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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
Phinney Hall, Room B-15

Mailing Address:
c/o Kassandra Townsend
UI Experimental Forest
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133

Phone: 208-885-6695


Research and Demonstration

The Experimental Forest is a home for basic and applied research in the context of 10,300 acres of actively managed, productive working forestland, special management areas and outdoor classrooms. Forest utilization research consistent with the university's land-grant mission and the guiding legislation of the Forest, Wildlife and Range Experiment Station under Idaho Code Title 38 forms the basis for core research in forest management that benefits the people of the state of Idaho. We work closely with faculty, graduate and undergraduate researchers to integrate ideas for new research into competitive grant proposals from a variety of funding agencies and programs.

Recent Publications

Berardi, D. M. (2018). Belowground Carbon Fluxes and Changing Climatic Conditions: Evaluating Responses and Improving Mechanistic Modeling (Doctoral dissertation, University of Idaho).

Cook, S. P., & de Andrade Neto, V. R. (2018). Laboratory Evaluation of the Direct Impact of Biochar on Adult Survival of Four Forest Insect Species. Northwest science, 92(1), 1-9.

Draeger, K. R. (2018). Assessment of Forest Biomass Management Practices through Fungal Community Sampling: Wood-Inhabiting Fruiting Body Surveys and DNA-Based Analyses of Wood Stakes in a Western Conifer Forest of North America. The University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Heinsch, F. A., Sikkink, P. G., Smith, H. Y., & Retzlaff, M. L. (2018). Characterizing fire behavior from laboratory burns of multi-aged, mixed-conifer masticated fuels in the western United States. US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Jain, T., Sikkink, P., Keefe, R., & Byrne, J. (2018). To masticate or not: Useful tips for treating forest, woodland, and shrubland vegetation. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-381. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 55 p., 381.

Jones, O., Maillardet, R., Robinson, A., Borovkova, O., Carnie, S., & Robinson, M. A. (2018). Package ‘spuRs’.

Kobziar, L. N., Pingree, M. R., Larson, H., Dreaden, T. J., Green, S., & Smith, J. A. (2018). Pyroaerobiology: the aerosolization and transport of viable microbial life by wildland fire. Ecosphere, 9(11), e02507.

Lyon, Z. D., Morgan, P., Stevens-Rumann, C. S., Sparks, A. M., Keefe, R. F., & Smith, A. M. (2018). Fire behaviour in masticated forest fuels: lab and prescribed fire experiments. International journal of wildland fire, 27(4), 280-292.

Pinto, J., McNassar, B., Kildisheva, O., & Davis, A. (2018). Stocktype and Vegetative Competition Influences on Pseudotsuga menziesii and Larix occidentalis Seedling Establishment. Forests, 9(5), 228.

Qin, X., Keefe, R., & Daugaard, D. (2018). Small landowner production of pellets from green, beetle-killed, and burned lodgepole pine. Energies, 11(3), 648.

Ridout, M., & Newcombe, G. (2018). Sydowia polyspora is both a Foliar Endophyte and a Preemergent Seed Pathogen in Pinus ponderosa. Plant disease, 102(3), 640-644.

Sherman, L. A., Page‐Dumroese, D. S., & Coleman, M. D. (2018). Idaho forest growth response to post‐thinning energy biomass removal and complementary soil amendments. GCB Bioenergy, 10(4), 246-261.

Kolden, C. (2018). Final Report: Towards improved quantification and prediction of post-fire recovery in conifers: Expanding laboratory fire radiative energy-tree physiology experiments to a mature forest stand.

Sun, N., Wigmosta, M., Zhou, T., Lundquist, J., Dickerson‐Lange, S., & Cristea, N. (2018). Evaluating the functionality and streamflow impacts of explicitly modelling forest–snow interactions and canopy gaps in a distributed hydrologic model. Hydrological processes, 32(13), 2128-2140.

Wayment, A. M. (2018). Idaho Ruffed Grouse Hunting: The Heartbeat of the Woods. Arcadia Publishing.

Zimbelman, E. G., & Keefe, R. F. (2018). Real-time positioning in logging: Effects of forest stand characteristics, topography, and line-of-sight obstructions on GNSS-RF transponder accuracy and radio signal propagation. PloS one, 13(1), e0191017.

