Le, K.D., Schreiber, S.G., Landhäusser, S.M., A.L. Schoonmaker. 2020. Manipulating aspen (Populus tremuloides) seedling size characteristics to improve initial establishment and growth on competitive sites. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research [online].

Merlin, M., Solarik, K.A., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2020. Quantification of uncertainties introduced by data-procesing procedures of sap flow measurements using the cut-tree method on a large mature tree. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 287 [online].

Rogers, P.C., Pinno, B.D., Šebesta, J., Albrecsten, B.R., Li, G., Ivanova, N., Kusbach, A., Kuuluvainen, T., Landhäusser, S.M., Liu, H., Myking, T., Pulkkinen, P., Wen, Z., and D. Kulakowski. 2020. A global view of aspen: Conservation science for widespread keystone systems. Global Ecology and Conservation 21: e00828.

Stack, S., Jones, C., Bockstette, J., Jacobs, D.F., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2020. Surface and subsurface material selections influence the early outcomes of boreal upland forest restoration. Ecological Engineering 144 [online].



Howe, A.A., Landhäusser, S.M., Burney, O.T., Long, J.N., and K.E. Mock. 2019. Regional differences in aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) seedling response to an established nursery protocol. New Forests [online].

Landhäusser, S.M., Pinno, B.D., and K.E. Mock. 2019. Tamm Review: Seedling based ecology, management, and restoration in aspen (Populus tremuloides). Forest Ecology and Management 432: 231-245.

Lukenbach, M.C., Spencer, C.J., Mendoza, C.A., Devito, K.J., Landhäusser, S.M., and S.K. Carey. 2019. Evaluating how landform design and soil covers influence groundwater rechard in a reclaimed watershed. Water Resources Research 55: 6464-6481.

Merlin, M., Leishman, F., Errington, R.C., Pinno, B.D., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2019. Exploring drivers and dynamics of early boreal forest recovery of heavily disturbed mine sites: a case study from a reconstruted landscape. New Forests 50: 217-239.

Merlin, M. and S.M. Landhäusser. 2019. Seasonal patterns of water uptake in Populus tremuloides and Picea glauca on a boreal forest reclamation site is species specific and modulated by capping soil depth and slope position. Plant Soil 439: 487-504.

Pec, G.J.; Scott, N.M.; Hupperts, S.F.; Hankin, S.L.; Landhäusser, S.M.; Karst, J. 2019. Restoration of belowground fungal communities in reclaimed landscapes of the Canadian boreal forest. Restoration Ecology 27: 1369-1380.

Scott, N., Pec, G.J., Karst, J., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2019. Additive or synergistic? Early ectomycorrhizal fungal community response to mixed tree plantings in boreal forest reclamation. Oecologia 189: 9-19.

Welegedara, N.P.Y., Grant, R.F., Quideau, S.A., Landhäusser, S.M., Merlin, M., and E. Lloret. 2019. Modelling plant water relations and net primary productivity as affected by reclamation cover depth in reclaimed forestlands of northern Alberta. Plant Soil [online].

Wiley, E., King, C.M., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2019. Identifying the relevant carbohydrate storage pools available for remobilization in aspen roots. Tree Physiology 39: 1109-1120.



Belair, E.P., Saunders, M.R. and S.M. Landhäusser. 2018. Growth traits of juvenile American chestnut and red oak as adaptations to disturbance. Restoration Ecology 26: 712-719.

Bockstette, S.W., Pinno, B.D., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2018. Responses of planted Populus tremuloides seedlings to grass competition during early establishment. Trees 32: 1279-1289.

Hartmann, H., Adams, H.D., Hammond, W.M., Hoch, G., Landhäusser., S.M., Wiley, E., and S. Zaehle. 2018. Identifying differences in carbohydrate dynamics of seedlings and mature trees to improve carbon allocation in models for trees and forests. Environmental and Experimental Botany 152: 7-18.

Jones, C.E. and S.M. Landhäusser. 2018. Plant recolonization of reclamation areas from patches of salvaged forest floor material. Applied Vegetation Science 21: 94-103.

