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Scott D. Roberts

Professor

Phone: 662-325-3044  Email: scott.roberts@msstate.edu

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Scott D. Roberts

2017
Nepal, S., J.E. Henderson, B.R. Frey, D.L. Grebner, S.D. Roberts. 2017. Evaluating economic impacts of different silvicultural approaches in sweetgum-nuttall oak-willow oak bottomland hardwood forests in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. In G.E. Frey, P. Nepal, eds. Forest economics and policy in a changing environment: how market, policy, and climate transformations affect forests—Proceedings of the 2016 Meeting of the International Society of Forest Resource Economics. E-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-218. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 154 p. Download


2016
Akgul, A., A. Akgul, S.D. Roberts, R.L. Harkess, S.V. Diehl. 2016. Genetic variation in the FT1 locus involved in reproductive onset in Populus deltoides. Tree Genetics and Molecular Breeding 6(1):1-10. Download


2016
Khanal, P.N., T.J. Dean, S.D. Roberts, D.L. Grebner. 2016. Evaluating first-year pine seedling survival plateau in Louisiana. In: Proceedings of the 18th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-212. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 614 p. Download


2015
Blazier, M.A., T.R. Clason, H.O. Liechty, Z.H. Leggett, E.B. Sucre, S.D. Roberts, K. Krapfl, E.D. Vance. 2015. Nitrogen and carbon of switchgrass, loblolly pine, and cottonwood biofuel production systems in the southeast United States. Forest Science 61:522-534. Download


2015
Falster, D.S., et al. 2015. BAAD: A biomass and allometry database for woody plants. Ecology 96:1445. Download


2015
Hatten, J.A., E.B. Sucre, Z. Leggett, J.C. Mack, S.D. Roberts, J.C. Dewey, B.D. Strahm. 2015. Explaining the apparent resiliency of loblolly pine plantation to organic matter removal. Pages 237-243 in A.G. Holley, K.F. Conner, J.D. Haywood, editors, Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. USDA Forest Service, Southern Experiment Station. E-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-203. 551 p.


2015
Krapfl, K.J., S.D. Roberts, R.J. Rousseau, J.A. Hatten. 2015. Early competitive effects on growth of loblolly pine grown in co-culture with switchgrass. Pages 322-325 in A.G. Holley, K.F. Conner, J.D. Haywood, editors, Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. USDA Forest Service, Southern Experiment Station. E-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-203. 551 p.


2015
Roberts, S.D., R.J. Rousseau, B.L. Herrin. 2015. Effects of genetics, management intensity, and seedling density on early stocking in loblolly pine. Pages 104-109 in A.G. Holley, K.F. Conner, J.D. Haywood, editors, Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. USDA Forest Service, Southern Experiment Station. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-203. 551 p.


2015
Rousseau, R.J., S.D. Roberts, and B.L. Herrin. 2015. Comparison of second generation open-pollinated, mass control-pollinated, and varietal pine planting stock through 6 years on a north Mississippi site. Pages 110-115 in A.G. Holley, K.F. Conner, J.D. Haywood, editors, Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. USDA Forest Service, Southern Experiment Station. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-203. 551 p.


2014
Ezell, A.W., S.D. Roberts. 2014. Chapter 1: Silviculture. Pages 3-18 in J.E. Henderson and R.C. Parker, editors, Study guide for the Mississippi Board of Registration for Foresters examination. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Research Bulletin FO448, Mississippi State University. 100 pp.


2014
Krapfl, K.J., J.A. Hatten, S.D. Roberts, B.S. Baldwin, R.J. Rousseau, M.W. Shankle. 2014. Soil properties, nitrogen status, and switchgrass productivity in a biochar-amended silty clay loam. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78(S1):S136-S145. Download


2014
Mack, J., J.A. Hatten, E. Sucre, S. Roberts, Z. Leggett,J. Dewey. 2014. The effect of organic matter manipulations on site productivity, soil nutrients, and soil carbon on a southern loblolly pine plantation. Forest Ecology and Management 326: 25-35. Download


2014
Nieminen, M.F., D.L. Evans, J.M. Varner, S.D. Roberts, H.A. Londo, S.A. Tweddale. 2014. Spectral separability of longleaf and loblolly pines in southeast Mississippi: preliminary results. Pages 47-54 in K. Merry, P. Bettinger, T. Brown, C. Cieszewski, I-K. Hung, and Q. Meng, editors, Proceedings of the 9th Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference.


