Refereed Scientific Publications
1. Abrams, M. D. 1982. Early plant succession on clearcut and burned jack pine sites in northern lower Michigan. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University. 191 p.
3. Abrams, M. D. and D. I. Dickmann. 1983. Response of understory vegetation to fertilization on mature and clearcut jack pine sites in northern lower Michigan. American Midland Naturalist 110:194-200.
6. Abrams, M. D. and D. I. Dickmann. 1984. Floristic composition before and after prescribed fire on a jack pine clearcut site in northern lower Michigan. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 14:746-749.
13. Abrams, M. D., A. K. Knapp, and L. C. Hulbert. 1986. A ten-year record of aboveground biomass in a Kansas tallgrass prairie: Effects of fire and topographic position. American Journal of Botany 73:1509-1515.
14. Abrams, M. D. 1986. Physiological plasticity in water relations and leaf structure of understory versus open-grown Cercis canadensis L. in northeast Kansas. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 16:1170-1174.
23. Abrams, M. D. and M. E. Kubiske. 1990. Leaf structural characteristics of 31 hardwood and conifer tree species in central Wisconsin: Influence of light regime and shade tolerance rank. Forest Ecology and Management. 3l: 245-253.
24. Nowacki, G. J., M. D. Abrams and C. G. Lorimer. 1990. Composition, structure and historical development of northern red oak stands along an edaphic gradient in north-central Wisconsin. Forest Science 36:276-292.
25. Kubiske, M. E., M. D. Abrams and J. C. Finley. 1990. Keepability of Pennsylvania versus west coast grown Douglas-fir Christmas trees: Genotypic variation in relation to subfreezing temperatures. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 7:86-89.
26. Abrams, M. D., M. E. Kubiske and K. C. Steiner. 1990. Drought adaptations and responses in five genotypes of Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh.: Photosynthesis, water relations and leaf morphology. Tree Physiology 6:305-3l5.
28. Reich, P. B., M. D. Abrams, T. J. Tabone, D. S. Ellsworth and E. L. Kruger. 1990. Fire affects ecophysiology and community dynamics of central Wisconsin oak forest regeneration. Ecology 71:2179-2190.
29. Abrams, M. D. and J. A. Downs. 1990. Successional replacement of old-growth white oak by mixed-mesophytic hardwood species in southwestern Pennsylvania. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 20:1864-1870.
33. Down, J. A. and M. D. Abrams. 1991. Composition and structure of an old-growth versus a second-growth white oak forest in southwestern Pennsylvania. Eighth Central Hardwood Forest Conference (L. McCormick and K. Gottschalk, ed.) pp. 207-223.
34. Nowacki, G. J. and M. D. Abrams. 1991. Community and edaphic analysis of mixed oak forests in the ridge and valley province of central Pennsylvania. Eighth Central Hardwood Forest Conference (L. McCormick and K. Gottschalk, ed.) pp. 247-260.
35. Kubiske, M. E. and M. D. Abrams. 1991. Rehydration effects on pressure-volume relationships in four temperate woody plants: variability with site, time of season and drought conditions. Oecologia (Berlin) 85:537-542.
36. Abrams, M. D. 1991. Post-fire revegetation of jack pine sites in Michigan: An example of successional complexities. Proceedings 17th Annual Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference, Tallahassee, FL. pp. 197-209.
37. Abrams, M. D. and D. J. Gibson. 1991. Effects of fire exclusion on tallgrass prairie and gallery forest communities in eastern Kansas. Symposium on Fire and the Environment: Ecological and Cultural Perspectives (C. Nedvin and T. Waldrop, ed.) U.S.D.A. Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-69. pp. 3-10.
42. Abrams, M. D., B. D. Kloeppel and M. E. Kubiske. 1992. Ecophysiological and morpho-logical responses to shade and drought in two contrasting ecotypes of Prunus serotina. Tree Physiology 10:343-355.
