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Jay Sexton

Phone: (541) 737-8430
Fax: (541) 737-1393
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Official position at address above: Senior Faculty Research Assistant
Educational Institutions attended: BS, 1980, Forest Biology, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse
Roles/Affiliations: Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
Principal Collaborators: Mark Harmon
General Interests: Forest entomology, forest ecology
Current Research Projects/Activities: LIDET Litter Decomposition, Root Decomposition, Coarse Woody Debris Surveys and Decomposition
FWD Survey and Decomposition
Intersite LTER/International Activities: LIDET Litter Decomposition, Coarse Woody Debris Surveys & Decomposition
FWD Survey & Decomposition


Acker, Steven A.; Kertis, Jane; Bruner, Howard; O’Connell, Kari; Sexton, Jay. 2013. Dynamics of coarse woody debris following wildfire in a mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) forest. Forest Ecology and Management. 302: 231-239. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.03.013 (Pub No: 4966)
Harmon, Mark E.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Fasth, Becky; Sexton, Jay . 2013. Characteristics of Coarse Woody (CWD) and Fine Woody Detritus (FWD) in Progressive Stages of Decomposition in Forest Ecosystems of the United States, Mexico, and Russia, (http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/pubs/webdocs/reports/detritus/main_index.shtml). Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. (Pub No: 4951)
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)

Personal Information:

Hometown: Philomath, OR
Personal Interests: Family, camping, woodworking, ultimate frisbee, disc golf