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John A. Stanturf

Manager for FIRE

Forestry Sciences Laboratory
USDA Forest Service
320 Green Street
Athens, GA 30602 USA
706-559-4316, FAX 706-559-4317


Ph.D. Forest Soils, 1983,  Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
M.S. Soil Science, 1979, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.S. Plant and Soil Science, 1974, Montana State University
Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellow, 1982-1983, Technion, Haifa, Israel


2000 to present

Project Leader and Principal Ecologist, Disturbance and Management of Southern Ecosystems, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Athens

1992 to 2000

Project Leader and Principal Ecologist, Center for Bottomland Hardwood Research, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Stoneville


Research Silviculturist and Group Leader, Silviculture and Management Research, Union Camp Corp., Savannah, GA


Associate Director, Pennsylvania Hardwoods Development Council and Research Associate, Penn State University, State College, PA


Assistant Professor of Soil Science and Director, Allegheny Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, Bradford, PA


Research Forester, Hammermill Paper Co. And USDA Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Lab, Warren, PA


Lady Davis Fellow, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Technion University, Haifa, Israel

Selected Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor of Forestry, Mississippi State University

Adjunct Professor of Forestry, Auburn University

Working Party Leader, P1.17-02, Restoration of Temperate and Boreal Forests, IUFRO

Working Group Deputy, 1.17.00, Restoration of Degraded Sites, IUFRO

Member, Ecosystem Management Commission, World Conservation Union (IUCN)

Editorial Board, Forest Ecology and Management

Organizer of  International Conference, “Forest Restoration and Future Landscapes in the Boreal and Temperate Zones, to be held 29 April to 6 May 2002, Vejle, Denmark.

Planning Committee, 10th and 12th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conferences (1999 and 2003)

Selected Publications

Stanturf, J.A., Schoenholtz, S.H., Schweitzer, C.J., and Shepard, J.P. 2001.  Indicators of restoration success: Myths in bottomland hardwood forestsRestoration Ecology 9(2):189-200.

Stanturf, J.A., van Oosten, C., Coleman, M., Netzer, D., and Portwood, C.J.  2001.  Silviculture and ecology of poplar plantations.  Chapter 4 in Dickmann, D., Isebrands, J., and Richardson, J., editors, Poplar Culture in North America.  International Poplar Commission, NRC Press, Ottawa, Canada. In Press.

Stanturf, J.A., Gardiner, E.S., Hamel, P.B., Devall, M.S., Leininger, T.D., and Warren, M.E.  2000.  Restoring bottomland hardwood ecosystems in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial ValleyJournal of Forestry: 98(8): 10-16.

Stanturf, J.A. and Portwood, C.J. 1999.  Economics of afforestation with cottonwood. P.66-72 in Proc. Tenth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, 16-18 February 1999, Shreveport, LA.  US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station General Technical Report SRS-xx, Asheville, NC.

Stanturf, J.A., Schweitzer, C.J. and Gardiner, E.S. 1998.  Afforestation of marginal agricultural land in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, USA.  Silva Fennica 32(3):281-297.

Stanturf, J.A. and Schoenholtz, S.H.  1997.  Soils and landforms of southern forested wetlands.  In Messina, M.G. and Conner, W.A.  Southern Forested Wetlands: Ecology and Management.  CRC Press-Lewis Publishers, p. 123-147 (Chapter 6).

Stanturf, J.A.  and Kennedy, H.E.  1996.  Survival and growth of planted and direct-seeded cherrybark oak in South Carolina.  Southern Journal Applied Forestry 20(4):194-196.

Stanturf, J.A. and Stone, E.L.  1994.  Loss of nitrogen and bases after fertilization of second-growth hardwood  forest soils: A field studyForest Ecology and Management 65:265-277.

Stanturf, J.A., Stone, E.L., and McKittrick.R.C..  1989.  Effects of added nitrogen on growth of hardwood trees in southern New York.  Canadian Journal of Forestry Research 19:279-284.

Stanturf, J.A., Jones, S.B., and Ticknor, W.D.  1993.  Managing industrial forestland in a changing society.  J. Forestry 91 (11):6-11.

Stanturf, J.A.  1982.  Soil Taxonomy: A technical language of soil science.  Film and slide show produced for the Soil Management Support Services, USDA Soil Conservation Service, Washington, D.C.

Allen, J.A., Keeland, B.L., Stanturf, J.A., Clewell, A.F., and Kennedy, H.E., Jr. A guide to bottomland hardwood restoration.  Biological Report 2001 ( ), US Department of the Interior Geological Survey, National Wetlands Center, Lafayette, LA.  In Press.

Baker, T.T., Conner, W.H., Lockaby, B.G., and Stanturf, J.A.  2001. Fine root productivity and dynamics on a forested floodplain in South Carolina. Soil Science Society of America Journal 65(2):545-556.

Baker, T.T., Conner, W.H., Lockaby, B.G., and Stanturf, J.A.  2001.  Leaf litter decomposition and nutrient dynamics in four southern forested floodplain communities.  Submitted to Soil Science Society of America Journal 65(4):1334-1347.

Gardiner, E.S., Schweitzer, C.J., and Stanturf, J.A. 2001. Photosynthesis of Nuttall oak (Quercus nuttallii Palm.) seedlings interplanted beneath an eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides Bartr. Ex Marsh.) nurse crop. Forest Ecology and Management 149 (1-3):283-294.

Jones, R.H., Stokes, S.L., Lockaby, B.G., and Stanturf, J.A.  2000.  Vegetation responses to helicopter and ground based logging in blackwater floodplain forests.  Forest Ecology and Management  139 (1-3) 215-225.

Lockaby, B.G., Stanturf, J.A. and Messina, M.G.  1997.  Effects of silvicultural treatments on ecological processes in bottomland hardwood ecosystems of the southern United States, Forest Ecology and Management  90:93-100.

Lockaby, B.G., Clawson, R.G., Flynn, K., Rummer, R., Meadows, S., Stokes, B., and Stanturf, J. 1997.  Influence of harvesting on biogeochemical exchange in sheetflow and soil processes in a eutrophic floodplain forest.  Forest Ecology and Management 90:187-194.

Lockaby, B.G., Jones, R.H., Clawson, R.G., Meadows, J.S., Stanturf, J.A. and Thornton, F.C. 1997.   Influences of harvesting on functions of floodplain forests associated with low-order, blackwater streams.   Forest Ecology and Management 90:217-224.

Lockaby, B.G., Stanturf, J.A., and Messina, M.G.  1997.  Effects of silvicultural activity on ecological processes in floodplain forests of the southern United States: A review of existing reports.   Forest Ecology and Management 90:93-100.

McNabb, K.L., Miller, M.S., Lockaby, B.G., Stokes, B.J., Clawson, R.G., Stanturf, J.A., and Silva, J.N.M.  1997.  Selection harvests in Amazonian rainforests: Longterm impacts on soil properties.  Forest Ecology and Management 93:153-160.

Rice, M.D.,  Lockaby, B.G., Stanturf, J.A. and Keeland, B.D.  1997.  Woody debris decomposition in the Atchafalaya River Basin following hurricane disturbanceSoil Science Society America Journal 61:1264-1274.



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