Jones, C.E., Bachmann, S., Lieffers, V.J., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2018. Rapid understory plant recovery following forest floor protection on temporary drilling pads. Restoration Ecology 26: 48-55.

King, C.M. and S.M. Landhäusser. 2018. Regeneration dynamics of planted seedling-origin aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.). New Forests 49: 215-229.

Kokkonen, N.A., Macdonald, S.E., Curran, I., Landhäusser, S.M. and V.J. Lieffers. 2018. Effects of substrate availability and competing vegetation on natural regeneration of white spruce on logged boreal mixedwood sites. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 48: 324-332.

Landhässer, S.M., Chow, P.S., Dickman, L.T., Furze, M.E., Kuhlman, I., Schmid, S., Wiesenbauer, J., Wild, B., Gleixner, G., Hartmann, H., Hoch, G., McDowell, N.G., Richardson, A.D., Richter, A. and H.D. Adams. 2018. Standardized protocols and procedures can precisely and accurately quantify non-structural carbohydrates. Tree Physiology 38: 1764-1778.

Melnik, K., Landhäusser, S.M., and K. Devito. 2018. Role of microtopography in the expression of soil propagule banks on reclamation sites. Restoration Ecology 26(S2): S200-S210.

Norris, C.E., Quideau. S.A., Landhäusser, S.M., Drozdowski, B., Hogg, K.E., and S. Oh. 2018. Assessing structural and functional indicators of soil nitrogen availability in reclaimed forest ecosystems using 15N-labelled aspen litter. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 98: 357-368.

Pinno, B.D. and S.M. Landhäusser. 2018. Linking basic and applied research in North American forest ecosystems – The 11th North American Forest Ecology Workshop. Forest Ecology and Management 421: 1-2.

Weber, R., Schwendener, A., Schmid, S., Lambert, S., Wiley, E., Landhäusser, S.M., Hartmann, H., and G. Hoch. 2018. Living on next to nothing: tree seedlings can survive weeks with very low carbohydrate concentrations. New Phytologist 218: 107-118.

Wiley. E., Rogers, B.J., Griesbauer, H.P. and S.M. Landhäusser. 2018. Spruce shows greater sensitivity to recent warming than Douglas-fir in central British Columbia. Ecosphere 9(5): e02221.



Adams, H.D., Zeppel, M.J.B., Anderegg, W.R.L., Hartmann, H., Landhäusser, S.M., Tissue, D.T., Huxman, T.E., Hudson, P.J., Franz, T.E., Allen, C.D., Anderegg, L.D.L., Barron-Gafford, G.A., Beerling, D.J., Breshears, D.D., Brodribb, T.J., Bugmann, H., Cobb, .R.C., Collins, A.D., Dickman, L.T., Duan, H., Ewers, B.E., Galiano, L., Galvez, D.A, Garcia-Forner, N., Gaylord, M.L., Germino, M.J., Gessler, A., Hacke, U.G., Hakamada, R., Hector, A., Jenkins, M.W., Kane, J.M., Kolb, T.E., Law, D.J., Lewis, J.D., Limousin, J, Love, D.M., Macalady, A.K., Martínez-Vilalta, J.,  Mencuccini, M., Mitchell, P.J., Muss, J.D., O’Brien, M.J., O’Grady, A.P., Pangle, R.E., Pinkard, E.A., Piper, F.I., Plaut, J.A., Pockman, W.T., Quirk, J., Reinhardt, K., Ripullone, F., Ryan, M.G., Sala, A., Sevanto, S., Sperry, J.S., Vargas, R., Vennetier, M., Way, D.A., Xu, C., Yepez, EA., and N.G. McDowell. 2017. A multi-species synthesis of physiological mechanisms in drought-induced tree mortality. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1285-1291.

Bockstette, S.W., Pinno, B.D., Dyck, M.F., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2017. Root competition, not soil compaction, restricts access to soil resources for aspen on a reclaimed mine soil. Botany 95: 685-695.

