Simon M Landhausser

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

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Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
simon.landhausser@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-6381
Address
444A Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2E3

Overview

About

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



Research

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.

Publications

Effects of harvesting and drought on CO2 and H2O fluxes in an aspen-dominated western boreal plain forest: Early chronosequence recovery

Author(s): Petrone, R.M., L. Chasmer, C. Hopkinson, U. Silins, S. M Landhäusser, and K.J. Devito
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume: 45
Page Numbers: 87-100

Forest floor protection during drilling pad construction promotes resprouting of aspen

Author(s): Bachmann, S., V.J. Lieffers, and S.M. Landhäusser.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Ecological Engineering
Volume: 75
Page Numbers: 9-15

A functional framework for improved management of Western North American aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx)

Author(s): Rogers, P.C., S.M. Landhäusser, B.D. Pinno, and R.J Ryel
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Forest Science
Volume: 60
Page Numbers: 345-359

Atmospheric and soil moisture controls on evapotranspiration from above and within a Western Boreal Plain aspen forest

Author(s): 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.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Hydrological Processes
Volume: 28
Page Numbers: 4449-4462

Uniform versus asymmetric shading mediates crown recession in conifers

Author(s): Schoonmaker, A.L., V.J. Lieffers, and S.M. Landhäusser
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: PLOS ONE
Volume: 1
Issue: 8
Page Numbers: e104187

Nutrient uptake and growth of fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) on reclamation soils

Author(s): Pinno, B.D., S.M. Landhäusser, P.S. Chow, S.A. Quideau, and M.D. McKenzie
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume: 44
Page Numbers: 1-7

Reserves accumulated in non-photosynthetic organs during the previous growing season drive plant defenses and growth in aspen in the subsequent growing season

Author(s): Najar, A., S.M. Landhäusser, J.G.A. Whitehill, P. Bonnello, and N. Erbilgin
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Journal of Chemical Ecology
Volume: 40
Page Numbers: 21-30

The role of microsite conditions in restoring trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx) from seed

Author(s): Schott, K.M., J. Karst, and S.M. Landhäusser
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Restoration Ecology
Volume: 22
Page Numbers: 292-295

Low soil temperatures increase carbon reserves in Picea mariana and Pinus contorta

Author(s): Karst, J., and S.M. Landhäusser
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Annals of Forest Science
Volume: 71
Page Numbers: 371-380

Variation in carbon availability, defense chemistry and susceptibility to fungal invasion along the stems of mature trees

Author(s): Goodsman DW, Lusebrink I, Landhäusser SM, Erbilgin N & Lieffers VJ
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: New Phytologist

Premature shoot growth termination allows nutrient loading of seedlings with an indeterminant growth strategy

Author(s): Schott, K.M., B.D. Pinno, amd S.M. Landhäusser
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: New forests
Volume: 44
Page Numbers: 635-647

Microbial response to fertilization in contrasting soil materials used during oil sands reclamation

Author(s): Quideau SA, DasGupta S, Landhäusser SM, & Mackenzie MD
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Soil Science Society of America

Rebuilding boreal forest ecosystems after industrial disturbance

Author(s): Macdonald SE, Quideau SA & Landhäusser SM
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Vitt D & Bhatti J, Restoration and Reclamation of Boreal Ecosystems, Attaining Sustainable Development
Page Numbers: 123-161

Partitioning of carbon allocation to reserves or growth determines future performance of aspen seedlings

Author(s): Landhäusser SM, Pinno BD, Lieffers VJ & Chow PS
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 275
Page Numbers: 43–51

Low root reserve accumulation during drought may lead to winter mortality in poplar seedlings

Author(s): Pinno BD, Lieffer VJ & Landhäusser SM
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: International Journal of Forestry Research
Page Numbers: 7 pages

Tracking stable isotope enrichment in tree seedlings with solid-state NMR spectroscopy

Author(s): Norris CE, Quideau SA, Landhäusser SM, Bernard GM &Wasylishen RE
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Scientific Reports
Volume: 2
Page Numbers: 719

Effect of stock type characteristics and time of planting on field performance of aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) seedlings on boreal reclamation sites

Author(s): Landhäusser SM, Rodriguez-Alvarez J, Marenholtz EH & Lieffers VJ
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: New Forests
Volume: 43
Page Numbers: 679-693

Trembling aspen seedling establishment, growth, and response to fertilization on contrasting soils

Author(s): Pinno BD, Landhäusser SM, Mackenzie MD, Quideau SA & Chow PS
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Can. J. Soil Sci.
Volume: 92
Page Numbers: 143-151

Defoliation increases risk of carbon starvation in root systems of mature aspen

Author(s): Landhäusser SM & Lieffers VJ
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Trees: Structure and Function
Volume: 26
Page Numbers: 653–661

Root carbon reserve dynamics in aspen seedlings: does simulated drought induce reserve limitation?

