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Donald J. Leopold
Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair
Department of Environmental and Forest Biology
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Books native trees of the southwestKirkman, L.K., C.L. Brown and D.J. Leopold. 2007. Native Trees of the Southeast, Timber Press, Portland, OR, 372 p.
native plants of the northeastLeopold D.J. 2005. Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation, Timber Press, Portland, OR. 308 p.
trees of new yorkLeopold, D.J. 2003. Trees of New York. Native and Naturalized. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY. 322 p.
dendrologyHardin, J.W., D.J. Leopold, and F.M. White. 2000. Harlow and Harrar's Textbook of Dendrology, 9th ed., WCB/ McGraw-Hill, New York, NY. 544 p.
Raynal, D.J. and D.J. Leopold. 1999. Landowner Guide to State-protected Plants of Forests in New York State. State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY. 96 p.
Book coverLeopold, D.J., W.C. McComb, and R.N. Muller. 1998. Trees of the Central Hardwood Forests - An Identification and Cultivation Guide.Timber Press, Inc., Portland, OR. 512 p.
Published Manuscripts (refereed)

McGee, G.G., M.J. Mitchell, D.J. Leopold, D.J. Raynal, and M.O. Mbila. 2007. the influence of forest age and composition on elemental dynamics of Adirondack northern hardwood forests. Journal of Torrey Botanical Society 134:253-268.

McGee, G.G., M.J. Mitchell, D.J. Leopold, and D.J. Raynal. 2007. Effects of tree-fall gap zones on soil nutrients within and old-growth Adirondack northern hardwood forest. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 134:269-280.

Forrester, J.A., D.J. Leopold, and H.W. Art 2007. Disturbance history and mortality patterns in a rare Atlantic barrier island maritime holly forest. Natural Areas Journal 27:169-182.

Forrester, J.A.and D.J. Leopold. 2006 Extant and potential vegetation of an old-growth maritime Ilex opaca forest. Plant Ecology 183: 349-359

Forrester, J.A., D.J. Leopold and H. B. Underwood. 2006. Isolating the effects of white-tailed deer on the vegetation dynamics or a rare maritime American Holly Forest. American Midland Naturalist 156: 135-150.

Forrester, J.A., T.E. Yorks and D.J. Leopold. 2005. Arboreal vegetation, coarse woody debris, and disturbance history of mature and old growth stands in a coniferous forested wetland. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 132: 252-261.

Forrester, J.A., D.J. Leopold and S.D. Hafner. 2005. Maintaining critical habitat in a heavily managed landscape: Effects of power line corridor management on Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa sanuelis) habitat.

Kelsall, N., C. Hazard, and D.J. Leopold. 2004. Influence of climate factors on demograghic changes in New York populations of the federally-listed Phyllitis scolopendrium var. americana. Journal of the Torrey Botanical society 131:161-168.

Yorks, T.E., D.J Leopold, and D.J. Raynal. 2003. Effects of Tsuga canadensis mortality on soil water chemistry and understory vegetation: possible consequences of an invasive insect herbivore. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33:1525-1537.

Godwin, K.S., J.P. Shallenberger, D.J. Leopold, and B.L. Bedford. 2002. Linking landscape properties to local hydrogeologic gradients and plant species occurrence in minerotrophic fens of New York: A hydrogeologic setting (HGS) framework. Wetlands 22:722-737.

Anderson, K.L. and D.J. Leopold. 2002. The role of canopy gaps in maintaining vascular plant diversity at a forested wetland in New York State. Journal of the Torrey Bota nical Society 129:238-250.

Hall, B.R., D.J. Raynal, and D.J. Leopold. 2001. Environmental influences on plant species composition in ground-water seeps in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Wetlands 21:125-134.

Yorks, T.E., D.J. Leopold, and D.J. Raynal. 2000. Vascular plant propagule banks of six eastern hemlock stands in the Catskill Mountaions of New York. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 127:87-93.

McGee, G.G., D.J. Leopold, and R.D. Nyland. 1999. Structural characteristics of old-growth, maturing, and managed northern hardwood stands: implications for forest ecosystem management. Ecological Applications 9:1316-1329.

Bonanno, S.E., D.J. Leopold, and L. St. Hilaire. 1998. Vegetation of a freshwater dune barrier under high and low recreation uses. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 125:39-49.

Johnson, G. and D.J. Leopold. 1998. Habitat management of the eastern massasauga in a central New York weakly-minerotrophic peatland: The effects of cutting, burning and herbicides on vegetation and small mammal abundance. Journal of Wildlife Management 62:84-97.

Podniesinski, G.S. and D.J. Leopold. 1998. Plant community development and peat stratigraphy in forested fens in response to groundwater flow systems. Wetlands 18:409-430.

Smallidge, P.J. and D.J. Leopold. 1997. Vegetation management for the maintenance and conservation of butterfly habitats in human-dominated landscapes. Landscape and Urban Planning 38:259-280.

