10.1007/s11056-011-9266-8

Campbell, J., R. Yanai, and M. Green. 2011. Estimating Uncertainties in Watershed Studies, Eos Trans. AGU, 92(26):220  doi:10.1029/2011EO260004

Bohn, K.K., R.D. Nyland, and R.D. Yanai.  2011. Comparing selection-system and diameter-limit cutting in uneven-aged northern hardwoods using computer simulation. Can. J. For. Res.  41(5): 963–973   doi: 10.1139/x11-027

Fatemi, F.R., R.D. Yanai, S.P Hamburg, M.A. Vadeboncouer, 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

Ray, D.G., R.D. Yanai, R.D. Nyland, and T.R. McConnell. 2011. Canopy Growing-Space Relationships in Young Even-Aged Northern Hardwood Stands.  Nor. J.  Appl. For.  28(1):  27-35

Wielopolski, L, R.D. Yanai, C.R. Levine, S. Mitra, and M.A Vadeboncoeur.  2010.  Rapid, non-destructive carbon analysis of forest soils using neutron-induced gamma-ray spectroscopy.  For. Ecol. Manag.  260(7): 1132-1137

Fisk, M.C., R.D. Yanai, and N. Fierer.   2010.  A molecular approach to quantify root community composition in a northern hardwood forest: testing effects of root diameter and species.  Can. J. For. Res. 40(4): 836-841

Yanai, R.D., J.J. Battles, A.D. Richardson, E.B. Rastetter, D.M. Wood, and C. Blodgett.  2010.  Estimating uncertainty in ecosystem budget calculations.  Ecosystems 13(2): 239-248

Wood, D.M., R.D. Yanai, D. Parry, and N.E. Pitel.  2010.  Forest fragmentation and duration of forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria Hübner) outbreaks in northern hardwood forests.  For. Ecol. Manag.  260(7):1193-1197 

Yanai, R.D, K.J. McFarlane, M.S. Lucash, J.D. Joslin, and S.E. Kulpa.  2009.  Nutrient uptake by Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir at two Colorado subalpine forests.  For. Ecol. Manag 258(10):  2233-2241

Park, B.B. and R.D. Yanai.  2009.  Nutrient concentrations in roots, leaves and wood of seedling and mature sugar maple and American beech at two contrasting sites For. Ecol. Manag 258 (7): 1153–1160

Yanai, R.D., R.H. Germain, N.M. Anderson, T.A. Coates, and A.K. Mishler.  2009.  Heart size of sugar maple sawlogs across the northeastern United States.  J. For. 107(2):  95-100

Wood, D.M, R.D. Yanai, D.C. Allen, and S. Wilmot. 2009. Sugar maple decline following defoliation by forest tent caterpillar. J. For. 107(1): 29-37

Nezat, C.A., J.D. Blum, R.D. Yanai, and B.B. Park. 2008.  Mineral sources of calcium and phosphorus in soils of the northeastern USA.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.   72(6): 1786–1794

Yanai, R.D., M.C. Fisk, T.J. Fahey, N.L. Cleavitt, and B.B. Park. 2008. Identifying roots of northern hardwood species: patterns with diameter and depth.  Can. J. For. Res.  38(11):  2862-2869

Lucash, M.S., R.D. Yanai, and J.D. Joslin.  2008.  Nutrient uptake by intact and disturbed roots of loblolly pine seedlings. Environ. Exp. Bot. 64: 15–20

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 Ecol. Manage. 255: 2589-2601

Park, B.B., R.D. Yanai, T.J. Fahey, T.G. Siccama, S.W. Bailey, J.B. Shanley, and N.L. Cleavitt. 2008. Fine root dynamics and forest production across a calcium gradient in northern hardwood and conifer ecosystems.  Ecosystems 11(2):325-341

Blum, J., A.A. Dasch, S.P. Hamburg, R.D.Yanai, and M.A. Arthur. 2008. Use of foliar Ca/Sr discrimination and 87Sr/86Sr ratios to determine soil Ca sources to sugar maple foliage in a northern hardwood forest.  Biogeochemistry 87(3):  287-296

Nezat, C.A., J.D. Blum, R.D. Yanai, S.P. Hamburg. 2007. A sequential extraction to selectively dissolve apatite for determination of soil nutrient pools with an application to Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA. Appl. Geochem. 22: 2406–2421

Lucash, M.S., D.M. Eissenstat, J.D. Joslin, K.J. McFarlane, and R.D. Yanai. 2007.  Estimating nutrient uptake by mature tree roots under field conditions: challenges and opportunities. Trees 21: 593-603

Vadeboncoeur, M.A., S.P. Hamburg, and R.D. Yanai. 2007. Validation and refinement of allometric equations for roots of northern hardwoods. Can. J. For. Res. 37: 1777-1783

Park, B.B., R.D. Yanai, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, and S.P. Hamburg. 2007. Estimating root biomass in rocky soils using pits, cores and allometric equations. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 71: 206-213

Yanai, R.D., B.B. Park, and S.P. Hamburg.  2006. The vertical and horizontal distribution of roots in northern hardwood stands of varying age. Can. J. For. Res. 36: 450-459

McFarlane, K.J. and R.D. Yanai. 2006. Measuring nitrogen and phosphorus uptake by intact roots of mature Acer saccharum Marsh., Pinus resinosa Ait., and Picea abies (l.) Karst. Plant Soil 279: 163-172

Wang, X., D.A. Burns, R.D. Yanai, R.D. Briggs, and 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

Fahey, T.J., T.G. Siccama, C.T. Driscoll, G.E. Likens, J. Campbell, C.E. Johnson, J.D. Aber, J.J. Cole, M.C. Fisk, P.M. Groffman, R.T. Holmes, P.A. Schwarz, and R.D. Yanai. 2005. The biogeochemistry of carbon at Hubbard Brook. Biogeochemistry. 75: 109-176

Lucash, M.S., R.D. Yanai, and J.D. Joslin. 2005. Temporal variation in nutrient uptake capacity by intact roots of mature loblolly pine. Plant Soil. 272:253-262

Yanai, R.D., J.D. Blum, S.P. Hamburg, M.A. Arthur, C.A. Nezat, and T.G. Siccama. 2005. New insights into calcium depletion in northeastern forests. J. For. 103:14-20

Yanai, R.D., R.P. Phillips, M.A. Arthur, T.G. Siccama, and E. Hane. 2005. Spatial and temporal variation in calcium and aluminum in northern hardwood forest floors. Water, Air Soil Pollut. 160:109-118

Park, B.B., R.D. Yanai, J.M. Sahm, B.D. Ballard, and L.P. Abrahamson. 2005. Wood ash effects on plant and soil in a willow bioenergy plantation.  Biomass Bioenerg. 28:355-365 

Ray, D.G., R.D. Yanai, and R.D. Nyland. 2004. Height development of upper canopy trees within even-aged Adirondack northern hardwood stands. North. J. Appl. For. 21:117-122

Park, B.B., R.D. Yanai, J.M. Sahm, B.D. Ballard, and L.P. Abrahamson.  2004. Wood ash effects on soil solution and nutrient budgets in a willow biomass plantation. Water, Air Soil Pollut.  159: 209-224

Phillips, R.P. and R.D. Yanai. 2004. The effects of AlCl3 additions on rhizosphere soil and fine root chemistry of sugar maple (Acer saccharum).  Water, Air, Soil Pollut. 159: 339-356

Yanai, R.D., D.G. Ray, and T.G. Siccama. 2004. Lead reduction and distribution in the forest floor in New Hampshire northern hardwoods. J. Environ. Qual.  33:141-148

Yanai, R.D., H. Majdi, and B.B. Park.  2003. Measured and modeled differences in nutrient concentrations between rhizosphere and bulk soil in a Norway spruce stand.  Plant Soil 257:133-142

Yanai, R.D., S.V. Stehman, M.A. Arthur, C.E. Prescott, A.J. Friedland, T.G. Siccama, and D. Binkley. 2003.  Detecting change in forest floor carbon.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.  67:1583-1593

Hamburg, S.P., R.D. Yanai, M.A. Arthur, J.D. Blum and T.G. Siccama.  2003.  Biotic control of calcium cycling in northern hardwood forests: acid rain and aging forests.  Ecosystems 6:399-406

Yanai, R.D., W.S. Currie, and C.L. Goodale.  2003.  Soil carbon dynamics after forest harvest: an ecosystem paradigm reconsidered.  Ecosystems 6:197-212

Yanai, R.D. and D.M. Eissenstat.  2002.  Coping with herbivores and pathogens: a model of optimal root turnover.  Funct. Ecol.16:865-869

Bouma, T.J., R.D. Yanai, A.D. Elkin, U. Hartmond, D.E. Flores-Alva, and D.M. Eissenstat.  2001.  Estimating age-dependent costs and benefits of roots with contrasting lifespan: comparing apples and oranges.  New Phytol. 150:685-695

Yanai, R.D., M.A. Arthur, T.G. Siccama, and C.A. Federer.  2000.  Challenges of measuring forest floor organic matter dynamics: repeated measures from a chronosequence.  For. Ecol. Manage.  138:273-283

Arthur, M.A., and R.D. Yanai.  2000.  Distinguishing the effects of environmental stress and forest succession on changes in the forest floor.  Korean J. Ecol.  23:83-88

Eissenstat, D.M., C. E. Wells, R.D. Yanai and J.L. Whitbeck.  2000.  Building fine roots in a changing environment: implications for root longevity.  New Phytol.  147:33-42

Nyland, R.D., D.G. Ray, R.D. Yanai, R.D. Briggs, L. Zhang, R. Cymbala, and M.J. Twery.  2000.  Early cohort development following even-age reproduction method cuttings in New York northern hardwoods.  Can. J. For. Res.  30:67-75

