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Norman L. Christensen


Papers Published

  1. LS Smart, JJ Swenson, NL Christensen and JO Sexton, Three-dimensional characterization of pine forest type and red-cockaded woodpecker habitat by small-footprint, discrete-return lidar, Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 281 (2012), pp. 100-110 [doi]  [abs].
  2. NLC Jr, The road to sustainable development and conservation, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 9 no. 2 (2011), pp. 134-135 [doi]  [abs].
  3. KA Fesenmyer and NL Christensen, Reconstructing Holocene fire history in a southern Appalachian forest using soil charcoal., Ecology, vol. 91 no. 3 (March, 2010), pp. 662-670 [20426326]  [abs].
  4. DA Conde, F Colchero, H Zarza, NL Christensen, JO Sexton, C Manterola, C Chávez, A Rivera, D Azuara and G Ceballos, Sex matters: Modeling male and female habitat differences for jaguar conservation, Biological Conservation, vol. 143 no. 9 (2010), pp. 1980-1988 [doi]  [abs].
  5. B. Poulter, S.S. Quian, N.L. Christensen, Determinants of coastal treeline and the role of abiotic and biotic interactions, Plant Ecology, vol. 202 no. 1 (July, 2008), pp. 55-66 [doi]  [abs].
  6. N.L. Christensen, Future Forests, Future Fires, Yellowstone Science, vol. 17 (2009), pp. 40-44 .
  7. J.M. Adeney, N.L. Christensen, S.L. Pimm, Reserves protect against deforestation fires in the Amazon., PLoS One, vol. 4 no. 4 (2009), pp. e5014 [19352423], [doi]  [abs].
  8. J.E. Keeley, G. Aplet, N.L. Christensen, S.G. Conard, E.A. Johnson, P.N. Omi, D.L. Peterson, T.W. Swetnam, Ecological Foundations of Fire Management, U.S.D.A. Forest Service General Technical Report (2009), pp. 92 (PNW.GTR-779.) .
  9. K.K. Karanth, J. Nichols, J. Hines, U. Karanth, N.L. Christensen, Where are India's Large Mammals and Why? Patterns and Determinants of Species Occurrence, Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 46 no. 6 (2009), pp. 1189-1200 [doi]  [abs].
  10. N.L. Christensen, Sustaining America's forest legacy., Conserv Biol, vol. 22 no. 6 (December, 2008), pp. 1378-1379 [19076869], [doi]  [abs].
  11. N.L. Christensen, Embracing diversity, embracing change, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 6 no. 8 (October, 2008), pp. 403- [doi] .
  12. K. Karanth, R.A. Kramer, S.S. Qian, N.L. Christensen, Examining conservation attitudes, perspectives, and, Biological Conservation, vol. 141 no. 9 (August, 2008), pp. 2357-2367 [doi]  [abs].
  13. B Poulter, NL Christensen and SS Qian, Tolerance of Pinus taeda and Pinus serotina to low salinity and flooding: Implications for equilibrium vegetation dynamics, Journal of Vegetation Science, vol. 19 no. 1 (2008), pp. 15-22 [doi]  [abs].
  14. NLC Jr, Faculty response, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 5 no. 8 (2007), pp. 446- .
  15. JC Gordon, JK Berry and NL Christensen, Environmental leadership equals essential leadership redefining who leads and how, Environmental Leadership Equals Essential Leadership Redefining Who Leads and How (2006), pp. 1-164  [abs].
  16. B Poulter, NLC Jr and PN Halpin, Carbon emissions from a temperate peat fire and its relevance to interannual variability of trace atmospheric greenhouse gases, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, vol. 111 no. 6 (2006) [doi]  [abs].
  17. SC Goslee, WA Niering, DL Urban and NL Christensen, Influence of environment, history and vegetative interactions on stand dynamics in a Connecticut forest, Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, vol. 132 no. 3 (2005), pp. 471-482  [abs].
  18. LL Wallace and NL Christensen, Epilogue: After the fires. what have we learned (December, 2004), pp. 362-371 .
  19. KA Saterson, NL Christensen, RB Jackson, RA Kramer, SL Pimm, MD Smith and JB Wiener, Disconnects in evaluating the relative effectiveness of conservation strategies, Conservation Biology, vol. 18 no. 3 (2004), pp. 597-599 [doi] .
  20. DJ Parsons, TW Swetnam and NL Christensen, Uses and limitations of historical variability concepts in managing ecosystems, Ecological Applications, vol. 9 no. 4 (1999), pp. 1177-1178 .
  21. PA Harrell, ES Kasischke, LL Bourgeau-Chavez, EM Haney and NLC Jr, Evaluation of approaches to estimating aboveground biomass in southern pine forests using SIR-C data, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 59 no. 2 (1997), pp. 223-233 [doi]  [abs].
  22. Christensen, N.L., A. Bartuska, J.H. Brown, S. Carpenter, C. D’Antonio, R. Francis, J.F. Franklin, J.A. MacMahon, R.F. Noss, D.J. Parsons, C.H. Peterson, M.G. Turner, and R.G. Woodmansee, The scientific basis for ecosystem management, Ecological Applications, vol. 6 no. 3 (1996), pp. 665-691  [abs].
  23. ES Kasischke, NHF French, LL Bourgeau-Chavez and NLC Jr, Estimating release of carbon from 1990 and 1991 forest fires in Alaska, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 100 no. D2 (1995), pp. 2941-2951  [abs].
  24. PA Harrell, LL Bourgeau-Chavez, ES Kasischke, NHF French and NLC Jr, Sensitivity of ERS-1 and JERS-1 radar data to biomass and stand structure in Alaskan boreal forest, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 54 no. 3 (1995), pp. [d]247-[d]260  [abs].
  25. ES Kasischke, NL Christensen and BJ Stocks, Fire, global warming, and the carbon balance of boreal forests, Ecological Applications, vol. 5 no. 2 (1995), pp. 437-451 .
  26. Y Wang, FW Davis, JM Melack, ES Kasischke and NLC Jr, The effects of changes in forest biomass on radar backscatter from tree canopies, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 16 no. 3 (1995), pp. 503-513  [abs].
