Donald Dickmann

Donald Dickmann

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Professor Emeritus, Silviculture and Physiological Ecology
Department of Forestry



Ph.D. in Forestry/Botany, University of Wisconsin, 1969
B.S. in Forest Management, University of Washington, 1964  

Research Interests

No active research program

Selected Publications

Dickmann, D. I. and D.E. Keathley. 1996. Linking physiology, molecular genetics, and the Populus ideotype. Pp. 491-514 (Chap. 19) in Biology of Populus and Its Implications for Management and Conservation, R.F. Stettler et al. (editors). NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Dickmann, D.I., P.V. Nguyen, and K.S. Pregitzer. 1996. Effects of irrigation and coppicing on above-ground growth, physiology, and fine-root dynamics of two field-grown poplar clones. Forest Ecology and Management 80:163-174

Neumann, D.D. and D.I. Dickmann. 1999. Surface burning in a mature stand of Pinus resinosa and Pinus strobus in Michigan: Effects on understory vegetation. International J. Wildland Fire 10:91-101.

Cleland, D.T., L.A. Leefers and D.I. Dickmann. 2001. Ecology and Management of Aspen: A Lake States Perspective. IN Sustaining Aspen in Western Landscapes, Symposium Proceedings. Compiled by W.B. Shepperd, D. Binkley, D.L. Bartos, T.J. Stohlgren, and L.G. Eskew. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station RMRS-P-18. p. 81-99.

Kosola, K.R., D.I. Dickmann, E.A. Paul, and D. Parry. 2001. Repeated insect defoliation effects on growth, nitrogen acquisition, carbohydrates, and root demography of poplars. Oecologia 129:65-74.

Kosola, K.R., D.I. Dickmann, and D. Parry. 2002. Carbohydrates in individual poplar fine roots: effects of root age and defoliation. Tree Physiol. 22:741-746.

Cleland, D.T., T.R. Crow, S.C. Saunders, D.I. Dickmann, A.L.Maclean, J.K. Jordan, R.L. Watson, A.M. Sloan, and K.D. Brosofske. 2004. Characterizing Historical and Modern Fire Regimes in Michigan (USA): A Landscape Ecosystem Approach. Landscape Ecology 19:311-325.

Zeleznik, J. and D.I. Dickmann. 2004. Effects of high temperatures on fine roots of mature red pine (Pinus resinosa) trees. Forest Ecology and Management 199:395-409.

Kosola, K.R., D.I. Dickmann, R.B. Hall, and B.A.A. Workmaster. 2004. Cottonwood growth rate and fine root condensed tannin concentration. Tree Physiology 24:1063-1068.

Dickmann, D.I. 2006. Silviculture and biology of short-rotation woody crops in temperate regions: Then and now. Biomass Bioenergy 30:696-705.

Dickmann, D.I. and J. Kuzovkina. 2008. Poplars and Willows of the World, with Emphasis on Silviculturally Important Species. Rome, Italy: FAO Forest Management Division Working Paper IPC/9-2. 129 p.


Dickmann, D.I., J.G. Isebrands, J.E. Eckenwalder, and J. Richardson (editors). 2001. Poplar Culture in North America. Ottawa, Ontario: NRC Research Press. 395 p.

Dickmann, D.I. and L.A. Leefers. 2003. The Forests of Michigan. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. 297 p.

Dickmann, D.I. 2004. A Guidebook to Michigan Forest Communities. East Lansing: Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-3000. 158 p.

Outreach Publications

Dickmann, D. and D. Lantagne. 1997. Planting oaks for timber and other uses. East Lansing: North Central Regional Extension Publication No. 605.

Dickmann, D. I. and M.R. Koelling. 1997. Managing red pine plantations for utility poles. East Lansing: Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-2612.