PMRC Publications

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Kinane, S.M., C.R. Montes, T.J. Albaugh and D.R. Mishra. 2021. A model to estimate leaf area index in loblolly pine plantations using Landsat 5 and 7 images. Remote Sensing. 13-1140. 16 pp.

Harris, T.B. and H.L. Munro. 2021. Needle deformation in longleaf pines. Frontiers EcoPics. 1 pp. doi: 1002/fee.2300

Peay, W.S., B.P. Bullock and C.R. Montes. 2021. Growth and yield model comparisons for mid-rotation loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations in the southeastern United States. PMRC Technical Report. 2021-2. 34 pp.

Zapata-Cuartas, M., B.P. Bullock, C.R. Montes and M.B. Kane. 2021. A dynamic stand growth model system for loblolly pine responding to mid-rotation treatments. Forests 12(5)-556. 29 pp.

Kinane, S.M., C.R. Montes and B.P. Bullock. 2021. A non-parametric framework to estimate fertilization response in loblolly pine plantations using environmental covariates. Forestry. 10 pp.

Orrego, S., C.R. Montes, H.I. Restrepo, B.P. Bullock and M. Zapata-Cuartas. 2021. Modeling height growth for teak plantations in Colombia using the reducible stochastic differential equation approach. Journal of Forestry Research. 32. 1035-1045 pp.

Munro, H.L., C.R. Montes, S.M. Kinane and K.J.K. Gandhi. 2021. Through space and time:  Predicting numbers of an eruptive pine tree pest and its predator under changing climate conditions. Forest Ecology and Management. 483 (2021). 1-11 pp.

Koirala, A., C.R. Montes and B.P. Bullock. 2021. Modeling dominant height using stand and water balance variables for loblolly pine in the Western Gulf, US. Forest Ecology and Management. 479. 10 pp.

Zapata-Cuartas, M., B.P. Bullock and C.R. Montes. 2021. A taper equation for loblolly pine using penalized spline regression. Forest Science. 67(1). 1-13 pp.

Restrepo, H.I., B. Mei and B.P. Bullock. 2020. Long-term timber contracts in the southeastern United States:  Updating the primer valuation framework. Forest Science. 66-6. 653-665 pp.

Wang, M., C.R. Montes, B.P. Bullock and D. Zhao. 2020. An empirical examination of dominant height projection accuracy using difference equation models. Forest Science. 66-3. 267-274 pp.

Zhao, D., B.P. Bullock, C.R. Montes, M. Wang, J. Westfall and J.W. Coulston. 2020. Long-term dynamics of loblolly pine crown structure and aboveground net primary production as affected by site quality, planting density and cultural intensity. Forest Ecology and Management. 472. 1 - 14 pp.

Walker, T.D., B.P. Bullock, B.C. Smith and S.E. McKeand. 2020. Modeling Self-Thinning Patterns in Loblolly Pine with Provenance and Family Effects. Forest Science. 66-6. 712-725 pp.

Zhao, D., C.R. Montes, B.P. Bullock and M. Wang. 2020. Culture/Density Studies:  Results through age 21 on non-thinned loblolly pine plots. PMRC Technical Report. 2020-2. 43 pp.

Porter, S.M. 2020. Diameter and height estimation using a lightweight handheld terrestrial laser scanner in longleaf pine plantation. MS Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia. Athens, GA. 85 pp.

Restrepo, H.I., W. Zhang and B. Mei. 2020. The time-varying role of timberland in long-term, mixed-asset portfolios under the mean conditional value-at-risk framework. Forest Policy and Economics. 113 (2020). 10 pp.

Zhao, D., B.P. Bullock, C.R. Montes and M. Wang. 2020. Rethinking maximum stand basal area and maximum SDI from the aspect of stand dynamics. Forest Ecology and Management 475 (2020). 1-10 pp.

Harris, T.B. 2020. Taper, volume, and green weight equations for planted longleaf pine in Georgia, United States. MS Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia. Athens, GA. 125 pp.

Zhao, D., B.P. Bullock, C.R. Montes, M. Wang, J. Westfall and J.W. Coulston. 2020. Long-term dynamics of loblolly pine crown structure and aboveground net primary production as affected by site quality, planting density and cultural intensity. Forest Ecology and Management. 472 (2020). 1-14 pp.

Shockey, M. 2020. Rotation age analysis of first-generation improved loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) genetics with silvicultural interactions. PhD Dissertation. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia. Athens, GA. 139 pp.

Zapata-Cuartas, M. 2020. Modeling growth responses to mid-rotation silvicultural treatments for loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations in the southeastern U.S. PhD Dissertation. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia. Athens, GA. 188 pp.

McTague, J.P. 2020. Modelling stand-level attributes of loblolly pine in the Southern USA at age 11 as a function of breeding or genetic values. PMRC Technical Report. 2020-1. 38 pp.

Kinane, S.M. 2020. Modeling leaf area as a function of environmental variables to predict growth in loblolly pine plantations. PhD Dissertation. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia. Athens, GA. 164 pp.

Restrepo, H.I., S.A. Orrego, J.C. Salazar-Uribe, B.P. Bullock and C.R. Montes. 2019. Using biophysical variables and stand density to estimate growth and yield of Pinus patula in Antioquia, Colombia. Open Journal of Forestry. 9. 195-213 pp.