Yanai, R.D., T.G Siccama, M.A. Arthur, C.A. Federer, and A.J. Friedland.  1999.  Accumulation and depletion of base cations in forest floors in the northeastern US.  Ecology 80:2774-2787

Arthur, M.A., T.G. Siccama, and R.D. Yanai.  1999.  Calcium and magnesium in wood of northern hardwood forest species:  relations to site characteristics.  Can. J. For. Res.  29:339-346

Taylor, L.A., M.A. Arthur, and R.D. Yanai.  1999.  Forest floor microbial biomass across a northern hardwood successional sequence.  Soil Biol. Biochem.  31:431-439

Ray, D.G., R.D. Nyland, and R.D. Yanai.  1999.  Patterns of early cohort development following shelterwood cutting in three Adirondack northern hardwood stands.  Forest Ecol. Manag.  119:1-11

Yanai, R.D., M. Twery, and S.L. Stout.  1998.  Woody understory response to changes in overstory density: thinning in Allegheny Hardwoods.  Forest Ecol. Manag.  102:45-60

Yanai, R.D.  1998.  The effect of whole-tree harvest on phosphorus cycling in a northern hardwood forest.  Forest Ecol. Manag.  104:281-295

Eissenstat, D.M. and R.D. Yanai.  1997.  Ecology of root lifespan.  Adv. Ecol. Res.  27:1-60

Williams, M., and R.D. Yanai.  1996.  Multi-dimensional sensitivity analysis and ecological implications of a nutrient uptake model.  Plant Soil 180:311-324

Muetzelfeldt, R. and R.D. Yanai.  1996.  Model transformation rules and model disaggregation.  Sci. Tot. Environ. 183:25-31

van Heerden, K.  and R.D. Yanai.  1995.  Effects of stresses on forest growth in models applied to the Solling spruce site.  Ecol. Model. 83:273-282

Yanai, R.D.  1994.  A steady-state model of nutrient uptake accounting for newly-grown roots.  Soil. Sci. Soc. Am. J.  58:1562-1571

Weinstein, D.A. and R.D. Yanai.  1994.  Integrating the effects of simultaneous multiple stresses on plants using the simulation model TREGRO.  J. Environ. Qual.  23:418-428

Siccama, T.G., S.P. Hamburg, M.A. Arthur, R.D. Yanai, F.H. Bormann, and G.E. Likens.  1994.  Corrections to allometric equations and plant tissue chemistry for Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.  Ecology 75:246-248

Yanai, R.D.  1992.  Phosphorus budget of a 70-year old northern hardwood forest.  Biogeochemistry 17:1-22

Yanai, R.D.  1992.  Competitive interactions between Norway spruce and Scots pine at Gisburn Forest, NW England.  Forestry 65:435-451

Yanai, R.D.  1991.  Soil solution phosphorus dynamics in a whole-tree-harvested northern hardwood forest.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.  55:1746-1752

Weinstein, D.A., R.M. Beloin, and R.D. Yanai.  1991.  Modeling changes in red spruce carbon balance and allocation in response to interacting ozone and nutrient stress.  Tree Phys.  9:127-146

 

Journal Articles in Review or in Revision

Germain, R.H., R.D. Yanai, A.K. Mishler, Y. Yang and BB Park.  Predicting Dark Heart Size in Sugar Maple.  Journal of Forestry.  In review.

Yanai, R.D., C.A. Blodgett, K. Bae, and B.B. Park.  Nutrient concentrations of roots vary with diameter, depth, and site in New Hampshire northern hardwoods.  Soil Research. In review.

Fahey, T.J., R.D. Yanai, Melany Fisk.  Nitrogen availability reduces soil respiration and belowground carbon allocation in northern hardwood forests of New Hampshire.  Ecosystems, In review.

 

Book Chapters

Currie, W. S., R. D. Yanai, K. Piatek, C. Prescott and C. L. Goodale.  2003.  Processes affecting carbon storage in the forest floor and in downed woody debris.  In:  J.M. Kimble et al., Eds., The Potential of U.S. Forest Soils to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect, pp. 135-157. Lewis, Boca Raton, FL.

Eissenstat, D.M. and R.D. Yanai.  2002.  Root lifespan, efficiency and turnover.  In: Y. Waisel, A. Eshel, and U. Kafkafi., Eds., Plant Roots: The Hidden Half.  3rd Edition, pp. 221-238.   Marcel Dekker, Inc, New York.

Kelly, J.M. and R.D. Yanai.  1997.  Modeling nutrient uptake as a component of loblolly pine response to environmental stress.  In: R.A. Mickler and S. Fox, Eds., The Productivity and Sustainability of Southern Forest Ecosystems in a Changing Environment.  Ecological Studies Volume 128, pp. 293-304.  Springer-Verlag Inc., New York.

Yanai, R.D., T.J. Fahey, and S.L. Miller.  1995.  Efficiency of nutrient acquisition by fine roots and mycorrhizae.  In: Smith, W.K. and T.M. Hinckley, Eds., Resource Physiology of Conifers, pp. 75-103.  Academic Press, New York.

 

Reports

Yanai, R.D. 2012.  Quantifying Uncertainty in Wet Atmospheric Deposition.   Final report for 2012 LTER Synthesis working group. http://intranet2.lternet.edu/documents/quantifying-uncertainty-forest-nutrient-budgets-final-report

Levine, Carrie R.  and R. D. Yanai.  2012.  Assessment of Long-Term Monitoring of Nitrogen, Sulfur, and Mercury Deposition and Environmental Effects in New York State.  New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Final Report 12-21.  http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Publications/Research-and-Development-Technical-Reports/~/media/Files/Publications/Research/Environmental/12-21%20Assmnt%20of%20LT%20monitoring_final_access.pdf

Yanai, R.D. 2009.  Assessing the sensitivity of New York forests to cation depletion.  New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Final Report 09-06. http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Publications/Research-and-Development-Technical-Reports/~/media/Files/Publications/Research/Environmental/Report%2009-06%20-%20Web.ashx

Yanai, R.D., C.G. Zollweg, and R.C. Santore.  1998.  Using the soil model YASE  alone or in combination with TREGRO.  Model Description and User's Guide, Version 3.0.2.  Electric Power Research Institute.  

Weinstein, D.A., R.D. Yanai, R.M. Beloin, and C.G. Zollweg.  1992.  The Response of plants to interacting stresses:  TREGRO Version 1.74.  Description and parameter requirements.  Electric Power Research Institute TR-101061.

Winstein, D.A., R.D. Yanai, C.W. Chen, and L.E. Gomez.  1991.  Models to assess the response of vegetation to global change.  Topical Report EN-7366.  Electric Power Research Institute.

 

Book Reviews

Yanai, R.D.  2008.  Making a difference in ecological conservation.  Ecology 89(7):  2069-2076.

Yanai, R.D., P. Sollins, and M.S. Lucash.  2003.  Ecosystem ecology: in pursuit of principles.  Ecology 84:1640.

 

Selected Manuscripts in Preparation

Campbell, J.L, R.D. Yanai, M.B. Green, C.R. Levine, M.E. Harmon, J. Vose, M.B. Adams, W.H. McDowell, S. Sebestyen , and M. Williams. Quantifying uncertainty in ecology:  examples from small watershed studies. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Yanai, R.D., J.B. Shanley, T.J. Fahey, S.W. Bailey, T.G. Siccama, R.B. Smith, R.A. Hallett, D.S. Ross, and B.B. Park. Cross-site comparison of nutrient cycling efficiency in hardwood and softwood stands on contrasting soils. 

Yanai, R.D., S.P. Hamburg, J.D. Blum, M.A. Arthur, M. Acker, F.R. Fatemi, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, C.R. Levine, K. Bae, and B.A. Quintero.  Calcium budgets in northern hardwood forests: stand age, species composition, and parent material. There will be additional papers treating other nutrients.

Yanai, R.D., C.R. Levine, M.B. Green, J.L. Campbell, J.D. Blum, D.C. Buso, C.A. Nezat, C.T. Driscoll, T.J. Fahey, P.M. Groffman, G.E. Likens, G.M. Lovett, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, M.C. Fisk, T.G. Siccama.  The biogeochemistry of phosphorus at Hubbard Brook.   Biogeochemistry.

Rastetter, E.B., R.D. Yanai, M.C. Fisk, TJ. Fahey, R.Q. Thomas, F.R. Fatemi, and S.P. Hamburg. Phosphorus and nitrogen limitation in young and mature northern hardwood forests.

Bohn, K.K., R.D. Nyland, and R.D. Yanai.  Spatial structure of residual trees after simulated treatments of selection system silviculture and diameter-limit cutting in uneven-aged northern hardwood standsCan. J. For. Res.

Germain, R.H., R.D. Yanai, and B.B. Park.  Effects of silvicultural treatments on the mass and nutrient content of coarse woody debris in the Catskills.  North J  Appl. For.

Levine, C.R., F. Fatemi, and R.D. Yanai. Tissue nutrient concentrations vary with site and age in six northern hardwood species. Can. J. For. Res.

 

Papers Presented at Meetings

Dong, Y.,  R.D. Yanai, M.C. Fisk, R. Briggs, M. Johnston. Parent material, N cycling, and foliar chemistry in northern hardwood forests.  Sacramento, CA – Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 12, 2014

Yang,Y., R.D. Yanai, and R.D. Briggs.  Detecting differences of tissue chemistry in four northern hardwoods tree species.  Sacramento, CA – Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 14, 2014.

