Ruth D. Yanai's Publications
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Yang, Y., R.D. Yanai, F.R. Fatemi, C.R. Levine, P.J. Lilly, and R.D. Briggs. 2016. Sources of variability in tissue chemistry in northern hardwood species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 46(3):285-296 DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2015-0302 PDF
Kang, H., T.J. Fahey, K. Bae, M. Fisk, R.E. Sherman, R.D. Yanai, and C.R. See. 2015. Response of forest soil respiration to nutrient addition depends on site fertility. Biogeochemistry. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-015-0172-6 | PDF
Campbell, J.L., R.D. Yanai, M.B. Green, G.E. Likens, D.C. Buso, C.R. See, and B. Barr. Uncertainty in the net hydrologic flux of calcium in a paired-watershed harvesting study. Ecosphere, in press.
Bae, K,. T.J. Fahey, R.D. Yanai, and M.Fisk. 2015. Soil Nitrogen Availability Affects Belowground Carbon Allocation and Soil Respiration in Northern Hardwood Forests of New Hampshire. Ecosystems 18: 1179–1191 DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9892-7 | PDF
Falster, DS , RA Duursma, MI Ishihara, DR Barneche, RG FitzJohn, A Vårhammar, M Aiba, M Ando, N Anten, MJ Aspinwall, JL Baltzer, C Baraloto, M Battaglia, JJ Battles, B Bond-Lamberty, M van Breugel, J Camac, Y Claveau, L Coll, M Dannoura, S Delagrange, J-C Domec, F Fatemi, W Feng, V Gargaglione, Y Goto, A Hagihara, JS Hall, S Hamilton, D Harja, T Hiura, R Holdaway, LS Hutley, T Ichie, EJ Jokela, A Kantola, JW G Kelly, T Kenzo, D King, BD Kloeppel, T Kohyama, A Komiyama, J-P Laclau, CH Lusk, DA Maguire, G le Maire, A Mäkelä, L Markesteijn, J Marshall, K McCulloh, I Miyata, K Mokany, S Mori, RW Myster, M Nagano, SL Naidu, Y Nouvellon, AP O'Grady, KL O'Hara, T Ohtsuka, N Osada, OO Osunkoya, PL Peri, AM Petritan, L Poorter, A Portsmuth, C Potvin, J Ransijn, D Reid, SC Ribeiro, SD Roberts, R Rodríguez, A Saldaña-Acosta, I Santa-Regina, K Sasa, NG Selaya, SC Sillett, F Sterck, K Takagi, T Tange, H Tanouchi, D Tissue, T Umehara, H Utsugi, MA Vadeboncoeur, F Valladares, P Vanninen, JR Wang, E Wenk, R Williams, F de Aquino Ximenes, A Yamaba, T Yamada, T Yamakura, RD Yanai, and RA York (2015) BAAD: a Biomass And Allometry Database for woody plants. Ecology 96:1445–1445. http://doi.org/10.1890/14-1889.1 The complete data sets corresponding to abstracts published in the Data Papers section of the journal are available: Ecological Archives E096-128.
See, C.R., R.D. Yanai, M.C. Fisk, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, B.A. Quintero, and T.J. Fahey. 2015. Soil nitrogen affects phosphorus recycling: foliar resorption and plant-soil feedbacks in a northern hardwood forest. Ecology 96:2488–2498. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/15-0188.1 | PDF
Wild, A.D., and R.D. Yanai. 2015. Soil Nutrients Affect Sweetness of Sugar Maple Sap. For. Ecol. Manag. 341: 30-36 DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.12.022 PDF
Germain, R.H., R.D. Yanai, A.K. Mishler, Y. Yang and B.B. Park. 2015. Landscape and Individual Tree Predictors of Dark Heart Size in Sugar Maple. J. For. 113(1): 20-29 DOI: 10.5849/jof.14-004 PDF
Pitel, N.E., and R.D. Yanai. 2014. Abiotic and biotic factors influencing sugar maple health: soils, topography, climate and defoliation. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 78:2061–2070. DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2014.06.0240 PDF
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 Abstract | HTML | PDF
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 PDF
Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, G.G. Lampman, D.A. Burns, C.T. Driscoll, G.B. Lawrence, J.A. Lynch, and N. Schoch. 2014. Evaluating the efficiency of environmental monitoring programs. Ecological Indicators. 39: 94 – 101. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.12.010 PDF (with erratum) HTML
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): 195-204. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-013-9918-1 PDF
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. 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 PDF Appendix
Vadeboncoeur MA, SP Hamburg, JD Blum, MJ Pennino, RD Yanai, and CE Johnson.
