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HEE Data Reports
  1. HEE Species List 2006-2015 (PDF: 203 KB)
  2. The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: Threatened and Endangered Species   (PDF: 335 KB)

Peer-Reviewed Extension Publications
  1. The Great Clearcut Controversy . 2017. (PDF: 3198 KB)
  2. The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: Indiana Forestry and Wildlife. 2015. (PDF: 4.9 MB)
  3. Breeding Birds and Forest Management: the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment and the Central Hardwoods Region. 2015. (PDF: 3.2 MB)
  4. Forest Management for Reptiles and Amphibians. 2013. (PDF: 2 MB) 

Published Proceedings and Symposia
  1. Swihart, R.K., M.R. Saunders, R.A. Kalb, and C.H. Michler, eds. 2013. The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: a framework for studying responses to forest management. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-108. Newton Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD ROM] 350 p.
  2. Sustainable Forestry White Paper (PDF: 17 KB)
  3. Abstracts: Managing wildlife for sustainable forests (PDF: 1.43 MB)

Peer-Reviewed Research Articles
  1. Kellner, K.F., Ruhl, P.J., Dunning, J.B., Barnes, K.W., Saunders, M.R., and R.K. Swihart. 2018. Local-scale habitat components driving bird abundance in eastern deciduous forests. The American Midland Naturalist, 180(1):52-65.
  2. Delancey, C., MacDonald, G., & Islam, K. (2018). American Redstarts ( Setophaga ruticilla ) usurp Cerulean Warbler ( Setophaga cerulea ) nest in Southern Indiana. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology., 130(2), 554-558.
  3. Ruhl, P., Kellner, K., Pierce, J., Riegel, J., Swihart, R., Saunders, M., & Dunning, Jr, J. (2018). Characterization of Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) breeding habitat at the landscape level and nest scale. Avian Conservation and Ecology, 13(1), Avian conservation and ecology, 2018, Vol.13(1).
  4. Bergeson, S.M., O’Keefe, J.M., and Haulton, G.S. 2018. Managed forests provide roosting opportunities for Indiana bats in south-central Indiana. Forest Ecology and Management, 427:305-316.
  5. Divoll, T.J., Brown, V.A., Kinne, J., McCracken, G.F., and J.M. O’Keefe. 2018. Disparities in second-generation DNA metabarcoding results exposed with accessible and repeatable workflows. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(3):590-601. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12770
  6. Ruhl, P.J., Kellner, K.F., Pierce, J.M., Riegel, J.K., Swihart, R.K., Saunders, M.R., and J.B. Dunning. 2018. Characterization of Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) breeding habitat at the landscape level and nest scale. Avian Conservation Ecology, 13(1):11. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01185-130111
  7. Hale, V., B. MacGowan, L. Corriveau, D. Huse, A.F. Currylow, and S. Thompson. 2017. Radio transmitter implantation and movement in the wild Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, doi: 10.7589/2016-08-186
  8. Kellner, K.F. and R.K. Swihart. 2017. Herbivory on planted oak seedlings across a habitat edge created by timber harvest. Plant Ecology, 218:213-223.
  9. Kellner, K.F. and R.K. Swihart. 2017. Simulation of oak early life history and interactions with disturbance via an individual-based model, SOEL. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0179643. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179643
  10. MacGowan, B.J., A.F.T.Currylow and J.E.MacNeil. 2017. Short-term responses of Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) to even-aged timber harvests in Indiana. Forest Ecology and Management, 376: 30-36.
  11. Murray, B.D., J.D. Holand, K.S. Summerville, J.B. Dunning, M.R. Saunders, and M.A. Jenkins. 2017. Functional Diversity response to hardwood forest management varies across taxa and spatial scales. Ecological Applications 1002/eap.1532
  12. Nemes, C.E. and K. Islam. 2017. Breeding Season Microhabitat use by Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) in an experimentally-managed forest. Forest Ecology and Management http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.11.008
  13. Olson, M.G. and M.R. Saunders. 2017. Long-term research on managed hardwood forests in eastern North America. Forest Ecology and Management, 387: 1-2.
  14. Summerville, K.S. and R.J. Marquis. 2017. Comparing the responses of larval and adult lepidopteran communities to timber harvest using long-term, landscape-scale studies in oak-hickory forests. Forest Ecology and Management http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.08.050
  15. Auer, S.A., K. Islam, J.R. Wagner, K.S. Summerville, and K.W. Barnes. 2016. The diet of Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) nestlings and adult nest provisioning behaviors in S. Indiana. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 128(3):573-583.
