Publications of René Germain:

Refereed Publications:

  1. Paye, E. and R.H. Germain. 2020. The Formative Evaluation of a Forestry Best Management Practices Program in a Municipal Watershed. Forestry Chronicle (in press).
  1. Kyaw, T. R.H. Germain, S. Stehman and L. Quackenbush. 2020. "Quantifying forest loss and forest degradation in Myanmar's "Home of Teak. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 50(2): 89-101,
  1. Jaysuriya, M. R.H Germain and J. Wagner. 2020. Protecting timberland RMZs through carbon markets: A protocol for riparian carbon offsets. Forest Policy and Economics, 111: 1-12,
  1. Kelly, M., and R.H. Germain. 2020. Applying theory of constraints to timber harvesting: A case study from the Northeast USA. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, 41(1): 59-69.
  1. Germain, R.H., J. Regula, S. Bick and L. Zhang. 2019. Factors Influencing Logging Costs for Loggers Operating Tree-Length Harvest Systems in the Northeast. The Forestry Chronicle, 95(01): 16-23,
  1. Jaysuriya, M. R.H Germain and E. Bevilacqua. 2019. Stumpage Opportunity Cost of Riparian Management Zones on Headwater Streams in Northern Hardwood Timberlands. Forest Science, 65(1): 108-116.
  1. Regula, J. R.H. Germain, S. Bick and L. Zhang. 2018. Assessing the economic viability of loggers operating tree-length harvest systems in the Northeast. Journal of Forestry, 116(4):347–356.
  1. Germain, R.H., C. Ghosh, M. Jayasariya 2018. Community Forestry in the State of Uttarakhand, India: Not Meeting the Needs of the Villagers. Small Scale Forestry, 17(2), 225-242 DOI: 1007/s11842-017-9384-z.
  1. Kelly, M. R.H. Germain and S. Bick. 2017. Impacts of forestry Best Management Practices on logging costs and productivity in the Northeast U.S.A. Journal of Forestry, 115(6): 503-512.
  1. Germain, R.H., C. Pinkoski and E. Bevilacqua. 2016. Parcelization and land use change in the rural residential landscape of the Catskill Region in New York State. Journal of Conservation Planning, 12: 29-40.
  1. Kelly, M. R.H. Germain. 2016. Is it efficient to single-handedly run a multi-machine harvesting operation? A case study from the Northeast United States, International Journal of Forest Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/14942119.2016.1214496
  1. Germain, R.H., S. Bick, M. Kelley, J. Benjamin and W. Farrand. 2016. A Case Study of Three High-Performing Contract Loggers with Distinct Harvest Systems: Are they thriving, striving or just surviving? Forest Products Journal. 66(1/2): 97-105.
  1. Germain, R.H., C. Nowak and J. Wager. 2016. The tree that built America – Not making the grade. Journal of Forestry 114(5): 552-561.
  1. Kelly, M., R.H. Germain and S. Mack. 2015. Forest Conservation Programs and the Landowners Who Prefer Them: Profiling Family Forest Owners in the New York City Watershed. Land Use Policy. 50: 17 – 28.
  1. Kelly, M., R.H. Germain and Steve Stehman. 2015. Family Forest Owner Preferences for Forest Conservation Programs: A New York Case Study. Forest Science. 61(3):597–603.
  1. Forman-Cook, W., R.W. Malmsheimer and R.H. Germain. 2015. Local Regulation of Timber Harvesting in New York State. Forest Science. 61(6):1079–1087.
  1. Germain, R.H., R. Yanai, A. Mischler, Y. Yang and BB Park. 2015. Landscape and Individual Tree Predictors of Dark Heart Size in Sugar Maple. Journal of Forestry. 113 (1): 20-29.  
  1. Maker, N. R.H. Germain, and N. Anderson 2014. All in the Family:  A Case Study of Sustained Yield Management on Vermont Family Forests. Journal of Forestry 112(4): 371-380.
  1. Penfield, P. R.H. Germain, and W. Smith. 2014. Assessing the supply chain efficiency of hardwood sawmills in New York State through case study analysis and DEA modeling. Forest Products Journal. 64 3/4: 90-96
  1. Germain, R.H., B. Ellis and S. Stehman. 2014. Does Landowner Awareness and Knowledge Lead to Sustainable Forest Management?  Journal of Extension. 52(6):1-13.
  1. VanBrakle, J., R.H. Germain, J. Munsell and S. Stehman. 2013. "Do Forest Management Plans Increase BMP Implementation on Family Forests?  A Formative Evaluation in the NYC Watershed. Journal of Forestry, 111(2):108-114.
  1. Germain, R.H. and C. Ghosh. 2013. Assessing Extension's Ability to Promote Family Forests as a Woody Biomass Feedstock in the Northeast United States. Journal of Extension, 51 (1):1-8.
  1. Caron, J., R.H. Germain and N. Anderson. 2012. Parcelization and land use: A New York City Watershed case study. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 29(2): 74-80.
  1. Anderson, N., R.H. Germain and M. Hall. 2012. An assessment of forest cover and impervious surface area on family forests in the New York City Watershed. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 29(2): 67-73.
  1. Nowak, C., R.H. Germain, and A. Drew. 2011. Timber harvesting, silviculture, and forest management: an axe does not a forester make. Chapter 8, p. 247-276 In (J.D. Castello and S.A. Teale, eds.), Forest Health: An Integrated Perspective, Cambridge University Press.
  1. Siemion, J., D. Burns, P. Murdoch and R.H. Germain 2011. The relation of harvesting intensity to changes in soil, soil water, and stream chemistry in a northern hardwood forest, Catskill Mountains, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 261 1510–1519.
  1. Anderson, N., R.H. Germain and E. Bevilacqua. 2011.GIS-based spatial analysis of sawmill wood procurement. Journal of Forestry 109(1): 34-42.