Gallagher, D. 2019. Uncertainty estimation in forest growth and yield systems. PhD Dissertation. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia. Athens, GA. 128 pp.

Zhao, D., B.P. Bullock, C.R. Montes, M. Wang, D. Greene and L. Sutter. 2019. Loblolly pine outperforms slash pine in the southeastern United States - A long-term experimental comparison study. Forest Ecology and Management. 450 (2019). 1-15 pp.

Restrepo, H.I. 2019. Sawtimber potential proportion dynamics for loblolly pine in the southeastern U.S. MS Thesis. Department of Statistics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. University of Georgia. Athens, GA. 70 pp.

Peay, W.S. 2019. Evaluating growth and yield modeling of Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.) in the southeastern United States and assessing geographic bounds on model usage. MS Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia. Athens, GA. 164 pp.

McTague, J.P. 2019. Diameter increment, tree mortality, and height prediction for thinned and unthinned loblolly pine plantations in Southern United States. PMRC Technical Report. 2019-01. 28 pp.

Restrepo, H.I. 2019. Modeling loblolly pine (Pinus taeda l.) stand dynamics and its associated financial implications for forestland owners in the southeastern U.S. PhD Dissertation. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia.

Restrepo, H.I., B.P. Bullock and C.R. Montes. 2019. Growth and yield drivers of loblolly pine in the southeastern U.S.:  A meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management. 435 (2019). 205-218 pp.

Zhao, D., B.P. Bullock and C.R. Montes. 2018. Taper, merchantable volume, and biomass equations for slash pine trees. PMRC Technical Report. 2018-01. 37 pp.

Wang, M., M.B. Kane and D. Zhao. 2017. Correlation-regression analysis for understanding dominant height projection accuracy. Forest Science. 63-6. 549-558 pp.

Chaudhari, U.K. 2017. Valuing Different Loblolly  Pine Plantation Regimes Considering Traditional and Non-Traditional Timber Products and Price Uncertainties. PhD Dissertation. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia.

Gallagher, D.A. 2016. Growth and yield modeling of loblolly pine in the western Gulf region of the U.S. through age 15. MS Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia. Athens, GA.. 217 pp.

Perren, J. T. 2016. Effects of Cultural Intensity and Density Regime Treatment on Post-Thinning Loblolly Pine Individual Tree Development in the Lower Coastal Plain of the Southeastern United States. MS Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia.

Zhao, D. and M.B. Kane. 2016. Loblolly pine tree equations for volume-to-weight conversion ratios, aboveground biomass and biomass allocation. PMRC Technical Report. 2016-1. 42 pp.

Lock, T.A. 2015. Effects of Cultural Intensity, Density Regime, and Growing Season Precipitation on Stand, Crown, and Resources Use Efficiency Attributes in Loblolly Pine Stands from Age 12 to Age 17 in the Upper Coastal Plain and Piedmont of the Southeastern United States. MS Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia.

Green, P.C. 2015. Culture Intensity and Stand Density Effects on Tree Quality in Midrotation Loblolly Pine Plantations in the Southeast. MS Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia.

Kane, M., M. Wang, D. Zhao and J. Rheney. 2015. Western Gulf Culture Density Study: Results Through Age 12. PMRC Technical Report 2015-1. 55 pp.

Zhao D., M. Kane and M. Wang. 2015. Comparison of Loblolly Pine and Slash Pine Plantation Performance Through Age 18 in the Lower Coastal Plain. PMRC Technical Report 2015-2. 31 pp.

Fu, L., M. Wang, Y. Lei and S. Tang. 2014. Parameter estimation of two-level nonlinear mixed effects models using first order conditional linearization and the EM algorithm. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 69. 173-183 pp.

Wang, M., M.B. Kane, B.E. Borders and D. Zhao. 2014. Direct variance-covariance modeling as an alternative to the traditional guide curve approach for prediction of dominant heights. Forest Science. 60-4. 652-662 pp.

Wang, M., M. Kane and D. Zhao. 2014. SAGS Culture / Density Study: Age 15 Results. PMRC Technical Report 2014-2. 82 pp.

Zhao D., M. Kane and M. Wang. 2014. Coastal Plain Culture / Density Study: Age 18 Analysis for Loblolly Pine. PMRC Technical Report 2014-3. 52 pp.

Clark, Z.S. 2014. Non-Planted Vegetation Attributes and Development Patterns in Loblolly Pine Plantations Under Varying Cultural Intensity and Stand Density. MS Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia.

Shrestha, S. 2014. Sampling and Modeling Strategies for Estimating Individual Tree Biomass. PhD Dissertation. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia.

Kinane, S.M. 2014. Consortium for Accelerated Pine Production Studies (CAPPS) 25 Years of Intensive Loblolly Pine Plantation Management. MS Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia.

Borders, B.E., D. Zhao, M. Wang and M. Kane. 2014. Growth and Yield Models for Second/Third Rotation Loblolly Pine Plantations in the Piedmont/Upper Coastal Plain and Lower Coastal Plain of the Southeastern United States. PMRC Technical Report. 2014-1. 49 pp.

Johnson, P.E. 2013. Cultural Intensity and Planting Density Effects on Individual Tree-Stem Growth, Stand and Crown Attributes, and Stand Dynamics of Non-Thinned and Thinned Loblolly Pine Plantations During the Age 12- to 15- Year Period in the Upper Coastal Plain and Piedmont of the Southeastern United States. MS Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. University of Georgia.