Simon M Landhausser

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept


Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
(780) 492-6381
444A Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E3



Job/Research Area: Forest Land Reclamation and Applied Forest Ecology


Major Responsibilities/Research Interests

My research addresses questions related to the reclamation of disturbed lands to self-sustaining boreal forest ecosystems common to the boreal forest region. The research program focuses on the function and underlying processes of forest canopy cover as a prime factor in determining forest successional pathways. Key research activities are the development of innovative strategies and techniques for the re-establishment of forests on surface mined lands and determining whether these forests develop and display processes and functions comparable to natural ecosystems. Currently the research focuses on the establishment of trembling aspen (an early successional fast-growing tree species native to the boreal forest) and its use as a nurse crop for forest development. Other active research and research interests are: ecophysiology (growth, photosynthesis, water relations, and carbon allocation) of boreal forest species in response to different abiotic and biotic factors, the effects of forest practices on aspen regeneration and boreal forest vegetation management, and the role of disturbance on forest establishment and tree species distribution.


REN R 120 - Introduction to Plant Identification

Introduction to the classification, identification, distribution, habitat, and ecology of common trees, shrubs and herbaceous species typically found in Alberta and beyond. Lecture and labs emphasize the recognition of identifying characteristics and the use of dichotomous keys to identify about 250 plant species including higher taxa. A self-directed plant collection is mandatory and registered students are encouraged to contact the instructor during the summer months for instructions. Field exercises may take place off campus. This course requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

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Featured Publications

Petrone, R.M., L. Chasmer, C. Hopkinson, U. Silins, S. M Landhäusser, and K.J. Devito

Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 2015 January; 45

Bachmann, S., V.J. Lieffers, and S.M. Landhäusser.

Ecological Engineering. 2015 January; 75

Rogers, P.C., S.M. Landhäusser, B.D. Pinno, and R.J Ryel

Forest Science. 2014 January; 60

Brown, S.M., R.M. Petrone L. Chasmer, C.A. Mendoza, M.S. Lazerjan, S.M. Landhäusser, U. Silins, U. Leach, and K.J. Devito.

Hydrological Processes. 2014 January; 28

Schoonmaker, A.L., V.J. Lieffers, and S.M. Landhäusser

PLOS ONE. 2014 January; 1 (8):e104187

Pinno, B.D., S.M. Landhäusser, P.S. Chow, S.A. Quideau, and M.D. McKenzie

Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 2014 January; 44

Najar, A., S.M. Landhäusser, J.G.A. Whitehill, P. Bonnello, and N. Erbilgin

Journal of Chemical Ecology. 2014 January; 40

Schott, K.M., J. Karst, and S.M. Landhäusser

Restoration Ecology. 2014 January; 22

Karst, J., and S.M. Landhäusser

Annals of Forest Science. 2014 January; 71

Goodsman DW, Lusebrink I, Landhäusser SM, Erbilgin N & Lieffers VJ

New Phytologist. 2013 January;

Schott, K.M., B.D. Pinno, amd S.M. Landhäusser

New forests. 2013 January; 44

Quideau SA, DasGupta S, Landhäusser SM, & Mackenzie MD

Soil Science Society of America. 2013 January;

Macdonald SE, Quideau SA & Landhäusser SM

Vitt D & Bhatti J, Restoration and Reclamation of Boreal Ecosystems, Attaining Sustainable Development. 2012 January;

Landhäusser SM, Pinno BD, Lieffers VJ & Chow PS

Forest Ecology and Management. 2012 January; 275

Pinno BD, Lieffer VJ & Landhäusser SM

International Journal of Forestry Research. 2012 January;

Norris CE, Quideau SA, Landhäusser SM, Bernard GM &Wasylishen RE

Scientific Reports. 2012 January; 2

Landhäusser SM, Rodriguez-Alvarez J, Marenholtz EH & Lieffers VJ

New Forests. 2012 January; 43

Pinno BD, Landhäusser SM, Mackenzie MD, Quideau SA & Chow PS

Can. J. Soil Sci.. 2012 January; 92

Landhäusser SM & Lieffers VJ

Trees: Structure and Function. 2012 January; 26

Galvez DA, Landhäusser SM & Tyree MT

Tree Physiol. 2011 January; 31

Teste FP, Lieffers VJ & Landhäusser SM

Ecol Appl. 2011 January; 21

Wolken JM, Landhäusser SM, Lieffers VJ & Silins U 2011

Can. J. For. Res.. 2011 January; 41

Teste FP, Lieffers VJ & Landhäusser SM

Am J Bot. 2011 January; 98

Sorenson PT, Quideau SA, MacKenzie MD, Landhäusser SM & Oh SW

Applied Soil Ecology. 2011 January; 49

Landhäusser SM

Trees. 2011 January; 25

Snedden J, Landhäusser SM, Lieffers VJ, & Charleson L

New For. 2010 January; 39

Landhäusser SM, Wan X., Lieffers VJ & Chow P

Can J For Res. 2010 January; 40

choonmaker, AL, Hacke, UG, Landhäusser, SM, Lieffers, VJ, and Tyree, MT

Plant Cell and Environment. 2010 January; 33

Wolken, JM, Lieffers, VJ, Landhäusser, SM, & Mulak, T

Annales of Forest Science. 2010 January; 66

Goodsman DW, Lieffers VJ, Landhäusser, SM & Erbilgin N

For Ecol Manage. 2010 January; 260

Landhäusser, SM, Deshaies, D, & Lieffers, VJ

Journal of Biogeography. 2010 January; 37

Wolken JM, Landhäusser SM, Lieffers VJ, & Dyck M

Bot. 2010 January; 88

Lennie, AD, Landhäusser, SM, and Lieffers VJ

Forestry Chronicle. 2009 January; 85

Gradowski, T, Lieffers, VJ, Landhäusser, SM, Sidders, D, Volney, J, & Spence, JR

Forest Ecology and Management. 2009 January; 259

Landhäusser SM

Forest Ecology and Management. 2009 January; 258

Renkema, KN, Landhäusser, SM, and Lieffers, VJ

Forest Ecology and Management. 2009 January; 258

Bryant, JP, Clausen, TP, Swihart, RK, Landhäusser, SM, Stevens, MT, Hawkins, CDB, Carriere, S, Kirilenko, AP, Veitch, AM, Popko, RA, Cleland, DT, Williams, JH, Jakubas, WJ, Carlson, MR, Lehmkuhl Bodony, K, Cebrian, M, Paragi, TF, Picone PM, Moore, JE, Packee, EC, and Malone T

American Naturalist. 2009 January; 174

Renkema, KN, Lieffers, VJ, and Landhäusser, SM

New Forests. 2009 January; 38