Burton Lab Publications

publicationsPublications from the Burton Forest Ecology Lab. Please follow the abstract links to see summarizes of the research. PDFs of all publications are available on request ( ajburton@mtu.edu).

  • Refereed Journals:
  • Nitrogen turnover in the leaf litter and fine roots of sugar maple

    Pregitzer, K.S., D.R. Zak, A.F. Talhelm, A.J. Burton, and J.R. Eikenberry. 2010. Nitrogen turnover in the leaf litter and fine roots of sugar maple. Ecology 91:3456-3462.

     

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  • Adjustment of forest ecosystem root respiration as temperature warms.

    Burton, A.J., J.M. Melillo and S.D. Frey. 2008. Adjustment of forest ecosystem root respiration as temperature warms. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 50:1467-1483.

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  • Relationships among root biomass, root turnover and soil respiration following long-term exposure of northern forests to elevated atmospheric CO2 and tropospheric O3.

    Pregitzer, K.S., A.J. Burton, J.S. King, and D.R. Zak 2008. Relationships among root biomass, root turnover and soil respiration following long-term exposure of northern forests to elevated atmospheric CO2 and tropospheric O3. New Phytologist 180:153-161.

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  • Simulated chronic nitrogen deposition increases carbon storage in northern temperate forests.

    Pregitzer, K.S., A.J. Burton, D.R. Zak, and A.F. Talhelm. 2008. Simulated chronic nitrogen deposition increases carbon storage in northern temperate forests. Global Change Biology 14:142-153.

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  • Simulated atmospheric NO3- deposition increases soil organic matter by slowing decomposition.

    Zak, DR, W.E. Holmes, A.J. Burton, K.S. Pregitzer, and A.F. Talhelm. 2008. Simulated atmospheric NO3- deposition increases soil organic matter by slowing decomposition. Ecological Applications 18:2016-2027.

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  • Characteristics of DOC exports from northern hardwood forests receiving chronic experimental NO3- deposition.

    Smemo, K.A., D.R. Zak, K.S. Pregitzer, and A.J. Burton. 2007. Characteristics of DOC exports from northern hardwood forests receiving chronic experimental NO3- deposition. Ecosystems 10:369-379.

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  • Microbial cycling of C and N in northern hardwood forests receiving chronic atmospheric NO3- deposition.

    Zak, D.R., W.E. Holmes, M.J. Tomlinson, K.S. Pregitzer, and A.J. Burton. 2006. Microbial cycling of C and N in northern hardwood forests receiving chronic atmospheric NO3- deposition. Ecosystems 9:242-253.

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  • Atmospheric nitrate deposition and enhanced dissolved organic carbon leaching: Test of a potential mechanism.

    DeForest, J.L., D.R. Zak, K.S. Pregitzer, and A.J. Burton. 2005 Atmospheric nitrate deposition and enhanced dissolved organic carbon leaching: Test of a potential mechanism. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 69:1233-1237.

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  • Simulated chronic NO3- addition reduces soil respiration in northern hardwood forests.

    Burton, A.J., K.S. Pregitzer, J.N. Crawford, G.P. Zogg, and D.R. Zak. 2004. Simulated chronic NO3- addition reduces soil respiration in northern hardwood forests. Global Change Biol. 10:1080-1091.

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  • Atmospheric nitrate deposition, microbial community composition, and enzyme activity in northern hardwood forests.

    Deforest, J.L., D.R. Zak, K.S. Pregitzer, and A.J. Burton. 2004. Atmospheric nitrate deposition, microbial community composition, and enzyme activity in northern hardwood forests. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 68:132-138.

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  • Atmospheric nitrate deposition and the microbial degradation of cellobiose and vanillin in a northern hardwood forest.

    DeForest, J.L., D.R. Zak, K.S. Pregitzer, and A.J. Burton. 2004. Atmospheric nitrate deposition and the microbial degradation of cellobiose and vanillin in a northern hardwood forest. Soil Biol. Biochem. 36:965-971.

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  • Chronic nitrate additions dramatically increase the export of carbon and nitrogen from northern hardwood ecosystems.

