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  1. Murray, Bryan D., Jeffrey D. Holland, Keith S. Summerville, John B. Dunning, Michael R. Saunders, and Michael A. Jenkins. 2017. Functional diversity response to hardwood forest management varies across taxa and spatial scales. Ecological Applications 10.1002/eap.1532
  2. Summerville, Keith S. and Robert J. Marquis. 2017. Comparing the responses of larval and adult lepidopteran communities to timber harvesting 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
  3. Olson, Matthew G. and Michael R. Saunders. 2017. Long-term research on managed hardwood forests in eastern North America. Forest Ecology and Management 387: 1-2.
  4. Kellner, Kenneth F., Patrick J. Ruhl, John B. Dunning, and Robert K. Swihart. 2017. Managing forests for birds in Indiana. Indiana Woodland Steward 25(3): 7-8.
  5. Nemes, Claire E. and Kamal 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
  6. Milne, Marc A., Brian Foster, Julian J. Lewis, Leslie Bishop, Andrew Hoffman, Tyler Ploss, and Broderick Deno. 2016. Spiders in Indiana: seventy-one new and updated distribution records. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 125(1): 75-85. 
  7. Kellner, Kenneth F. and Robert K. Swihart. 2016. Timber harvest and drought interact to impact oak seedling growth and survival in the Central Hardwood Forest. Ecosphere 7(10):e01473. 10.1002/ecs2.1473.
  8. Murray, Bryan D., Christopher R. Webster, Michael A. Jenkins, Michael R. Saunders, and G.Scott Haulton. 2016. Ungulate impacts on herbaceous-layer plant communities in even-aged and uneven-aged managed forests. Ecosphere 7(6): e01378.10.1002/ecs2.1378.
  9. Kellner, Kenneth F., Patrick J. Ruhl, John B. Dunning, Jeffrey K. Riegel, and Robert K. Swihart. 2016. Multi-scale responses of breeding birds to experimental forest management in Indiana, USA. Forest Ecology and Management, 382: 64-75.
  10. Kellner, Kenneth F., Nathanael I. Lichti, and Robert 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.
  11. Barnes, Kevin W., Kamal Islam, and Sasha A. Auer. 2016. Integrating LIDAR-derived canopy structure into Cerulean Warbler habitat models. The Journal of Wildlife Management 80(1):101-116.
  12. Divoll, Timothy J. 2015. Bats exploit dynamic forests. The WOODland Steward 24(1):11-13.
  13. Leonard, Olivia D., Jonathan W. Moore, Jeffrey K. Riegel, Andrew R. Meier, John B. Dunning, Kenneth F. Kellner, and Robert 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.
  14. Nemes, Claire E., Kamal Islam, and Daniel M. Pirtle. 2015. First documentation of a “double-decker” Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) nest. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127(3): 534-538.
  15. Olson, Zachary H., Brian J. MacGowan, Matthew T. Hamilton, Andrea F.T. Currylow, and Rod N. Williams. 2015. Survival of timber rattlesnakes: Investigating individual, environmental, and ecological effects. Herpetologica 71:274-279.
  16. Powell, Gareth S., R. Michael Brattain, and Jeffrey D. Holland. 2015. New distributional records for the genus Pytho Latreille (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Pythidae). The Coleopterists’ Bulletin 69 (4): 761–765.
  17. Ruhl, Patrick J., and John 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.
  18. Ruhl, Patrick 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
  19. Summerville, Keith S.  2015. Species traits fail to consistently predict moth persistence in managed forest stands.  Great Lakes Entomologist 48: 114-124.
  20. Wagner, J.R., K. Islam, and K. Summerville. 2015. Cerulean Warbler territory size is influence by prey-rich tree abundance. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 124:70-79.
  21. LaGrange, Seth M., Steven J.A. Kimble, Brian J. MacGowan, and Rod. N Williams. 2014. Seasonal variation in hematology and blood plasma chemistry values of the timber rattlesnake. Journal of Wildlife Diseases.
  22. Kellner KF and RK Swihart. 2014. Changes in small mammal microhabitat following silvicultural disturbance. American Midland Naturalist.
  23. Kellner, K.F., J.K. Riegel and R.K. Swihart. 2014. Effects of silvicultural disturbance on acorn infestation and removal. New Forests.
  24. Auer, Sasha A., Kamal Islam, Kevin W.Barnes and Jennifer A.Brown. 2013. Documentation of Red-bellied Woodpecker predation of a Cerulean Warbler nestling. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125(3):642-646.
  25. MacNeil, Jami E. and Rod N. Williams. 2014. Effects of timber harvests and silvicultural edges on terrestrial salamanders. PLoS ONE.
  26. Owen, Dustin A.S., Evin T. Carter, Matthew L. Holding, Kamal Islam, and Ignacio T. Moore. 2014. Roads are associated with a blunted stress response in a North American pit viper. General and Comparative Endocrinology.
