Cindy E Prescott

Professor
Editor, Forest Ecology and Management
Forest Sciences Centre 3040
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
work phone: 6048224701

Areas of research include:

  • Rates of litter decomposition: controlling factors and influences of forestry practices
  • Influence of site and species on N availability
  • Linking soil microbial and faunal communities and nutrient cycling processes
  • Ecosystem restoration and soil reclamation
  • Effects of clearcutting and other silvicultural systems on N availability
  • Causes and amelioration of nutrient deficiencies
  • Long-term effects of forest fertilization

Projects

Litter decomposition and nitrogen cycling in forest soils: influences of tree species and site factors

(NSERC Discovery)

Carbon and nitrogen fluxes in reconstructed oil sands soils

(NSERC CRD)


Unit Associations

Belowground Ecosystem Group at UBC

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Institute of Forestry CIF
Canadian Soil Science Society CSSS
Council of Science Editors CSE
Society for Ecological Restoration
Northwest Forest Soils Council NWFSC
Soil Science Society of America SSSA
European Geophysical Union EGU

Awards

Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award , 2005
Honourary Doctorate, University of Helsinki , 2014

Current Graduate Students

Anya Reid, PhD
Influence of organic-matter removal and compaction during forestry activities on soil properties, stand growth and pest occurrence

Current Courses

Winter 2019
No CONS course(s) were found for W2019 term.Winter 2019

UFOR403 Ecological Restoration Sections

Ecological principles relevant to restoration of ecosystems are applied to the restoration of several types of ecosystems.

Winter 2019

FRST444 Agroforestry Sections

Integration of farms and forests, including tropical agroforestry systems, non-timber forest products, forest farming, woodlot management, silvopastoralism, riparian buffers, windbreaks, soil fertility improvement and nutrient cycling.

Winter 2019

CONS505 Ecological Restoration Sections

Global overview of ecological restoration, examining perspectives and practices in diverse ecosystems worldwide. Causes of degradation, motivations for restoration (including cultural underpinnings), restoration objectives (biodiversity, ecosystem function, ecosystem services), restoration practices (and their evolution over time), challenges and lessons learnt. Credit will be granted for only one of CONS 505 or UFOR 403.