Cobb, R.C., Ruthrof, K.X., Breshears, D.D., Lloret, F., Aakala, T., Adams, H.D., Anderegg, W.R.L., Ewers, B.E., Galiano, L., Grunzweig, J.M., Hartmann, H., Huang, C.Y., Klein, T., Kunert, N., Kitzberger, T., Landhäusser, S.M., Levick, S., Preisler, Y., Suarez, M.L., Trotsiuk, V. and M.J.B. Zeppel. 2017. Ecosystem dynamics and management after forest die-off: a global synthesis with conceptual state-and-transition models. Ecosphere 8: e02034.

Hupperts, S.F., Karst, J., Pritsch, K., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2017. Host phenology and potential saprotophism of ectomycorrhizal fungi in the boreal forest. Functional Ecology 31: 116-126.

Karst, J., Gaster, J., Wiley, E., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2017. Stress differentially causes roots of tree seedlings to exude carbon. Tree Physiology 37: 154-164.

O’Brien, M.J., Engelbrecht, B.M.J., Joswig, J., Pereyra, G., Schuldt, B., Jansen, S., Kattge, J., Landhäusser, S.M., Levick, S.R., Preisler, Y., Väänänen, P., and C. Macinnis-Ng. 2017. A synthesis of tree functional traits related to drought-induced mortality in forests across climatic zones. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 1669-1686.

Sorenson, P.T., MacKenzie, M.D., Quideau, S.A., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2017. Can spatial patterns be used to investigate abovegrond-belowground links in reclaimed forests? Ecological Engineering 104: 57-66.

Wiley, E., Hoch, G., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2017. Dying piece by piece: carbohydrate dynamics in aspen (Populus tremuloides) seedlings under severe carbon stress. Journal of Experimental Botany 68: 5221-5232.



Schoonmaker, A.S., Lieffers, V.J., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2016. Viewing forests from below: fine root mass declines relative to leaf area in aging lodgepole stands. Oecologia 181: 733-747.

Schott, K., Snively, A.E.K., Landhäusser, S.M., and B.D. Pinno 2016. Nutrient loaded seedlings reduce the need for field fertilization and vegetation management on boreal forest reclamation sites. New Forests 47: 393-410.

Wiley, E., Rogers, B.J., Hodgkinson, R.,and S.M. Landhäusser. 2016. Nonstructural carbohydrate dynamics of lodgepole pine dying from mountain pine beetle attack. New Phytologist 209: 550-562.



Bachmann, S., Lieffers, V.J., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2015. Forest floor protection during drilling pad construction promotes resprouting of aspen. Ecological Engineering 75: 9-15.

Gaster, J., Karst, J., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2015. The role of seedling nutrient status on development of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities in two soil types following surface soil mining. Pedobiologia 58: 129-135.

Hankin, S.L., Karst, J., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2015. Influence of tree species and salvaged soils on the recovery of ectomycorhizzal fungi in upland boreal forest restoration after surface mining. Botany 93: 267-277.

Jacobs, D.F.,Oliet, J.A., Aronson, J., Bolte, A., Bullock, J.M., Donoso, P.J., Landhäusser, S.M.,Madsen, P., Peng, S., Rey-Benayas, J.M., and J.C. Weber. 2015. Restoring Forests: What constitutes success in the twenty-first century? New Forests 46: 601-614.

Karst, J., Chow, P., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2015. Biases underlying species detection using fluorescent amplified-fragment lengths polymorphisms yielded from roots. Plant Methods 11(36).doi:10.1186/s13007-015-0079-1

Kelly, J.W.G, Landhäusser, S.M., P.S. Chow. 2015. The impact of light quality and quantity on root-to-shoot ratio and carbon reserves in aspen seedling stock. New Forests 46: 527-545.

Macdonald, S.E., Landhäusser, S.M., Skousen, J., Franklin, J., Frouz, J., Hall, S., Jacobs, D.F., and S. Quideau. 2015. Forest restoration following surface mining disturbance: challenges and solutions. New Forests 46: 703-732.

Macdonald, S.E., Snively, A.E.K., Fair, J.M., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2015. Early trajectories of forest understory development on reclamation sites: influence of forest floor placement and cover crops. Restoration Ecology 23: 698-706.