2013
Adams, J.P., S.D. Roberts. 2013. A comparison of growth characteristics in pure and mixed-family stands of loblolly pine. Forest Science 59:188-196. Download


2013
Dean, T.J., S.D. Roberts, R.S. Seymour. 2013. Toward developing a direct relation between gross volume increment and stand density. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43:852-860. Download


2013
Henderson, J.E., S.D. Roberts, D.L. Grebner, I.A. Munn. 2013. A graphical comparison of loblolly pine growth-and-yield models. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 37(3):169-176. Download


2013
Krapfl, K., S.D. Roberts, J.A. Hatten. 2013. Belowground competitive interactions within pine-switchgrass co-culture. Pages 74-77 in 2012 National Conference: Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization. Download


2013
Roberts S.D., R.J. Rousseau, B.L. Herrin. 2013. Assessing potential genetic gains from varietal planting stock in loblolly pine plantations. Pages 241-246 in J.M. Guldin, editor, Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. USDA Forest Service, Southern Experiment Station. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-175. 585 p.


2013
Roberts, S.D., B.S. Baldwin, R.J. Rousseau, J.A. Hatten, M. Shankle, K. Krapfl, B. Rushing. 2013. Early treatment-related competitive effects in a loblolly pine-switchgrass co-culture system. Pages 153-156 in 2012 National Conference: Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization. Download


2013
Roberts, S.D., R.J. Rousseau, B.L. Herrin. 2013. Assessing potential genetic gains from varietal planting stock in loblolly pine plantations. Pages 241-245 in J.M. Guldin, editor, Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Hot Springs, AR. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR- 175. Asheville, NC: USDA, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Download


2012
Fan, Z., Z. Ma, D.C. Dey, S.D. Roberts. 2012. Response of advance reproduction of oaks and associated species to repeated prescribed fires in upland oak-hickory forest, Missouri. Forest Ecology and management 266:160-169. Download


2012
Garrigues, M., Z. Fan, D.L. Evans, S.D. Roberts, W. Cooke. 2012. Geospatial relationships of tree species damage caused by hurricane Katrina in south Mississippi. Pp. 125-130. in J.R. Butnor (ed.). Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Feb. 15-17, 2011. Charleston, SC. USDA Forest Service, Southern Experiment Station. Gen.Tech.Rep. SRS-156. 391 p.


2012
Herrin, B.L., S.D. Roberts, R.J. Rousseau. 2012. Management intensity and genetics affect loblolly pine crown characteristics. Pp. 144-148 in J.R. Butnor (ed.), Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Feb. 15-17, 2011. Charleston, SC. USDA Forest Service, Southern Experiment Station. Gen.Tech.Rep. SRS-156. 391 p.


2012
Roberts, S.D., R.J. Rousseau, B.L. Herrin. 2012. Management intensity and genetics affect loblolly pine seedling performance. Pages 257-261 in J.R. Butnor (ed.), Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Feb. 15-17, 2011. Charleston, SC. USDA Forest Service, Southern Experiment Station. Gen.Tech.Rep. SRS-156. 391 p.


2012
Rousseau, R.J., S.D. Roberts, B.L. Herrin. 2012. Comparison of advanced genetic loblolly pine planting stock. Pp. 267-270 in J.R. Butnor (ed.), Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Feb. 15-17, 2011. Charleston, SC. USDA Forest Service, Southern Experiment Station. Gen.Tech.Rep. SRS-156. 391 p.


2010
Comfort, E.J., S.D. Roberts, C.A. Harrington. 2010. Factors affecting midcanopy growth following variable-denisty thinning in second-growth conifer forests on the Olympic Peninsula western Washington. Forest Ecology and Management. 259(8):1606-1614. Download


2010
Duursma, R.A., A. Mäkelä, D.E.B. Reid, E.J. Jokela, A. Porté, S.D. Roberts. 2010. Self-shading affects allometric scaling in trees. Functional Ecology 24(4):723-730. Download


2010
Long, J.N., F.W. Smith, S.D. Roberts. 2010. Developing and comparing silvicultural alternatives: Goals, objectives and evaluation criteria. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 25(2):96-98.


2010
Sharik, T.L., W. Adair, F.A. Baker, M. Battaglia, E.J. Comfort, A.W. D’Amato, C. Delong, R.J. DeRose, M.J. Ducey, M. Harmon, L. Levy, J.A. Logan, J. O’Brien, B.J. Palik, S.D. Roberts, P.C. Rogers, D.J. Shinneman, T. Spies, S.L. Taylor, C. Woodall, A. Youngblood. 2010. Emerging themes in the ecology and management of North American forests. International Journal of Forestry Research 2010. Download


2009
Dean, T.J., Q. Cao, S.D. Roberts, D.L. Evans. 2009. Measuring heights to crown base and crown median with LiDAR in a mature, even-aged loblolly pine stand. Forest Ecology and Management 257(2009):126-133. Download


2008
Fujisaki, I., D.L. Evans, R.J. Moorhead, D.W. Irby, M.J. Mohammadi-Aragh, S.D. Roberts, P.D. Gerard. 2008. Stand assessment through lidar-based forest visualization using immersive virtual environment technology. Forest Science 54(1):1-7.


