- Quantitative silviculture
- Forest stand growth and development
- Applied forest ecology
- Old-growth forests as reference conditions
- Forest ecosystem classification, assessment and restoration
Associated Lab and Research Web Sites
Lake States Fire Science Consortium website [http://lakestatesfiresci.net/]
- Silviculture (ENR 3333)
- Successional Dynamics of Forests (ENR 7333)
- Biology and Identification of Woody Forest Plants (ENR 3321)
- Forest Ecosystems (ENR 3322)
- Study at a Foreign Instiution: New Zealand (ENR 5797.03 & 5797.04)
Radcliffe, D.C., Hix, D.M., and Matthews, S.N. 2021. Predisposing factors’ effects on mortality of oak (Quercus) and hickory (Carya) species in mature forests undergoing mesophication in Appalachian Ohio. Forest Ecosystems 8:7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40663-021-00286-z
Nyamai, P.A., Goebel, P.C., Corace, R.G., and Hix, D.M. 2020. Regeneration patters of key mixed-pine forest indicate a positive effect of variable retention harvesting and an increase in recruitment with time. Forest Ecosystems 7:50. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40663-020-002
Radcliffe, D.C., Matthews, S.N., and Hix, D.M. 2020. Beyond oak regeneration: modelling mesophytic sapling density drivers along topographic, edaphic, and stand-structural gradients in mature oak-dominated forests of Appalachian Ohio. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 50: 1215-1227. https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/10.1139/cjfr-2020-0111
Adams, B., Iverson, L., Matthews, S., Peters, M., Prasad, A., and Hix, D.M. 2020. Mapping forest composition with Landsat time series: an evaluation of seasonal composites and harmonic regression. Remote Sensing 12, 610. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12040610
Palus, J.D., Goebel, P.C., Hix, D.M., and Matthews, S.N. 2018. Structural and compositional shifts in forests undergoing mesophication in the Wayne National Forest, southeastern Ohio. Forest Ecology and Management 430: 413-420.
Hix, D.M. 2015. Providing the essential foundation through an experiential-learning approach: an intensive field course on forest ecosystems for undergraduate students. Journal of Forestry 113:484-489.
Nyamai, P., Goebel, P.C., Hix, D.M., Corace, R.G., and Drobyshev, I. 2014. Fire history, fuels, and overstory effects on the regeneration-layer dynamics of mixed-pine forest ecosystems of eastern Upper Michigan, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 322:37-47.
Corace, R.G., Shartell, L.M., Goebel, P.C., Kashian, D.M., Drobyshev, I., and Hix, D.M. 2014. Bird communities of reference and altered mixed-pine forests: Implications for restoring fire-dependent forest ecosystems. Forest Ecology and Management 318:183-193.
Hix, D.M., Goebel, P.C., Nyamai, P., Corace, R.G. 2014. Restoration of mixed-pine forest ecosystems of eastern Upper Michigan using variable-retention harvesting. Proc. XXIV IUFRO World Congress. International Forestry Review 16:126-7.
Hix, D.M., Macy, T.D., Goebel, P.C., Matthews, S.N. 2014. Eastern hemlock-dominated forest ecosystems of northeastern Ohio and possible changes with the impending infestation by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Proc. XXIV IUFRO World Congress. International Forestry Review 16:438.
Duval, R.P., McConnell, T.E., Hix, D.M., Matthews, S.N., and Williams, R.A. 2014. Ohio hardwood sawlog price trends. Wood and Fiber Science
Duval, R.P., McConnell, T.E., Hix, D.M. 2014. The annual change in Ohio hardwood stumpage prices, 1960 to 2011. Forest Products Journal 64:19-25.
Toman, E., Hix, D.M., Goebel, P.C., Gehrt, S.D., Wilson, R.S., Sherry, J.A., Silvis, A., Nyamai, P., Williams, R.A., and S. McCaffrey. 2014. Hazardous fuels management in mixed red pine and eastern white pine forest in the northern Lake States: A synthesis of knowledge. U.S. Dept. Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-134. [Peer-Review] http://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/pubs/gtr/gtr_nrs134.pdf
Corace, R.G., Stout, A.T., Goebel, P.C., and Hix, D.M. 2013. Snag benchmarks and treatment options for mixed-pine forest restoration in eastern Upper Michigan. Restoration Ecology 21:608-616.
Miesel, J., Goebel, P.C., Corace, R.C., Hix, D.M., Kolka, R., Palik, B., Mladenoff, D. 2012. Fire effects on soils in Lake States forests: A compilation of published research to facilitate long-term investigations. Forests 3:1034-1070.
Hix, D.M., Goebel, P.C., and Whitman, H. L. 2011. Canopy gap characteristics of an old-growth and an adjacent second-growth beech-maple stand in north-central Ohio. In: Proceedings of the 17th Central Hardwood Forest Conference. Newtown Square, PA, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Northern Research Station. p. 177-185.
Martin, K.L. Hix, D.M., and Goebel, P.C. 2011. Coupling of vegetation layers and environmental influences in a mature, second-growth Central Hardwood forest landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 261:720-729.
Rist, S.G., Goebel, P.C., Corace, R.G., Hix, D.M., Drobyshev, I., and Casselman, T. 2011. Do partial cross sections from live trees for fire history analysis result in higher mortality 2 years after sampling? Forest Ecology and Management 262:940-946.