Quantitative Soil Pit Method for measuring belowground carbon and nitrogen
Stocks. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J
Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, 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 http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2011.0425 PDF
R.D. Yanai, J.D. Blum and B.B. Park. 2012. Foliar nutrient concentrations
related to soil sources across a range of sites in the northeastern United
Sci. Soc. Am. J.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/x2012-084 . PDF.
Blum, J.D., S.P. Hamburg, R.D. Yanai, 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 http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/s11104-011-1122-2. PDF
Park, B. B., M.S. Cho, S.W.Lee, 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11056-011-9266-8 . PDF
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 http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1139/x11-027 PDF
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/x10-248 PDF
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 PDF
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 PDF
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 PDF
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. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40(4): 836-841 PDF
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. Forest Ecology and Management 258(10): 2233-2241 PDF
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. Forest Ecology and Management. 258 (7): 1153–1160 PDF
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. Journal of Forestry 107(2): 95-100 PDF
Wood, D.M, R.D. Yanai, D.C. Allen, and S. Wilmot. 2009. Sugar maple decline following defoliation by forest tent caterpillar. Journal of Forestry 107(1): 29-37 PDF
Nezat, C.A., J.D. Blum, R.D. Yanai, S.P. Hamburg, and B.B. Park. 2008. Mineral sources of calcium and phosphorus in soils of the northeastern USA. Soil Science Society of America Journal 72(6): 1786–1794 PDF
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. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38(11): 2862-2869 PDF
Lucash, M.S., R.D. Yanai, and J.D. Joslin. 2008. Nutrient uptake by intact and disturbed roots of loblolly pine seedlings. Environmental and Experimental Botany 64: 15-20 PDF
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 255: 2589-2601. PDF
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 PDF From SU/ESF: HTML
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 PDF
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 PDF (as published) PDF (Figure 1 appended)
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 - Structure and Function 21(6):593-603. PDF
Nezat, C.A., J.D. Blum, R.D. Yanai and 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. Applied Geochemistry 22: 2406–2421 PDF
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. PDF
Yanai, R.D., B.B. Park, and S.P. Hamburg. 2006. The vertical and horizontal distribution of roots in northern hardwoods of varying age. Can. J. For. Res. 36(2): 450-459. PDF
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 and Soil 279(1-2): 163-172 DOI:10.1007/s11104-005-0838-2 PDF
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. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2005.10.060 PDF
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 and Soil 272:253-262. PDF
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 (1): 109-176.PDF
Yanai, R.D., J.D. Blum, S.P. Hamburg, M.A. Arthur, C.A. Nezat, T.G. Siccama. 2005. New insights into calcium depletion in northeastern forests. Journal of Forestry. 103: 14-20. PDF
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, and Soil Pollution. 160: 109-118. PDF
Park, B.B., R.D. Yanai, J.M. Sahm, D.K. Lee and L.P. Abrahamson. 2005. Wood ash effects on plant and soil in a willow bioenergy plantation. Biomass and Bioenergy. 28(4):355-365. 10.1016/j.biombioe.2004.09.001 PDF
Nyland, R.D, Ray, D.G., R.D. Yanai. 2004. Height Development of upper-canopy
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 bioenergy plantation. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 159:209-224. PDF
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, and Soil Pollution 159: 339-356. PDF
Yanai, R.D., D.G. Ray, and T.G. Siccama. 2004. Lead reduction and redistribution in the forest floor in New Hampshire northern hardwoods. J. Environ. Qual. 33:141-148. PDF
R.D., H. Majdi, and
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. PDF
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: 399-404. PDF
Yanai, R.D., W.S. Currie, and C.L. Goodale. 2003. Soil carbon dynamics following forest harvest: an ecosystem paradigm reviewed. Ecosystems 6:197-212. PDF
Yanai, R.D. and D.M. Eissenstat. 2002. Coping with herbivores and pathogens: a model of optimal root turnover. Functional Ecology 16:865-869. PDF
Bouma, T.J., D.M. Eissenstat, R.D. Yanai, U. Hartmond, L. Wang, D. Flores, and A. Elkin. 2001. Estimating age-dependent costs and benefits of roots with contrasting lifespan: comparing apples and oranges. New Phytol. 150:685-695. PDF
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. PDF
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. PDF
Eissenstat, D.M., C. E. Wells, R.D. Yanai and J. L. Whitbeck. 2000. Building roots in a changing environment: implications for root longevity. New Phytol. 147:33-42. PDF
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
R.D., T.G Siccama, M.A.