Cameron, D.S., D.J. Leopold, and D.J. Raynal. 1997. Effect of landscape position on diversity and richness of vegetation on electric transmission rights-of-way. Canadian Journal of Botany 75:242-251.

Smallidge, P.J. and D.J. Leopold. 1997. Effects of watershed liming on Picea rubens seedling biomass and nutrient element concentration. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 95:193-204.

Driscoll, C.T., C.P. Cirmo, T.J. Fahey, V.L. Blette, P.A. Bucaveckas, D.J. Burns, C.P. Gubala, D.J. Leopold, R.M. Newton, D.J. Raynal, C.L. Schofield, J.B. Yavitt, and D.B. Porcella. 1996. The experimental watershed liming study (EWLS): Comparison of lake/watershed base neutralization strategies. Biogeochemistry 32:143-174.

Fisher, A.S., G. Podniesinski and D.J. Leopold. 1996. Effects of drainage ditches on vegetation patterns in abandoned agricultural peatlands in central New York. Wetlands 16:397-409.

Smallidge, P.J. and D.J. Leopold. 1996. Community characteristics and vegetation management of Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) habitats on rights-of-way in east-central New York. Journal of Applied Ecology 33:1405-1419.

Castello, J.D., D.J. Leopold, and P.J. Smallidge. 1995. Pathogens, patterns, and processes in forest ecosystems. BioScience 45:16-24.

McGee, G.G., D.J. Leopold, and R.D. Nyland. 1995. Understory response to springtime prescribed fire in two New York transition oak forests. Forest Ecology and Management 76:149-168.

Rossell, I.M., D.J. Leopold, and D.J. Raynal. 1995. Competition among shoreline plants: Responses to watershed liming. Environmental and Experimental Botany 35:507-518.

Smallidge, P.J. and D.J. Leopold. 1995. Watershed liming and pit and mound topography effects on seed banks in the Adirondacks, New York, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 72:273-285.

St. Hilaire, L.R. and D.J. Leopold. 1995. Conifer seedling distribution in relation to microsite and bryophyte cover in central New York forested minerotrophic peatland. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 25:261-269.

Johnson, A.M. and D.J. Leopold. 1994. Vascular plant species richness and rarity across a minerotrophic gradient in wetlands of St. Lawrence County, New York, USA. Biodiversity and Conservation 3:606-627.

Mackun, I.R., D.J. Leopold and D.J. Raynal. 1994. Short-term responses of wetland vegetation after liming of an Adirondack watershed. Ecological Applications 4:535-543.

Rossell, I.M., D.J. Raynal and D.J. Leopold. 1994. The effects of watershed liming on the tissue chemistry of three co-occurring poor fen species. Canadian Journal of Botany 72:1825-1834.

Smallidge, P.J. and D.J. Leopold. 1994. Forest community composition and juvenile red spruce (Picea rubens) age-structure and growth patterns in an Adirondack watershed. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 121:345-356.

Cinquemani Kuehn, D.M. and D.J. Leopold. 1993. Habitat characteristics associated with Phyllitis scolopendrium var. americana in central New York. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 120:310-318.

Falb, D. and D.J. Leopold. 1993. Population dynamics of Cypripedium candidum Muhl. ex Willd., small white ladyslipper, in a western New York fen. Natural Areas Journal 13:76-86.

Knutson, M.G., D.J. Leopold, and R.C. Smardon. 1993. Selecting islands and shoals for conservation based on biological and aesthetic criteria. Environmental Management 17:199-210.

Mackun, I.R., S.J. McNaughton, D.J. Raynal, and D.J. Leopold. 1993.

Comparative foliage and twig chemistry of co-occurring Myrica gale and Chamaedaphne calyculata. Canadian Journal of Botany 71:129-135.

Cinquemani Kuehn, D.M. and D.J. Leopold. 1992. Long-term demography of Phyllitis scolopendrium var. americana in central New York. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 119:65-76.

LeBlanc, C.M. and D.J. Leopold. 1992. Demography and age structure of a central New York shrub-carr 94 years after fire. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 119:50-64.

Smallidge, P.J., D.J. Leopold and J.D. Castello. 1991. Structure and composition of forest stands affected and unaffected by ash yellows. Plant Disease 75:13-18.

Han, Y., J.D. Castello and D.J. Leopold. 1991. Relationships among ash yellows, radial growth decline and drought. Plant Disease 75:18-23.

Smallidge, P.J., Y. Han, D.J. Leopold, and J.D. Castello. 1991. Management implications of ash yellows in northeastern hardwood stands. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 8:21-23.

DeScisciolo, B., D.J. Leopold, and D.C. Walton. 1990. The season patterns of juglone in soil beneath Juglans nigra (black walnut) and the influence of J. nigra on understory vegetation. Journal of Chemical Ecology 16:1111-1130.

