Mark S. Ashton

Morris K. Jesup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology and Director of School Forests

 
Publications (BETA)

This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.

2014

  • Journal Article
     
    Goodale, U.M., G.P. Beryln, T.G. Gregoire, K.U. Tennakoon, and M.S. Ashton. “Differences in Survival and Growth Among Tropical Rain Forest Pioneer Tree Seedlings in Relation to Canopy Openness and Herbivory.” Biotropica 46.2 (2014): 183-193. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12088
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    Grogan, J., R.M. Landis, C.M. Free, M.D. Schulze, M. Lentini, and M.S. Ashton. “Big-leaf mahogany Swietenia macrophylla population dynamics and implications for sustainable management.” Journal of Applied Ecology 51.3 (2014): 664-674. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12210
  • Journal Article
     
    Ashton, P.S. and M.S. Ashton. “MIXED DIPTEROCARP FORESTS OF THE SUNDA LANDS: WHAT CAN BE DONE NOW WITH WHAT IS LEFT?.” Journal of Tropical Forest Science 26.2 (2014): 163-165. Link
  • 2013

  • Journal Article
     
    Duguid, M.C., Frey, B.R., Ellum, D.S., Kelty, M. & M.S. Ashton. “The influence of ground disturbance and gap position on understory plant diversity in upland forests of southern New England.” Forest Ecology and Management 303 (2013): 148-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.04.018
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    Duguid, M.C., & M.S. Ashton. “A meta-analysis of the effect of forest management for timber on understory plant species diversity in temperate forests.” Forest Ecology and Management 303 (2013): 81-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.04.009
  • Edited Book
     
    Gentry, Bradford S., M. Ashton, E. Alcott. Natural and Engineered Solutions for Drinking Water Supplies. Florida: CRC Press, 2013.
  • Journal Article
     
    Troxel, B., Piana, M., M.S. Ashton, & C. Murphy-Dunning. “Relationships between bole and crown size for young urban trees in the northeastern USA.” Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 12 (2013): 144-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2013.02.006
  • Book - In Progress
     
    Ashton, M.S., Kelty, M.J., & B.C. Larson. The Practice of Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology. 10th edition, (in prep).. 10th. New York NY: Wiley, 2013.
  • Journal Article
     
    Craven, D., J. S. Hall, M. S. Ashton, and G. P. Berlyn. “Water-use efficiency and whole-plant performance of nine tropical tree species at two sites with contrasting water availability in Panama.” Trees 27 (2013): 639-653. DOI: 10.1007/s00468-012-0818-0
  • 2012

  • Journal Article
     
    Laurance WF, Useche DC, Rendeiro J, et al. (coauthors include FES alums/faculty Ashton M, Baker P, Goodale U and Carrol R). “Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas.” Nature 489.7415 (2012): 290-294. DOI: 10.1038/nature11318
  • Journal Article
     
    Goodale UM, Ashton MS, Berlyn GP, Gregoire TG, Singhakumara BMP and Tennakoon KU. “Disturbance and tropical pioneer species: Patterns of association across life history stages.” Forest Ecology and Management 266 (2012): 54-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.04.020
  • Edited Book
     
    M. Ashton, M.L. Tyrrell, D. Spalding and B. Gentry. Managing Forest Carbon in a Changing Climate. Ed. M. Ashton, M.L. Tyrrell, D. Spalding and B. Gentry New York: Springer Publishing, 2012.
  • Edited Book
     
    DuVal, A., Muruetagoiena, T., & M.S. Ashton. Multiple-Use Management of Protected Natural Areas: Integrating Conservation, Restoration and Recreation in the Spanish Basque country. Ed. DuVal, A., Muruetagoiena, T., & M.S. Ashton New York NY: Nova Publications, 2012.
  • Journal Article
     
    Tomimura, C., Singhakumara, B.M.P., & M.S. Ashton. “Pattern and composition of secondary succession beneath Caribbean pine plantations of southwest Sri Lanka.” Journal of Sustainable Forestry 31 (2012): 818-834. DOI: 10.1080/10549811.2011.640076
  • 2011