  27. ES Kasischke, NLC Jr and LL Bourgeau-Chavez, Correlating radar backscatter with components of biomass in loblolly pine forests, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 33 no. 3 (1995), pp. 643-659 [doi]  [abs].
  28. ES Kasischke, LL Bourgeau-Chavez, NLC Jr and E Haney, Observations on the sensitivity of ERS-1 SAR image intensity to changes in aboveground biomass in young loblolly pine forests, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 15 no. 1 (1994), pp. 3-16  [abs].
  29. NHF French, ES Kasischke, LL Bourgeau-Chavez, PA Harrell and NLC Jr, Relating soil water measurements at fire disturbed sites in Alaska to ERS-1 SAR image signature, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), vol. 1 (1994), pp. 246-248  [abs].
  30. ES Kasischke, NLC Jr and EM Haney, Modeling of geometric properties of loblolly pine tree and stand characteristics for use in radar backscatter studies, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 32 no. 4 (1994), pp. 800-822 [doi]  [abs].
  31. ES Kasischke, NFH French, LL Bourgeau-Chavez, SL Ustin and NLC Jr, Estimating release of carbon from forest fires in Alaska using satellite remote sensing data, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), vol. 1 (1994), pp. 111-113  [abs].
  32. W Yong, ES Kasischke, JM Melack, FW Davis and NLC Jnr, The effects of changes in loblolly pine biomass and soil moisture on ERS-1 SAR backscatter, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 49 no. 1 (1994), pp. 25-31 [doi]  [abs].
  33. ES Kasischke, NHF French, P Harrell, NLC Jr, SL Ustin and D Barry, Monitoring of wildfires in Boreal Forests using large area AVHRR NDVI composite image data, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 45 no. 1 (1993), pp. 61-71  [abs].
  34. ES Kasischke, LL Bourgeau-Chavez, NHF French, P Harrell and NLC Jr, Initial observations on using SAR to monitor wildfire scars in boreal forests, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 13 no. 18 (1992), pp. 3495-3501  [abs].
  35. MC Dobson, FT Ulaby, T LeToan, A Beaudoin, ES Kasischke and N Christensen, Dependence of radar backscatter on coniferous forest biomass, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 30 no. 2 (1992), pp. 412-415 [doi]  [abs].
  36. MC Dobson, RDL Sierra and N Christensen, Spatial and temporal variation of the microwave dielectric properties of loblolly pine trunks, Digest - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), vol. 3 (1991), pp. 1107-1110  [abs].
  37. J Way, C Slaughter, L Viereck, E Kasischke, MC Dobson and N Christensen, Monitoring forest freeze-thaw: The March '88 Alaskan aircraft SAR experiment, Digest - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), vol. 3 (1990), pp. 2305-2307  [abs].
  38. NLC Jr, ES Kasischke and MC Dobson, SAR-derived estimates of aboveground biomass in forested landscapes, Digest - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), vol. 2 (1990), pp. 1209-1212  [abs].
  39. ES Kasischke, J Way, NLC Jr, MC Dobson and FT Ulaby, Ecosystem monitoring with the Eos SAR, Digest - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), vol. 3 (1990), pp. 2297-2300  [abs].
  40. ES Kasischke and NL Christensen, Connecting forest ecosystem and microwave backscatter models, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 11 no. 7 (1990), pp. 1277-1298  [abs].
  42. NL Christensen, Wilderness and natural disturbance, Forum for Applied Research & Public Policy, vol. 4 no. 2 (1989), pp. 46-49  [abs].
  43. RG Knox, RK Peet and NL Christensen, Population dynamics in loblolly pine stands: changes in skewness and size inequality, Ecology, vol. 70 no. 4 (1989), pp. 1153-1166  [abs].
  44. NL Christensen, Vegetation of the southeastern Coastal Plain, North American terrestrial vegetation (1988), pp. 317-363  [abs].
  45. MR Roberts and NL Christensen, Vegetation variation among mesic successional forest stands in northern lower Michigan, Canadian Journal of Botany, vol. 66 no. 6 (1988), pp. 1080-1090  [abs].
  47. FS Gilliam and NL Christensen, Herb-layer response to burning in pine flatwoods of the lower coastal plain of South Carolina., Bulletin - Torrey Botanical Club, vol. 113 no. 1 (1986), pp. 42-45  [abs].
  48. AE Lubbers and NL Christensen, Intraseasonal variation in seed production among flowers and plants of Thalictrum thalictroides ( Ranunculaceae)., American Journal of Botany, vol. 73 no. 2 (1986), pp. 190-203  [abs].
  49. NL Christensen, Shrubland fire regimes and their evolutionary consequences., The ecology of natural disturbance and patch dynamics (1985), pp. 86-100  [abs].
  50. NL Christensen and T MacAller, Soil mineral nitrogen transformations during succession in the piedmont of north carolina, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol. 17 no. 5 (1985), pp. 675-681  [abs].
  51. NL Christensen and RK Peet, Convergence during secondary forest succession., Journal of Ecology, vol. 72 no. 1 (1984), pp. 25-36  [abs].
  52. NL Christensen, FIRE REGIMES IN SOUTHEASTERN ECOSYSTEMS. (1981), pp. 112-136 .
  53. CE Martin, NL Christensen and BR Strain, Seasonal patterns of growth, tissue acid fluctuations, and 14CO2 uptake in the crassulacean acid metabolism epiphyte Tjllandsia usneoides L. (Spanish moss), Oecologia, vol. 49 no. 3 (1981), pp. 322-328 [doi]  [abs].
  54. RK Peet and NL Christensen, Succession: A population process, Vegetatio, vol. 43 no. 1-2 (1980), pp. 131-140 [doi]  [abs].
  55. NL Christensen, Fire and soil-plant nutrient relations in a pine-wiregrass savanna on the coastal plain of North Carolina, Oecologia, vol. 31 no. 1 (1977), pp. 27-44 [doi]  [abs].
  56. NL Christensen, Fire and the nitrogen cycle in California chaparral, Science, vol. 181 no. 4094 (1973), pp. 66-68 .