Abbott, A. M. (2017). A Comparison of Regional and Site Specific Biomass Equations for Three North Idaho Conifers(Doctoral dissertation, University of Idaho).

Dickerson‐Lange, S. E., Gersonde, R. F., Hubbart, J. A., Link, T. E., Nolin, A. W., Perry, G. H., ... & Lundquist, J. D. (2017). Snow disappearance timing is dominated by forest effects on snow accumulation in warm winter climates of the Pacific Northwest, United States. Hydrological processes, 31(10), 1846-1862.

Furniss, M. M., & Kegley, S. J. (2017). Biology of Scolytus piceae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Northern Idaho and notes on comparative anatomical features of the larva. Environmental entomology, 46(3), 440-444.

Ridout, M., Houbraken, J., & Newcombe, G. (2017). Xerotolerance of Penicillium and Phialocephala fungi, dominant taxa of fine lateral roots of woody plants in the intermountain Pacific Northwest, USA. Rhizosphere, 4, 94-103.

Sherman, L. A. (2017). Impacts of Post-Thinning Biomass Removal and Soil Amendments on Forest Productivity in Northern Idaho (Doctoral dissertation, University of Idaho).

Sparks, A. M. (2017). Development of a Spatial Severity Model for the Quantification of Wildland Fire Effects in Coniferous Forests (Doctoral dissertation, University of Idaho).

Sparks, A. M., Smith, A. M., Talhelm, A. F., Kolden, C. A., Yedinak, K. M., & Johnson, D. M. (2017). Impacts of fire radiative flux on mature Pinus ponderosa growth and vulnerability to secondary mortality agents. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 26(1), 95-106.

Wempe, A., & Keefe, R. (2017). Characterizing rigging crew proximity to hazards on cable logging operations using GNSS-RF: Effect of GNSS positioning error on worker safety status. Forests, 8(10), 357.

Zhou, Y., Kumar, M., & Link, T. E. (2017, December). Estimating the Longwave Radiation Underneath the Forest Canopy in Snow-dominated Setting. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Zimbelman, E., Keefe, R., Strand, E., Kolden, C., & Wempe, A. (2017). Hazards in motion: Development of mobile geofences for use in logging safety. Sensors, 17(4), 822.

Cochran, A. S. (2016). Alternative Bioenergy: Small Scale Pellet Production from Forest Residues. University of Idaho.

Gray, A. E. (2016). A molecular characterization of the fungal endophytes within the needles of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa).

Robinson, A., & Robinson, M. A. (2016). Package ‘equivalence’. Technical Report. ⟨https://cran. r-project. org/web/packages/equivalence/equivalence. pdf.

Robinson, A., Hamann, J., & Robinson, M. A. (2016). Package ‘FAwR’.

Sarauer, J. L., Page‐Dumroese, D. S., & Coleman, M. D. Soil greenhouse gas, carbon content, and tree growth response to biochar amendment in western United States forests. GCB Bioenergy.

Stenzel, J. A. (2016). Towards intra-seasonal estimation of forest net primary productivity: Evaluating automated dendrometers for high-temporal resolution woody growth signals. University of Idaho.

Tinkham, W. T., Smith, A. M., Affleck, D. L., Saralecos, J. D., Falkowski, M. J., Hoffman, C. M., ... & Wulder, M. A. (2016). Development of height-volume relationships in second growth Abies grandis for use with aerial LiDAR. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 42(5), 400-410.

Tønsberg, T., & Goward, T. (2016). Cliostomum spribillei (Ramalinaceae, lichenized Ascomycetes), a new species from western North America. North American Fungi, 11(1), 1-7.

Zimbelman, E. G., & Keefe, R. F. Effects of Speed and Transmission Rate on Mobile Geofence Intersection Delay.

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UIEF Field Day

Please plan to join us for the Experimental Forest Field Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019: Our theme is Forest Stewardship and Wildfire Preparedness on Moscow Mountain.

Flat Creek Unit
University of Idaho Experimental Forest
Princeton, ID

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Experimental Forest Field Day

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Biomass Research

Opportunities to conduct experiments in a local setting.

Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
Phinney Hall, Room B-15

Mailing Address:
c/o Kassandra Townsend
UI Experimental Forest
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133

Phone: 208-885-6695