    Pregitzer, K.S., D.R. Zak, A.J. Burton, J.A. Ashby, and N.W. MacDonald. 2004. Chronic nitrate additions dramatically increase the export of carbon and nitrogen from northern hardwood ecosystems. Biogeochem. 68:179-197.

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  • Anthropogenic N deposition and the fate of 15NO3- in a northern hardwood ecosystem.

    Zak, D.R., K.S. Pregitzer, W.E. Holmes, A.J. Burton, and G.P. Zogg. 2004. Anthropogenic N deposition and the fate of 15NO3- in a northern hardwood ecosystem. Biogeochem. 69:143-157.

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  • Field measurements of root respiration indicate little to no seasonal temperature acclimation for sugar maple and red pine.

    Burton, A.J., and K.S. Pregitzer.2003. Field measurements of root respiration indicate little to no seasonal temperature acclimation for sugar maple and red pine. Tree Physiol. 23:273-280.

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  • Substituting root numbers for length: Improving the use of minirhizotrons to study fine root dynamics.

    Crocker, T.L., R.L. Hendrick, R. Ruess, K.S. Pregitzer, A.J. Burton, M.F. Allen, J. Shan, and L.A. Morris. 2003. Substituting root numbers for length: Improving the use of minirhizotrons to study fine root dynamics. Appl. Soil Ecol. 23:127-135

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  • Soil respiration along environmental gradients in Olympic National Park.

    Kane, E.S., K.S. Pregitzer, and A.J. Burton. 2003. Soil respiration along environmental gradients in Olympic National Park. Ecosystems 6:326-335.

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  • Coupling fine root dynamics with ecosystem carbon cycling in black spruce forests of interior Alaska.

    Ruess, R.W., R.L. Hendrick, A.J. Burton, K.S. Pregitzer, B. Sveinbjornsson, M.F. Allen, and G.E. Maurer. 2003. Coupling fine root dynamics with ecosystem carbon cycling in black spruce forests of interior Alaska. Ecol. Monogr. 73:643-662.

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  • Root respiration in North American forests: effects of nitrogen concentration and temperature across biomes.

    Burton, A.J., K.S. Pregitzer, R.W. Ruess, R.L. Hendrick, and M.F. Allen. 2002. Root respiration in North American forests: effects of nitrogen concentration and temperature across biomes.  Oecologia 131:559-568.

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  • Measurement carbon dioxide concentration does not affect root respiration rates of nine tree species in the field.

    Burton, A.J., and K.S. Pregitzer. 2002. Measurement carbon dioxide concentration does not affect root respiration rates of nine tree species in the field. Tree Physiol. 22:67-72.

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  • Fine root architecture of nine North American trees.

    Pregitzer, K.S., J.L. DeForest, A.J. Burton, M.F. Allen, R.W. Ruess, and R.L. Hendrick. 2002. Fine root architecture of nine North American trees. Ecol. Monogr. 72:293-309.

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  • Predicting daily mean soil temperature from daily mean air temperature in four northern hardwood forest stands.

    Brown, S.E., K.S. Pregitzer, D.D. Reed, and A.J. Burton. 2000. Predicting daily mean soil temperature from daily mean air temperature in four northern hardwood forest stands. Forest Sci. 46:297-301.

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  • Relationships between fine root dynamics and nitrogen availability in Michigan northern hardwood forests.

    Burton, A.J., K.S. Pregitzer, and R.L. Hendrick. 2000. Relationships between fine root dynamics and nitrogen availability in Michigan northern hardwood forests. Oecologia 125:389-399.

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  • Responses of tree fine roots to temperature.

    Pregitzer, K.S., J.S. King, A.J. Burton, and S.E. Brown. 2000. Responses of tree fine roots to temperature. New Phytol. 147:105-115.

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  • Microbial immobilization and the retention of anthropogenic nitrate in a northern hardwood forest.

    Zogg, G.P., D.R. Zak, A.J. Burton, and K.S. Pregitzer. 2000. Microbial immobilization and the retention of anthropogenic nitrate in a northern hardwood forest. Ecology 81:1858-1866.

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  • Drought reduces root respiration in sugar maple forests.

    Burton, A.J., K.S. Pregitzer, G.P. Zogg, and D.R. Zak. 1998. Drought reduces root respiration in sugar maple forests. Ecol. Appl. 8:771-778.

