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Mark Harmon

Phone: (541) 737-8455
Phone: (978) 724-0045 ext 223
Fax: (541) 737-1393
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Oregon State University
Dept. of Forest Science
321 Richardson Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-5752

Official position at address above: Richardson Chair in Forest Science & Professor
Educational Institutions attended: Ph.D., 1986, Botany, Oregon State University, Corvallis
MS, 1980, Ecology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
BS, 1975, Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Roles/Affiliations: Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
Principal Collaborators: Acker, S. A
Alavarez-Sanchez, F. J
Austin, A.
Bible, K.
Berg, B.
Bond, B.
Caldwell, B. G
Chen, H.
Chertov, O. N.
Cohen, W. B.
Cromack, K., Jr.
Currie., W. S.
Daley, C.
Fasth, B.
Ferrell, W. K.
Franklin, J. F.
Gholz, H. L.
Greene, S. E
Gregory, S. V.
Griffiths, R. P
Harcombe, P. A.
Harmon. J. M.
Henshaw, D.
Hicks, W. T.
Homann, P. S.
Houghton, R. A
Huff, M.
Janisch, J. E.
Johnson, S. L.
Jones, J. A.
Kashpor, N. N
Kerkvliet, J.
Kobak, K. I.
Krankina, O. N.
Kukuyev, Y. A.
Lajtha, K
McDonnell, J.
Miller, J.
Moldenke, A.
Parton, W. J.
Pruyn. M. L.
Sexton, J.
Shaw, D. A.
Smithwick, E. A.
Soloviev, V.
Swanson, F. J.
Treyfeld, R. F.
Yatskov, M.

General Interests: Forest ecology
Current Research Projects/Activities: Predicting woody detritus dynamics in forests
Assessing the impact of forest practices of carbon stores of forests
Long-term decomposition dynamics of leaf and root litter
Intersite LTER/International Activities: Comparison of fire root decomposition dynamics in PNW and Taiwan


Harmon, Mark E.; Marks, Barbara. 2002. Effects of silvicultural practices on carbon stores in Douglas-fir - western hemlock forests in the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A.: results from a simulation model. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 32: 863-877. (Pub No: 2379)
Smithwick, Erica A. H.; Harmon, Mark E.; Remillard, Suzanne M.; Acker, Steven A.; Franklin, Jerry F. 2002. Potential upper bounds of carbon stores in forests of the Pacific Northwest. Ecological Applications. 12(5): 1303-1317. (Pub No: 2833)
Harmon, Mark E. 2001. Moving towards a new paradigm for woody detritus management. Ecological Bulletins. 49: 269-278. (Pub No: 3033)
Harmon, Mark E. 2001. Carbon sequestration in forests: addressing the scale question. Journal of Forestry. 99(4): 24-29. (Pub No: 2772)
Harmon, Mark E.; Krankina, Olga N.; Sexton, Jay. 2000. Decomposition vectors: a new approach to estimating woody detritus decomposition dynamics. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 30: 76-84. (Pub No: 2598)
Chen, Hua; Harmon, Mark E.; Griffiths, Robert P.; Hicks, William. 2000. Effects of temperature and moisture on carbon respired from decomposing woody roots. Forest Ecology and Management. 138: 51-64. (Pub No: 2653)

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Hometown: Wayland, Massachusetts
Personal Interests: Travel, guitar, fishing