  16. Barnes, K.W., K.Islam and S.A.Auer. 2016. Integrating LIDAR-derived canopy structure into cerulean warbler habitat models. Journal of Wildlife Management, 80(1): 101-116.
  17. Kellner, K.F. and R.K.Swihart. 2016. Timber harvest and drought interact to impact oak seedling growth and survival in the Central Hardwood Forest. Ecosphere 7(10): e01473
  18. Kellner, K.F., N.I.Lichti and R.K.Swihart. 2016. Midstory removal reduces effectiveness of oak (Quercus) acorn dispersal by small mammals in the Central Hardwood Forest region. Forest Ecology and Management, 375:182-190.
  19. Kellner, K.F., P.J.Ruhl, J.B.Dunning, J.K.Riegel and R.K.Swihart. 2016. Multi-scale responses of breeding birds to experimental forest management in Indiana. Forest Ecology and Management, 382:64-75.
  20. Milne, M.A., B. Foster, J.J. Lewis, L. Bishop, A. Hoffman, T. Ploss, and B. Deno. 2016. Spiders in Indiana: seventy-one new and updated distribution records. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 125(1): 75-85.
  21. Murray, B.D., C.R.Webster, M.A.Jenkins, M.R.Saunders and G.S.Haulton. 2016. Ungulate impacts on herbaceous-layer plant communities in even-aged and uneven-aged forests. Ecosphere, 7(6): e01378
  22. Leonard, O.D., J.W.Moore, J.K.Riegel, A.R.Meier, J.B.Dunning and K.F.Kellner, R.K.Swihart. 2015. Effect of variation in forest harvest intensity on winter occupancy of barred owls and eastern screech-owls in deciduous forests of the east-central United States. Journal of Field Ornithology, 86(2): 115-129.
  23. Nemes, C.E., K.Islam and D.M.Pirtle. 2015. First documentation of a “double-decker” Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) nest. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 127(3):534-538.
  24. Olson, Z.H., B.J.MacGowan, M.T.Hamilton, A.F.T.Currylow and R.N.Williams. 2015. Survival of timber rattlesnakes: Investigating individual, environmental, and ecological effects. Herpetologica, 71:274-279.
  25. Powell, G., R.M.Brattain and J.D.Holland. 2015. New distributional records for the genus Pytho. The Coleopterists’ Bulletin, 66:761-765.
  26. Ruhl, P.J., Jeffrey K. Riegel, and John B. Dunning. 2015. Confirmation of successful chestnut-sided warbler breeding in south-central Indiana. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 124:38-42.
  27. Ruhl, P.J. and J.B.Dunning. 2015. Morphometrics of Worm-eating Warblers in south-central Indiana: hatching year and after hatching year comparison. North American Bird Bander, 43:81-84.
  28. Summerville, K.S. 2015. Species traits fail to consistently predict moth persistence in managed forest stands. Great Lakes Entomologist, 48:114-124.
  29. Wagner, J.R., K. Islam, and K. Summerville. 2015. Cerulean Warbler territory size is influenced by prey-rich tree abundance. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science,124:70-79.
  30. Currylow, A.F., A.J.Johnson and R.N.Williams. 2014. Evidence of ranavirus infections among sympatric larval amphibians and box turtles. Journal of Herpetology, 48(1): 117-121.
  31. Kellner, K.F. and R.K.Swihart. 2014. Changes in small mammal microhabitat use following silvicultural disturbance. American Midland Naturalist, 172: 349-359.
  32. Kellner, K.F., J.R. Riegel and R.K. Swihart. 2014. Effects of silvicultural disturbance on acorn infestation and removal in the central hardwood forest region. New Forests, 45(2): 265-281.
  33. Kimble, S.J.A., O.E. Rhodes, Jr. and R.N. Williams. 2014. Relatedness and other finescale genetic processes in the box turtle. Conservation Genetics, 15(4): 967-979.
  34. Kimble, S.J.A., O.E.Rhodes, Jr. and R.N.Williams. 2014. Unexpectedly low rangewide population genetic structure of the imperiled eastern box turtles. . PLoS ONE 9:e92274
  35. LaGrange, S.M., S.J.A.Kimble, B.J.MacGowan and R.N.Williams. 2014. Seasonal variance in hematology and plasma chemistry values of the timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). Jounal of Wildlife Diseases DOI 10.7589/2013-10-267.