44. Nowacki, G. J. and M. D. Abrams. 1992. Community, edaphic, and historical analysis of mixed-oak forests in the Ridge and Valley province of central Pennsylvania. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 22: 790-800.
45. Kubiske, M. E. and M. D. Abrams. 1992. Photosynthesis, water relations and leaf morphology of xeric versus mesic Quercus rubra ecotypes in central Pennsylvania in relation to moisture stress. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 22: 1402-1407.
46. Kleiner, K. W., M. D. Abrams and J. C. Schultz. 1992. The impact of water and nutrient deficiencies on the growth, gas exchange and water relations of red oak and chestnut oak. Tree Physiology 11: 271-287.
47. Kleiner, K. W., M. D. Abrams and J. C. Schultz. 1992. The impact of water and nutrient stress on oak leaf quality and gypsy moth performance. Eighth International Symposium on insect-plant relationships (S. B. J. Menker, J. H. Visser and P. Harrewijn, eds.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 52-54.
48. Orwig, D. A. and M. D. Abrams. 1993. Temperate forests of the eastern United States. Book chapter in: Conservation and Resource Management (S.K. Majumber, E.W. Miller, D E. Baker, E.K. Brown, J.R. Pratt and R.F. Schmalz, editors), The Pennsylvania Academy of Science, pages 97-116.
49. Kloeppel, B. D., M. D. Abrams and M. E. Kubiske. 1993. Seasonal ecophysiology and leaf morphology of four successional Pennsylvania barrens species in open versus understory environments. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 23: 181-189.
50. Steiner, K. C., M. D. Abrams, and T. W. Bowersox. 1993. Advance reproduction and other stand characteristics in Pennsylvania and French stands of northern red oak. Nineth Central Hardwood Forest Conf. (A. R. Gillespie, G. R. Parker and P. E. Pope, eds) pp.473-483.
51. Kubiske, M. E. and M. D. Abrams. 1993. Stomatal and non-stomatal limitations of photo-synthesis in 19 temperate tree species on contrasting sites during wet and dry years. Plant, Cell and Environment 16: 1123-1129.
53. Kloeppel, B. D., M. E. Kubiske and M. D. Abrams. 1994. Seasonal water relations of four successional Pennsylvania barrens species in open versus understory environments. International Journal of Plant Sciences (formerly Botanical Gazette) 155: 73-79.
54. Abrams, M. D. and M. E. Kubiske. 1994. Synchronous changes in tissue water parameters of mature foliage from well-watered and periodically droughted tree seedlings. Journal of Experimental Botany 45: 171-177.
55. Mikan, C. J., D. A. Orwig and M. D. Abrams. 1994. Age structure and successional dynamics of a presettlement-origin chestnut oak forest in the Pennsylvania Piedmont. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 121: 13-23.
57. Abrams, M. D. and M. E. Kubiske. 1994. Quercus rubra ecotypes revisited: A reply. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24: 644-645.
58. Abrams, M. D. and D. A. Orwig. 1994. Temperate Hardwoods. Book chapter in: Encyclopedia of Agricultural Sciences, Vol. 4 (C. J. Arntzen, editor). Academic Press, N.Y.pp. 289-302.
59. Orwig, D. A. and M. D. Abrams. 1994. Land-use history (1720-1992), composition, and dynamics of oak-pine forests within the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of northern Virginia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24: 1216-1225.
60. Nowacki, G. J. and M. D. Abrams. 1994. Forest composition, structure and disturbance history of the Alan Seeger Natural Area, Huntington County, Pennsylvania. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 121: 277-292.
62. Orwig, D. A. and M. D. Abrams. 1994. Contrasting radial growth and canopy recruitment patterns in Liriodendron tulipifera and Nyssa sylvatica: gap-obligate versus gap- facultative tree species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24: 2141-2149.
63. Abrams, M. D., D. A. Orwig and T. E. DeMeo. 1995. Dendroecological analysis of successional dynamics for a presettlement origin white pine-mixed oak forest in the southern Appalachians, U.S.A. Journal of Ecology 83: 123-133.