  • Journal Article
     
    Ashton, M.S., Gunatilleke, C.V.S., Gunatilleke, I.A.U.N., Griscom, H.P., Ashton, P.S., & B.M.P Singhakumara. “The effect of shade on leaf structure and physiology of tree seedlings from a mixed dipterocarp forest.” Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 167.3 (2011): 332-343. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2011.01181.x
  • Journal Article
     
    Griscom, H.P., & M.S. Ashton. “Restoration of dry tropical forests in Central America: A review of pattern and process.” Forest Ecology and Management 261.10 (2011): 1564-1579. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.08.027
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    Hall, J.S., Ashton, M.S., Garen, E.J., & S. Jose. “The Ecology and Ecosystem Services of Native Trees: Implications for Reforestation and Land Restoration in Mesoamerica.” Forest Ecology and Management 261.10 (2011): 1553-1557. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.12.011
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    Garen, E.J., Saltonstall, K., Ashton , M.S., Slusser, J.L., Mathias, S., & J. S. Hall. “The tree planting and protecting culture of cattle ranchers and small-scale agriculturalists in rural Panama: opportunities for reforestation and land restoration.” Forest Ecology and Management 261.10 (2011): 1684-1695. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.10.011
  • Journal Article
     
    Milakovsky, B., Frey, B. R., Ashton, M.S., Larson, B.C., & O.J. Schmitz. “Influences of gap position, vegetation management and herbivore control on survival and growth of white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) seedlings.” Forest Ecology and Management 261.3 (2011): 440-446. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.10.029
  • Journal Article
     
    van Breugel, M., Hall, J.S., Craven, D.J., Gregoire, T.G., Park, A., Dent, D.H., Wishnie, M.H., Mariscal, E., Deago, J., Ibarra, D., Cedeño, N., Ashton, M.S. “Early growth and survival of 49 tropical tree species across four sites differing in soil fertility and rainfall.” Forest Ecology and Management 261.10 (2011): 1580-1589. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.08.019
  • Journal Article
     
    Craven, D., D. Dent, D. Braden, M.S. Ashton, G.P. Berlyn, and J.S. Hall. “Seasonal variability of Photosynthetic characteristics influences growth of Eight Tropical Tree Species at Two Sites with Contrasting Precipitation in Panama".” Forest Ecology and Management 261 (2011): 1643-1653. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.09.017
  • Book Chapter
     
    Ashton, Mark S., B.M.P. Singhakumara, Nimal Gunatilleke, and Savitri Gunatilleke.. “Sustainable Forest Management for Mixed-Dipterocarp Forests: A Case Study in Southwest Sri Lanka..” Silviculture in the Tropics.. Ed. S. Günter, M. Weber, B. Stimm, and R. Mosandl. Berlin.: Springer-Verlag., 2011.
  • Book Chapter
     
    Ashton, Mark S. and Jefferson S. Hall.. “The Ecology, Silviculture, and Use of Tropical Wet Forests with Special Emphasis on Timber Rich Types..” Silviculture in the Tropics.. Ed. S. Günter, M. Weber, B. Stimm, and R. Mosandl. Berlin.: Springer-Verlag., 2011.
  • Journal Article
     
    Griscom, H.P., Connelly, A.B., Ashton, M.S., Wishnie, M.H, & J. Deago. “The structure and composition of a tropical dry forest landscape after land clearance, Azuero Peninsula, Panama.” Journal of Sustainable Forestry 30.8 (2011): 756-774. DOI: 10.1080/10549811.2011.571589
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    Hall, J.S., Love, B.E., Garen, E.J., Slusser, J.L., Saltonstall, K., Mathias, S.,van Breugel, M., Ibarraa,D., Wishnie, M.H., & M.S. Ashton. “Trees plantations on farms: evaluating growth and potential for success.” Forest Ecology and Management 261.10 (2011): 1675-1683. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.09.042
  • 2010

  • Journal Article
     
    Medjibe, V., Hall, J.S., Ashton, M.S., & D.J. Harris. “Distribution of selected timber species of a Central African rainforest in relation to topography and soil heterogeneity: implications for forest management.” Journal of Sustainable Forestry 29 (2010): 34-47.
  • Journal Article
     
