Kim Steiner

Professor of Forest Biology; Director, The Arboretum at Penn State

Kim Steiner

Research Summary

The ecology, genecology, and physiological ecology of forest regeneration following disturbance.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Quercus Oak Acer Rubrum Climate Testing Test Agrilus Planipennis Cold Tolerance Provenance Chestnut Regeneration Coleoptera Traps Castanea Dentata Harvest Restoration North America Forest Trees Genes Gene Pathogens Pathogen Forest Genetics Cline Trade Off

Most Recent Papers

Uncertainty in the modelled mortality of two tree species (Fraxinus) under novel climatic regimes

Kim C. Steiner, Lake E. Graboski, Jennifer L. Berkebile, Songlin Fei, Laura P. Leites, 2021, Diversity and Distributions

Predicting oak regeneration success at the stem exclusion stage of stand development in upland hardwood forests

Lake E. Graboski, Kim C. Steiner, Marc E. McDill, James C. Finley, 2020, Forest Ecology and Management

Genetic, spatial, and temporal aspects of decline and mortality in a Fraxinus provenance test following invasion by the emerald ash borer

Kim C. Steiner, Lake E. Graboski, Kathleen S. Knight, Jennifer L. Koch, Mary E. Mason, 2019, Biological Invasions on p. 3439-3450

Adaptation to climate in five eastern North America broadleaf deciduous species: Growth clines and evidence of the growth-cold tolerance trade-off

Laura P. Leites, Gerald E. Rehfeldt, Kim C. Steiner, 2019, Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics on p. 64-72

A test of the delayed oak dominance hypothesis at mid-rotation in developing upland stands

Kim C. Steiner, Benjamin S. Stein, James Craig Finley, 2018, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 1-8

Rescue of American chestnut with extraspecific genes following its destruction by a naturalized pathogen

Kim C. Steiner, Jared W. Westbrook, Frederick V. Hebard, Laura L. Georgi, William A. Powell, Sara F. Fitzsimmons, 2017, New Forests on p. 317-336

Host condition effects upon Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) captures on decoy-baited branch traps

Michael J. Domingue, Jennifer Berkebile, Kim Steiner, Loyal P. Hall, Kevin R. Cloonan, David Lance, Thomas C. Baker, 2016, European Journal of Entomology on p. 438-445

Limitations on regeneration potential after even-aged harvests in mixed-oak stands

Anthony J. Campbell, Kim C. Steiner, James J. Finley, Laura Leites, 2015, Forest Science on p. 874-881

The evolution of forest genetics and tree improvement research in the United States

Nicholas C. Wheeler, Kim C. Steiner, Scott E. Schlarbaum, David B. Neale, 2015, Journal of Forestry on p. 500-510

Detecting emerald ash borers (Agrilus planipennis) using branch traps baited with 3D-printed beetle decoys

Michael J. Domingue, Drew P. Pulsifer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Jennifer Berkebile, Kim C. Steiner, Jonathan P. Lelito, Loyal P. Hall, Thomas Charles Baker, 2015, Journal of Pest Science on p. 267-279

Most-Cited Papers

Change in oak abundance in the eastern United States from 1980 to 2008

Songlin Fei, Ningning Kong, Kim C. Steiner, W. Keith Moser, Erik B. Steiner, 2011, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 1370-1377

Rescue of American chestnut with extraspecific genes following its destruction by a naturalized pathogen

Kim C. Steiner, Jared W. Westbrook, Frederick V. Hebard, Laura L. Georgi, William A. Powell, Sara F. Fitzsimmons, 2017, New Forests on p. 317-336

Detecting emerald ash borers (Agrilus planipennis) using branch traps baited with 3D-printed beetle decoys

Michael J. Domingue, Drew P. Pulsifer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Jennifer Berkebile, Kim C. Steiner, Jonathan P. Lelito, Loyal P. Hall, Thomas Charles Baker, 2015, Journal of Pest Science on p. 267-279

Modelling chestnut biogeography for American chestnut restoration

Songlin Fei, Liang Liang, Frederick L. Paillet, Kim C. Steiner, Jingyun Fang, Zehao Shen, Zhiheng Wang, Frederick V. Hebard, 2012, Diversity and Distributions on p. 754-768

The evolution of forest genetics and tree improvement research in the United States

Nicholas C. Wheeler, Kim C. Steiner, Scott E. Schlarbaum, David B. Neale, 2015, Journal of Forestry on p. 500-510

Reconstructing the competitive dynamics of mixed-oak neighborhoods

Eric Zenner, Daniel J. Heggenstaller, Patrick Hugh Brose, Jerilynn E. Peck, Kim C. Steiner, 2012, Canadian Journal of Forest Research on p. 1714-1723

Adaptation to climate in five eastern North America broadleaf deciduous species: Growth clines and evidence of the growth-cold tolerance trade-off

Laura P. Leites, Gerald E. Rehfeldt, Kim C. Steiner, 2019, Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics on p. 64-72

A test of the delayed oak dominance hypothesis at mid-rotation in developing upland stands

Kim C. Steiner, Benjamin S. Stein, James Craig Finley, 2018, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 1-8

Limitations on regeneration potential after even-aged harvests in mixed-oak stands

Anthony J. Campbell, Kim C. Steiner, James J. Finley, Laura Leites, 2015, Forest Science on p. 874-881

Long-term seedling height growth and compositional changes following logging and wildfire in a Central Pennsylvania Oak Forest

Marc David Abrams, Kim C. Steiner, 2013, Castanea on p. 256-265