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Ruth D. Yanai's Publications

Journal Articles (*indicates student contributor):

Yanai, R.D., J.E. Drake, H.L. Buckley, B.S. Case, P. Lilly, and R.C. Woollons. 2024. Propagating uncertainty in predicting individuals and means illustrated with foliar chemistry and forest biomass. Ecosystems, 27:259-264. https://10.1007/s10021-023-00886-6 | PDF

Zukswert, J.M.*, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, and R.D. Yanai. 2023. Responses of stomatal density and carbon isotope composition to N, P, and Ca fertilization in sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) and yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis Britton). Tree Physiology, tpad142 | PDF

Nash, J.M.*, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, G.G. McGee, C.W. Woodall, R.D. Yanai. 2023. Biomass accumulation in trees and downed wood in northern hardwood forests: repeated measures of a successional chronosequence in New Hampshire, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, e-First | PDF

Li, S., M.C. Fisk, R.D Yanai, and T.J. Fahey. 2023. Co-limitation of root growth by nitrogen and phosphorus in early successional northern hardwood forests. Ecosystems, | PDF

Pu, G., J.L. Campbell, M.B. Green, J.L. Merriam, D. Zietlow, and R.D. Yanai. 2023. Uncertainty in stream water fluxes of solutes at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA. Hydrological Processes, 37(8), e14961 | PDF

Young, A.R.*, R. Minocha, S. Long, J. E. Drake, and R.D. Yanai. 2023. Responses of physical, chemical, and metabolic leaf characteristics to depth within mature sugar maple crowns and to nitrogen and phosphorus addition. Tree Physiology, 43(7):1118-1129. DOI:10.1093/treephys/tpad04 | PDF

Lin, J., J.G.P. Gamarra, J.E. Drake, A. Cuchietti, and R.D. Yanai. 2023. Scaling up uncertainties in allometric models: How to see the forest, not the trees. Forest Ecology Management, 537: 120943. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2023.120943 | PDF

Yanai, R.D., A.R. Young, J.L. Campbell, J.A.Westfall, C.J. Barnett, G.A. Dillon, M.B. Green, and C.W. Woodall. 2023. Measurement error in a national forest inventory: results from the Northern Region of the USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 53(3): 163-177. DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2022-0062| PDF

Gonzales, K.E.*, R.D. Yanai, T.J. Fahey, and M.C. Fisk. 2023. Evidence for P limitation in eight northern hardwood stands: Foliar concentrations and resorption by three tree species in a factorial N by P addition experiment. Forest Ecology Management, 529: 120696, DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2022.120696 | PDF

Rice, A.M.*, Johnston, M.T., Libenson, A.J., and Yanai, R.D. 2022. Tree variability limits the detection of nutrient treatment effects on sap flux density in a northern hardwood forest. PeerJ, 10:e14410 DOI:10.7717/peerj.14410 | PDF

Rastetter, E.B., B.L. Kwiatkowski, D.W. Kicklighter, A. Barker Plotkin, H. Genet, J. B. Nippert, K. O'Keefe, S.S. Perakis, S. Porder, S.S. Roley, R.W. Ruess, J.R. Thompson, W.R. Wieder, K. Wilcox, and R.D. Yanai. 2022. N and P constrain C in ecosystems under climate change: role of nutrient redistribution, accumulation, and stoichiometry. Ecological Application, e2684. DOI: 10.1002/eap.2684 | PDF

Hong D.S.*, K.E. Gonzales, T.J. Fahey, and R.D. Yanai. 2022. Foliar nutrient concentrations of six northern hardwood species responded to nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization but did not predict tree growth. PeerJ, 10:e13193. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.13193 | PDF

Nash, J.M.*, F.M. Diggs, and R.D. Yanai. 2022. Length and colonization rates of roots associated with arbuscular or ectomycorrhizal fungi decline differentially with depth in two northern hardwood forests. Mycorrhiza, 32:213-219. DOI:10.1007/s00572-022-01071-8  | PDF