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  • Environmental stress effects on vigor, mortality, and growth in northern hardwood forests along a pollution-climate gradient.

    MacDonald, N.W., J.A. Witter, D.D. Reed, A.J. Burton, K.S. Pregitzer, and H.O. Liechty. 1998. Environmental stress effects on vigor, mortality, and growth in northern hardwood forests along a pollution-climate gradient. Michigan Academician XXX:27-47.

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  • Variation in sugar maple root respiration with root diameter and soil depth.

    Pregitzer, K.S., M.J. Laskowski, A.J. Burton, V.C. Lessard, and D.R. Zak. 1998. Variation in sugar maple root respiration with root diameter and soil depth. Tree Physiol. 18:665-670.

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  • Effects of measurement CO2 concentration on sugar maple root respiration.

    Burton, A.J., G.P. Zogg, K.S. Pregitzer, and D.R. Zak. 1997. Effects of measurement CO2 concentration on sugar maple root respiration. Tree Physiol. 17:421-427.

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  • Latitudinal variation in sugar maple fine root respiration.

    Burton, A.J., K.S. Pregitzer, G.P. Zogg, and D.R. Zak. 1996. Latitudinal variation in sugar maple fine root respiration. Can. J. For. Res. 26:1761-1768.

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  • Fine root respiration in northern hardwood forests in relation to temperature and nitrogen availability.

    Zogg, G.P., D.R. Zak, A.J. Burton, and K.S. Pregitzer. 1996. Fine root respiration in northern hardwood forests in relation to temperature and nitrogen availability. Tree Physiol. 16:719-725.

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  • Spatial variation in nitrogen availability in three successional plant communities.

    Gross, K.L., K.S. Pregitzer, and A.J. Burton. 1995. Spatial variation in nitrogen availability in three successional plant communities. J. Ecol. 83:357-367.

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  • Sulfate adsorption in forest soils of the Great Lakes region.

    MacDonald, N.W., A.J. Burton, J.A. Witter, and D.D. Richter. 1994. Sulfate adsorption in forest soils of the Great Lakes region. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 58:1546-1555.

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  • Productivity and growth efficiency in sugar maple forests.

    Reed, D.D., K.S. Pregitzer, H.O. Liechty, A.J. Burton, and G.D. Mroz. 1994. Productivity and growth efficiency in sugar maple forests. For. Ecol. and Manage. 70:319-327.

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  • Foliar nutrients in sugar maple forests along a regional pollution-climate gradient.

    Burton, A.J., K.S. Pregitzer, and N.W. MacDonald. 1993. Foliar nutrients in sugar maple forests along a regional pollution-climate gradient. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 57: 1619-1628.

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  • Relationships among atmospheric deposition throughfall, and soil properties in oak forest ecosystems.

    MacDonald, N.W., J.A. Witter, A.J. Burton, K.S. Pregitzer, and D.D. Richter. 1993. Relationships among atmospheric deposition throughfall, and soil properties in oak forest ecosystems. Can. J. For. Res. 23:2348-2357.

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  • Ion leaching in forest ecosystems along a Great Lakes air pollution gradient.

    MacDonald, N.W., A.J. Burton, H.O. Liechty, J.A. Witter, K.S. Pregitzer, G.D. Mroz, and D.D. Richter. 1992. Ion leaching in forest ecosystems along a Great Lakes air pollution gradient. J. Environ. Qual. 21:614-623.

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  • Foliar sulfur and nitrogen along an 800-km pollution gradient.

    Pregitzer, K.S., A.J. Burton, G.D. Mroz, H.O. Liechty, and N.W. MacDonald. 1992. Foliar sulfur and nitrogen along an 800-km pollution gradient. Can. J. For. Res. 22:1761-1769.

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  • Leaf area and foliar biomass relationships in northern hardwood forests located along an 800 km acid deposition gradient.

    Burton, A.J., K.S. Pregitzer, and D.D. Reed. 1991. Leaf area and foliar biomass relationships in northern hardwood forests located along an 800 km acid deposition gradient. For. Sci. 37:1041-1059.

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  • Use of multivariate methods in forest research site selection.