Wild, A.D., and R.D. Yanai Do soil nutrients make maple sap sweeter? Sacramento, CA – Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 12, 2014

See, C.R., M.C. Fisk, R.D. Yanai. Nitrogen and phosphorus co-limitation in northern hardwood forests. Sacramento, CA – Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 14, 2014.

See, C.R., and R.D. Yanai. Soil nitrogen drives community-level phosphorus resorption in a co-limited system: evidence from a northern hardwood forest.  San Francisco, CA – American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec 9-13, 2013.  Poster  B13D-0546

Roberti, J.A., J.R. Taylor, R.D. Yanai, A.Skibbe, XZhang, and L.Swift.  Spatial variance of precipitation: optimizing sampling efficiency and mitigating uncertainties. San Francisco, CA – American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec 9-13, 2013.  Oral presentation B24B-07

Yanai, R.D., K. Bae, C.R. Levine, P. Lilly, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, F.R. Fatemi, J.D. Blum, M. Arthur, Steven Hamburg.  Benchmarking observational uncertainties for hydrology. San Francisco, CA – American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec 9-13, 2013.  Invited Oral Presentation B24B-06 (Invited).

Aulenbach, B.T.,D.A. Burns, J.B. Shanley, R.D. Yanai, K. Bae, A.Wild, Y.Yang, and Y. Dong.   Uncertainty of streamwater solute fluxes in five contrasting headwater catchments including model uncertainty and natural variability San Francisco, CA – American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec 9-13, 2013.  (Oral Presentation B24B-03.)

Campbell, John L.; Ruth D. Yanai; Mark Green; Gene E. Likens; Donald C. Buso; Craig See; Brannon Barr Quantifying Uncertainty in the Net Hydrologic Flux of Calcium at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA.  San Francisco, CA – American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec 10, 2013.

Roberti, Joshua A., Jeff R. Taylor, Ruth D. Yanai,Adam M. Skibbe,Xuesong Zhang,Lloyd W. Swift. Spatial variance of precipitation: optimizing sampling efficiency and mitigating uncertainties.  (B24B-02).  San Francisco, CA—American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 10, 2013.

Yanai, Ruth D.,  John L. Campbell, Daniel D. Richter, and Megan L Mobley.  Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosytem Studies (QUEST): A Research Coordination Network. Tampa, FL-Soil Science Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, and American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting.  Nov 4, 2013. Poster

Yanai , Ruth D.,  Kikang Bae, Carrie R. Levine, Craig R. See, Matthew A. Vadeboncoeur, Steven P. Hamburg, Joel D. Blum, and Mary A. Arthur. Sustainable forest harvest requires calcium supply from soil pools: Ecosystem budgets for second-growth northern hardwoods in New Hampshire.  Minneapolis, MN-Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 8, 2012.  PS 53-22

Campbell, John L., Ruth D. Yanai, and Mark B. Green.   Quantifying uncertainty in ecology: Examples from small watershed studies.  Minneapolis, MN-Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 5, 2012.  OOS 5-2

Levine, Carrie R., Ruth D. Yanai, Gregory Lampman, Douglas A. Burns, Charles T. Driscoll, Gregory B. Lawrence, Jason A. Lynch, Nina Schoch Optimizing environmental monitoring designs. Minneapolis, MN-Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 5, 2012. OOS 5-5

See, Craig R., Ruth D. Yanai, Mark B. Green, and Douglas I. Moore  Uncertainty due to gap-filling in long-term hydrologic datasets.  Minneapolis, MN-Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 5, 2012.  OOS 5-6

Bae, Kikang, Ruth D. Yanai, Melany C. Fisk, and Timothy J. Fahey.N and P fertilization effects on soil respiration and microbial respiration in northern hardwood forests of New Hampshire.  Minneapolis, MN-Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 5, 2012 PS 8-77

Goswami, Shinjini,  Melany C. Fisk, Tera J. Ratliff, and Ruth D. Yanai. Synergistic soil response to nitrogen plus phosphorus fertilization in hardwood forests. Minneapolis, MN-Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 5, 2012.    PS 9-85

Diggs, Franklin,  R.D. Yanai, and Thomas Horton.  Mycorrhizal guilds decline similarly with depth in two northern hardwood forests.  Minneapolis, MN-Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 8, 2012.COS 89-5

Yanai, R.D.  Quantifying Uncertainty in Belowground Carbon Turnover.  Bordeaux, France—COST Action FP0803, Belowground Carbon Turnover in European Forests, May 13-15, 2013

See, C.R., R.D. Yanai, M.C. Fisk. Foliar N:P ratios and resorption efficiencies provide evidence of nutrient co-limitation in a northern hardwood forest. (Poster Presentation) Springfield, MA-Northeastern Natural History Conference, April 14, 2013

Yanai, R.  2013. Techniques for evaluating the efficiency of programs for monitoring climate change and other environmental variables.  Saratoga Springs, NY --  Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative, March 19, 2013. 

Diggs, F.D., R.D.Yanai, T.R. Horton.  2012.  Variance in mycorrhizal colonization in stands of mixed hosts.  Rochester, NY—Rochester Academy of Science, November 10, 2012. Poster.

Bae, K., and R.D. Yanai.  Fertilization effects on soil respiration, root respiration, and microbial respiration in northern hardwoods of New Hampshire. Rochester, NY—Rochester Academy of Science, November 10, 2012. Poster.

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, G. Lampman.  Assessment of Long‐term Monitoring of Nitrogen, Sulfur, and Mercury Deposition and Environmental Effects in New York StateSouth Portland, ME -- National Atmospheric Deposition Program Annual Meeting.    Oct 2-5, 2012.

See, C.R., H.A. Tremblay, R.D. Yanai.  2012.  The Grass in always greener:  nitrogen processes in lawns and adjacent forest land in the White Mountains.  Amhearst, MA--10th Annual Symposium in Plant Biology. October 6, 2012.

Yanai, Ruth, Carrie R. Levine, Mark B. Green, John L. Campbell , Matthew A. Vadeboncoeur , Steve Hamburg.  2012.  Is the missing nitrogen source (or sink) at Hubbard Brook statistically significant? Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies (QUEST).  Estes Park, CO-Long Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting, September 9-12, 2012.

Fisk, Melany, Tera Ratliff, Shinjini Goswami, Craig See, Brendan Naples, Ruth Yanai, Matt Vadeboncoeur , Tim Fahey.  2012.  Examining nutrient co-limitation in northern hardwood forests.  Estes Park, CO-Long Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting, September 9-12, 2012.

Craig See, C., R. Yanai, J. Campbell, D. Moore, G. Likens, E.  Matsuzaki.  2012.  A proposed cross-site comparison of missing data in long-term hydrologic datasets. Estes Park, CO-Long Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting, September 9-12, 2012.

Goswami, S., C. See, M. Fisk, M. Vadeboncoeur, and R. Yanai. 2012.  Evidence for species-specific nutrient limitation of growth efficiency in northern hardwoods.  Estes Park, CO-Long Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting, September 9-12, 2012.

Bae, K., R. Yanai, and T. Fahey. 2012.  No fertilization effects on soil respiration and root respiration in northern hardwoods of New Hampshire.  Estes Park, CO-Long Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting, September 9-12, 2012.

Yanai, R.D., J. Campbell, S. L. LaDeau, K.C. Weathers, C.R. See, and M.B. Green.  2012. Quantifying Uncertainty in Precipitation Estimates.   Portland, OR-Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 8, 2012.

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai , G. Lampman.  Assessing long-term monitoring programs for sulfur.  Portland, OR-Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 7, 2012.

Bae, K., Yanai, R.D., S.P. Hamburg, J.D. Blum, M.A. Arthur, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, C.R. See, and C.R. Levine.  2012. Sustainable harvest requires calcium supply from soil pools:  Ecosystem budgets for second-growth northern hardwoods in New Hampshire.  Portland, OR-Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 6, 2012.

See, C., B.A. Quinero, and Yanai, R.D.  2012.  Nitrogen and phosphorus resorption efficiency ratios vary with stand age in northern hardwoods.  Portland, OR-Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 8, 2012.

Yanai, R.D., C.R. Levine, C.R. See, J.L. Campbell, M.B. Green, S.L. LaDeau. 2012. Certain Progress in Uncertainty Analysis.  West Thornton, NH—Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study Annual Cooperators Meeting, July 11, 2012.

Levine, C.R. , R.D. Yanai, J.L. Campbell, M.B. Green. 2012.  Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies. Troy, NY– Northeast Soil Monitoring Cooperative Annual Meeting, March 13, 2012.

Bae, K., R.D. Yanai, T.J. Fahey, and M.C. Fisk.  2012. Fine root biomass and soil respiration reflect belowground carbon allocation in response to nutrient limitation in New Hampshire northern hardwoods.  East Syracuse, NY –New York Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting, January 26, 2012. Poster. 

See, C.R., R.D. Yanai, and B.A. Quintero.  2012.  Nitrogen and phosphorus resorption efficiency ratios vary with stand age in northern hardwood forests.  East Syracuse, NY –New York Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting, January 26, 2012 .Poster. 

Diggs, F., R. Yanai, and T. Horton 2011.  Mycorrhizae distributions by depth in northern hardwood ecosystems.  East Syracuse, NY –New York Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting, January 26, 2012. Poster. 

Yanai, R. C. Levine, M. Green, and J. Campbell.  2012.  Ecosystem budgets have no error:  a progress report on Quantifying Uncertainty in forest Ecosystem Studies (QUEST).  East Syracuse, NY –New York Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting, January 26, 2012.  Poster. 

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, J.L. Campbell, M.B. Green. 2012. Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies. Millbrook, NY – Hubbard Brook Cooperators Meeting, January 11, 2012.