Papers Accepted

  1. Karanth, K.K., J.D. Nichols, J.E. Hines, K.U. Karanth, and N.L. Christensen, The shrinking ark: patterns of large mammal extinctions in India., Proc Biol Sci, vol. 277 no. 1690 (July, 2010), pp. 1971-1979 [20219736], [doi]  [abs].
  2. K.A. Fesenmyer and N.L. Christensen, Fire History in Southern Appalachian Forests Using Soil Charcoal, Ecol (2010) .

Papers Submitted

  1. Conde, D., F. Colchero, Z. Heliot, N.L. Christensen, J. Sexton, C. Chavez and A. Rivera, Gender differences on jaguar Panthera Onca habitat use and fragmentation: implications for conservation, Journal of Applied Ecology (2009) .
  2. N.L. Cagle, N.L. Christensen, Evaluating the Conservation Status of Illinois Snakes, Journal of Herpetology (2009) .

Books under Contract

  1. N.L. Christensen, Environment:, 1st edition (2010), pp. 520 pp, Prentice-Hall, Pearson Education (All 20 chapters are now in first draft or beyond..) .

Books Published

  1. Christensen, N.L. et al, Environmental Issues in Pacific Northwest Forest Management (2000), pp. 259 pp, National Academy Press, Washington, DC. .
  2. Human Activities and Ecosystem Function, edited by D. Simpson and N.L. Christensen (1996), Chapman-Hall, Inc., New York .

Book Chapters

  1. Christensen, N.L., Jr. and F.S. Gilliam, Herb diversity and succession in eastern deciduous forests, in The herbaceous layer in forests of eastern North America, edited by F.S. Gilliam and M. Roberts (2003), pp. 224-237, Oxford University Press .
  2. Jensen, M.E., N.L. Christensen, Jr. and P.S. Bourgeron, An overview of ecological assessment principles and applications, in A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments. Springer, edited by M.E. Jensen and P.S. Bourgeron (2001), pp. 13-28, Springer, New York .
  3. N.L. Christensen Jr., Vegetation of the Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States, in Vegetation of North America, Second Edition, edited by M. Barbour and W. D. Billings (2000), pp. 397-448, Cambridge University Press .
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