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Science and Conservation Publications

Faison, E.K., Foster, D.R., Von Holle, B., Rapp, J.M. and Moore, S., 2019. Nonnative vegetation dynamics in the understory of a fragmented temperate forestThe Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 146: 252-261.

Faison, E.K. 2019. Letter to the Editor: Deer Browsing. The Forestry Source 24:16.

Moomaw, W.R., Masino, S.A. and Faison, E.K., 2019. Intact Forests in the United States: Proforestation Mitigates Climate Change and Serves the Greatest Good. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2, p.27.  

Oswald, W.W., D. R. Foster, B. N. Shuman, E. D. Doughty, E. K. Faison, B. R. Hall, B. C. Hansen, M. Lindbladh, A. Marroquin, and S. A. Truebe. 2018. Subregional variability in the response of New England vegetation to postglacial climate change. Journal of Biogeography 45:2375-2388.

Faison, E.K., S. DeStefano, D.R. Foster, J.M. Rapp, and J.A. Compton. 2016. Multiple browsers structure tree recruitment in logged temperate forests. PloS one 11: p.e0166783.

Thompson, J. R., K. F. Lambert, D. R. Foster, E. N. Broadbent, M. Blumstein, A. M. Almeyda Zambrano, and Y. Fan. 2016. The consequences of four land-use scenarios for forest ecosystems and the services they provide. Ecosphere 7(10):e01469.

Faison, E.K., S. DeStefano, D.R. Foster, G. Motzkin, and J.M. Rapp. 2016. Ungulate browsers promote herbaceous layer diversity in logged temperate forests. Ecology and Evolution 10.1002/ece3.2223.

Faison, E.K., D.R. Foster, and S. DeStefano. 2016. Long-term deer exclusion has complex effects on a suburban forest understory. Rhodora 118:382-402.

Faison, E.K., S. DeStefano, D.R. Foster, and A. Barker Plotkin. 2016. Functional response of ungulate browsers in disturbed eastern hemlock forests. Forest Ecology and Management 362:177-183. 

Faison, E.K. 2015. Seeing the landscape in landscape art. Arnoldia 73(2): 2-18.

Faison, E. K. 2015. Complex effects of ungulate browsers on tree recruitment and herbaceous layers in New England temperate forests. PhD Dissertation. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Faison, E.K. and D.R. Foster. 2014. Did American chestnut really dominate the eastern forest? Arnoldia 72: 18-32.

Faison, E.K., P. Del Tredici, and D. R. Foster. 2014. To sprout or not to sprout: multiple factors determine the vigor of Kalmia latifolia (Ericaceae) in southwestern Connecticut. Rhodora 116: 148-162.

Faison, E.K. 2014. Witness trees, fossil pollen, and other insights: how Connecticut's forests have changed from colonial to modern times. Connecticut Woodlands 79: 2. Summer.

Faison, E.K., D. Orwig, D. Foster, E. Silver, B. Hall, B. Donahue, and A. Barker-Plotkin. 2014. Wildlands and Woodlands Stewardship Science: Manual for Long-Term Forest Monitoring.

Foster, D.R., D. Orwig, E. Faison, E. Silver, B. Hall, B. Donahue, G. Motzkin, J. Thompson, A. D’Amato, E. Boose, J. Pallant, M. Kelty, and R. Van de Poll. 2014. Wildlands and Woodlands Science Long-term Forest Measurements for Ecological and Conservation Insights.

Faison. E.K. 2014. Large old tree declines at broad scales: a more complicated story. Conservation Letters 7: 70-71.

Labich, W.G., E.M. Hamin, and S Record. 2013. Regional conservation partnerships in New England. Journal of Forestry 111: 326-334.

Faison, E.K. 2013. Fourteen years of deer browsing shapes a mesic forest understory in southwestern CT. Connecticut Botanical Society Newsletter 40: 6-8.

Faison, E.K. 2012. Lieutenant Faison’s Account of the Geronimo Campaign. Journal of the Southwest 54: 521-544.

Foster, D.R. et al. 2012. New science, synthesis, scholarship, and strategic vision for society. Harvard Forest LTER V. 2012-2018.

Rickenbach, M.L., A. Schulte, D.B. Kittredge, W.G. Labich, and D. J. Shinneman. 2011. Cross-boundary cooperation: a mechanism for sustaining ecosystem services from private lands. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 66:91-96.

DeStefano, S., E. Faison, J. Compton, and D. Wattles. 2010. Forest exclosures: an experimental approach to understanding browsing by moose and deer. Massachusetts Wildlife 2: 14-23.

Oswald, W.W., D.R. Foster, E.D. Doughty, and E.K. Faison. 2009. A record of late glacial and early-Holocene environmental and ecological change from southwestern Connecticut, USA. Journal of Quaternary Science 24: 553-556.

Ladd, D., R.C. Harris, and W.R. Buck. 2009. Lichens and related fungi of Highstead Arboretum, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Opuscula Philolichenum, 6: 81–86.

Foster, D.R. and W. Labich. 2008. A Wildland and Woodland Vision for the New England Landscape: Local Conservation, Biodiversity and the Global Environment. Pp 155-175. In R.A. Askins et al. (eds.), Saving Biological Diversity. Springer.