    Ellum, D.S., M.S. Ashton, & T.G. Siccama. “Spatial pattern in herb diversity and abundance of second growth mixed deciduous-evergreen forest within southern New England, USA.” Forest Ecology and Management 259.8 (2010): 1416-1426. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.01.011
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    Ilany, T, Ashton, M.S., Montagnini, F., & C. Martinez. “Using agroforestry to improve soil fertility: Effects of intercropping on Ilex paraguariensis (yerbe mate) plantations with Araucaria angustifolia.” Agroforestry Systems 80 (2010): 399-409. DOI: 10.1007/s10457-010-9317-8
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    Bastien-Henri, S., A. Park, M. Ashton & C. Messier.. “Biomass distribution among tropical tree species grown under differing climates..” Forest Ecology and Management. 260 (2010): 403-410. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.04.035
  • Journal Article
     
    van Breugel, M., Hall, J. S., Craven, D., Gregoire, T. G., Park, A., Dent, D. H., Wishnie, M., Mariscal, E., Deago, J., Ibarra, D., Cedeño, N., & Ashton, M. A. “Early growth and survival of 49 tropical tree species across sites differing in soil fertility and rainfall in Panama.” Forest Ecology and Management 261.10 (2010): 1580-1589. DOI: 10.1016/ j.foreco.2010.08.019
  • Journal Article
     
    Foster, B., Wang, D., Keeton, W.S., & M.S. Ashton. “Implementing sustainable forestry using six management concepts in an adaptive management framework.” Journal of Sustainable Forestry 29 (2010): 79-108. DOI: 10.1080/10549810903463494
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    Park, A., M. V. Breugel, M. S. Ashton, M. Wishnie, E. Mariscal, J. Deago, D. Ibarra, N. Cedeno & J. S. Hall. “Local and regional environmental variation influences the growth of tropical trees in selection trials in the Republic of Panama..” Forest Ecology and Management. 260.1 (2010): 12-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.03.021
  • 2009

  • Journal Article
     
    Goodale, Eben, Lalbhai, Punit, Goodale, Uromi M., and Ashton, P.M.S.. “The relationship between shelterwood cuts and crown thinnings and the abundance and distribution of birds in a southern New England forest.” Forest Ecology and Management (2009). DOI: doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2009.04.020
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    Goodale, E., Lalbhai, P., Goodale, U.M., & P.M.S Ashton. “The relationship between shelterwood cuts and crown thinnings and the abundance and distribution of birds in a southern New England forest.” Forest Ecology and Management 258.3 (2009): 314-322. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2009.04.020
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    Garen, E.J., Saltonstall, K., Slusser, J.L., Mathias, S., Ashton, M.S., & J.S. Hall. “An evaluation of farmers’ experiences planting native trees in rural Panama: implications for reforestation with native species in agricultural landscapes.” Agroforestry Systems 76 (2009): 219-236. DOI: 10.1007/s10457-009-9203-4
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    Goodale, Uromi M., Berlyn, Graeme P., Gregoire, Timothy G., Ashton, Mark S.. “Ecological Significance of Crown Functional Traits Across Size Classes and Disturbance Environments in Eight Pioneer Species in a Sri Lankan Rain Forest.” Journal of Sustainable Forestry 28.1-2 (2009): 22 - 47. DOI: 10.1080/10549810802626126
  • Journal Article
     
    Griscom, H.P., Griscom, B.W., & M.S. Ashton. “Forest regeneration from pasture in the dry tropics of Panama: Effects of cattle, exotic grass, and forested riparia.” Restoration Ecology 17.1 (2009): 117-126. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00342.x
  • Journal Article
     
    Thadani, Rajesh, Graeme P. Berlyn, and Mark S. Ashton. “A comparison of leaf physiology and anatomy of two Himalayan oaks in response to different light treatments.” Journal of Sustainable Forestry 28 (2009): 74-91.
  • Journal Article
     
    Clark, S.W., Cherney, D.N., Ashton, M.S., Bond, A., & A. Johnson (Editors). “Development and environmental challenges in Podocarpus National Park, Ecuador.” Journal of Sustainable Forestry, Special Issue 28 (2009): 597-893. DOI: 10.1080/10549810902922268
  • Report
     