65. Abrams, M. D. and S. A. Mostoller. 1995. Gas exchange, leaf structure and nitrogen in contrasting successional tree species growing in open and understory sites during a drought. Tree Physiology 15: 361-370.
66. Abrams, M. D. and C. M. Ruffner. 1995. Physiographic analysis of witness tree distribution (1765-1798) and present forest cover through north-central Pennsylvania. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 25: 659-668.
68. Kloeppel, B. D. and M. D. Abrams. 1995. Ecophysiological attributes of the native Acer saccharum and the exotic Acer platanoides in urban oak forests in Pennsylvania, USA. Tree Physiology 15: 739-746.
70. Abrams, M. D. and D. M. McCay. 1996. Vegetation-site relationships of witness trees (1780-1856) in the presettlement forests of eastern West Virginia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 26: 217-224.
71. Abrams, M. D. and D. A. Orwig. 1996. A 300-year history of disturbance and canopy recruitment for co-occurring white pine and hemlock on the Allegheny Plateau, U.S.A. Journal of Ecology 84: 353-363.
72. Abrams, M. D. and D. A. Orwig. 1996. A review of dendroecology and successional dynamics of old-growth and second-growth oak and pine forests in the eastern United States. In Dean, J. S., Meko, D. M. and Swetnem, T. W., eds. Tree Rings, Environment and Humanity. Tucson, Arizona, Radiocarbon, pages 343-352.
76. Kubiske, M. E., M. D. Abrams and S. A. Mostoller. 1996. Stomatal and nonstomatal limitations of photosynthesis in relation to the drought and shade tolerance of tree species in open and understory environments. Trees-Structure and Function 11: 76-82.
80. Abrams, M. D., D. A. Orwig, and M. J. Dockry. 1997. Dendroecology and successional status of two contrasting old-growth oak forests in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 27: 994-1002.
84. Abrams, M. D., C. M. Ruffner and Thomas E. DeMeo. 1998. Dendroecology and species co-existence in an old-growth Quercus-Acer-Tilia talus slope forest in the central Appalachians, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 106: 9-18.
85. Ruffner, C. M. and M. D. Abrams. 1998. Relating land-use history and climate to the dendroecology of a 326-year old Quercus prinus talus slope forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 28: 347-358.
86. Ruffner, C. M. and M. D. Abrams. 1998. Lightning strikes and resultant fires from archival (1912-1917) and current (1960-1997) information in Pennsylvania. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 125: 249-252.
87. Abrams, M. D., T. A. Morgan and C. M. Ruffner. 1998. Tree ring responses to drought across species and contrasting sites in the Ridge and Valley of central Pennsylvania. Forest Science 44: 550-558.
89. Abrams, M. D. and C. A. Copenheaver. 1999. Temporal variation in species recruitment and dendroecology of an old-growth white oak forest in the Virginia Piedmont, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 124: 275-284.
90. Orwig, D. A. and M. D. Abrams. 1999. Impacts of early selective logging on the dendroecology of an old-growth hemlock-white pine-hardwood forest on the Allegheny Plateau. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 126: 234-244.
93. Abrams, M. D. and B. A. Black. 2000. Dendroecological analysis of a mature loblolly pine-mixed hardwood forest at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument, eastern Virginia. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club 127: 139-148.
94. Abrams, M. D. S. van de Gevel, R. C. Dodson, C. A. Copenheaver. 2000. The dendroecology and climatic impacts for old-growth white pine and hemlock on the extreme slopes of the Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts. Canadian Journal of Botany 78: 851-861.
95. Abrams, M. D. 2000. Fire and the ecological history of oak forests in the eastern United States. Proceeding: Workshop on Fire, People, and the Central Hardwood Landscape, Editor- D. A. Yaussey. Forest Service GTR NE-274, pages 46-55.
