Jane R. Foster
Areas of Expertise
Silviculture and applied forest ecology
Publications are in pdf format.
Foster, J.R. (in preparation) A review and synthesis of multi-species growth suppression and mortality responses to forest canopy defoliator outbreaks. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.
Foster, J.R., J.I. Burton, J.A. Forrester, F. Liu, J.D. Muss, F.M. Sabatini, R.M. Scheller, and D.J. Mladenoff. (2010). Evidence for a recent increase in forest growth is questionable. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:E86-E87. (www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1002725107)
Foster, J.R., A.W. D'Amato, and J.B. Bradford. (Accepted) Looking for age-related growth decline in natural forests: unexpected biomass patterns from tree rings and simulated mortality. Oecologia.
Foster, J.R.,R.M. Scheller, B.R. Sturtevant, and D.J. Mladenoff. (In Review) Forest insect defoliation and carbon dynamics: simulating multiple defoliators in temperate landscapes with Landis-II. Ecological Applications.
Foster, J.R., and P.A. Townsend, 2004. Linking hyperspectral imagery and forest inventories for forest assessment in the central Appalachians. In Proceedings, 14th Central Hardwoods Forest Conference, 2004 March 16-19; Wooster, OH. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-316. Newtown Square, PA: USDA-Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station.
Foster, J.R., P.A. Townsend, and D.J. Mladenoff, (2013). Mapping asynchrony between gypsy moth egg-hatch and forest leaf-out: putting the phenological window hypothesis in a spatial context.Forest Ecology and Management 287:67-76. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.09.006)
Foster, J.R., P.A.Townsend, and D.J. Mladenoff, (2013). Spatial dynamics of a gypsy moth defoliation outbreak and dependence on habitat characteristics. Landscape Ecology 28:1307-1320. (doi:10.1007/s10980-013-9879-8)
Foster, J.R., P.A.Townsend, and C.E. Zganjar, 2008. Spatial and temporal patterns of gap dominance by low-canopy lianas detected using EO-1 Hyperion and Landsat Thematic Mapper.Remote Sensing of Environment 112:2104-2117. (doi:10.1016/j.rse.2007.07.027)
McNeil, B.E., K.M.deBeurs, K.N. Eshelman, J.R. Foster, and P.A. Townsend. 2007. Maintenance of ecosystem nitrogen limitation by ephemeral forest disturbance: An assessment using MODIS, Hyperion, and Landsat ETM. Geophysical Research Letters 34(19):L19406. (doi:10.1029/2007GL031387)
Townsend, P.A., and J.R. Foster, 2002. A synthetic aperture radar-based model to assess historical changes in lowland floodplain hydroperiod. Water Resources Research 38(7):1115.
Townsend, P.A., J.R. Foster, R.A., Chastain, Jr., and W.S. Currie, 2003. Application of imaging spectroscopy to mapping canopy nitrogen in the forests of the central Appalachian mountains using Hyperion and AVIRIS.IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 41:1347-1354. (doi:10.1109/TGRS.2003.813205)
Townsend, P.A., A. Singh, J.R. Foster, J.N. Rehberg, C.C. Kingdon, K.N. Eshleman, and S.W. Seagle. 2012. A general Landsat model to predict canopy defoliation in broadleaf deciduous forests. Remote Sensing of Environment 119:255-265. (doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.12.023)