Levine, C.R., and R.D. Yanai.  2011.  Assessment of long-term monitoring programs in New York State.   Albany, NY —New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Protection meeting, November 15, 2011.

Yanai, R., C. Levine, M. Green, and J. Campbell.  2011.  Ecosystem budgets have no error:  a progress report on Quantifying Uncertainty in forest Ecosystem Studies (QUEST).  Rochester, NY—Rochester Academy of Science Meeting, October 29, 2011.

See, C.R., R.D. Yanai, and B.A. Quintero.  2011.  Nitrogen and phosphorus resorption efficiency ratios vary with stand age in northern hardwood forests.  Rochester, NY—Rochester Academy of Science Meeting, October 29, 2011.

Diggs, F., R. Yanai, and T. Horton 2011.  Mycorrhizae distributions by depth in northern hardwood ecosystems.  Rochester, NY—Rochester Academy of Science Meeting, October 29, 2011.

Levine, C.R., and R.D. Yanai.  2011.  Assessing long-term monitoring programs for sulfur, nitrogen, and mercury deposition and impacts in New York State.  Providence, RI — National Atmospheric Deposition Program Meeting, October 25, 2011.

Yanai, R.D., M.A. Vadeboncoeur, S. Hamburg, C.D. Canham, and J.D. Blum. 2011. Will Biomass Harvesting of Northern Hardwood Forests Lead to Nutrient Depletion In the Northeastern US?  San Antonio, TX – Symposium--Bioenergy and Soil Sustainability: Forest, Range and Wildlands: I Agronomy Society of America Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2011.

Yanai, R., C. Levine, M. Green, and J. Campbell.  2011.  Ecosystem budgets have no error:  a progress report on Quantifying Uncertainty in forest Ecosystem Studies (QUEST).  San Antonio, TX – Agronomy Society of America Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2011.

Yanai, R.D. E.B. Rastetter, M.C. Fisk, T.J. Fahey, R.Q. Thomas and M.A. Vadeboncoeur.  Multi-Element Limitation:  Simulation and Measurements Suggest that P is More Limiting than N in Young Northern Hardwood Ecosystems.   Austin, TX—Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 7-12, 2011.

Levine, CR, J.L. Campbell, R.D. Yanai1, MB Green, M.B. Adams, D.A. Burns, D.C. Buso, M.E. Harmon, T. Keenan, S.L. LaDeau, G.E. Likens, W.H. McDowell, J.N. Parman, S.D. Sebestyen, J. Vose and M. Williams1.  2011.  Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies (QUEST): A cross-site comparison of watershed input-output budgets.    Austin, TX—Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 7-12, 2011.

Green, M.B., D.C. Buso, J.L. Campbell, C.R. Levine, G.E. Likens, and R.D. Yanai. 2011. Long-term trends in uncertainty of element fluxes at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.   Austin, TX—Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 7-12, 2011.

Bae, K., R.D. Yanai, T.J. Fahey, and M.C. Fisk.  2011. Fine root biomass and soil respiration reflect belowground carbon allocation in response to nutrient limitation in New Hampshire northern hardwoods.  San Austin, TX—Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 7-12, 2011. Poster. 

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, M.B. Green, J. Campbell, G.E. Likens, D. Buso. QUEST: Quantifying uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies. West Thornton, NH— Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study Annual Cooperators Meeting. July 6, 2011.

Yanai, R.D., N. Tokuchi, M.B. Green, J. Campbell, C.R. Levine, E. Matsuzaki. Hubbard Brook, Coweeta, and Wakayama (Japan): Sources of Uncertainty in Stream Export of Nutrients. West Thornton, NH—Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study Annual Cooperators Meeting, July 6, 2011.

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, J.L. Campbell, M.B. Green. Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies. Millbrook, NY—Hubbard Brook Cooperators Meeting, January 11, 2011.

Campbell, J.L., R.D. Yanai, M.B. Green, C.R. Levine, M.B. Adams, D.A. Burns, D.C. Buso, M.E. Harmon, T. Keenan, S.L. LaDeau, G.E. Likens, W.H. McDowell, J.Parman, S.D. Sebestyen, J.B. Shanley, J.M. Vose, and M.W. Williams. 2011. Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies (QUEST).  Roanoke, VA - North American Forest Ecology Workshop, June 20, 2011.  

Yanai, R.D., N. Tokuchi, M.B. Green, J. Campbell, C.R. Levine, E. Matsuzaki. Nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems: Uncertainty in nutrient budgets. Tokyo, Japan— University of Tokyo, June 29, 2011.

Adams, M.B., R.Yanai, J. Campbell, M. Green, D. Burns, D. Buso, M. Harmon, T. Keenan, S. LaDeau, G. Likens, C.R. Levine, W. McDowell, J. Parman, S. Sebestyen, J.  Vose, M. Williams.  Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies:  Using long-term data from small watersheds.  Fairbanks, AK— Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, September 26, 2011.

Yanai, R.D., and B.B. Park.  Nutrient Concentrations of Roots Vary More with Site than Soil Depth.  Long Beach, CA—Agronomy Society of America Meeting, November 3, 2010.

Park, B.B., R.D. Yanai, M.S. Cho, J.H. Sung, Y.K. Kim and S.K. Kim.  Nutrient Leaching and Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency of Liriodendron Tulipifera and Larix Leptolepis in a Container Nursery System. Long Beach, CA— Agronomy Society of America Meeting, November 3, 2010.

Yanai, R.D., E.B. Rastetter, M.C. Fisk, T.J. Fahey, F.R. Fatemi, and S.P. Hamburg.  Nutrient co-limitation in aggrading northern hardwood forests.  Edmundston, NB, Canada ECANUSA meeting, October 14-16, 2010.

Pitel, N.E., D.M. Wood, D.C. Allen, S.H. Wilmot, and R.D. Yanai.  Interacting effects of defoliation and soil chemistry on sugar maple health following a forest tent caterpillar outbreak in the northeastern USA.  Edmundston, NB, Canada ECANUSA meeting, October 14-16, 2010.

Pitel, N.E., D.M. Wood, S. Wilmot, D.C. Allen, and R.D. Yanai.  Interacting effects of defoliation and soil chemistry on sugar maple health following a forest tent caterpillar outbreak in the northeastern USA.  Seoul, KoreaIUFRO Meeting, August 27, 2010. 

Yanai, R.D., S. Hamburg, M. Vadebondoeur, and M. Arthur.  Budgeting nitrogen fluxes in a temperate hardwood forest: uncertainties and changes in sources and sinks. Seoul, Korea IUFRO Meeting, August 25, 2010. 

Bae, K., R.D. Yanai, T.  Fahey, and B.B. Park.  2010. Interactive effects of nutrient and forest age on total belowground carbon allocation in northern hardwood forests in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.   Pittsburg, PAEcological Society of America Meeting, August 3, 2010.

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, S.P. Hamburg, L. Wielopolski, and S. Mitra.  2010. New techniques in soil sampling: Methods to improve long-term ecological research.  Pittsburg, PAEcological Society of America Meeting, August 4, 2010.

Vadeboncoeur, M.A., S.P. Hamburg, R.D. Yanai, and J.D. Blum. Large variation in stand-scale sustainability of forest biomass harvesting in central New Hampshire.  Pittsburg, PAEcological Society of America Meeting, August 5, 2010.

Yanai, R.D., C.R. Levine, M.B. Green, J. Campbell, and T.J. Fahey. 2010. Uncertainty analysis of the phosphorus budget at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire. Pittsburg, PAEcological Society of America Meeting, August 6, 2010.

Yanai, R.D. 2010.  Do ecosystem budgets have no error?  How I learned to do Monte Carlo in Excel.  Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH Hubbard Brook Cooperator’s Meeting, July 7-8, 2010.

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, S.P. Hamburg, L. Wielopolski, and S. Mitra.  New techniques in soil sampling: Methods to improve long-term ecological research.  Syracuse, NY SUNY-ESF Spotlight on Research.  April 13, 2010.

Pitel, N.E., and R.D. Yanai.  Investigating the effects of site and soil acidity on sugar maple condition following defoliation. Syracuse, NY SUNY-ESF Spotlight on Research.  April 13, 2010.

Pitel, N.E., R.D. Yanai, and D.M. Wood.  2010.  Assessing sugar maple condition in the Northeast following forest tent caterpillar defoliation.  East Syracuse, NY— New York Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting, January 28, 2010.

Yanai, R.D., E.B. Rastetter, M.C. Fisk, T.J. Ratliff, T.J. Fahey, B.K. Naples, F.Fatami, and S.P. Hamburg.  2010.  Phosphorus and nitrogen limitation in young and mature northern hardwood forests. East Syracuse, NY— New York Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting, January 28, 2010.

Bae, K., T.J. Fahey, R.D. Yanai, and B.B. Park.  2010.  Comparison of soil respiration, fine root biomass, and litterfall in young and mature forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. East Syracuse, NY— New York Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting, January 28, 2010.

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, S.P. Hamburg, T.K. Refsland, L.Wielopolski, and S.Mitra. 2010.  New techniques in soil sampling:  methods for long-term ecological research.  January 28, 2010, East Syracuse, NY— New York Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting.

Pitel, N.E., R.D. Yanai, and D.M. Wood.  2009.  Assessing the health of sugar maple stands in New York following forest tent caterpillar defoliation.  Syracuse, NY— CNY American Water Resources Association Meeting, November 19, 2009.

Yanai, R.D., E.B. Rastetter, M.C. Fisk, T.J. Ratliff, T.J. Fahey, B.K. Naples, F.Fatami, and S.P. Hamburg.  2009.  Phosphorus and nitrogen limitation in young and mature northern hardwood forests. Pittsburgh, PA Agronomy Society of America Meeting, November 1-5, 2009.

