Marc Abrams

Professor of Forest Ecology and Physiology

Marc Abrams

Research Summary

Community, historical and physiological ecology of tree species; global change biology.

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Publication Tags

Climate Quercus Charcoal Vegetation Seedlings Temperature Fires Germany Disturbance Oak Soil Deer Land Use Climate Change History Cooling Acer Anthropocene Shade Tolerance Growth Loss Quercus Rubra Global Change Pinus Anomaly

Most Recent Papers

Global change impacts on forest and fire dynamics using paleoecology and tree census data for eastern North America

Marc David Abrams, Gregory J. Nowacki, 2019, Annals of Forest Science

Recognizing loss of open forest ecosystems by tree densification and land use intensification in the Midwestern USA

Brice B. Hanberry, Marc David Abrams, 2018, Regional Environmental Change on p. 1731-1740

A regional assessment of white-tailed deer effects on plant invasion

Kristine M. Averill, David Mortensen, Erica A H. Smithwick, Susan Kalisz, William J. McShea, Norman A. Bourg, John D. Parker, Alejandro A. Royo, Marc David Abrams, David K. Apsley, Bernd Blossey, Douglas H. Boucher, Kai L. Caraher, Antonio DiTommaso, Sarah E. Johnson, Robert Masson, Victoria A. Nuzzo, 2018, AoB PLANTS

A Dendroecological Analysis of Forest Dynamics for Old-Growth Abies-Tsuga-Quercus on the Boso Peninsula, Southeastern Japan

Marc David Abrams, Kiyoshi Umeki, Christopher Bouma, Eri Nabeshima, Keisuke Toyama, 2017, Tree-Ring Research on p. 59-74

Sowing the seeds of fire and oak in the eastern us

Marc David Abrams, 2016, Fire Ecology on p. 7-12

Exploring the Early Anthropocene Burning Hypothesis and Climate-Fire Anomalies for the Eastern U.S

Marc David Abrams, Gregory J. Nowacki, 2015, Journal of Sustainable Forestry on p. 30-48

Is climate an important driver of post-European vegetation change in the Eastern United States?

Gregory J. Nowacki, Marc David Abrams, 2015, Global Change Biology on p. 314-334

Impacts of early homestead abandonment on forests and soils at Scotia Barrens, central Pennsylvania

Marc David Abrams, S. E. Johnson, 2014, Human Ecology on p. 793-799

A comparative study of physiological and morphological seedling traits associated with shade tolerance in introduced red oak (Quercus rubra) and native hardwood tree species in southwestern Germany

Christian Kuehne, Peter Nosko, Tobias Horwath, Jürgen Bauhus, Marc David Abrams, 2014, Tree Physiology on p. 184-193

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

High-Impact Papers

Is climate an important driver of post-European vegetation change in the Eastern United States?

Gregory J. Nowacki, Marc David Abrams, 2015, Global Change Biology on p. 314-334

Age class, longevity and growth rate relationships

Sarah E. Johnson, Marc David Abrams, 2009, Tree Physiology on p. 1317-1328

Environmental control of daily stem growth patterns in five temperate broad-leaved tree species

Paul Köcher, Viviana Horna, Christoph Leuschner, Marc David Abrams, 2012, Tree Physiology on p. 1021-1032

Premature decline of eucalyptus and altered ecosystem processes in the absence of fire in some Australian forests

D. C. Close, N. J. Davidson, D. W. Johnson, Marc David Abrams, S. C. Hart, I. D. Lunt, R. D. Archibald, B. Horton, M. A. Adams, 2009, Botanical Review on p. 191-202

Effects of stump diameter on sprout number and size for three oak species in a pennsylvania clearcut

Benjamin A. Sands, Marc David Abrams, 2009, Northern Journal of Applied Forestry on p. 122-125

Long-term impacts of deer exclosures on mixed-oak forest composition at the Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania, USA

Marc David Abrams, Sarah E. Johnson, 2012, Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society on p. 167-180

Properties of boundary-line release criteria in North American tree species

Bryan A. Black, Marc David Abrams, James S. Rentch, Peter J. Gould, 2009, Annals of Forest Science

A comparative study of physiological and morphological seedling traits associated with shade tolerance in introduced red oak (Quercus rubra) and native hardwood tree species in southwestern Germany

Christian Kuehne, Peter Nosko, Tobias Horwath, Jürgen Bauhus, Marc David Abrams, 2014, Tree Physiology on p. 184-193

Exploring the Early Anthropocene Burning Hypothesis and Climate-Fire Anomalies for the Eastern U.S

Marc David Abrams, Gregory J. Nowacki, 2015, Journal of Sustainable Forestry on p. 30-48

Recognizing loss of open forest ecosystems by tree densification and land use intensification in the Midwestern USA

Brice B. Hanberry, Marc David Abrams, 2018, Regional Environmental Change on p. 1731-1740

News Articles Featuring Marc Abrams

Native American Burning Was Key Factor In Shaping Eastern US Forests

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University found that Native Americans had a bigger influence in shaping the forests of the eastern United States.

Winter is Near : Winter Weather Folklore

A lot of folklore surrounds how we can predict the winter ahead. just think right here in PA we have the most famous prognosticator in Punxsutawney Phil. Most folklore is just fun and just not true. However, there are some patterns in nature that can help us figure out what is ahead.

The Reason Behind This Year’s Lack Of Color In Autumn Foliage

The eastern United States draws many people both near and far every autumn season. Leaf peepers come just to catch a look at the vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds that make up fall foliage. This year, it seems that many parts of the United States are lacking their usual colorful array. Accu Weather recently reported on the reason behind this mostly green season that’s happening further south of northern New England and the Great Lakes states.

Via nor'easter, region might be inching closer to coating of snow

There might be an inch or two of snow on the pumpkin this weekend, especially in the region's higher elevations, as a fast-moving nor'easter rides up the Eastern Seaboard, bringing primarily heavy rain and strong winds to Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont.

What’s behind the lack of color in autumn foliage across parts of Northeast?

Vibrant autumn foliage in the eastern United States draws in leaf peepers from near and far. The northernmost part of the Northeast, from the uppermost Great Lakes states to the Adirondacks to northern New England, has had fairly good fall color this year.