Shan, S., H. Devens, T.J. Fahey, R.D. Yanai, and M.C. Fisk. 2022. Fine root growth increases in response to nitrogen addition in phosphorus-limited northern hardwood forests. Ecosystems, 25:1589–1600. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-021-00735-4 | PDF

Yanai, R.D. T.A. Mann*, D. Hong, G. Pu*, and J.M. Zukswert*. 2021. The Current State of Uncertainty Reporting in Ecosystem Studies: A Systematic Evaluation of Peer-Reviewed Literature. Ecosphere, 12( 6):e03535.DOI:10.1002/ecs2.3535 | PDF

Sahu, S.K., K.S. Bakar, J. Zhan, J.L. Campbell, and R.D. Yanai., 2020. Spatio-temporal Bayesian modeling of precipitation using rain gauge data from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA. Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Statistical Computing Section. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. pp.77-92. Sujit Sahu webpage | PDF

Yanai, R.D., C. Wayson, D. Lee, A.B. Espejo, J.L Campbell, M.B. Green, J.M. Zukswert, S.B. Yoffe, J.E. Aukema, A.J. Lister, J.W. Kirchner , and J.G.P. Gamarra. 2020. Improving Uncertainty in Forest Carbon Accounting for REDD+ Mitigation Efforts. Environmental Research Letters, 15:24002. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/abb96f 

See, C.R., M.B. Green, R.D. Yanai, A.S. Bailey, J.L. Campbell, and J. Hayward. 2020. Quantifying uncertainty in annual runoff due to missing data. PeerJ, 8:e9531.  DOI:10.7717/peerj.9531| PDF

Yanai, R.D., Y.  Yang, A.D. Wild, K.T. Smith, and C.T. Driscoll. 2020. New Approaches to Understand Mercury in Trees: Radial and Longitudinal Patterns of Mercury in Tree Rings and Genetic Control of Mercury in Maple Sap. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 231(5): 248. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-020-04601-2  | PDF

Kattge, J., 2020. Twelve years of TRY towards a third generation of plant trait data assimilation and sharing. Global Change Biology, 26(1):119-188.  DOI:10.1111/gcb.14904 |  PDF

Yang, Y.*, R.D. Yanai, N. Schoch, V.L. Buxton, K.E. Gonzales, D.C. Evers, and G.G. Lampman. 2019. Determining optimal sampling strategies for monitoring mercury and reproductive success in common loons in the Adirondacks of New York. Ecotoxicology,DOI: 10.1007/s10646-019-02122-1|  PDF

Schoch, N., Y. Yang, R.D. Yanai, V.L. Buxton, D.C. Evers, and C.T. Driscoll. 2019. Spatial patterns and temporal trends in mercury concentrations in common loons (Gavia immer) from 1998 to 2016 in New York's Adirondack Park: Has this top predator benefitted from mercury emission controls? Ecotoxicology, DOI: 10.1007/s10646-019-02119-w |  PDF

Yang, Y.*, L. Meng, R.D. Yanai, M. Montesdeoca, P.H. Templer, H. Asbjornsen, L.E. Rustad, and C.T Driscoll. 2019. Climate change may alter mercury fluxes in northern hardwood forests. Biogeochemistry, 146:1-16. Spring  DOI: 10.1007/s10533-019-00605-1 |  PDF

See, C.R., R.D. Yanai, and T.J. Fahey. 2019. Shifting N and P concentrations and stoichiometry during autumn litterfall: Implications for ecosystem monitoring. Ecological Indicators, 103:488-492. |  PDF

Mobley, M.L., Y. Yang , R.D. Yanai, K. A. Nelson, A.R. Bacon, and D. D. Richter. 2018. How to estimate statistically detectable trends in a time series: A study of soil carbon and nutrient concentrations at the Calhoun Long-Term Soil-Ecosystem Experiment. Soil Science Society of America Journal, online.  DOI:10.2136/sssaj2018.09.0335 | PDF