Bae, K., T.J. Fahey, R.D. Yanai, and B.B. Park.  2009.  Comparison of soil respiration, fine root biomass, and litterfall in young and mature forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Rochester, NY Rochester Academy of Science Meeting, October 31, 2009.

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, S.P. Hamburg, T.K. Refsland, L. Wielopolski, and S. Mitra. 2009.  New techniques in soil sampling:  methods for long-term ecological research.  Rochester, NY Rochester Academy of Science Meeting, October 31, 2009.

Lucash, M.S., R.D. Yanai, and J.D. Blum.  Importance of soil mineralogy to calcium availability in forests.  Rochester, NY Rochester Academy of Science Meeting, October 31, 2009,

Yanai, R.D., E.B. Rastetter, M.C. Fisk, T.J. Ratliff, T.J. Fahey, B.K. Naples, F. Fatami, and S.P. Hamburg.  2009.  Phosphorus and nitrogen limitation in young and mature northern hardwood forests. Rochester, NY Rochester Academy of Science Meeting, October 31, 2009. 

Bae, K., T.J. Fahey, R.D. Yanai, and B.B. Park.  2009.  Comparison of soil respiration, fine root biomass, and litterfall in young and mature forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Estes Park, CO LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 12-16, 2009.

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, S.P. Hamburg, T.K. Refsland, L. Wielopolski, and S. Mitra. 2009.  New techniques in soil sampling:  methods for long-term ecological research.  Estes Park, CO LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 12-16, 2009.

Vadeboncoeur, M.A. R.D. Yanai, S.P. Hamburg, M.A. Arthur, C.B. Fuss, T.G. Siccama, C.L. Goodale, and P.M. Groffman. 2009.  Long-term forest floor data and the changing nitrogen budget at Hubbard Brook’s Watershed 6.  Estes Park, CO LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 12-16, 2009.

Lucash, M.S., R.D. Yanai, and Joel D. Blum.  2009.  The Importance of soil mineralogy to calcium availability in forests.  Albany, NY EMEP Conference (Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Protection in NY:  Linking Science and Policy), October 14-15, 2009.

Ratliff, T.J. M.C. Fisk, R.D. Yanai, E.B. Rastetter, B.K. Naples, T.J. Fahey, F. Fatami, and S.P. Hamburg.  2009.  Is P more limiting than N in young northern hardwood forests? Albuquerque, NM ESA Meeting, August 2-7, 2009.

Yanai, R.D. S.P. Hamburg, M.A. Arthur, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, C.B. Fuss, and T.G. Siccama.  2009.   From missing source to missing sink: Long-term nitrogen dynamics in the northern hardwood forest.  Albuquerque, NM ESA Meeting, August 2-7, 2009.

Yanai, R.D.  2009.  Multi-element limitation modeling predicts P limitation in young Hubbard Brook Forests.  Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, North Woodstook, NH Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study 46th Annual Cooperators Meeting.  July 7-8, 2009..

Ratliff, T.J., M.C. Fisk, R.D. Yanai, E.B. Rastetter, B.K.  Naples, T.J. Fahey, F .;Fatamai (sic), and S.P. Hamburg. 2009.  Is P more limiting than N in young northern hardwood forests? Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI Great Lakes Regional Biogeochemical Symposium, May 28-29, 2009.

Mishler, A.K., R.D. Yanai, and R.H. Germain. 2009.  Size of dark hearts in sugar maple.  Syracuse, NY SUNY-ESF Spotlight on Research, April 13, 2009.

Pitel, N.E., R.D. Yanai, and D.M. Wood.  2009.  Assessing the health of sugar maple stands in New York following forest tent caterpillar defoliation.  Syracuse, NY SUNY-ESF Spotlight on Research, April 13, 2009.

Mishler, A.K., R.D. Yanai, R.H. Germain, N.M. Anderson, and T.A. Coates.  2009.  Size of discolored hearts of sugar maple.  East Syracuse, NY New York Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting.  January 28-30, 2009.

Pitel, N.E., R.D. Yanai, and D.M. Wood.  2009.  Assessing the health of sugar maple stands in New York following forest tent caterpillar defoliation.  East Syracuse, NY New York Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting.  January 28-30, 2009.

Mishler, A.K., R.D. Yanai, R.H. Germain, N.M. Anderson, and T.A. Coates.  2008.  Size of discolored hearts of sugar maple.  Reno, NVSociety of American Foresters Annual Meeting,  November 5-9, 2008.

Yanai, R.D., E.B. Rastetter, and D.M. Wood.  2008. Estimating Uncertainty in Ecosystem Budget Calculations.  Durham, NH Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative Conference.  November 12-13, 2008.

Vadeboncoeur, M.A., R.D. Yanai, M.A. Arthur, T.J. Fahey, T.G. Siccama, S. P. Hamburg, and C.B. Fuss.  2008.  Changes in foliar and litter N:P ratios suggest a shift towards P-limitation at Hubbard Brook.   Durham, NH Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative Conference.  November 12-13, 2008.

Yanai, R.D., J.B. Shanley, S.W. Bailey, T.J. Fahey, T.G. Siccama, R.A. Hallett, R.B. Smith, D.S. Ross, H.M. Engelman, and B.B. Park .  Cross-site comparison of nutrient cycling in hardwood and softwood stands on contrasting soils.   Durham, NH Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative Conference.  November 12-13, 2008.

Wood, D.M., R.D. Yanai, D.C. Allen, and S.H. Wilmot.  2008.  Sugar maple decline following defoliation by the forest tent caterpillar.  Houston, TX Joint Annual Meeting of the Agronomy Society of America, Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, and the Houston Geological Society., October 5-8, 2008.

Wood, D.M., D. Parry, and R.D. Yanai.  2008.  Forest fragmentation affects outbreak duration of forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria  Hübner).  Houston, TX Agronomy Society of America Annual Meeting, October 5-8, 2008.

Yanai, R.D., M.A. Arthur, S.P. Hamburg, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, J.D. Blum, and F.R. Fatemi.  2008.  Estimating uncertainty in ecosystem budgets.  Symposium—Nutrient Budgets in the Balance:  What have we learned?  Houston, TX Joint Annual Meeting of the Agronomy Society of America, Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, and the Houston Geological Society., October 5-8, 2008.

Vadeboncoeur, M.A., R.D. Yanai , M.A. Arthur, T.G. Siccama , T.J. Fahey , S.P. Hamburg , and C.B. Fuss.  2008. Changes in foliar and forest floor N:P ratios suggest a shift towards P limitation at Hubbard Brook.  Milwaukee, WI Ecological Society of America Conference, August 3-8, 2008.

Yanai, R.D., J.B. Shanley, S.W. Bailey, T.J. Fahey, T.G. Siccama, R.A. Hallett, R.B. Smith, D.S. Ross, H.M. Engelman, and B.B. Park.  2008. Cross-site comparison of nutrient cycling in hardwood and softwood stands on contrasting soils.  Milwaukee, WI Ecological Society of America Conference, August 3-8, 2008.

Yanai, R.D., K.J. McFarlane, M.S. Lucash, J.D.Joslin, S.E. Kulpa and H.M. Engelman.  2008. Similarity of nutrient uptake and root dimensions of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir at differing sites in Colorado. Blacksburg, VA North American Forest Soils Conference, June 22-26, 2008.

Wood, D.M., R.D. Yanai, and D.C. Allen.  2008.  Sugar maple decline following defoliation by forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria  Hübner).   Lake Placid, NY Adirondack Research Consortium Annual Meeting, May 21, 2008.

Nezat, C.A., J.D. Blum, R.D. Yanai, and B.B. Park.  2007.  Mineral sources of calcium and phosphorus in soils of the northeastern USA.  New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program.

Yanai, R.D., M.C. Fisk, T.J. Fahey, H.M. Engelman, and B.B. Park. 2007. Identifying roots of northern hardwood species:  patterns with diameter and depth. Agronomy Society of America Annual Meeting.

Yanai, R.D., M.A. Arthur, M. Acker, and B.B. Park. 2007.  Variation in mass and nutrient concentration of leaf litter across years and stands in New Hampshire northern hardwoods.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Yanai, R.D., S.P. Hamburg, J.D. Blum, M.A. Arthur, M. Acker, F.R. Fatemi, and M.A. Vadeboncoeur. 2006. What controls calcium budgets in northern hardwood forests: species composition or parent material? Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Bohn, K.K. and R.D. Yanai. 2006. Effects of different partial cutting treatments on structural dynamics in uneven-aged northern hardwood stands. Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Homyak, P.M., R.D. Yanai, D. Burns, R.H. Germain, and R.D. Briggs. 2006. Woodchips: a potential best management practice to protect water quality following forestry operations. Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Park, B. B., R.D. Yanai, and R.H. Germain. 2006. Effects of silvicultural treatments on carbon and nutrient storage of coarse woody debris in the Catskill region. Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Fatemi, F.R., R.D. Yanai, S.P. Hamburg, and M.A. Arthur. 2006. Nutrient contents and aboveground biomass in developing northern hardwood stands. Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Yanai, R.D., P.J. Lilly, and B.B. Park. 2006. Patterns of soil acidity and base saturation 14 to 40 years following liming in northern hardwood sites in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Yanai, R.D., B.B. Park, C.A. Nezat, and J.D. Blum. 2005. Apatite as a calcium source to forests in N.Y. State. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Protection Annual Conference.

