NASP11 Course Content
This is the list of pre-readings for NASP11. A link to the .pdf of each of the readings or link to the video is provided below. You are responsible for downloading, printing, and reading them before your arrival in Cloquet. Please bring the readings with you-- we will provide a binder large enough to organize them.
Frelich, L.E. 2002. Disturbance, stand development, and successional trajectories. pp 90-123 In Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes: Studies from Temperate Evergreen-deciduous Forests. Cambridge University Press, New York.
Stearns, F.W. 1997. History of the Lake States Forests: Natural and Human Impacts. In Lake States Regional Forest Resources Assessment: Technical Papers, J.M. Vasievich and H.H. Webster, editors. USDA Forest Service GTR NC-189, 35p.
Background Lecture Content:
Refer to the NASP YouTube playlist: http://z.umn.edu/NASPvideos. Although some video content will be a review, we expect you to be familiar with it - in general, we will not cover this content again in class.
Week 1 Readings:
Monday July 24
Silvics and Tree Growth (Windmuller-Campione and Sagor)
Pre-reading and pre-lecture content
Forest Health and Disturbances (Russell)
Communication Skills, Discussion/Critique Assignment (Nagel and Windmuller-Campione)
Reading distributed in class on 7/24
Tuesday July 25
Climate Change and Silvicultural Strategies (Swanson and Nagel)
Janowiak, M.K., C.W. Swanston, L.M. Nagel, L.A. Brandt, P.R. Butler, S.D. Handler, P.D. Shannon, L.R. Iverson, S.N. Matthews, A. Prasad, and M.P. Peters. 2014. A practical approach for translating climate change adaptation principles into forest management actions. Journal of Forestry 112(5): 424-433.
Forest Growth, Productivity, and Stand Dynamics (Windmuller-Campione)
Wednesday July 26
Tree Physiology (Montgomery)
O'Brien, M. J., B.M..J. Engelbrecht, J. Joswig, G. Pereyra, B. Schuldt, S. Jansen, J. Kattge, S.M. Landhäusser, S.R. Levick, Y. Preisler, P. Väänänen, and C. Macinnis-Ng, 2017. A synthesis of tree functional traits related to drought-induced mortality in forests across climatic zones. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12874
Thursday July 27
Native Plant Communities (Almendinger and Hanson)
Almendinger, J.C. 2006. Mesic Hardwood Forest System: Ecological Factors & Concepts Pertinent to Management. ELPF Training Series.
Aaseng, N.E., J.C. Almendinger, R.P. Dana, D.S. Hanson, M.D. Lee, E.R. Rowe, K.A. Rusterholz, D.S. Wovcha. 2011. Minnesota’s native plant community classification: A statewide classification of terrestrial and wetland vegetation based on numerical analysis of plot data. Biological Report No. 108. Minnesota County Biological Survey, Ecological Land Classification Program, and Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program. St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. OPTIONAL
Friday July 28
Measuring Ecosystem Attributes (Sagor)
- Forest Inventory for Silviculture Decision Making (we will open with students discussing this content and its relevance to your work)
- Correct Instrument Usage for Forest Inventory: Angle Gauge and Prism OPTIONAL
Week 2 Readings:
Monday July 31
Geology, Landforms, Soils (Grigal)
Powers, R.F., D.A. Scott, F.G. Sanchez, R.A. Voldseth, D. Page-Dumroese, J.D. Elioff and D.M. Stone. 2005. The North American long-term soil productivity experiment: Findings from the first decade of research. Forest Ecology and Management 220: 31-50. OPTIONAL
Hydrology and Watersheds (Karwan)
Wednesday August 2
Landscape Ecology (Knight)
Thursday August 3
Fire Ecology (Varner)
Ryan, K.C., E.E. Knapp and J.M. Varner. 2013. Prescribed fire in North American forests and woodlands: history, current practice, and challenges. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (11): e15-e24.
Forest Ecology Wrap-up (Windmuller-Campione)