Author(s): Galvez DA, Landhäusser SM & Tyree MT
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Tree Physiol
Volume: 31
Page Numbers: 250–257

Seed release in serotinous lodgepole pine forests after mountain pine beetle outbreak

Author(s): Teste FP, Lieffers VJ & Landhäusser SM
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Ecol Appl
Volume: 21
Page Numbers: 150-162

Seedling growth and water use of boreal conifers across different temperatures and near-flooded soil conditions

Author(s): Wolken JM, Landhäusser SM, Lieffers VJ & Silins U 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Can. J. For. Res.
Volume: 41
Page Numbers: 2292–2300

Viability of forest floor and canopy seed banks in Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Pinaceae) after a mountain pine beetle outbreak

Author(s): Teste FP, Lieffers VJ & Landhäusser SM
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Am J Bot
Volume: 98
Page Numbers: 1-8

Forest Floor Development and Biochemical Properties in Reconstructed Boreal Forest Soils

Author(s): Sorenson PT, Quideau SA, MacKenzie MD, Landhäusser SM & Oh SW
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Applied Soil Ecology
Volume: 49
Page Numbers: 139–147

Aspen shoots are carbon autonomous during bud break

Author(s): Landhäusser SM
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Trees
Volume: 25
Page Numbers: 531–536

Propagating trembling aspen from root cuttings: impact of storage length and phenological period of root donor plants

Author(s): Snedden J, Landhäusser SM, Lieffers VJ, & Charleson L
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: New For
Volume: 39
Page Numbers: 169-182

Nitrate stimulates root suckering in trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Author(s): Landhäusser SM, Wan X., Lieffers VJ & Chow P
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Can J For Res
Volume: 40
Page Numbers: 1962-1969

Hydraulic acclimation to shading in boreal conifers of varying shade tolerance

Author(s): choonmaker, AL, Hacke, UG, Landhäusser, SM, Lieffers, VJ, and Tyree, MT
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Plant Cell and Environment
Volume: 33
Page Numbers: 382–393

Spring frost and decay fungi are implicated in suppressing aspen re-growth following partial cleaning in juvenile stands

Author(s): Wolken, JM, Lieffers, VJ, Landhäusser, SM, & Mulak, T
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Annales of Forest Science
Volume: 66
Page Numbers: 805

Fertilization of lodgepole pine trees increased diameter growth but reduced root carbohydrate concentrations

Author(s): Goodsman DW, Lieffers VJ, Landhäusser, SM & Erbilgin N
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: For Ecol Manage
Volume: 260
Page Numbers: 1914-1920

Disturbance facilitates rapid range expansion of aspen into higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains under a warming climate

Author(s): Landhäusser, SM, Deshaies, D, & Lieffers, VJ
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Journal of Biogeography
Volume: 37
Page Numbers: 68–76

Differences in initial root development and soil conditions affect establishment of trembling aspen and balsam poplar seedlings

Author(s): Wolken JM, Landhäusser SM, Lieffers VJ, & Dyck M
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Bot
Volume: 88
Page Numbers: 275-285

Regeneration of aspen following partial and strip understory protection harvest in boreal mixedwood forests

Author(s): Lennie, AD, Landhäusser, SM, and Lieffers VJ
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Forestry Chronicle
Volume: 85
Page Numbers: 631-638

Regeneration of Populus nine years after variable retention harvest in boreal mixedwood forests

Author(s): Gradowski, T, Lieffers, VJ, Landhäusser, SM, Sidders, D, Volney, J, & Spence, JR
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 259
Page Numbers: 283–289

Impact of slash removal, drag scarification, and mounding on lodgepole pine cone distribution and seedling regeneration after cut-to-length harvesting on high elevation sites

Author(s): Landhäusser SM
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 258
Page Numbers: 43-49

Suckering response of aspen to traffic-induced-root wounding and the barrier-effect of log storage

Author(s): Renkema, KN, Landhäusser, SM, and Lieffers, VJ
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 258
Page Numbers: 2083-2089

Fire Drives Transcontinental Variation in Tree Birch Defense against Browsing by Snowshoe Hares

Author(s): 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
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: American Naturalist
Volume: 174
Page Numbers: 13-23

Aspen regeneration on log decking areas as influenced by season and duration of log storage

Author(s): Renkema, KN, Lieffers, VJ, and Landhäusser, SM
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: New Forests
Volume: 38
Page Numbers: 323-335