  36. MacNeil, J.E. and R.N.Williams. 2014. Effects of timber harvests and silvicultural edges on terrestrial salamanders. PLoS ONE, 9(12):e114683
  37. Owen, D.A.S., E.T.Carter, M.L.Holding, K.Islam and I.T.Moore. 2014. Roads are associated with a blunted stress response in a North American pit viper. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 202: 87-92.
  38. Summerville, K.S. 2014. Do seasonal temperatures, species traits and nearby timber harvest predict variation in moth species richness and abundance in unlogged deciduous forests? Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 16: 80-86.
  39. Wagner, J.R. and K.Islam. 2014. Nest-site selection and breeding ecology of the Cerulean Warbler in southern Indiana. Northeastern Naturalist, 21: 515-528.
  40. Auer, S.A., K.Islam, K.W.Barnes and J.A.Brown. 2013. Documentation of Red-bellied Woodpecker predation of a Cerulean Warbler nestling. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 125(3) 642-646.
  41. Currylow, A.F., M.S.Tift, J.L.Meyer, D.E.Crocker and R.N.Williams. 2013. Seasonal variations in plasma vitellogenin and sex steroids in male and female eastern box turtles (Terrapene c. carolina). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 180:48-55.
  42. Kaminski, K.J. and K. Islam. 2013. Effects of forest treatments on abundance and spatial characteristics of cerulean warbler territories. American Midland Naturalist, 170:111 – 120.
  43. Kellner, K.F., N.A.Urban and R.K.Swihart. 2013. Short-term responses of small mammals to timber harvest in the Central Hardwoods. Journal of Wildlife Management, 77(8): 1650-1663.
  44. MacNeil, J.E. and R.N.Williams. 2013. Effectiveness of two artificial cover objects in sampling terrestrial salamanders. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 8(3): 552-560.
  45. Summerville, K.S. 2013. Forest lepidopteran communities are more resilient to shelterwood harvest compared to more intensive logging regimes. Ecological Applications, 23(5): 1101-1112.
  46. Summerville, K.S., J.L. Lane and D. Courard-Hauri. 2013. Stability in forest lepidopteran communities: how sensitive are pest species to experimental forest management. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6:(3)265-275.
  47. Currylow, A.F., B.J.MacGowan and R.N.Williams. 2012. Hibernal thermal ecology of eastern box turtles within a managed forest landscape. Journal of Wildlife Management, 77(2): 326-335.
  48. Currylow, A.F., B.J.MacGowan and R.N.Williams. 2012. Short-term forest management effects on a long-lived ecotherm. PLoS ONE, 7(7):e40473.
  49. Islam, K., J.Wagner, R.Dibala, M.M.MacNeil, K.J.Kaminski and L.P.Young. 2012. Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) response to changes in forest structure in Indiana. Ornitologia Neotropical, 23: 335-341
  50. Kimble, S.J.A. and R.N.Williams. 2012. Temporal variance in hematologic and plasma bi0chemical reference intervals for free-ranging eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 48(3):799-802.
  51. Urban, N.A., R.K.Swihart, M.C.Malloy and J.B.Dunning. 2012. Improving selection of indicator species when detection is imperfect. Ecological Indicators, 15: 188-197.
  52. Currylow, A.F., P.A.Zollner, B.J.MacGowan and R.N.Williams. 2011. A survival estimate of Midwestern adult Eastern box turtles using radio telemetry. The American Midland Naturalist, 165(1): 143-149.
  53. Summerville, K.S. 2011. Managing the forest for more than the trees: effects of experimental timber harvest on forest Lepidoptera. Ecological Applications, 21(3): 806-816.
  54. Urban, N.A. and R.K.Swihart. 2011. Small mammal responses to forest management for oak regeneration in southern Indiana. Forest Ecology and Management, 261:353-361.
  55. Holland, J.D. 2010. Isolating spatial effects on beta diversity to inform forest landscape planning. Landscape Ecology, 25(9): 1349-1362.
  56. Summerville, K.S., D.Courard-Hauri and M.M.Dupont. 2009. The legacy of timber harvest: Do patterns of species dominance suggest recovery of Lepidopteran communities in managed hardwood stands? Forest Ecology and Management, 259(1): 8-13.
  57. Summerville, K.S., M.M.Dupont, A.V.Johnson and R.L.Krehbiel. 2008. Spatial structure of forest Lepidopteran communities in oak hickory forests of Indiana. Environmental Entomology, 37(5): 1224-1230.