2008
Roberts, S.D., C.A. Harrington. 2008. Individual tree growth response to variable-density thinning in coastal Pacific Northwest forests. Forest Ecology and Management 255(2008):2771-2781. Download


2008
Tweddale, S., H.A. Londo, J.M. Carney, D.L. Evans, S.D. Roberts, R.C. Parker, S.C. Grado. 2008. Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) habitat analysis via remote sensing. Pages 586-595 in R.A. Hill, J. Rosette, and J. Suarez, editors, Proceedings of SilviLaser 2008: 8th international conference on LiDAR applications in forest assessment and inventory. September 2008. Edinburgh, UK. Download


2007
Fujisaki, I., M.J. Mohammadi-Araghb, D.L. Evans, R.J. Moorhead, D.W. Irby, S.D. Roberts, S.C. Grado, E.B. Schultz. 2007. Comparing forest assessment based on computer visualization versus videography. Landscape and Urban Planning 81(2007):146-154. Download


2007
Roberts, S.D., C.A. Harrington, K.R. Buermeyer. 2007. Does variable-density thinning increase wind damage in conifer stands on the Olympic Peninsula? Western Journal of Applied Forestry 22(4):285-296.


2006
Dewey, J.C., S.D. Roberts, I. Hartley. 2006. A comparison of tools for remotely estimating leaf area index in loblolly pine plantations. Pages 71-75 in K.F. Connor, editor, Proceedings of the 13th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 640 p. Download


2006
Evans, D.L., S.D. Roberts, R.C. Parker. 2006. LiDAR—A new tool for forest measurements? The Forestry Chronicle 82(2):211-219.


2006
Friend, A.L., S.D. Roberts, S.H. Schoenholtz, J.A. Mobley, P.D. Gerard. 2006. Poultry Litter Application to Loblolly Pine Forests: Growth and Nutrient Containment. Journal of Environmental Quality 35:837-848. Download


2006
Roberts, S.D., A.L. Friend, S.H. Schoenholtz. 2006. Growth of precommercially thinned loblolly pine 4 years following application of poultry litter. Pages 139-142 in K.F. Connor, editor, Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 640 p. Download


2006
Sladek, B.G., I.A. Munn, L.W. Burger Jr., S.D. Roberts. 2006. Response of timber growth and avian communities to quality vegetation management in mid-rotation CRP pine plantations. Pgs 30-33 in K.F. Connor, editor, Proceedings of the 13th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 640 p. Download


2006
Sladek, B.G., I.A. Munn, L.W. Burger Jr., S.D. Roberts. 2006. Financial returns of wildlife habitat improvement programs in mid-rotation CRP loblolly pine plantations. Pages 264-273 in J. Chang, editor, Proceedings of the 2005 Southern Forest Economics Workshop. Download


2005
Harrington, C.A., S.D. Roberts, L.C. Brodie. 2005. Tree and understory responses to variable-density thinning in Western Washington. Pp 97-106 in Proc.: Balancing Ecosystem Values: Innovative Experiments for Sustainable Forestry. Download


2005
Jerez, M., T.J. Dean, Q.V. Cao, S.D. Roberts. 2005. Describing leaf area distribution in loblolly pine trees with Johnson’s SB function. Forest Science 51(2):93-101.


2005
Long, J.N., S.D. Roberts. 2005. Silvicultural systems for non-traditional and multiple objectives: exploring alternatives. Pages 85-87 in J.A. Parrotta, H.-F. Maitre, D. Auclair, M.-H. Lafond (eds.). Meeting the Challenge: Silvicultural Research in a Changing World. IUFRO World Series Vol. 15. 185 p.


2005
Mohammadi-Aragh, M.J., I. Fujisaki, D. Irby, D.L. Evans, R. Moorhead, S.D. Roberts. 2005. Visualization of Computer-Modeled Forests for Forest Management. 8 pages in K.W. Brodlie, D.J. Duke, K.I. Joy, eds. Eurographics-IEEE VGTC Symp. On Visualization.