Gonzales, K.E.* and R.D. Yanai. 2019. Nitrogen-phosphorus interactions in young northern hardwoods indicate P limitation: foliar concentrations and resorption in a factorial N by P addition experiment. Oecologia, 189(3):829-840. DOI 10.1007/s00442-019-04350-y |  PDF

Campbell, J.L., M.B. Green, R.D. Yanai, C.W. Woodall, S. Fraver, M.E. Harmon, M.A. Hatfield, C.J. Barnett, C. R. See, and G.M. Domke. 2018. Estimating uncertainty in the volume and carbon storage of downed coarse woody debris. Ecological Applications, 29(2):e01844. |  PDF

Yanai, R.D., C.R. See, J. L. Campbell. 2018. Current practices in uncertainty analysis in ecosystem ecology.  Ecosystems, 21(5):971-981. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-017-0197-x PDF

Green, M.B, J.L. Campbell, R.D. Yanai, S.W. Bailey, A.S. Bailey, N. Grant, I. Halm, E.P. Kelsey, and L. E. Rustad. 2018. Downsizing a long-term precipitation network: using a quantitative approach to inform difficult decisions. PLOS One, 13(5):e0195966. |  PDF

Yang, Y.*, R.D. Yanai, C.T. Driscoll, M. Montesdeoca and K.T. Smith. 2018. Concentrations and content of mercury in bark, wood, and leaves in hardwoods and conifers in four forested sites in the northeastern USA. PLOS One, 13(4):e0196293. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196293 | PDF

Goswami S., M.C. Fisk, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, M. A. Johnston, R.D. Yanai, and T.J. Fahey. 2018. Phosphorus limitation of aboveground production in northern hardwood forests. Ecology, 99(2):438-449. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2100 |  PDF

Yanai, R.D., G.E. Walsh*, Y. Yang*, C.A. Blodgett*, K. Bae*, and B.B. Park*. 2018. Nutrient concentrations of roots vary with diameter, depth, and site in New Hampshire northern hardwoods. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 48: 32-41. DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2017-0223 | PDF

Yang, Y.*, R.D. Yanai, C.R. See, and M.A. Arthur. 2017. Sampling effort and uncertainty in leaf litterfall mass and nutrient flux in northern hardwoods. Ecosphere, 8(11):e01999. DOI:10.1002/ecs2.1999 |  PDF

Yang Y.*, R.D. Yanai, M. Montesdeoca and C.T. Driscoll.  2017. Measuring mercury in wood: challenging but important. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry,  456-67:  DOI:10.1080/03067319.2017.1324852 PDF

Fahey, T.J., R.D. Yanai, K.E. Gonzales*, and J.A. Lombardi. 2017. Sampling and processing roots from rocky forest soils. Ecosphere, 8(6) DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1863 |  PDF

Paré, D., G.Z. Gertner, P.Y. Bernier, and R.D. Yanai. 2016. Quantifying uncertainty in forest measurements and models:  Approaches and applications. Canadian Journal of Forest  Research 46(3):v. DOI:10.1139/cjfr-2016- 0029 |   PDF

Aulenbach, B.T.,  D.A. Burns, J.B. Shanley, R.D. Yanai, K. Bae*, A.D. Wild, Y. Yang*, and D. Yi. 2016. Approaches to stream solute load estimation for solutes with varying dynamics from five diverse small watersheds. 2016.  Ecosphere, 7(6) e01298.  DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1298  |  PDF

Campbell, J.L., R.D. Yanai, M.B. Green, G.E. Likens, C.R. See, A.S. Bailey, D.C. Buso, and D. Yang*. 2016.  Uncertainty in the net hydrologic flux of calcium in a paired-watershed harvesting study. Ecosphere, 7(6): e01299. DOI:10.1002/ecs2.1299 |  PDF

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. 2016. Response of forest soil respiration to nutrient addition depends on site fertility. Biogeochemistry 127(1):113-124. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-015-0172-6  | PDF