Yanai, R.D., B.B. Park, C.A. Nezat and J.D. Blum. 2005. Apatite as a calcium source to forests.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Bohn, K.K. and R.D. Yanai.  2005.  Spatial distribution of trees in northern hardwoods after simulated selection system silviculture and diameter-limit cutting.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Fatemi, F.R. and R.D. Yanai.  2005.  Aboveground biomass and nutrient content in developing northern hardwood stands.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Homyak, P.M. and R.D. Yanai.  2005.  Nitrogen immobilization by woodchip application: protecting water quality in a northern hardwood forest.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting

Park, B.B. and R.D. Yanai.  2005.  Cross-site study of fine root biomass and productivity along a calcium supply gradient in north temperate forest ecosystems.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Nezat, C.A., J.D. Blum, R.D. Yanai, and S.P. Hamburg.  2004. The importance of soil mineralogy to plant nutrient availability in the northeastern US.  Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl.

Yanai, R.D., B.B. Park, and S.P. Hamburg.  2004.  Root distribution with depth in young and old northern hardwood stands measured using quantitative soil pits.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Park, B.B., R.D. Yanai, and T.J. Fahey.  2004.  Biomass and distribution of fine roots in hardwoods and softwoods across a calcium gradient in northeastern America.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Lucash, M.S., J.D. Joslin, and R.D. Yanai.  2004.  Respiratory costs of ammonium and nitrate uptake in intact roots of white pine seedlings.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Lucash, M.S., R.D. Yanai, J.D. Joslin, and K.J. McFarlane.  2004.  Measuring uptake by mature trees: challenges and opportunities.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Yanai, R.D. and K.J. McFarlane.  2004.  Site more important than species in predicting nutrient uptake capacity in two Colorado Rocky Mountain forests.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Yanai, R.D., M.S. Lucash, S.E. Kulpa, J.D. Joslin, and K.J. McFarlane.  2003.  Diameter distributions of fine roots of twelve tree species.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Lucash, M.S., J.D. Joslin, O. Abelleira, R.D. Yanai, and J.M. Scholberg.  2003.  Measuring nutrient uptake in intact plant-soil systems.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Lucash, M.S., O. Abelleira, J.D. Joslin, R.D. Yanai, and J.M. Scholberg.  2003.  Effects of disturbance on nitrate uptake of loblolly pine seedlings.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.          

Yanai, R.D., J.D. Blum, M.A. Arthur and S.P. Hamburg.  2003.  Whether repeated harvest and acid rain threaten Ca supply in northern hardwood forests may depend on weathering of apatite. Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Lucash, M.S., R.D. Yanai, and J.D. Joslin.  2003.  Diurnal changes in nitrogen uptake and root respiration in loblolly pine seedlings.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Yanai, R.D., S.E. Kulpa, and J.D. Joslin.  2003.  Diameter distributions of fine roots of twelve tree species.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

McFarlane, K.M., R.D. Yanai, J.D. Joslin, and M.S. Lucash. 2003.  Measuring nutrient uptake: do roots deplete solution to a constant concentration?  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Lucash, M.S., J.M.S. Scholberg, and R.D. Yanai.  2003.  Using SUM columns to measure nutrient uptake and root respiration of loblolly pine seedlings.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Yanai, R.D., and D.M. Eissenstat.  2002.  Coping with herbivores and pathogens: a model of optimal root turnover.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Kulpa, S and R.D. Yanai.  2002. The role of efflux in nutrient uptake by intact tree roots.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Lucash, M.S., R.D. Yanai, D.M. Eissenstat, and J.M.S. Scholberg.  2002.  Using SUM columns to measure nutrient uptake and root respiration of loblolly pine seedlings.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

McFarlane, K.M. and R.D. Yanai. 2002.  Comparing methods of measuring nutrient uptake by intact roots of mature trees.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Yanai, R.D., R.E. Sherman, M.S. Lucash, K.J. McFarlane and J.D. Joslin.  2002. What root parameters best predict nutrient uptake?  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

McFarlane, K.M., R.D. Yanai, and M.S. Lucash. 2002.  Nutrient uptake by Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir at two Colorado subalpine forests.  Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Lucash, M.S., R.D. Yanai, J.D. Joslin, and K.M. McFarlane.  2002.  Uptake capacity of loblolly pine roots measured in the field varies seasonally. Ecol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting.

Yanai, R.D., J.D. Joslin, M.S. Lucash , and R.E. Sherman.  2001.  Nutrient uptake estimated by ecosystem budgets and by root-scale models.  Agronomy Abstracts.

Lucash, M.S., R.E. Sherman, J.D. Joslin and R.D. Yanai.  2001.  Nutrient uptake kinetics of intact tree roots.  Agronomy Abstracts.

Arthur, M.A., R.D. Yanai, T.G. Siccama, C.A. Federer, A.J. Friedland, C.E. Prescott.  2001. Detecting change in the forest floor:  Repeated sampling in a chronosequence.  Agronomy Abstracts.

Yanai, R.D., W.S. Currie, C.S. Goodale, and W.W. Covington.  2001. Soil carbon dynamics following forest harvest:  an ecosystem paradigm reviewed.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.

Yanai, R.D.,  M.A. Arthur, T.G. Siccama, and S.P. Hamburg.  2000.  Calcium depletion in the northern hardwood forest: interpreting the forest floor.  Agronomy Abstracts.

Arthur, M.A, S.P. Hamburg, and R.D. Yanai.  2000. Calcium depletion in the northern hardwood forest: biotic control.  Agronomy Abstracts.

Yanai, R.D. and M.A. Arthur. 2000.  Distinguishing the effects of environmental stress and forest succession on changes in the forest floor. Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  p. 237.

Hamburg, S.P., R.D Yanai, and M.A. Arthur.  2000.  Biotic control of calcium decline in forest soils.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am. p. 113.

Arthur, M.A., R.D. Yanai, and T.G. Siccama.  2000.  Litterfall mass and nutrient dynamics in a northern hardwood forest successional sequence.   Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  p. 244.

Yanai, R.D., M.A. Arthur, and T.G. Siccama.  1999.  Changes in total carbon and nitrogen in northern hardwood forest floors.  Agronomy Abstracts.

Yanai, R.D., T.J. Bouma, J.M. Kelly.  1998.  Comparison of nutrient uptake models.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  p. 231.

McMillan, D.M., and R.D. Yanai.  1998.  Change in the acid-base status of the forest floor, Adirondacks, New York:1932-1997.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  193.

Phillips, R.P., R.D. Yanai, and M.A. Arthur.  1998.  Changes in Ca and Al over 15 years in the forest floors of a northern hardwood forest.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  205.

Bouma, T.J., D.M. Eissenstat, R.D. Yanai, U. Hartmond, and A. Elkin.  1998.  Does root lifespan maximize efficiency of nutrient capture?  Bull.  Ecol. Soc. Am.  37.

Gurwick, N.P, and R.D. Yanai.  1998.  Influence of nighttime warming on carbon storage by terrestrial ecosystems.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am. 172.

Phillips, R.P., and R.D. Yanai.  1998.  Effects of CaCl2 and AlCl3 additions on exchangeable ions in the rhizosphere and bulk soils of a northern hardwood forest.  American Geophysical Union.

Yanai, R.D., and J.M. Kelly.  1998.  Modeling nutrient uptake in forests: limits to theory.  Agronomy Abstracts.

Kelly, J.M., and R.D. Yanai.  1998.  Modeling nutrient uptake in forests: practical limitations.  Agronomy Abstracts.

Yanai, R.D., M.A. Arthur, L. Taylor, T.G. Siccama, and C.A. Federer.  1996.  Long-term changes in the forest floor of northern hardwood stands of different ages.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  77:494.

McMillan, D.M., R.D. Yanai, M.A. Arthur, and T.G. Siccama.  1996.  Long-term changes in pH and calcium of precipitation, streamwater, and soils at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  77:298.

Yanai, R.D., M.A. Arthur, T.G. Siccama, and C.A. Federer.  1995.  Losses of calcium and magnesium from the forest floor in northern hardwoods of New Hampshire.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  76:290-291.

Arthur, M.A., T.G. Siccama, and R.D. Yanai.  1995.  The relationship of calcium and magnesium in wood of three hardwoods to site conditions at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  76:8.

Yanai, R.D. and M. Williams.  1994.  A steady-state model of nutrient uptake: multidimensional sensitivity analysis.  Agronomy Abstracts, 1994, pp. 393-394.

Twery, M.J., R.D. Yanai, and S.L. Stout.  1994.  Understory development following thinning in Allegheny hardwoods.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am. 75:234.

Yanai, R.D., T.G. Siccama, and M.A. Arthur.  1993.  Changes in forest floor mass and nutrient content over twenty-two years in a northern hardwood forest.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  74:496.

Yanai, R.D, and J.M. Kelly.  1992.  Comparing models of nutrient uptake using loblolly pine seedlings.  Agronomy Abstracts, 1992, p. 355.

Yanai, R.D., D.A. Weinstein, C.G. Zollweg, and R.M. Beloin.  1992.  Linked models of plant and soil applied to multiple environmental stresses.  Agronomy Abstracts, 1992, p. 85.

Yanai, R.D., T.J. Fahey, and S.L. Miller.  1992.  Modeling the efficiency of nutrient acquisition by fine root systems.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  73:394.

Weinstein, D.A., R.D. Yanai, R.G. Amundson, and R.M. Raba.  1992.  A conceptual model of the effect of carbon allocation strategy on plant response to environmental stress.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  73:382.

Yanai, R.D, C.G. Zollweg, R.M. Beloin, and D.A. Weinstein.  1991.  Modeling the response of plant-soil systems to environmental stress using linked plant and soil models.  Agronomy Abstracts, 1991, p. 269.

Yanai, R.D.  1991.  An iterative steady-state model of root uptake of solutes by long-lived plants.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  72:296.

