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Heather Alexander

Assistant Professor

Phone: 662-325-5809  Email: heather.alexander@msstate.edu

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Heather Alexander

2015
Alexander, H. D. and Mack, M. C. In Press. A canopy shift in interior Alaskan boreal forests: consequences for above and belowground carbon and nitrogen pools during post fire succession. Ecosystems.


2015
Alexander, H. D., Moczygemba, J., and Dick, K. 2015. Growth and survival of thornscrub forest seedlings in response to restoration strategies aimed at alleviating abiotic and biotic stressors. Journal of Arid Environments 124: 180 188.


2015
Arthur, M. A., Blankenship, B.A., Schorgendorfer, A., Carmean, G., Loftis, D. L., and Alexander, H. D., 2015. Stand structure and tree health following repeated prescribed fire in an Appalachian hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management 340: 46 – 61.


2015
Berner, L. T., H.D. Alexander, M.M. Loranty, P. Ganzlin, M.C. Mack, S.J. Goetz. 2015. Biomass allometry for alder, dwarf birch, and willow in boreal forest and tundra ecosystems of northeastern Siberia and northern Alaska. Forest Ecology and Management 337:110-118.


2015
Broderick, D.E., K.E. Frey, J. Rogan, H.D. Alexander. 2015. Estimating belowground carbon stocks in a permafrost watershed in Northeast Siberia by linking field measurements to Landsat – 5 TM and Worldview – 2 data. GIS and Remote Sensing 52(2):1-25.


2015
Lei, J., B.K. Wylie, D.R. Nossov, B. Peterson, H.D. Alexander, M.C. Mack, J. Rover, M.P. Waldrop, J.W. McFarland, X. Chen, N.J. Pastick. 2015. Spatially explicit estimation of aboveground boreal forest biomass in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska. International Journal of Remote Sensing 36(4):939-953.


2014
Alexander, H. D., M. A. Arthur. 2014. Increasing red maple leaf litter alters decomposition rates and nitrogen cycling in historically oak – dominated forests of the eastern U.S. Ecosystems 17:1371-1383.


2014
McLauchlan, K.K., P.E. Higuera, D.G. Gavin, S.P. Perakis, M.M. Mack, H.D. Alexander, J. Battles, F. Biondi, B. Buma, D. Colombaroli, S. Enders, D.R. Engstrom, F.S. Hu, J. Marlon, J. Marshall, M. McGlone, J. Morris, L. Nave, B. Shuman, E. Smithwick, D. Urrego, D. Wardle, C. Williams, J.J. Williams. 2014. Reconstructing disturbances and their biogeochemical consequences over multiple timescales. Bioscience 64(2):105-116.


2012
Alexander, H. D., M.C. Mack, S. Goetz, P.S.A. Beck, F. Belshe. 2012. Implications of increased deciduous cover on stand structure and aboveground carbon pools of Alaskan boreal forests. Ecosphere 3(5):45.


2012
Alexander, H. D., M.C. Mack, S. Goetz, P.S.A. Beck, M. Loranty, K. Earl, S. Zimov, S. Davydov, C.C. Thompson. 2012. Carbon accumulation patterns during post– fire succession in Cajander larch (Larix cajanderi) forests of Siberia. Ecosystems 15(7): 1065-1082. Download


2012
Arthur, M. A., H.D. Alexander, D. Dey, C.J. Schweitzer, D.L. Loftis. 2012. Refining the oak – fire hypothesis for management of oak – dominated forests of the eastern United States. Journal of Forestry 110(5): 257-266.


2012
Berner, L. T., P.S.A. Beck, M.M. Loranty, H.D. Alexander, M.C. Mack, S.J. Goetz. 2012. Cajander larch (Larix cajanderi) biomass distribution, fire regime and post – fire recovery in northeastern Siberia. Biogeosciences 9: 3943-3959.


2011
Beck, P. S. A.,S. Goetz, M.C. Mack, H.D. Alexander, J. Yufang, J.T. Randerson, M. Loranty. 2011. The impacts and implications of an intensifying fire regime on boreal forest composition and albedo. Global Change Biology 17: 285-2866.


2010
Alexander, H. D., M. A. Arthur. 2010. Implications of a predicted shift from upland oaks to red maple on forest hydrology and nutrient availability. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40(4): 716-726.


2009
Alexander, H. D., M. A. Arthur. 2009. Foliar morphology and chemistry of upland oaks, red maple, and sassafras seedlings in response to single and repeated prescribed fires. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 740-754.


2008
Alexander, H. D., M. A. Arthur, D. L. Loftis, S. R. Green. 2008. Survival and growth of upland oak and co – occurring competitor seedlings following single and repeated prescribed fires. Forest Ecology and Management 256: 1021-1030.


2008
Forbes, M., H. D. Alexander, K. H. Dunton. 2008. The effects of pulsed riverine versus non – pulsed wastewater inputs of freshwater on plant community structure in a semi – arid salt marsh. Wetlands 28(4): 984-994.


2006
Alexander, H. D., K. H. Dunton. 2006. Wastewater effluent as an alternative freshwater source in a hypersaline salt marsh: Impacts on salinity, inorganic nitrogen, and emergent vegetation. Journal of Coastal Research 22(2): 377-392.


2002
Alexander, H. D., K. H. Dunton. 2002. Freshwater inundation effects on emergent vegetation of a hypersaline salt marsh. Estuaries 25(6B): 1426-1435.


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