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 Springer Link Ecosystems Article  | 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 Makela, 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 Rodrìguez, 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. Ecology Volumne 96 Issue 5 Journal Link  PDF 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.  ESA Ecology Volume 96 Issue 9 Journal Article link | PDF

Wild, A.D.*, and R.D. Yanai.  2015. Soil Nutrients Affect Sweetness of Sugar Maple Sap.  For. Ecol.  Manag.  341: 30-36 Science Direct Elsevier website   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 Journal of Forestry Article link  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. 2015.  Hydrological Processes.  29:1793-1805 Wiley Online Library Article  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.  Forest, Range & Wildland Soils Article link PDF

Vadeboncoeur, M.A., S.P. Hamburg , R.D. Yanai , J.D. Blum.  2014.  Rates of sustainable forest harvest depend on rotation length and weathering of soil minerals. Forest Ecology and Management 318: 194-205.  University of New Hampshire Scholar's Repository | 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.  Science Direct Ecological Indicators Article link PDF (with erratum) 

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. Springer Link Biogeochemistry article link  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.  2013.  From Missing Source to Missing Sink: Long-Term Changes in a Forest Nitrogen Budget.  Environmental Science & Technology 47(20): 11440-11448. Environmental Science & Technology Article link  PDF

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. Yanai_et_al-ecological-application-2013  PDF Appendix

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  Forest, Range & Wildland Soils Journal Article link PDF

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 Journal of Forestry Journal Article link PDF

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   Wiley Online Library link  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. Wiley Online Library article link | 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. Canadian Science Publishing article link  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.  Springer Link Article Link 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.  Springer Link article link  PDF

Campbell, J., R. Yanai, and M. Green. 2011. Estimating Uncertainties in Watershed Studies, Eos Trans. AGU, 92(26):220 AGU Volume 92 Issue 26 article link  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   Canadian Science Publishing article link 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. Canadian Science Publishing article link   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 Northern Journal of Applied Forestry article link 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. Science Direct article link 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.  Forest Ecology and Management Article link 

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. Springer Link Article Link | 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 Article Link | 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 Canadian Science Publishing article link 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 PDXSholar article link | 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: Springer Link Biogeochemistry article link

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)

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

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. doi:10.1139/x05-254. Canadian Science Publishing Journal article link | 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  Springer Link Plant and Soil article link |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. Forest Ecology and Management article link 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.  Journal of Forestry article link

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. Springer Link Water, Air, and Soil Pollution article link

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

 Ray, D.G.*, R.D. Yanai and R.D. Nyland.  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, 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. Journal article link

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. Journal Article link

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.  Soil Science Jounal article link

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. Springer Link Ecosystems Journal article link  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. Forest, Range & Wildland Soils Journal article link

Yanai, R.D. and D.M. Eissenstat. 2002. Coping with herbivores and pathogens: a model of optimal root turnover. Functional Ecology 16:865-869.  British Ecological Society Journal Article link

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. Springer Link Ecosytems Journal article link

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

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

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. ESA Journal Online library link

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

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 Adirondack northern hardwood stands.  Forest Ecol. Manag. 119:1-11. 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.  Forest Ecology and Management Volume 102 Issue 1 Journal article link

Yanai, R.D.  1998.  The effect of whole-tree harvest on phosphorus cycling in a northern hardwood forest. Forest Ecol. Manag. 104:281-295. Forest Ecology and Management Volume 104 Issues 1-3 Journal article link

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.  Plant and Soil Journal Article link

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. Soil Science Society of America Journal article link

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

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.  ESA Ecology Volume 75 Issue 1 Journal Article link

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

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

Yanai, R.D.  1991.  Soil solution phosphorus dynamics in a whole-tree-harvested northern hardwood forest. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 55:1746-1752.  Soil Science Society of America Journal Volume 55 Issue 6 Journal article link