Yanai, R.D, R.M. Beloin, and D.A. Weinstein.  1990.  Modeling the response of plant-soil systems to simultaneous acid rain and ozone exposure.  Abstracts, V International Congress of Ecology, Yokohama.  p. 165.

Yanai, R.D, R.M. Beloin, and D.A. Weinstein.  1990.  Modeling the response of plant-soil systems to simultaneous acid rain and ozone exposure.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am.  71:376.

Yanai, R.D.  1989.  The role of pine in mixture with spruce: nurse or rival?  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am. 70:303-304.

Yanai, R.D.  1987.  Phosphorus stores, leaching, and net mineralization in the forest floor following clearcutting in northern hardwoods.  Bull.  Ecol. Soc. Am.  68:453.

Yanai, R.D., J.W. Hughes, R.D. Fuller, A.H. Johnson, and T.G. Siccama.  1986.  Preliminary estimates of phosphorus removal and redistribution following whole-tree harvest of a northern hardwood forest, New Hampshire.  Program of the IV International Congress of Ecology, Syracuse, New York, August 10-16, 1986, p. 360.

Yanai, R.D. 1986.  Phosphorus concentrations in soil solution following whole-tree harvest.  Agronomy Abstracts, 1986, p. 269.

Yanai, R.D., R.D. Fuller, and F.H. Bormann.  1985.  Phosphorus dynamics in a northern hardwood forest soil following whole-tree harvest.  Bull.  Ecol. Soc. Am.  66:298.

Yanai, R.D. 1985.  Phosphorus bioavailability from organic, primary mineral, and secondary mineral sources in a New Hampshire spodosol.  Agronomy Abstracts, 1985, p. 227.

Yanai, R.D., and R.D. Fuller.  1985.  The effect of deforestation on soil solution phosphorus in a northern hardwoods spodosol.  Abstracts of IUFRO Water-Nutrient Symposium, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.

 

Teaching

Teaching materials for my courses and workshops are available on my web site: http://www.esf.edu/faculty/yanai/

 

3-credit courses

FOR 694 Writing for scientific publication, 1997-1999, 2001, 2003-2011.

FOR 692 Capstone Seminar in Forest and Natural Resources Management, 2009-2010.

FOR 496/796 Research experience in forest ecosystem science, 2006-2007.

FOR 332 Forest ecology, 2002-2005.

FOR 345/545 Introduction to Soils, 1994-1997, 1999.

FOR 296 Soils and physical geography, 1995.

 

1-credit seminars

FOR 797 Seminars for my laboratory group, of various titles, 2004-present.

FOR 797 Energy balance of an urban landscape, 2003.

FOR 796 Modeling forests and global change, other graduate seminars, 1993-2000.

FOR 797 Women in scientific and environmental professions, 1999-2000, 2002.

FOR 132 Freshman orientation seminar, 1999.

 

Workshops

Preparing Manuscripts for Publication

Women in Science and Engineering Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Jan 26, 2011.

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Aug 9, 2005; San Jose, CA, Aug 7, 2007; Milwaukee, WI, Aug 5, 2008.

American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, Nov 2, 2004; Salt Lake City, UT, Nov 8, 2005; Indianapolis, IN, Nov 14, 2006; New Orleans, LA, Nov 6, 2007; Houston, TX, Oct. 7 2008; Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 3, 2009; Long Beach, CA, Nov 2, 2010; San Antonio, TX, Oct 18, 2011.

Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, July 28, 2006, April-May, 2007.

Chiba Experimental Forest, Tokyo University, Japan, July 25, 2006.

Kyoto University, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto, Japan, July 14, 2006.

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, Dec 8, 2008.

 

Uncertainty Analysis

Estimating uncertainty in ecosystem budgets. Université Laval, Centre de foresterie de Laurentiedes (CFL) & Le Centre d’Étude de la Forêt (CEF), Québec, QC, Oct 13, 2010

Uncertainty Workshop, Hubbard Brook Committee of Scientists, Jan 5, 2009

Monte Carlo in Excel: build your own uncertainty analysis.  Michigan State University - Department of Forestry, East Lansing, MI, Feb 20, 2009; Ecological Society of America meeting, Albuquerque, NM, Aug 2, 2009; Agronomy Society of America Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 1, 2009.

Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting, August 9, 2011, Austin, TX

 

Service

Departmental Service

Secretary: 2000-2004 (two-term limit); 2008-2011.

Graduate Education and Research Committee: 1998-2000, 2008-2010.

Promotion and Tenure Committees (five):  1999-2010.

Coordinator of the Critical Thinking Initiative: 1999-2003.

FNRM Marketing Committee: 1998-1999.

Search Committee for Chair: 1996-1997.

 

College and University Service

Secretary: 1997-1999, 2003-2005, 2008-2011.

Executive Committee for College Governance: 1997-1999, 2003-2007, 2008-2011.

Organizer of seminars: Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions: 1998- 2002.

ESF Women’s Caucus, Steering Committee: 1995-present.

Chair, graduate student examinations as assigned (approximately annually): 1994-present.

Faculty Advisory Committee on the Joint ESF-SU Environmental Initiative: 2006-2007.

ESF Honor Program Faculty Panel, 2006-present.

Syracuse University Senator:  2005-2007.

Library Committee (Syracuse University):  2005-2007

Acting Chair of ESF Faculty Governance: 2004

Learning Action Forum, an extension of the Critical Thinking Initiative: 2001-2003

Committee on Instruction and Subcommittee on Instructional Quality: 2002-2003

Multicultural Outreach Committee: 2003

Faculty search committees (three): 1997-1999

Employee Assistance Program Committee: 1996-97

Ad Hoc Task Force to Increase Support of Individual and Institutional Excellence in Teaching: 1996.

 

Professional Activities

Societies:  Ecological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Geophysical Union, Association for Women in Science, Association of Women Soil Scientists, American Geophysical Union, and the Open Gate Program of the Forestry and Forest Research Products Institute, Japan.

Guest Editor, special issue of SpingerOpen journal Ecological Processes from the organized ESA session "Uncertainty Analysis: A Critical Step in Ecological Synthesis"

Associate Editor for Division S-7, Soil Science Society of America Journal (1/ 1/2013-12/31/2015)

Hubbard Brook Monitoring Strategic Plan (2012-present) and Core Values (2012-present) Committees.

Editorial Advisory Board:  Forest Ecology and Management (11/2009-11/2012)

Hubbard Brook Research Approval Committee (2004-2011).

Soil Science Society of America, Bouyoucos Conferences Committee (1/2010 – 12/2012). 

Soil Science Society of America, SSSA Conference Committee (2/2012-?/2013)

Co-convener Session C-14: Management impacts on forest hydrology, biogeochemistry and water quality.  Congress of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, August 25, 2010, Seoul, Korea.

US-Japan joint workshop on biogeochemistry and hydrology in forest watersheds associated with LTER, Sapporo, Japan, March 13-19, 2005.

Soil Science Society of America, Soil Science Education Award Committee Member, 1/2002-12/2002

Roundtable participant, reviewing Criteria and Indicators for the Montreal Protocol, Denver, Colorado, March 12-14, 2000.

Co-convener of the Forest Stress session, Workshop on Comparison of Forest-Soil-Atmosphere Models, Leusden, The Netherlands, May 10-14, 1993.

 

Consultantships

Roundtable for Sustainable Forests.  Provided information on the needs of forest professionals and stakeholders interested in criteria and indicators of sustainable forests. 2007.

Booz-Allen & Hamilton.  Advising on research and management of forests affected by radioactive fallout in Eastern Europe.  1994.

USEPA, Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.  Author for Criteria Document, Ozone and other photochemical oxidants.  1993. 

Chemex International P.L.C., Cambridge, England.  Researched EPA, state, and private requirements for laboratory certification and assessed opportunities for the analysis of US pollutants.  1988.

 

Invited Presentations

 

"Methods of Uncertainty Propogation in Estimating Forest Biomass" Session 4: Uncertainty Combination, Workshop on "Error propagation for carbon estimation, December 4-6, 2013, Camino Real Aeropuerto Hotel, Mexico City.

"Multi-Element Limitation in Deciduous Hardwood Forests of the Northeastern USA". Lincoln University, Christchurch, NZ, July 24, 2013.

 “Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies:  Approaches and Applications” University of Canterbury, NZ, Forestry, hosted by Scion, the Forestry Research Institute, July 23, 2013.

Improving the Efficiency of Environmental Monitoring using Uncertainty Analysis.” Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan,  December 14, 2012.

“Uncertainty Analysis of the Phosphorus Budget at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire”, University of Tokyo, Laboratory of Forest Hydrology and Erosion Control Engineering, Oct 5, 2012.

“Nutrient co-limitation: a case study in hardwood forests of the northeastern USA”, Kyoto University, June 16, 2011.

“Nutrient co-limitation in young and old northern hardwood forests:  Has nitrogen deposition tipped the balance?”  Joint program:  Centre de foresterie de Laurentiedes & Le Centre d’Étude de la Forêt, Québec, QC, Canada, Oct 13, 2010.

“Is P more limiting than N in young northern hardwood forests?”  Korea Forest Research Institute, Aug 30, 2010.

“Calcium depletion in northern hardwoods: acid rain or aging forests?” Manlius-Pebble Hill School, Dewitt, NY, May 26, 2010. 

“Calcium cycling in northern hardwoods:  acid rain and apatite weathering.” Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series, Michigan State University - Department of Forestry, East Lansing, MI, February 20, 2009.

 “What controls calcium depletion in northern hardwood ecosystems?  Acid rain or aging forests?” Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, October 14, 2008.

 “What controls calcium depletion in northern hardwood ecosystems?  Acid rain or aging forests?” National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, January 14, 2008.

