Samuelson, Lisa

Lisa Samuelson, Alumni Professor & Dwain
G. Luce Professor of Forestry

SFWS 4348 | (334) 844-1040 |
| Center for Longleaf Pine Ecosystems | Trees of Alabama and the Southeast website
BS, University of Georgia, 1985, Forestry; MS, University of Georgia, 1987, Forestry; PhD, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1992, Forestry.
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Bartkowiak*, S.M., L.J. Samuelson, M.A. McGuire, and R.O. Teskey. 2015Fertilization increases sensitivity of canopy stomatal conductance and transpiration to throughfall reduction in an 8-year- old loblolly pine plantation.Forest Ecology and Management 354: 87-96.
ArchMiller*, A.A., and L.J Samuelson. 2015. Intra-annual variation of soil respiration across four heterogeneous longleaf pine forests in the southeastern United States.Forest Ecology and Management 359: 370-380.
Will, R., T. Fox, M. Akers, J-C Domec, C. Gonzalez-Benecke, E. Jokela, M. Kane, A. Laviner, G. Lokuta, D. Markewitz, M.A. McGuire, C. Meek, A. Noormets, L. Samuelson, J. Seiler, B. Strahm, R. Teskey, J. Vogel, E. Ward, J. West, D. Wilson, and T. Martin. 2015A range-wide experiment to investigate nutrient and soil moisture interactions in loblolly pine plantations.Forests doi:10.3390/f6062014.
Eberhardt, T.L., and L. J. Samuelson. 2015Collection of wood quality data by X-ray densitometry: A case study with three southern pines.Wood Science Technology 49:739-753.
Gonzalez-Benecke, C.A., L.J. Samuelson, T.A. Stokes, W.P. Cropper, T.A. Martin, and K.H. Johnsen. 2015Understory plant biomass dynamics of Pinus palustris stands.Forest Ecology and Management 344: 84-94.
Gonzalez-Benecke, C.A., L.J. Samuelson, T.A. Martin, W.P. Cropper, K.H. Johnsen, T.A. Stokes, J.R. Butnor, and P. Anderson. 2015Modeling the effects of forest management on in situ and ex situ longleaf pine forest carbon stocks.Forest Ecology and Management 355: 24-36.
Gonzalez-Benecke, C.A., S.A. Gezan, T. J. Albaugh, H.L. Allen, H.E. Burkhart, T. R. Fox, E. J. Jokela, C. A. Maier, T. A. Martin, R. A. Rubilar, and L. J. Samuelson. 2014Local and general above-stump biomass functions for loblolly pine and slash pine trees.Forest Ecology and Management 334: 254-276.
Gonzalez-Benecke, C.A., S.A. Gezan, L.J. Samuelson, W.P. Cropper Jr., D.J. Leduc and T.A. Martin.2014Estimating Pinus palustris tree diameter and stem volume from tree height, crown area and stand-level parameters. Journal of Forestry Research 25:43-52.
Gonzalez-Benecke, C.A., S.A. Gezan, T.A. Martin, W. P. Cropper Jr., L.J. Samuelson, and D.J. Leduc.2014. Individual tree diameter, height and volume functions for longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.).Forest Science 60:43-56.
Samuelson, L.J., C. J. Pell, T. A. Stokes, S. Bartkowiak, M. Akers, M. Kane, M. McGuire, D. Markewitz, and R.O. Teskey. 2014Two-year effects of throughfall and fertilization on leaf physiology and growth of loblolly pine in the Georgia Piedmont.Forest Ecology and Management 330:29-37.
Samuelson, L.J., T.A. Stokes, J. R. Butnor, K.H. Johnsen, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, P. Anderson, J. Jackson, L. Ferrari, T. A. Martin, and W. P. Cropper, Jr. 2014Ecosystem carbon stocks in Pinus palustris Mill. forests.Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44: 476-486.
Samuelson, L.J., T.L. Eberhardt, S.M. Bartkowiak, and K.H. Johnsen. 2013Relationships between climate, radial growth and wood properties of mature loblolly pine in Hawaii and a northern and southern site in the southeastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management 310:786-795.
Johnson, K. H., L.J. Samuelson, F.G. Sanchez, and R. J. Eaton. 2013Soil carbon and nitrogen content and stabilization in mid-rotation, intensively managed sweet gum and loblolly pine stands.Forest Ecology and Management 302:144-153.
Gonzalez-Benecke, C.A., S.A. Gezan, T.A. Martin, W. P. Cropper Jr., L.J. Samuelson, and D.J. Leduc. 2013Individual tree diameter, height and volume functions for longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.).Forest Science (published online at:
Samuelson, L.J., T. Martin, C. Gonzalez-Benecke, J. Butnor, and W. Cropper. 2013Interim Report for “Developing tools for ecological forestry and carbon management in longleaf pine.U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development, 69 pp.
Gonzalez-Benecke, C.A., S.A. Gezan, D.J. Leduc, T.A. Martin, W. P. Cropper Jr., and L.J. Samuelson.2012Modeling survival, yield, volume partitioning and their response to thinning for longleaf pine plantations. Forests 3: 1104-1132.
Samuelson, L.J. and T.A. Stokes.2012Leaf physiological and morphological responses to shade in grass-stage seedlings and young tree of longleaf pine.Forests 3: 684-699.
Samuelson, L.J., T.A. Stokes, and K.H. Johnsen.2012Ecophysiological comparison of 50-year old longleaf pine, slash pine and loblolly pine. Forest Ecology and Management 274: 108-115.
Samuelson, L.J., and William B. Whitaker.2012Relationships between soil CO2 efflux and forest structure in 50-year-old longleaf pine.Forest Science Special Issue: Southern Forest Science in Support of a Low Carbon Economy 58: 472-484.
Stokes, T.A., L.J. Samuelson, J.S. Kush, M.G. Farris, and J.C. Gilbert. 2010Forest structure of longleaf pine communities in the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alabama, USA. Natural Areas Journal 30(2):211- 225.
Samuelson, L.J., T.A. Eberhardt, J.R. Butnor, T.A. Stokes, and K.H. Johnsen.2010Maximum growth potential in loblolly pine: results from a 47-year-old spacing study in Hawaii.Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 1914-1929.
Stokes, T.A., L.J. Samuelson, J.S. Kush, M.G. Farris, and J.C. Gilbert. 2010Structure and diversity of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) forest communities in the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge, northeastern Alabama.Natural Areas Journal 30: 211-225.
Burton, M.L., L.J. Samuelson, and M.D. Mackenzie. 2009Riparian wood plant traits across an urban-rural land use gradient and implications for watershed function with urbanization.Landscape and Urban Planning 90: 42-55.
Samuelson, L., R. Mathew, T. Stokes, Y. Feng, D. Aubrey, and M. Coleman. 2009Soil and microbial respiration in a loblolly pine plantation in response to seven years of irrigation and fertilization.Forest Ecology and Management 258: 2431-2438.
Samuelson, L.J., M.G. Farris, T.A. Stokes, and M.D. Coleman.2008Fertilization but not irrigation influences hydraulic traits in plantation-grown loblolly pine.Forest Ecology and Management 255: 3331-3339.
Samuelson, L.J., J. Butnor, C. Maier, T.A. Stokes, K. Johnsen, and M. Kane. 2008Growth and physiology of loblolly pine in response to long-term resource management: defining growth potential in the southern United States.Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 721-732.
Burton, M.L, and L.J. Samuelson.2008Influence of urbanization on riparian forest diversity and structure in the Georgia Piedmont, US.Plant Ecology 195:99-115.
Samuelson, L.J., T.A. Stokes, and M. Coleman.2007Influence of irrigation and fertilization on transpiration and hydraulic properties of Populus deltoides.Tree Physiol. 27:765-774.
Burton, M.L and L.J. Samuelson.2007Influence of urbanization on riparian forest diversity and structure in the Georgia Piedmont, US. Plant Ecol. 195:99-115.
Samuelson, L.J., and T.A. Stokes2006Transpiration and canopy stomatal conductance of five-year-old loblolly pine in response to intensive management.Forest Science 52:313-323.
Burton, M. L., L.J. Samuelson, and S. Pan. 2005Riparian woody plant biodiversity and forest structure along an urban-rural gradient.Urban Ecosystems 8:93-106.

General Research Interests: forest and tree-level ecophysiology, carbon and water relations; forest resilience; plant stress physiology

Teaching Responsibilities:

FORY 3200 Tree Physiology
FORY 2060 Introduction to Forested Landscapes
FORY 7170 Ecophysiology of Forest Trees

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