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Professor Melissa Lucash
Professor Melissa Lucash

Melissa Lucash is a Research Assistant Professor here at PSU. She has a Ph.D. in Forest and Natural Resource Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and now researches forest ecology, climate change, biogeochemistry, and landscape modeling. She teaches ESM 321: Environmental Systems II, SCI 338: Investigating Forest Ecosystems, and SCI 321: Energy and Society. 

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Recent Publications

Lucash MS, RM Scheller, EJ Gustafson, and BS Sturtevant. 2017. Spatial resilience of forested landscapes under climate change and management. Landscape Ecology doi:10.1007/s10980-017-0501-3

Creutzburg MK, RM Scheller, MS Lucash, SD LeDuc, and MG Johnson. 2017. Forest management scenarios in a changing climate: tradeoffs between carbon, timber, and old forest. Ecological Applications 27: 503-518.

Creutzburg, MK, RM Scheller, MS Lucash, LB Evers, SD LeDuc and MG Johnson. 2015. Bioenergy harvest, climate change, and forest carbon in the Oregon Coast Range. GCB- Bioenergy. doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12255.

Smithwick E, MS Lucash, ML McCormack and G Sivandran. 2014. Improving the representation of roots in climate change models. Ecological Modeling 291: 193-204.

Lucash MS, RM Scheller, AM Kretchun, K Clark and J Hom. 2014. Impacts of climate change and fire on long-term nitrogen cycling and forest productivity in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44: 402-412.

Scheller RM, AM Kretchun, S Van Tuyl, KL Clark, MS Lucash and J Hom. 2012. Divergent carbon dynamics under climate change in forests with diverse soils, tree species, and land use histories. Ecosphere 3(11):110. doi: 10.1890/ES12-00241.1

Lucash MS, RD Yanai, JD Blum and BB Park. 2012. Foliar nutrient concentrations related to soil sources across a range of sites and tree species in the northeastern USA. Soil Science Society of America Journal 76: 674–683. doi: 10.2136/ssaj2011.0160.