Climate and Environment

Following is a list of publications on climate and the environment that are available from the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Some publications are also available in an electronic format, which may be accessed by clicking on the publication number.


  • B846Growing season parameter reconstructions for New England using killing frost records, 1697-1947, by Baron and Smith (1996)
  • B841Maine’s household garbage, by Criner et al. (1994)
  • B835Landfills and municipal solid waste in Maine, by Criner, Halstead, and Curtin (1991)
  • B833A residential waste stream analysis: Orono, Maine 1990, by Criner and Jacobs (1991)
  • B818–Preliminary protocols for sampling and analysis of ash and sludge amended forest soils, by Fernandez (1988)
  • B811–Field appraisal of resource management systems, FARMS: crop yield and quality relationships with soil erosion, 1982, by Hepler, et al. (1985)
  • B791–Soil and topographic features that help predict the manageability of Sugarloaf Mountain, by Saviello and Struchtemeyer (1983)
  • B773– Effects of spraying sewage effluent on forested land at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine, by David and Struchtemeyer (1980)
  • B771–Long-time series temperature and precipitation records for Maine, 1808-1978, by Baron, et al. (1980)
  • B765–Local implementation of state on-site waste disposal regulations in Maine, by White and Davis (1980)
  • B761–Institutional structures affecting on-site waste disposal in Maine, by White and Davis (1979)
  • B715–Maine rain, by Cooper and Lautzenheizer (1975)

Technical Bulletins

  • TB208– Biological water quality standards to achieve biological condition goals in Maine rivers and streams: Science and policy by Davies, Drummond, Courtemanch, Tsomides, and Danielson (2016)
  • TB202–Composition and biomass of forest floor vegetation in experimentally acidified paired watersheds at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine, by Kenlan, et al. (2009)
  • TB200–Carbon and nutrients in Maine forest soils, by Fernandez (2008)
  • TB196–Temperature, soil moisture, and streamflow at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (BBWM), by Fernandez, et al. (2007)
  • TB195–Element concentrations in Maine forest vegetation and soils, by McGee, et al. (2006)
  • TB192–The use of glyphosate herbicides in managed forest ecosystems and their effects on non-target organisms with particular reference to ants as bioindicators, by Guiseppe, et al. (2006)
  • TB180–Baseline data for long-term forest vegetation monitoring at Bear Brook Watershed in Maine, by Eckhoff and Wiersma (2002)
  • TB171–Investigations into the potential of measuring biodiversity in Maine’s forests with Forest Inventory and Analysis data, by Allen and Plantinga (1999)
  • TB170–The flora and plant communities of Maine peatlands, by Anderson and Davis (1998)
  • TB164–Precipitation chemistry at the Greenville, Maine, NADP/NTN Station 1980-1985, by Fernandez and Wortman (1997)
  • TB146–The eccentric bogs of Maine: A rare wetland type in the United States, by Davis and Anderson (1991)
  • TB138–Variability factors involved with land application of papermill sludge, by Kraske and Fernandez (1990)
  • TB123–Experimental application of B.t.i. for larval black fly control: Persistence and downstream carry, efficacy, impact on non-target organisms, by Gibbs, et al (1986)
  • TB118–Composition of precipitation at the National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network (NADP/NTN) site in Greenville, Maine, by Fernandez, Wortman, and Norton 1988
  • TB088— Descriptive and comparative studies of Maine lakes, by Davis, et al. 1978
  • TB086–Waterfowl population as related to habitat changes in bog wetlands of the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, by Fefer (1977)
  • TB069–Variability of drought in the Northeast, by Epstein (1974)
  • TB022Design, construction and calibration of a laboratory rainfall simulator, by Epstein and Grant (1974)

Miscellaneous Publications

  • MP748Public conservation land and economic growth in the northern forest region, by Lewis and Plantinga (2001)
  • MP745–A long-term study of an oak pine forest ecosystem: A brief overview of the Holt Research Forest, by Witham et al. (1999)
  • MP731–New England killing frost records by zone, by Baron and Smith (1966)
  • MP713–Development of a low-cost compost turner for individuals and small communities, by Christensen (1991)
  • MP712–Integrating wildlife habitat into local planning: A handbook for Maine communities, by Venno (1991)

Miscellaneous Reports

  • MR421–The effects of water clarity on economic values and economic impacts of recreational uses of Maine’s great ponds, by Schuetz et al. (2001)
  • MR414–Public preferences for timber harvesting on private forest land purchased for public ownership in Maine, by Boyle and Teisl (1999)
  • MR410–Lakefront property owners’ economic demand for water clarity in Maine lakes, by Boyle et al. (1998)
  • MR409–Economic benefits of wetlands: A hedonic study in Windham, Maine, by Kluge and White (1999)
  • MR358–An economic and waste management analysis of Maine’s bottle deposit legislation, by Criner, Jacobs, and Peavey (1991)