2005
Roberts, S.D., C.A. Harrington, T.A. Terry. 2005. Harvest residue and competing vegetation affect soil moisture, soil temperature, N availability, and Douglas-fir seedling growth. Forest Ecology and Management 205 (2005) 333-350. Download


2005
Roberts, S.D., T.J. Dean, D.L. Evans, J.W. McCombs, R.L. Harrington, P.A. Glass. 2005. Estimating individual tree leaf area in loblolly pine plantations using LiDAR-derived measurements of height and crown dimensions. Forest Ecology and Management 213 (2005) 54-70. Download


2005
Tilley, B.K., I.A. Munn, D.L. Evans, R.C. Parker, S.D. Roberts. 2005. Cost considerations of using LiDar for timber inventory. Pages 43-50 in Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Southern Forest Economics Workshop. Download


2004
Dean, T.J., Q.V. Cao, S.D. Roberts, D.L. Evans. 2004. Modeling crown structure from airborne laser scanner data. The ASPRS Mid South Region Spring Meeting and 20th Annual Louisiana Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop, Lafayette, La., April 20-22, 2004.


2004
Douglas, T.E., D.L. Evans, K.L. Belli, S.D. Roberts 2004. Classification of pine and hardwood by density and intensity of LIDAR canopy returns. Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Denver, CO. 5/23-28/2004. CDROM


2004
Fujisaki, I., D.L. Evans, R.J. Moorhead, M.J. Mohammadi-Aragh, D.W. Irby, S.D. Roberts. 2004. Human factor integration into the development of a realistic tree rendering system based on LiDAR remote sensing. Pp. 501-508 in Proc. Of IS&T/SPIE 16th Annual.


2004
Jerez, M., T.J. Dean, S.D. Roberts, D.L. Evans. 2004. Patterns of branch permeability with crown depth among loblolly pine families differing in growth rate and crown size. Trees (2004) 18:145-150.


2004
Land, Jr., S.B., S.D. Roberts, H.W. Duzan, Jr. 2004. Genetic and spacing effects on loblolly pine plantation development through age 17. Pages 413-419 in K.F. Connor, editor, Proceedings of the 12th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 594 p. Download


2004
Long, J.N., T.J. Dean, S.D. Roberts. 2004. Linkages between silviculture and ecology: Examination of several important conceptual models. Forest Ecology and Management 200 (2004):249-261. Download


2004
Roberts, S.D., A.L. Friend, P.D. Gerard. 2004. The effect of large applications of nutrients from organic waste on biomass allocation and allometric relations in loblolly pine. Pages 398-402 in K.F. Connor, editor, Proceedings of the 12th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 594 p. Download


2003
Douglas, T.E., D.L. Evans, K.L. Belli, S.D. Roberts. 2003. Classification of pine and hardwood by the distribution and intensity of LIDAR returns. Proc., Joint Workshop of ISPRS WG I/3 and WG II/2 - 3-dimensional mapping from InSAR and LIDAR.


2003
McCombs, J.W., S.D. Roberts, D.L. Evans. 2003. Influence of fusing LiDAR and multispectral imagery on remotely sensed estimates of stand density and mean tree height. Forest Science 49(3):457-466.


2003
Roberts, S.D., T.J. Dean, D.L. Evans. 2003. Family influences on leaf area estimates derived from crown and tree dimensions in Pinus taeda. Forest Ecology and Management 172(2003):261-170. Download


2002
Dean, T.J., S.D. Roberts, D.W. Gilmore, D.A. Maguire, K.L. O’Hara, R. Seymour, J.N. Long. 2002. An evaluation of the uniform stress hypothesis based on stem taper in conifer stems. TREES 16:559-568.


2002
Londo, A.J., T.A. Traugott, S.G. Dicke, S.D. Roberts. 2002. How to determine when your conservation reserve program (CRP) pine plantation is ready to thin. Pages 153-156 in K.W. Outcalt, editor. Proceedings of the eleventh biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-48. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 622 p. Download


2001
Evans, D.L., S.D. Roberts, J.W. McCombs, R.L. Harrington. 2001. Detection of Regularly Spaced Targets in Small-footprint LIDAR Data: Research Issues for Consideration. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 67(10):1133-1136


2001
McCombs, J., D.L. Evans, S.D. Roberts. 2001 Fusion of lidar and multispectral imagery to improve timber stand parameter estimation. American Society for Photgrammetry and Remote Sensing 2001 Technical Conference. Abstract on CD-ROM


2001
Roberts, S.D. 2001. Family differences in above-ground biomass allocation in loblolly pine. Pages 69-73 in K.W. Outcalt, editor, Proceedings, Eleventh Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Knoxville, TN. March 20-22, 2001. Download


2000
Eggleston, N.T., D.L. Evans, S.D. Roberts, P.B. Young, J.W. McCombs. 2000. Tree and stand characterization with airborne LIDAR. Proceedings of the 2000 ASPRS Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. 2000 May 22-26. On CD-ROM.


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