    Tyrrell Mary, Ashton Mark, Spalding Deborah, Gentry Bradford. “Forest and Carbon: A Synthesis of Science, Management and Policy of Carbon Sequestration in Forests.” Yale F&ES;Publication Series Report Number 23 no. 23 Yale F&ES;Publication Series Report Number 23, 2009.
  • Journal Article
     
    Daniel Piotto, Florencia Montagnini, Wayt Thomas, Mark Ashton and Chadwick Oliver. “Forest Recovery after Swidden Cultivation across a 40-year Chronosequence in the Atlantic Forest of Southern Bahia, Brazil.” Plant Ecology 205.2 (2009). DOI: 10.1007/s11258-009-9615-2
  • 2008

  • Journal Article
     
    Ediriweeera, S., Singhakumara, B.M.P., & M.S. Ashton. “Variation in light, soil nutrition and soil moisture in relation to forest structure within a Sri Lankan rain forest landscape.” Forest Ecology and Management 256.6 (2008): 1339-1349. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2008.06.035
  • Journal Article
     
    Panditharathna, P.A.K.A.K., Singhakumara, B.M.P., Griscom, H.P., & Ashton, M.S. “Change in leaf structure in relation to crown position and size class for tree species within a Sri Lankan tropical rain forest.” Canadian J. Botany 86.6 (2008): 633-640. DOI: 10.1139/B08-039
  • 2007

  • Journal Article
     
    GRISCOM, H.P., KALKO, E., & M.S. ASHTON. “Frugivory by small vertebrates within a deforested, dry tropical region; Azuero Pennisula, Panama.” Biotropica 39.2 (2007): 278-282. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2006.00242.x
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    Wishnie, M.H., Dent, M.H., Mariscal, E., Deago, J., Cedeño, N., Ibarra, D., Condit, R. and Ashton, P.M.S.. “Initial performance and reforestation potential of 24 tropical tree species planted across a precipitation gradient in the Republic of Panama.” Forest Ecology and Management 243.1 (2007): 39-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2007.02.001
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    Aikens, M.L., Ellum, D., Mckenna, J., Kelty, M.J., & M.S. Ashton. “The effects of disturbance intensity on temporal and spatial patterns of herb colonization across a canopy opening of a southern New England mixed-oak forest.” Forest Ecology and Management 252 (2007): 144-158. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2007.06.031
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    Frey, Brent R., Ashton, Mark S., McKenna, John.J., Ellum, Dave, and Finkral, Alex. “Topographic and temporal patterns in tree seedling establishment, growth, and survival among masting species of southern New England mixed-deciduous forests.” Forest Ecology and Management 245 (2007): 54-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2007.03.069
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    Craven, D., Braden, D., Ashton, M. S., Berlyn, G. P., Wishnie, M., Dent, D.. “Between and Within-Site Comparisons of Sturctural and Physiological Characteristics and Foliar Nutrient Content of 14 Tree Species at a Wet, Fertile Site and a Dry, Infertile Site in Panama.” Forest Ecology and Management 238.1-3 (2007): 335-346. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.10.030
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    Griscom, B.W., Daly, D., & P.M.S. Ashton. “Comparative floristics of lowland terra firme forests with and without dominance by aborescent bamboo (Guadua spp.) in southwestern Amazonia.” Bulletin of the Torrey Bot. Soc. 85 (2007): 101-115.
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    Griscom, B. W., D. C. Daly, & P. M. S. Ashton. “Floristics of bamboo-dominated stands in lowland terra-firma forests of southwestern Amazonia.” Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Society 134 (1): 108-125 134.1 (2007): 108-125. DOI: 10.3159/1095-5674
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    Griscom, Heather P., Kalko, Elisabeth K.V., Ashton, Mark S.. “Frugivory by Small Vertebrates Within a Deforested, Dry Tropical Region of Central America.” Biotropica 39.2 (2007): 278–282. DOI: Frugivory by Small Vertebrates Within a Deforested, Dry Tropical Region of Central America
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    Frey, B., Ashton, M.S., McKenna, J., Ellum, D. & A. Finkral. “Topographic-related patterns in seedling establishment, growth, and survival among masting species of Southern New England hardwood forests.” Forest Ecology and Management 244 (2007): 31-45.