Quentin, A.G, Pinkard, E.A., Ryan, M.G., Tissue, D.T., Baggett, L.S., Adams, H.D., Maillard, P., Marchand, J., Landhäusser, S.M., Lacointe, A., Gibon, Y., Anderegg, W.R.L., Asao, S., Atkin, O.K., Bonhomme, M., Claye, C., Chow, P.S., Clément-Vidal, A., Davies, N.W., Dickman, L.T., Dumbur, R., Ellsworth, D.S., Falk, K., Galiano, L., Grünzweig, J.M., Hartmann, H., Hoch, G., Hood, S., Jones, J.E., Koike, T., Kuhlmann, I., Lloret. F., Maestro, M., Mansfield, S.D., Martínez-Vilalta J., Maucourt, M., McDowell, N.G., Moing, A., Muller, B., Nebauer, S.G., Niinemets, U., Palacio, S., Piper, F., Raveh, E., Richter, A., Rolland, G., Rosas, T., Saint Joanis, B., Sala, A., Smith, R.A., Sterck, F., Stinziano, J.R., Tobias, M., Unda, F., Watanabe, M., Way, D.A., Weerasinghe, L.K., Wild, B., Wiley, E., and D.R. Woodruff. 2015. Non-structural carbohydrates in woody plants compared among laboratories. Tree Physiology 35:1146-1165.

Petrone, R.M., L. Chasmer, C. Hopkinson, U. Silins, S. M Landhäusser, and K.J. Devito. 2015. Effects of harvesting and drought on CO2 and H2O fluxes in an aspen-dominated western boreal plain forest: Early chronosequence recovery. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45: 87-100.



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. 2014. Atmospheric and soil moisture controls on evapotranspiration from above and within a Western Boreal Plain aspen forest. Hydrological Processes 28: 4449-4462.

Schoonmaker, A.L., V.J. Lieffers, and S.M. Landhäusser. 2014. Uniform versus asymmetric shading mediates crown recession in conifers. PLOS ONE, Volume: 1, Issue: 8, Article Number: e104187

Schott, K.M., J. Karst, and S.M. Landhäusser. 2014. The role of microsite conditions in restoring trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx) from seed. Restoration Ecology 22: 292-295.

Karst, J., and S.M. Landhäusser. 2014. Low soil temperatures increase carbon reserves in Picea mariana and Pinus contorta. Annals of Forest Science 71:371-380.

Rogers, P.C., S.M. Landhäusser, B.D. Pinno, and R.J Ryel. 2014. A functional framework for improved management of Western North American aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx). Forest Science 60: 345-359.

Najar, A., S.M. Landhäusser, J.G.A. Whitehill, P. Bonnello, and N. Erbilgin. 2014. Reserves accumulated in non-photosynthetic organs during the previous growing season drive plant defenses and growth in aspen in the subsequent growing season. Journal of Chemical Ecology 40: 21-30.

Pinno, B.D., S.M. Landhäusser, P.S. Chow, S.A. Quideau, and M.D. McKenzie. 2014. Nutrient uptake and growth of fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) on reclamation soils. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44: 1-7.



Schott, K.M., B.D. Pinno, amd S.M. Landhäusser. 2013. Premature shoot growth termination allows nutrient loading of seedlings with an indeterminant growth strategy. New forests 44: 635-647.

Quideau, S.A., S. DasGupta, S.M. Landhäusser, and M.D. Mackenzie. 2013. Microbial response to fertilization in contrasting soil materials used during oil sands reclamation. Soil Science Society of America 77:145-154.

Goodsman, D.W., I. Lusebrink, S.M. Landhäusser, N. Erbilgin and V.J. Lieffers. 2013. Variation in carbon availability, defense chemistry and susceptibility to fungal invasion along the stems of mature trees. New Phytologist 197:586-594.

Galvez, D.A., S.M. Landhäusser, and M.T. Tyree. 2013. Low root reserve accumulation during drought may lead to winter mortality in poplar seedlings. New Phytologist 198: 139-148.