  27. Wagner, Jennifer R., Kamal Islam. 2014. Nest-site selection and breeding ecology of the cerulean warbler in southern Indiana. Northeastern Naturalist.
  28. Kellner, Kenneth F., Natasha A.Urban and Robert K.Swihart.  2013. Short-term responses of small mammals to timber harvest in the Central Hardwoods Journal of Wildlife Management.
  29. Currylow, Andrea F., Brian J. MacGowan and Rod N. Williams. 2013. Hibernal thermal ecology of eastern box turtles withan a managed forest landscape. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(2): 326-335.
  30. Kaminski, Kyle J. and Kamal Islam. 2013. Effects of forest treatments on abundance and spatial characteristics of cerulean warbler territories. The American Midland Naturalist 170: 111-120.
  31. MacNeil, J.E., B.J.MacGowan, A.F.Currylow and R.N.Williams. 2013. Forest management for reptiles and amphibians: a technical guide for the Midwest. FNR-480-W, Purdue University Extension, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
  32. Summerville, Keith S. 2013. Forest lepidopteran communities are more to shelterwood harvest compared to more intensive logging regimes. Ecological Applications 23(5): 1101-1112.
  33. Swihart, Robert K., Michael R. Saunders, Rebecca A. Kalb, and Charles H. Michler, eds.  2013.  The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: a framework for studying responses to forest management.   Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-108. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD ROM] 350 p.
  34. Currylow, Andrea F., Brian J. MacGowan and Rod N. Williams. 2012. Short-term forest management effects on a long-lived ecotherm. PLoS ONE 7(7):e40473.
  35. Dibala, Ryan H. 2012. Population response of a declining songbird silviculture: how Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) territory size and settlement patterns fare in the face of forest disturbance. Master of Biology Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
  36. Islam, Kamal, Jennifer Wagner, Ryan Dibala, Margaret M. MacNeil, Kyle J.Kaminski and Lila (Prichard) Young. 2012. Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) response to changes in forest structure in Indiana. Ornitologia Neotropical 23: 335-341.
  37. Kellner, Kenneth F. 2012. Temporal dynamics of mast and small mammals: short-term responses to silviculture. Master of Science Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  38. Malloy, Melissa. 2012. Effects of forest management on breeding bird populations on mixed deciduous forests of southern Indiana. Master of Science Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  39. Summerville, Keith S., Jamie Lane and David Courard-Hauri. 2012. Stability in forest lepidopteran communities: how sensitive are pest species to experimental forest management. Insect Conservation and Diversity http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-4598.2012.00213.x
  40. Wagner, Jennifer R. 2012. Cerulean Warbler population and breeding response to recent silviculture and influences of prey availability on avian nesting ecology. Master of Biology Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  41. Caylor, Megan K. 2011. Impacts of different forest tree-harvest methods on diets and populations of insectivorous forest bats. Master of Science Thesis. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.
  42. Currylow, Andrea F. 2011. Effects of forest management on the ecology and behavior of Eastern box turtles. Master of Science Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  43. Currylow, Andrea 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.
  44. MacNeil, Jami E. 2011. The effects of forest management on terrestrial salamanders. Master of Science Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  45. Summerville, Keith S. 2011. Managing the forest for more that the trees: effects of experimental timber harvest on forest Lepidoptera. Ecological Applications 21(3): 806-816.
  46. Holland, Jeffrey D. 2010. Isolating spatial effects on beta diversity to inform forest landscape planning. Landscape Ecology 25(9): 1349-1362.
  47. Kaminski, Kyle J. 2010. Cerulean Warbler Initial Response to Silviculture Treatments in Southern Indiana. Master of Biology Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  48. MacNeil, Margaret M. 2010. Does Timber Harvesting Affect Cerulean Warbler Foraging Ecology? Master of Science Thesis. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  49. Sheets, Jeremy J. 2010. Impact of forest management techniques on bats with a focus on the endangered Indiana myotis (Myotis sodalis). Master of Science Thesis. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.
  50. Urban, Natasha A. 2010. Improving inferences on wildlife responses to oak-centered forest management with models that account for imperfect detection. Master of Science Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  51. Summerville, Keith S., David Courard-Hauri, and Miranda 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.
  52. Rogers, Shannon. 2008. Public acceptability of management practices on the Morgan-Monroe State Forest: Examining the influence of information, values, and visual characteristics. M.S. Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  53. Summerville, Keith S., Miranda M. Dupont, Andrew V. Johnson, and Robb L. Krehbiel. 2008. Spatial Structure of Forest Lepidopteran Communities in Oak Hickory Forests of Indiana. Environmental Entomology 37(5): 1224-1230.
  54. Miller, B. K. 2005. Abstracts: Managing Wildlife for Sustainable Forests – Managing Forests for Sustainable Wildlife (PDF: 1.43 MB). Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, FNR-258, 48pp.