Publications and presentations

Published articles

Refsland, T. K., and J. M. Fraterrigo. 2017. Both canopy and understory traits act as response–effect traits in fire-managed forests. Ecosphere 8(12):e02036. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2036

Manuscripts under preparation

Refsland, T.K. and J.M. Fraterrigo. Fire increases drought vulnerability of Quercus alba seedlings by altering forest microclimate and nitrogen availability.

Refsland, T.K., B. Knapp, K. Stephan and J.M. Fraterrigo. Drought resistance and resilience of adult Quercus spp. after 60 years of experimentally manipulated fire regimes

Refsland, T.K. and J.M. Fraterrigo. Meta-analysis of fire-driven filtering of plant hydraulic traits

Conference presentations (** indicates undergraduate co-authors)

Refsland, T.K., B. Knapp and J.M. Fraterrigo. Effect of experimentally manipulated fire regimes on the response of forests to drought. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Dec 11-15, 2017.

Refsland, T.K., J.M. Fraterrigo. Forest drought vulnerability after fire: how fire-induced resprouting and altered microclimate affect Quercus water relations under experimental drought. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. Aug 6-11, 2017.

Ennab, N.**, T.K Refsland, J.M. Fraterrigo. A meta-analysis of fire-induced filtering of plant traits and the implications for carbon storage. University of Illinois Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL. Apr 28, 2017. (Poster) Awarded ‘Outstanding presentation’ by University of Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research

Khan, T.**, T.K Refsland, J.M. Fraterrigo. The effect of fire disturbance on adult Quercus spp. growth in drought years. University of Illinois Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL. Apr 28, 2017. (Poster)

Refsland, T.K., J.M. Fraterrigo. Plant response-effect trait linkages along a resource gradient in fire-managed forests: implications for soil carbon stocks. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference. Urbana, IL. Mar 17-19, 2017.

Refsland, T.K., J.M. Fraterrigo. Does fire-induced resprouting in oaks mediate their drought response? Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Aug 7-12, 2016.

Repp, V.**, T.K. Refsland, J.M. Fraterrigo. Effects of fire-driven vegetation change on mycorrhizal abundance, colonization and host tree fitness. Illinois Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL. Apr 17-23, 2016. (Poster)

Refsland, T.K., J.M. Fraterrigo. Potential for prescribed fire to promote drought resistance of Quercus alba seedlings in a changing climate. Central Hardwoods Conference. Columbia, MO. Mar 28-Apr 1, 2016.

Milla, K.**, V. Repp**, J. Woodyard**, Refsland, T.K., J.M. Fraterrigo. Fire-driven changes to the forest understory community strongly influence tree seedling fitness. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference. Oxford, OH. Mar 19-20, 2016.

Refsland, T.K. and J.M. Fraterrigo. Influence of prescribed fire on drought vulnerability of Quercus alba seedlings. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference. Oxford, OH. Mar 19-20, 2016.

Refsland, T.K., J.M. Fraterrigo. Effects of recurring fire disturbance on plant functional diversity may promote soil carbon accumulation in temperate deciduous forest. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. Aug 9-14, 2015.

Refsland, T.K., J.M. Fraterrigo. Fire-induced changes in plant functional diversity may promote soil carbon inputs in temperate deciduous forests. Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference. Tuscaloosa, AL. May 27-29, 2015.(Poster)

Milla, K.**, T.K. Refsland, J.M. Fraterrigo. Prescribed fire effects on tree fitness and mycorrhizal relations. Illinois Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL. Apr 19-25, 2015. (Poster)

Refsland, T.K., J.M. Fraterrigo. Plant functional diversity reveals disturbance effects on soil carbon in temperate deciduous forests. University of Illinois Graduates in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium. Urbana, IL. Feb 14, 2015.

Refsland, T.K., J.M. Fraterrigo. Confronting the indirect effects of prescribed fire: the impact of understory vegetation shifts on carbon stocks of oak hickory forests. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Sacramento, CA. Aug 10-15, 2014. (Poster)

Refsland, T.K., J.M. Fraterrigo. How does low-intensity, fire-based management impact ecosystem services? Oak Woodlands & Forest Fire Consortium Workshop. Harrisburg, IL. Jan 19, 2014.