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

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Data Packages

Zukswert, J.M., S. Weimer, A. McGarry, A. Fessenden, A. Carter, and R.D. Yanai. 2023. Multiple Element Limitation in Northeast Hardwood Ecosystems (MELNHE) - Raw images for the analysis of stomatal density and length 2021-2022 ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

Zukswert, J.M., S. Weimer, A. McGarry, A. Fessenden, A. Carter, and R.D. Yanai. 2023. Multiple Element Limitation in Northeast Hardwood Ecosystems (MELNHE) - stomatal density and length 2021-2022 ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

Nash, J.M., M.A. Vadeboncoeur, A.D. Wild, A. Zee, E.A. Cornell, M.A. Arthur, and R.D. Yanai. 2023. Biomass accumulation in trees and downed wood at Bartlett Experimental Forest, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, the Bowl Natural Research Area, and the White Mountain National Forest, NH, USA ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

Yanai, R.D., M. Fisk, and T.J. Fahey. 2022. Multiple Element Limitation in Northeast Hardwood Ecosystems (MELNHE): Project description, plot characteristics and design ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

Fisk, M.C., R.D. Yanai, and T.J. Fahey. 2022. Tree DBH response to nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization in the MELNHE study, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Bartlett Experimental Forest, and Jeffers Brook ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

Fisk, M.C., R.D. Yanai, S.D. Hong, C.R. See, and S. Goswami. 2022. Litter chemistry and masses for the MELNHE NxP fertilization experiment ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

Hong, S.D., K.E. Gonzales, C.R. See, and R.D. Yanai. 2021. MELNHE: Foliar Chemistry 2008-2016 in Bartlett, Hubbard Brook, and Jeffers Brook (12 stands) ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

Fahey, T.J., R.D. Yanai, S. Li, and T. Mann. 2021. Multiple Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Experiment (MELNHE): Soil respiration at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Bartlett Experimental Forest and Jeffers Brook, central NH USA, 2008 - present ver 2. Environmental Data Initiative.

Rice, A.M., M.T. Johnston, A.J. Libenson, and R.D. Yanai. 2021. Temperature differences in hardwood trees using thermal dissipation probes in Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH and Bartlett Experimental Forest, NH ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

Young, A.R., R.D. Yanai, R. Minocha, S. Long, and J.E. Drake. 2020. Physical, chemical, and metabolic leaf characteristics within sugar maple in the MELNHE study at Bartlett Experimental Forest, central NH USA, 2017 ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

Yang, Y. and R. Yanai. 2019. Concentration of mercury in vegetation from Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH; Sleepers Brook, VT; Bear Brook, ME; and Huntington Forest, NY ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

Book Chapters

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

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 Edition.  New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.  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 of Southern Forest Ecosystems in a Changing Environment. Ecological Studies Volume 128, pp. 293-304. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. Full Text (PDF)

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. 

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 FCPF. 2021. Guidance Note on estimating the uncertainty of emission reductions using Monte Carlo simulation Version 1.0. fcpf_guidance_on_monte_carlo_analysis_2021.pdf

Howe H., N. Schoch, Y. Yang, R.D. Yanai, V.L. Buxton, D.C. Evers, C.T. Driscoll, K.E. Gonzales, and G.G. Lampman. 2020. Adirondack Loons: Have they benefitted from mercury emissions controls? Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation Science Summary Report 2020-1. Saranac Lake, NY. PDF

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.  

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. 

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. 

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Reviews and Interviews

Yanai, R.D. 2021. Lessons learned from a career in forestry science, Ruth Yanai: Don't be afraid to ask questions. The Forestry Source. PDF

Yanai, R.D. 2016. Northeastern States Research Cooperative Researcher Profile Northeastern States Research Cooperative website

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.

Popular Press 

Assessing total belowground carbon and nitrogen stocks with quantitative pits. November 2012. CSA News.

Worst Science Jobs: No. 15. Root Sorter. November 12, 2004. Popular Science. Root Sorter article link

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See CV for lists of Publications in Review, revision, in preparation; papers presented at meetings (last 5 years); and Invited presentations.

Last updated 4/18/23