    Burton, A.J., C.W. Ramm, K.S. Pregitzer, and D.D. Reed. 1991. Use of multivariate methods in forest research site selection. Can. J. For. Res. 21:1573-1580.

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  • Variation in forest soil properties along a Great Lakes air pollution gradient.

    MacDonald, N.W., A.J. Burton, M.F. Jurgensen, J.W. McLaughlin, and G.D. Mroz. 1991. Variation in forest soil properties along a Great Lakes air pollution gradient. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 55:1709-1715.

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  • Sugar maple seed production and nitrogen in litterfall.

    Pregitzer, K.S., and A.J. Burton. 1991. Sugar maple seed production and nitrogen in litterfall. Can. J. For. Res. 21:1148-1153.

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  • Nitrification in sludge amended Michigan forest soils.

    Burton, A.J., J.B. Hart, and D.H. Urie. 1990. Nitrification in sludge amended Michigan forest soils. J. Environ. Qual. 19:609-616.

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  • A simple procedure for mapping tree locations in forest stands.

    Reed, D.D., H.O. Liechty, and A.J. Burton. 1989. A simple procedure for mapping tree locations in forest stands. For. Sci. 35:657-662.

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  • Conference Proceedings and Book Chapters:
  • Respiration from roots and the mycorrhizosphere.

    Moyano, F.E., O.K. Atkin, M. Bahn, D. Bruhn, A.J. Burton, A. Heinemeyer, W.L. Kutsch, and G. Wieser. 2009. Respiration from roots and the mycorrhizosphere. Chap. 7, p. 127-156, In W. Kutsch, M. Bahn and A. Heinemeyer (eds). Soil Carbon Dynamics: An Integrated Methodololgy. Cambridge University Press, New York.

     

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  • Adjustment of forest ecosystem root respiration as temperature warms.

    Burton, A.J., and K.S. Pregitzer. 2008. Measuring forest floor, mineral soil, and root carbon stocks. Chap. 10, p. 129-142 In C. Hoover (ed). Field Measurements for Forest Carbon Monitoring: A Landscape-Scale Approach. Springer.

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  • Adjustment of forest ecosystem root respiration as temperature warms.

    Pregitzer, K.S., D.R. Zak, W.M. Loya, J.S. King and A.J. Burton. 2007. The contribution of root-rhizosphere interactions to biogeochemical cycles in a changing world. Chapter 7. p. 155-178 In Z. Cardon and J. Whitbeck (eds). The Rhizosphere: An Ecological Perspective, Academic Press.

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  • Studying the effects of air pollution on forests along exposure gradients

    Reed, D.D., G.D. Mroz, H.O. Liechty, K.S. Pregitzer, A.J. Burton, D.R. Zak, J.A. Witter, and N.W. MacDonald. 1994. Studying the effects of air pollution on forests along exposure gradients: experiences in the United States and opportunities for cooperation. p. 109-115 In Proceedings of the Conference on Climate and Atmospheric Deposition Studies in Forests (J. Solon, E. Roo-Zielinska, and A. Byternowicz, eds.). Nieborow, Poland, October 6-9, 1992. Polish Academy of Sciences.

  • Nitrogen transformations in four sludge amended Michigan forest types.

    Burton, A.J., D.H. Urie, and J.B. Hart. 1987. Nitrogen transformations in four sludge amended Michigan forest types. p. 142-153 In The forest alternative for treatment and utilization of municipal and industrial wastes. Univ. of Washington Press, Seattle.

  • Book Reviews:

     

  • Review of "Impact of air pollutants on southern pine forests"

    Burton, A.J. 1998. Review of "Impact of air pollutants on southern pine forests", S. Fox and R.A. Mickler, eds. Quarterly Rev. Biol. 73:101.

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  • Sugar maple fine root respiration and longevity along a latitudinal gradient. Ph.D. dissertation.

    Burton, A.J. 1997. Sugar maple fine root respiration and longevity along a latitudinal gradient. Ph.D. dissertation. Michigan Technological University, Houghton. 104 p.

  • Nitrogen transformations and nitrate leaching following sludge application to four Michigan forest types. M.S. thesis,

    Burton, A.J. 1986. Nitrogen transformations and nitrate leaching following sludge application to four Michigan forest types. M.S. thesis, Michigan State University, E. Lansing. 144 p.