Arthur, M. A., T.G. Siccama, and
R.D. Yanai. 1999. Calcium and magnesium in
wood of six northern hardwood forest species: relations to site
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. PDF
Ray, D.G., R.D. Nyland, and R.D.
Yanai. 1999. Patterns of early
cohort development following shelterwood
cutting in three
Yanai, R.D., M.Twery, and S.L. Stout. 1998. Woody understory reponse to changes in overstory density: thinning in Allegheny Hardwoods. Forest Ecol. Manag. 102:45-60. PDF
Yanai, R.D. 1998. The effect of whole-tree harvest on phosphorus cycling in a northern hardwood forest. Forest Ecol. Manag. 104:281-295. PDF
Eissenstat, D.M. and R.D. Yanai. 1997. Ecology of root lifespan. Adv. Ecol. Res. 27:1-60. PDF
Williams, M., and R.D. Yanai. 1996. Multi-dimensional sensitivity analysis and ecological implications of a nutrient uptake model. Plant and Soil 180:311-324. PDF
Muetzelfeldt, R. and R.D. Yanai. 1996. Model transformation rules and model disaggregation. Science of the Total Environment 183:25-31. PDF
van Heerden, K. and R.D. Yanai. 1995. Effects of stresses on forest growth in models applied to the Solling spruce site. Ecological Modeling 83:273-282. PDF
Yanai, R.D. 1994. A steady-state model of nutrient uptake improved to account for newly-grown roots. Soil. Sci. Soc. Am. J. 58:1562-1571. PDF
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. PDF
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
Yanai, R.D. 1992. The phosphorus budget of a 70-year old northern hardwood forest. Biogeochemistry 17:1-22. PDF
Yanai, R.D. 1992. Competitive interactions between Norway Spruce
and Scots Pine at
Yanai, R.D. 1991. Soil solution phosphorus dynamics in a whole-tree-harvested northern hardwood forest. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 55:1746-1752. PDF
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. PDF
Eissenstat, D.M. and R.D. Yanai. 2002. Root lifespan, turnover and efficiency. Pp. 221-238 in: Y. Waisel,
A. Eshel, and U. Kafkafi
(eds.). Plant Roots: The Hidden Half. 3rd
Currie, W.S., R.D Yanai, K. Piatek, C. Prescott and CL. Goodale. 2003. Processes affecting carbon sstorage in the forest floor and in downed woody debris, Pp. 135-147 in Kimble, J.M. et al., Eds., The Potential for U.S. Forests to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect. Lewis, Boca Raton, FL. DOI: 10.1201/9781420032277.ch9 PDF
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
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,
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. 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. PDF
Yanai, R.D., C.G. Zollweg, and R.C. Santore 1998. Using the soil model YASE alone or in combination with TREGRO. Final report, TR-110331, Electric Power Research Institute. PDF
Yanai, R.D., R.C. Santore, and C.G. Zollweg. 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. PDF
Weinstein, D.A., R.M. Beloin, R.D. Yanai, 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.
Weinstein, 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. PDF
Yanai, R.D., P. Sollins, and M.S. Lucash. 2003. Ecosystem ecology: in pursuit of principles. Ecology 84:1640. PDF
Yanai, R.D. 2008. Making a difference in ecological conservation. Ecology 89(7): 2069-2076. PDF
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