Cinquemani, D.M., M.E. Faust and D.J. Leopold. 1988. Periodic censuses (1916-1986) of Phyllitis scolopendrium var. americana in central New York State. American Fern Journal 78:37-43.

Leopold, D.J., C. Reschke, and D.S. Smith. 1988. Old-growth forests of Adirondack Park, New York. Natural Areas Journal 8:166-189.

Parker, G.R., D.J. Leopold, and J.K. Eichenberger. 1985. Tree dynamics in an old-growth deciduous forest. Forest Ecology and Management 11:31-57.

Leopold, D.J. and G.R. Parker. 1985. Vegetation patterns on a Southern Appalachian watershed after two clearcuts. Castanea 50:164-186.

Leopold, D.J., G.R. Parker, and W.T. Swank. 1985. Forest development after successive clearcuts in the Southern Appalachians. Forest Ecology and Management 13:83-120.

Leopold, D.J. and R.N. Muller. 1983. Hosts of Pyrularia pubera Michx. (Santalaceae) in field and in culture. Castanea 48:135-145.

Parker, G.R. and D.J. Leopold. 1983. Replacement of Ulmus americana L. in a mature east-central Indiana woods. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 110:482-488.

Leopold, D.J. 1980. Chinese and Siberian elms. Journal of Arboriculture 6:175-179.


Book Chapters

Bedford, B.L., D.J. Leopold, and J.P. Gibbs. 2000. Wetland biodiversity, pp. 781-804. In: Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Vol. 5, Academic Press, San Diego, CA.

Raynal, D.J., J.P. Gibbs, N.H. Ringler, and D.J. Leopold. 1998. Ecological surveys: The basis for natural area management (Exercise 21), pp. 125-144 In: J.P. Gibbs, M.L. Hunter, Jr., and E.J. Sterling, Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management, Blackwell Science, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

Leopold, D.J., P.J. Smallidge, and J.D. Castello. 1996. An integrated model of forest dynamics following disturbance, pp. 63-78, In: S.K. Majumdar, E.W. Miller, and F.J. Brenner (eds.), Forests - A Global Perspective, Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Easton, PA.

Dunwiddie, P.W., D.R. Foster, D.J. Leopold, and R.T. Leverett. 1995. Old-growth forests of southern New England, New York and Pennsylvania. pp. 126-143, In: Eastern Old-growth Forests: Prospects for Rediscovery and Recovery, Island Press, Washington, D.C.

Leopold, D.J. and M.K. Wali. 1992. Rehabilitation of forest ecosystems in eastern Northern America, pp. 187-231, In: M.K. Wali (ed.), Environmental Rehabilitation. Vol. 2. Ecosystem Analysis and Synthesis, S.P. Bakker Publishers, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Porcella, D.B., T.J. Fahey, C.L. Schofield, C.T. Driscoll, R.M. Newton, D.J. Raynal, D.J. Leopold, J. Yavitt, and J. DePinto. 1991. Limestone treatment for management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, pp. 5-14, In: H. Olem, R.K. Schreiber, R.W. Brocksen, and D.P. Porcella (eds.), International Lake and Watershed Liming Practices. Terrene Institute, Washington, D.C.


Proceedings McDonnell, J.J., S. Stribling, R. Nevill, and D.J. Leopold (eds.). 1996. Watershed Restoration Management: Physical, Chemical and Biological Considerations. American Water Resources Association, Herndon VA. 514 p.

McDonnell, J.J., D.J. Leopold, R. Nevill, and S. Stribling (eds.). 1996. New York City Water Supply Studies. American Water Resources, Herndon VA. 174 p.

Mitchell, R.S., C.J. Sheviak, and D.J. Leopold (eds.). 1990. Ecosystem Management: Rare Species and Significant Habitats. Proceedings from the 15th Annual Natural Areas Association Meeting. NYS Museum Bulletin No. 471, State Education Department, Albany, NY. 314 p.

Book Reviews (all invited)

Leopold, D.J. 2009. the most awe-inspiring of all trees. The Bristlecone Book: A Natural History of the World's Oldest Trees. Journal of Forestry (in press).

Leopold, D.J. 2004. Deforesting the Earth. From Prehistory to Global Crisis. Conservation Biology 18:1693-1694.

Leopold, D.J. 2003. Guide to Urban Riparian Renaissance. Restoring Streams in Cities. A Guide for Planners, Policy makers, and Citizens. Hydrological Processes 17:501-503.

Leopold, D.J. 2002. Wetland Ecology Principles and Conservation. Natural Areas Journal 22:166-167.

Leopold, D.J. 2002. Responses of Northern U.S. Forests to Environmental Change. The Quarterly Review of Biology 77:84-85.

Leopold, D.J. 2000. Discovering the Unknown Landscape: A History of America's Wetlands. The Quarterly Review of Biology 75:340-341

Leopold, D.J. 1994. Old Growth in the East. A Survey. Journal of Forestry 92(4):55.

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