96. Quigley, M. F. and M. D. Abrams. 2001. Natural areas assessment and research opportunities at the Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, Ohio. The Ohio Journal of Science 101: 28-29.
97. Abrams, M. D. C. A. Copenheaver, B. A. Black and S. van deGevel. 2001. Dendroecology and climatic impacts for a relict, old-growth, bog forest in the central Ridge and Valley Province. Canadian Journal of Botany 79: 58-69.
104. Abrams, M. D. 2002. The postglacial history of oak forests in eastern North America. Book Chapter in “The Ecology and Management of Oaks for Wildlife”, Editors- W. J. Mc Shea and W. M. Healy. John Hopkins University Press, pages 34-45.
105. Jennings, M., O. Loucks, D. Glenn-Lewin, R. Peet, D. Faber-Langendoen, D. Grossman, A. Damman, M. Barbour, R. Pfister, M. Walker, S. Talbot, J. Walker, G. Hartshorn, G. Waggoner, M. Abrams, A. Hill, D. Roberts, D. Tart. 2002. Standards for associations and alliances of the National Vegetation Classification. Special Publication of the Ecological Society of America Bulletin, Version 1, 126 pages. http://vegbank.nceas.ucsb.edu/vegbank/panel/standards v1.pdf.
106. Ruffner, C. M. and M. D. Abrams. 2002. Dendrochronological investigation of disturbance history for a Native American site in northwestern Pennsylvania. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club 129: 251-260.
107. Abrams, M. D. 2002. A book review of “Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes-Studies from temperate evergreen-deciduous forests.” L. E. Frelich. 266 pp. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Journal of Vegetation Science 13: 295-296.
109. Black, B.A., Foster, H.T., Abrams, M.D. 2002. Combining environmentally dependent and independent analyses of witness tree data in east-central Alabama. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32: 2060-2075.
110. Noss, R., M. Abrams, T. Bancroft, J. Bullock,T. Fox, D. Grossman, D. Knight, A. Lucier, E. Palola, and B. Smith. 2002. The State of the Nation’s Forest Ecosystems. Chapter 9, pages 121-142. The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment. Heinz Center Publication-The State of the Nation’s Ecosystems, 296 pages.
111. Ruffner, C. M. and M. D. Abrams. 2003. Disturbance history and stand dynamics along a topographic gradient in old-growth hemlock-northern hardwood forests on the Allegheny Plateau, USA. Natural Areas Journal 23: 98-113.
115. Foster, T. H., B. Black, and M. D. Abrams. 2004. A witness tree analysis of the effects of Native American Indians on the pre-European settlement forests in east-central Alabama. Human Ecology 32: 27-47.
116. Abrams, M. D. 2004. From land and lake and air: The ecological breadth of Harvard Forest. A book review of “Forests in Time- The Environmental Consequences of 1000 years of Change in New England” edited by D. R. Foster and J. D. Aber. BioScience 54: 961-963.
118. Black, B. A. and M. D. Abrams. 2005. Dendroecological history and climatic responses of an old-growth hemlock forest in Schall’s Gap, central Pennsylvania. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club 132: 103-114.
121. Signell, S., M. Abrams, J. Hovis, and S. Henry. 2006. The impacts of fire on stand structure and tree regeneration in Central Appalachian mixed-oak forests. Forest Ecology and Management 218: 146-158.
122. Black, B.A. and M.D. Abrams. 2006. An evaluation of boundary-line release criteria for eleven North American tree species. In: Heinrich, I. , Gärtner, H., Monbaron, M. & G. Schleser (Eds.) TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, Vol. 4: 120-126.
123. Black, B. A., C. M. Ruffner and M. D. Abrams. 2006. Native American influences on forest composition of the Allegheny Plateau, northwest Pennsylvania . Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36: 1266-1275.
124. Abrams, M. D. and W, K. Hock. 2006. Annual growth rings and the impact of Benlate 50 DF fungicide on citrus trees in seasonally dry tropical plantations of northern Costa Rica . Forest Ecology and Management 227: 96-101.