Wachowski, J., .M. Landhäusser and V.J. Lieffers. 2013. Depth of root placement, size and carbon reserves determine reproduction success of aspen root fragments. Forest Ecology and Management 313:83-90.



Pinno, B.D., V.J. Lieffers, and S.M. Landhäusser. 2012. Inconsistent growth response to fertilization and thinning of lodgepole pine in the Rocky Mountain Foothills is linked to site index. International Journal of Forestry Research: Article ID 193975. doi: 10.1155/2012/193975.

Norris, C.E., S.A Quideau, S.M. Landhäusser, G.M. Bernard, and R.E. Wasylishen. 2012. Tracking stable isotope enrichment in tree seedlings with solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Scientific Reports 2: 719. doi: 10.1038/srep00719.

Macdonald, S.E., S.A. Quideau, and S.M. Landhäusser. 2012. Rebuilding boreal forest ecosystems after industrial disturbance. In Restoration and Reclamation of Boreal Ecosystems: Attaining Sustainable Development, edited by D. Vitt and J. Bhatti, 123–161. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Landhäusser, S.M., J. Rodriguez-Alvarez, E.H. Marenholtz, and V.J. Lieffers. 2012. Effect of stock type characteristics and time of planting on field performance of aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) seedlings on boreal reclamation sites. New Forests 43: 679–693.

Landhäusser, S.M., B.D. Pinno, V.J. Lieffers, and P.S. Chow. 2012. Partitioning of carbon allocation to reserves or growth determines future performance of aspen seedlings. Forest Ecology and Management 275: 43–51.

Landhäusser, S.M. and V.J. Lieffers. 2012. Defoliation increases risk of carbon starvation in root systems of mature aspen. Trees: Structure and Function 26: 653–661.

Pinno, B.D., S.M. Landhäusser, M.D. Mackenzie, S.A. Quideau, and P.S. Chow. 2012. Trembling aspen seedling establishment, growth, and response to fertilization on contrasting soils. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 92: 143–151.


Select High-Rank Publications (ranked by number of citations)

Chow, P.S. and S.M. Landhäusser. 2004. A method for routine measurements of total sugar and starch content in woody plant tissues. Tree Physiology 24: 1129–1136.

Frey, B.R., Lieffers, V.J., Landhäusser, .SM., Comeau, P.G., and K.J. Greenway. 2003. An analysis of sucker regeneration of trembling aspen. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33: 1169-1179.

Adams, H.D., Zeppel, M.J.B., Anderegg, W.R.L., et al. 2017. A multi-species synthesis of physiological mechanisms in drought-induced tree mortality. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1285-1291.

Frey, B.R., V.J. Lieffers, E.H. Hogg, and S.M. Landhäusser. 2004. Predicting landscape patterns of aspen dieback: Mechanisms and knowledge gaps. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34: 1379–1390.

Landhäusser, S.M. and R.W. Wein. 1993. Postfire vegetation recovery and tree establishment at the Arctic treeline: Climate-change vegetation response hypotheses. Journal of Ecology 81: 665–672.

Landhäusser, S.M. and V.J. Lieffers. 2003. Seasonal changes in carbohydrate reserves in mature northern Populus tremuloides clones. Trees: Structure and Function 17: 471–476.

Landhäusser, S.M. and V.J. Lieffers. 1998. Growth of Populus tremuloides in association with Calamagrostis canadensis. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 28: 396–401.

Wan, X.C., S.M. Landhäusser, J.J. Zwiazek, and V.J. Lieffers. 1999. Root water flow and growth of aspen (Populus tremuloides) at low root temperatures. Tree Physiology 19: 879–884.

Landhäusser, S.M. and V.J. Lieffers. 2002. Leaf area renewal, root retention and carbohydrate reserves in a clonal tree species following above-ground disturbance. Journal of Ecology 90: 658–665.

Galvez, D.A., Landhäusser, S.M., and M.T. Tyree. 2011. Root carbon reserve dynamics in aspen seedlings: does simulated drought induce reserve limitation? Tree Physiology 31: 250–257.