“Below-ground Processes and Nutrient Cycling.” Forestry and Natural Resources Seminar Series, North Carolina State University, November 12, 2007.

“The dynamic forest floor:  fact or fiction?”  Forestry Commission, Northern Research Station, Penicuik, Scotland, June 29, 2007

“The dynamic forest floor:  fact or fiction?”  School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 20, 2007

“The dynamic forest floor:  fact or fiction?”  EECB Colloquium, University of Nevada, Reno, March 15, 2007

“Cross-site comparison of root turnover and nutrient cycling along a calcium gradient.” Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative, Durham, New Hampshire, October 26, 2006.

“Studying roots in stony forest soils." University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Tokyo, July 7, 2006.

“The dynamic forest floor:  fact or fiction?”  Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, July 5, 2006.

 “The dynamic forest floor:  fact or fiction?”  University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Tokyo, May 23, 2006.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Alpha Sigma Xi Commencement Address, Syracuse, NY, April 22, 2005.

"Keeping the dirt: the value of sample archives to long-term ecological research," Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, May 31, 2003.

"Nutrient uptake estimated by ecosystem budgets and by root measurements," Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, April 9, 2002.

"Paradigms lost and paradigms regained: soil carbon, acid rain, and biotic control of forest ecosystems," Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, February 12, 2001.

“Calcium depletion from forest soils:  Acid rain or aging forests?”  Joint Lecture Series with RPI, SUNY Albany, New York, September 13, 2000.

"Comparing apples and oranges: efficiency of phosphorus acquisition and predictions of root lifespan," Mini-Symposium on Root-Soil Interactions, BTI, Ithaca, New York, April 12, 2000.

"Air pollution and the forest floor," Frontiers of Science Lecture Series, Syracuse University, April 11, 2000.

"Air pollution and the forest floor," Natural Resources Department, Cornell University, February 1, 2000.

"Organic matter accumulation and cation depletion in the forest floor,"  Biogeochemistry Seminar Series, Cornell University, March 5 1999.

"Global warming and climate change," Keuka College, Keuka Park, New York, October 26, 1998.

"Carbon storage in the forest floor of New Hampshire northern hardwoods following clearcutting,"  North American Forest Soils Conference, Tahoe, California, August 10-14, 1998.

"Changes in base cations in the forest floor," International Sugar Maple Symposium, Warren Pennsylvania, June 4, 1998.

"Calcium loss from the forest floor: Acid rain or forest succession?" USDA Forest Service, Warren Pennsylvania, November 18, 1996.

"Acid rain, calcium depletion, and forest growth," Pennsylvania State University, February 1, 1996.

"Acid rain, calcium depletion, and forest growth," Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, February 20, 1995.

"Phosphorus cycling in northern hardwoods: focus on the forest floor," Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, November 1, 1994.

"Nutrient cycling in northern hardwoods: focus on the forest floor," Forestry Faculty, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, April 8, 1994.

"Nutrient cycling in New Hampshire northern hardwoods: focus on the forest floor," University of New Hampshire, Department of Natural Resources, January 25, 1994.

"Modeling the response of trees and forests to air pollution and climate change," Forestry Department, University of Florida, January 20, 1994

"Modeling root efficiency: nutrient uptake and carbon cost," Soils Department, University of Florida, January 19, 1994.

"Changes in forest floor mass and nutrient content over twenty-two years in a northern hardwood forest," Institute of Ecosystem Studies, October 15, 1993.

"Modeling the response of trees to climate change and air pollution," University of Georgia, Institute of Ecology, May 24, 1993.

"Nutrient uptake by plants, models, and ecosystems," Biogeochemistry Seminar Series, Cornell Center for the Environment, November 13, 1992.

"Applications of a nutrient uptake model," University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, October 30, 1992.

"The efficiency of nutrient uptake by fine roots and mycorrhizae," University of Wyoming, Botany Department, April 30, 1992.

"Modeling the response of trees to climate change and air pollution," Oregon State University, Forest Science Department, April 2, 1992.

"Modeling the response of trees to climate change and air pollution," Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Bush Estate, Scotland, November 26, 1991.

"Modeling the response of plant-soil systems to simultaneous acid rain and ozone exposure," V International Congress of Ecology, Yokohama, August 29, 1990.

 

Grants and Contracts

Yanai is lead investigator except where noted otherwise.

Aphid-like Biosensors for Ecosystem Studies: NANAPHID Proof of Concept.  SUNY 4E,  subcontract to SUNY Albany (co-principal investigator). 2014.  $16,503 on a total $135,000   

RCN: Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies. National Science Foundation. March 1, 2013 – February 28, 2018, $500,000.

Sugar Content of Maple Sap after N, P, or Ca Fertilization, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern State Research Cooperative, 2013-2014, $9,758

Fellowship to Assess Long-Term Monitoring Programs for Sulfur, Nitrogen and Mercury Deposition and Impacts in New York State.  New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. 2011-2012, $79,446. 

Uncertainty in Precipitation Inputs in Ecosystem Studies.  National Science Foundation, EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER). 2012, $30,000. 

LTER Working Group:  Quantifying Uncertainty in Wet Atmospheric Deposition.  2012.  National Science Foundation, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office.  $24,000.

LTER Working Group:  Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies.  2011.  National Science Foundation, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office (co-principal investigator).  $27,000.

Nutrient co-limitation in young and mature northern hardwood forests, National Science Foundation, 2010-2015.  $938,591 total, $401,141 to ESF and the rest in collaborative grants to Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Michigan, Cornell University and Miami University, plus supplements to ESF totaling $57,374.

Sustainable nutrient supply after forest harvest:  Characterizing the fungal link from soils to roots.  McIntire-Stennis $54,105, 8/15/2011-9/30/2013.

Long-term ecological research at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. National Science Foundation, subcontract to Cornell University. 2011-2016. $330,000 (of $5M total).

Non-destructive soil inventory using Inelastic Neutron Scattering:  an application to nitrogen controls on soil carbon storage. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern State Research Cooperative, 2009-2011, $90,745.

Forest Health GIS Planner, New York Department of Environmental Conservation. 2007-2014. $585,629.

Non-Destructive Measurement of Belowground Carbon and Nutrients, SUNY-ESF Seed Grant, 2009-2010. $6400.

A decision-support system for forest management under forest tent caterpillar defoliation, Northeastern States Research Cooperative, 2007-2009, $58,912.

Long-term ecological research at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, National Science Foundation, subcontract to Cornell University. 2006-2010. $331,512 (of $5M total).

Predicting the size of discolored hearts of sugar maple, Wood Education and Resource Center, USDA Forest Service. 2005-2007. $100,523.

Assessing the sensitivity of New York forests to calcium depletion from acid rain, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.  2004-2006. $166,043.

Biotic control of calcium supply: distinguishing sources to regrowing forests, National Science Foundation.  2003-2007. $611,000.

Sources of calcium in northern hardwood forests: implications for repeated harvest and calcium depletion, USDA Forest Service Agenda 2020 Sustainable Forest Research program  2002-2005. $134,793. 

Cross-site comparison of nutrient cycling and root dynamics along a calcium supply gradient, Northeastern States Research Cooperative.  2002-2004.  $145,000. 

Determining calcium, lead and organic matter changes in forest floors across the northern forest, Northeastern States Research Cooperative (co-principal investigator).  2002-2004.  $96,000.

Testing nutrient uptake models against ecosystem budgets, National Science Foundation.  2000-2003.  $324,000.

New York City Watershed Model Forest Program, USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (co-principal investigator).  2000-2003. $349,598.

New measures of spatial variability in uneven-aged stands: distinguishing sustainable from exploitative cutting practices, USDA Cooperative State Research Service.  1999-2003.  $72,000.

Modeling the early establishment of tree seedlings: the importance of water and nutrient uptake, Forestry Commission (United Kingdom).  1999-2000.  $7240.

Long-term ecological research at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, National Science Foundation.  1998-2004.  $125,000.  Subcontract to Cornell University (total $5M)

Soil restoration in PAH-contaminated sediments: the role of vegetation in reducing bioavailable PAH concentrations.  Great Lakes Research Consortium .  1998-1999.  $7000.

Modeling height growth in young even-aged northern hardwoods, New York Center for Forestry Research and Development.  1998.  $24,000.

Towards a better understanding of root lifespan:  root proliferation and root herbivory, UDSA  National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (co-principal investigator).  1997-2000.  $365,000.

Regeneration modules for the Northeast Decision Model, U.S. Forest Service.  1995-1997.  $98,080.

Predicting lifespan of mycorrhizal roots using a cost-benefit analysis, UDSA National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (co-principal investigator).  1995-1997.  $255,000.  

Recent changes in nutrient concentrations in the northern hardwood forest: are they natural or anthropogenic?  UDSA National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program.  1993-1995.  $228,273. 

Regeneration modules for the Northeast Decision Model, U.S. Forest Service.  1992-1994.  $72,485.

Interactions of terrestrial ecosystems and global change, Environmental Defense Fund, Global Atmosphere Program.  1994.  $9230.

Forests as sinks for, or sources of, atmospheric CO2:  The role of warming-induced soil nitrogen transformations, DOE Western Regional Center of the National Institute for Global Environmental Change.  1992-1993.  $3500.  Subcontract to Oregon State University.

Global stress modeling library for assessment of plant and forest response, Electric Power Research Institute (co-principal investigator).  1992-1993.  $183,389.

Controlled exposure of mature trees, seedlings, and forest mesocosms to gaseous pollution, Electric Power Research Institute (co-principal investigator).  1992-1994.  $93,709.  Subcontract to TVA.


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