  1. Germain, R.H. and P. Pennfield. 2010. The Certified Wood Supply Chain Bottleneck and its Impact on LEED Construction Projects in New York State. Forest Products Journal 60(2):114-118.
  1. Anderson, N. and R.H. Germain. 2009. Land cover, land use and mill characteristics as predictors of wood procurement range. Forest Products Journal 59(11/12): 100-107.
  1. Munsell, J.F., R.H, Germain, V.A. Luzadis, and E. Bevilacqua. 2009. Owner intentions, previous harvests, and future timber yield on 50 working NIPF in New York State. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 26(2) 45-51.
  1. Anderson, N., R.H. Germain and E. Bevilacqua. 2009. Characteristics of transborder wood flow to sawmills in eastern Canada. Forestry Chronicle 85(1): 1-10.
  1. Vickory, B., R.H. Germain, E. Bevilacqua. 2009. Urbanization's Impact on Sustained Yield Management as Perceived by Forestry Professionals in Central New York. Forest Policy and Economics 11: 42-49.
  1. Golden, H.E., E.W. Boyer, M.K. Brown, T.S. Purucker, and R.H. Germain. 2009. Spatial variability of nitrate concentrations under diverse conditions in tributaries to a lake watershed. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 45(4) 945-962.
  1. Yanai, R. R.H. Germain, N. Anderson, A. Coates and A. Mishler. 2009. Heart Size of Sugar Maple Sawlogs Across Six Northern States. Journal of Forestry 107(2): 95-100.
  1. Munsell, J.F., R.H. Germain and E. Bevilacqua. 2008.  A Tale of Two Forests: Case Study Comparisons of Sustained Yield Management on Mississippi and New York NIPF. Journal of Forestry 106(8): 431-439.
  1. Homyak, P.M., R.D. Yanai, D.A. Burns; R.D. Briggs and R.H. Germain. 2008. Nitrogen immobilization by wood chip application: protecting water quality in a northern hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management Forest Ecology and Management 255: 2589-2601.
  1. Germain, R.H., N. Anderson and E. Bevilacqua. 2007. The Effects of Forestland Parcelization and Ownership Transfers on Non-industrial Private Forestland Forest Stocking in New York. Journal of Forestry 105(8): 403-408.
  1. Munsell, J.F. and R.H. Germain. 2007. Woody biomass energy: An opportunity for silviculture on non-industrial private forestlands in New York. Journal of Forestry 105(8): 398-402.
  1. Anderson, N. and R.H. Germain. 2007. Variation in sawmill procurement operations in the Northeast. Forest Products Journal 57(10):36-44.
  1. Germain, R.H., J.F. Munsell and K. Brazill. 2007. The New York City Watershed Model Forests Revisited Five Years Later: An assessment of successes, failures, and challenges for the future. Journal of Extension 45(3): 1-11.
  1. Germain, R.H., K. Brazill and S. Stehman. 2006. Forestland parcelization in upstate New York despite economic stagnation and a declining population. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 23(4): 280-287.
  1. 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.
  1. Munsell, J.F., R.H. Germain, E. Bevilacqua, and R.M. Schuster. 2006. Voluntary BMP implementation by NIPF owners in New York City's water supply system. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 23(2): 133-140.
  1. Germain, R.H. and J. Munsell. 2005. How much land is needed for the harvest access system on NIPF dominated by northern hardwoods? Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 22(4): 243-247.
  1. Lapierre, S. and R.H. Germain 2005. Forestland parcelization in the New York City Watershed. Journal of Forestry 104(3) 139-145.
  1. Munsell, J. and R.H. Germain. 2004. Forestry extension participation and written forest management plan use in New York City's Water Supply System. Journal of Extension 43 (2).
  1. Germain, R.H. and S. Harris. 2003. Logger training leads to improved market access but no price premium. Journal of Extension 41(5).
  1. Harris, S., R.H. Germain and L. Zhang. 2003. Assessing wood procurement management systems in the forest products industry. Forest Products Journal 53(2) 1-10.
  1. Capozzi, S., C. Dawson, and R.H. Germain. 2003. Satisfaction with recreational leasing of industrial forestlands in the State of New York. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 20(1) 27-33.
  1. Germain, R.H., S. Harris and V. Luzadis. 2002. Assessing Environmental Management Systems for Implementing Sustainable Forestry on Industrial Forestlands. Journal of Forestry 100 (2) 12-18.
  1. Malmsheimer, R.W. and R.H. Germain. 2002. Needs assessment surveys: Do they predict attendance at continuing education workshops? Jo. Of Extension 40(4).
  1. Germain, R.H., Floyd D. and S. Stehman. 2001. Participant perceptions of the Forest Service's public participation process. Jo. Of Forest Policy and Economics (3) 113-124.
  1. Germain, R.H., J. Shwartz and J. Parrish. 2001. The New York City Watershed Model Forests: Working laboratories to study and demonstrate sustainable forestry. Jo. Of Extension 39(2).
  1. Germain, R.H. and D.W. Floyd. 1999. Models for Examining Forest Resource Conflicts. Forest Science, 45(3) 394-406.
  1. Floyd, D.W., R.H. Germain and K. ter Horst. 1996. A resource conflict model for assessing negotiation and mediation in forest resource conflicts. Jo. Of Forestry, 94(5) 29-33.

Book Chapter:


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

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