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Hubbard Brook

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 HTML

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

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 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., 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. PDF  HTML

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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., 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. PDF

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 characteristics.  Can. J. For. Res. 29:339-346. 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

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.  PDF

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

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

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Chronosequence

Lucash, M.S., 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 States. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76(2): 674-683. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2011.0160 PDF

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/x2012-084PDF.

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

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, 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

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

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

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., 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

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. PDF

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

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MELNHE (Multiple Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems, sites at HB, BEF and Jeffers Brook)

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

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

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  http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2012.0111  PDF

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   http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2011.0425  PDF

Lucash, M.S., 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 States. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76(2): 674-683. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2011.0160 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

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/x10-248   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

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

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, 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

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New York

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 HTML

Lucash, M.S., 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 States. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76(2): 674-683. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2011.0160 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

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

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

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

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

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. PDF

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

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. PDF

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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.  Location:  Korea, greenhouse.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11056-011-9266-8 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.  Location:  Colorado.   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  Location:  NE US.  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  Location:  NY, VT.  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 Location:  Cone Pond, Sleepers River.  PDF (as published) PDF (Figure 1 appended)

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.  Location:  NE US. 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

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. Location:  Calhoun Experimental Forest.  Location:  TN, greenhouse.  PDF

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

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.  Location:  Pennsylvania.   PDF

Yanai, R.D.  1992.  Competitive interactions between Norway Spruce and Scots Pine at Gisburn Forest, North England.  Forestry 65:435-451. Location:  England.  PDF

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