126. Abrams, M. D. 2006. Ecological and ecophysiological adaptations to fire in eastern oak species. Fire in Eastern Oak Forests: Delivering Science to Land Managers. Edited by M. Dickinson. 2005 November 15-17;
. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-1. Columbus, OH : NewtownSquare, PA Service, Northern Research Station. Pages 74-89. U.S.D.A Forest
127. Copenheaver, C. A., Pokorski, E. A., Currie, J. E., and M. D. Abrams. 2006. Causation of false ring formation in Pinus banksiana: a comparison of age, canopy class, climate and growth rate. Forest Ecology and Management 236:348-355.
129. Signell, S. A. and M. D. Abrams. 2007. Interactions between landscape features, disturbance and vegetation between in frequently burned Appalachian oak forests . New Research in Forest Ecology (F. Columbus, editor). Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge , NY . Pages 147-166.
133. Black, B. A., M. D. Abrams, P. Gould and J. Rentch. 2009. Properties of boundary-line release criteria in North American tree species. Annals of Forest Science 66: DOI: 10.1051/forest/2008087; 19 pages.
134. Johnson, S. and M. D. Abrams. 2009. Basal area increment trends across age classes for two long-lived species in the eastern U.S. Kaczka R, Malik I, Owczarek P, Gärtner H, Helle G, Heinrich I (eds.). TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, Vol. 7. GFZ Potsdam, Scientific Technical Report STR 09/03, pp. 126-134.
135. Close, D.C., N. J. Davidson, D.W. Johnson, M.D. Abrams, S.C. Hart, I.D. Lunt, R.D. Archibald, B. Horton, M.A. Adams. 2009. Premature decline of Eucalyptus and altered ecosystem processes in the absence of fire in some Australian forests. Botanical Review 75:191–202 (DOI 10.1007/s12229-009-9027-y).
136. Johnson, S. and M. D. Abrams. 2009. Age class, longevity and growth rate relationships: protracted growth increases in old trees in the eastern United States. Tree Physiology 29: 1317-1328 (doi:10.1093/treephys/tpp068).
141. Sands, B. A. and M. D. Abrams 2011. A 183-year history of fire and recent fire suppression impacts in selected pine and oak forests of Menominee County, Wisconsin. American Midland Naturalist 166:325-338.
142. WAGNER, R. J., M. W. KAYE, M. D. ABRAMS, PAUL J. HANSON, and MADHAVI MARTIN. 2012. TREE-RING GROWTH AND WOOD CHEMISTRY RESPONSE TO MANIPULATED PRECIPITATION VARIATION FOR TWO TEMPERATE QUERCUS SPECIES. TREE-RING RESEARCH, Vol. 68: 17–29.
143. Abrams, M. D. and S. E. Johnson. 2012. Long-term impacts of deer exclosures and land-use history on forest composition at the Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 139: 167-180.
145. Abrams, M. D. and M. Scheibel. 2013. A five-year record mast production and climate in contrasting mixed-oak-hickory forests on the Mashomack Preserve, Long Island, New York. Natural Areas Journal 33: 99-104.
146. Abrams, M. D. and S. E. Johnson. 2013. The impacts of mast year and prescribed fire on tree regeneration in oak forests at the Mohonk Preserve, eastern New York. Natural Areas Journal 33:427-434.
149. Abrams, M. D. 2013. The impact of mast years on seedling recruitment following canopy thinning and deer fencing in contrasting northeastern U.S. coastal forests. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 140: 379–390.
150. Abrams, M. D. and S. E. Johnson. 2014. Impacts of contrasting land-use history on forests and soils at Scotia Barrens, central Pennsylvania: Implications for altered and arrested vegetation development. Human Ecology 42:793-799.
160. Hanberry, B. B. and M. D. Abrams. 2018. Recognizing loss of open forest ecosystems by tree densification and land use intensification in the Midwestern United States. Regional Environmental Change doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1299-5. 10 pages