Selected Publications


JANDL R, SPATHELF P, BOLTE A, PRESCOTT C (2019). Forest adaptation to climate change – is non-management an option? Annals of Forest Science
Prescott CE, J Frouz, SJ Grayston, SA Quideau and J Straker (2019). Rehabilitating forest soils after disturbance. In: Global Change and Forest Soils. D Morris, D Page-Dumroese, C Giardina and M Busse (Eds). Elsevier
Addo-Danso S.D.,C.E. Prescott and L. de Montigny (2019). Responses of Western Hemlock, Western Redcedar, and Amabilis Fir to Fertilization: A Synthesis Province of B.C., Victoria BC
Philpott, TJ, JS Barker, CE Prescott, SJ Grayston (2018). Retention trees slow post-harvest fine-root decomposition in a coastal temperate rainforest Forest Ecology and Management 430:431-444
Binkley D, Adams M, Fredericksen T, Laclau JP, Prescott CE. (2018). Connecting ecological science and management in forests for scientists, managers and pocket scientists. Forest Ecology and Management 410: 157-163
Philpott TJ, Barker JS, Prescott CE, Grayston SJ (2018). Limited effects of variable retention harvesting on fungal communities decomposing fine roots in coastal temperate rainforests Applied Environmental Microbiology 84:e02061-17
Addo-Danso SD, PrescottCE, Adu-Bredu S, Duah-Gyamfi A, Moore S, Guy RD, Forrester DI, Owusu-Afriyie K, Marshall PL and Malhi Y (2018). Fine-root exploitation strategies differ in tropical old-growth and logged-over forests in Ghana Biotropica 50: 606-615
Ribbons RR, Kepfer-Rojas S, Kosawang C, Hansen OK, Ambus P, MacDonald M, Grayston SJ, Prescott CE, Vesterdal L (2018). Context-dependent tree species effects on soil nitrogen transformations and related microbial functional genes Biogeochemistry 140, 145-160.
Anderson, J., C.E. Prescott and S.J. Grayston (2018). Organic matter accumulation in reclaimed soils under spruce, poplar and grass in the Alberta Oil Sands New Forests in press
Morriën E and CE Prescott (2018). Pellets or particles? How can we predict the effect of soil macro-arthropods on litter decomposition Functional Ecology 32:2480-2482 British Ecological Society
Meier, I, Brunner, I, Godbold D, Helmisaari, H-S, Ostonen I, Soudsilovskaia NA, Prescott CE (2018). Roots and rhizospheres in forest ecosystems: Recent advances and future challenges Forest Ecology and Management 431:1-5
Reid A, L de Montigny L, C Prescott, and T Sajedi (2017). A Systematic Review of Forest Fertilization Research in Interior British Columbia. Prov. B.C., Victoria, B.C. Tech. Rep. 111. Prov. B.C., Victoria, B.C. Tech. Rep. 111.
Masse, J, Prescott, CE, Renaut, S, Terrat, Y, and Grayston, SJ. (2017). Plant community and nitrogen deposition as drivers of alpha and beta diversities of prokaryotes in reconstructed oil sand soils and natural boreal forest soils Applied Environmental Microbiology
Smyth CE, B. Titus, J. A. Trofymow, T. R. Moore, C. M. Preston, C. E. Prescott & the CIDET Working Group (2017). Patterns of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics in decomposing wood blocks in Canadian forests Plant & Soil 409: 459-477
Christiansen JR, D Levy-Booth, CE Prescott, SJ Grayston (2017). Different soil moisture control of net methane oxidation and production in organic upland and wet forest soils of the Pacific coastal rainforest in Canada Can J For Res 47: 628-635
Moore, TR, JA Trofymow, CE Prescott, BD Titus (2017). Can short-term litter-bag measurements predict long-term decomposition in northern forests? Plant & Soil 416: 419-426
Prescott CE, AM Reid, S Wu, M-C Nilsson (2017). Decomposition rates of surface and buried forest-floor material Can J For Res 47: 1140-1144
Prescott CE, K Corrao, AM Reid, JM Zukswert and and SD Addo-Danso (2017). Changes in mass, carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in logs decomposing for 30 years in three Rocky Mountain coniferous forests Can J For Res 47: 1418-1423
Zukswert, JM and CE Prescott (2017). Relationships among leaf functional traits, litter traits, and mass loss during early phases of leaf litter decomposition in 12 woody plant species Oecologia. 2017 Sep 8. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3951-z
Christiansen, JR Levy-Booth, DJ, Prescott, CE, and Grayston, SJ. (2016). Microbial and environmental controls of methane fluxes along a soil moisture gradient in a Pacific coastal temperate rainforest. Ecosystems
Levy-Booth DJ, CE Prescott, JR Christiansen, SJ Grayston (2016). Site preparation and fertilization of wet forests alter soil bacterial and fungal abundance, community profiles and CO2 fluxes Forest Ecology & Management 375: 159-171
Masse J, CE Prescott, C Mueller, SJ Grayston (2016). Gross nitrogen transformation rates differ in reconstructed oil-sand soils from natural boreal-forest soils as revealed using a N-15 tracing method Geoderma 282: 37-48
Prescott, CE, Zukswert, JM. (2016). Invasive plant species and litter decomposition: time to challenge assumptions. New Phytologist 209: 5-7
Reid, AM, WK Chapman and CE Prescott (2016). Comparing lodgepole pine growth and disease occurrence at six Long-Term Soil Productivity (LTSP) sites in British Columbia, Canada Canadian Journal of Forest Research Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Addo-Danso, SD, Prescott, CE, Smith, AR. (2016). Methods for estimating root biomass and production in forest and woodland ecosystem carbon studies: A review. Forest Ecology and Management 359: 332-351
Levy-Booth, DJ, Prescott, CE, Christiansen, JR and Grayston, SJ. (2016). Site preparation and fertilization of wet forests alter soil bacterial and fungal abundance, community profiles and CO2 fluxes. Forest Ecology and Management 375: 159-171.
Ribbons, RR, Levy-Booth, DJ, Masse, J, Grayston, SJ, McDonald, MA, Vesterdal, L, and Prescott, CE. (2016). Linking microbial communities, functional genes and nitrogen-cycling processes in forest floors under four tree species. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 103: 181-191
Reid, AM, Chapman, WK, Prescott, CE. 2016 and Nijland, W. (2016). Using excess greenness and green chromatic coordinate colour indices from aerial images to assess lodgepole pine vigour, mortality and disease occurrence. Forest Ecology and Management 374: 146–153
Masse, J, Grayston SG, Prescott CE, and Müller, C (2016). Gross nitrogen transformation rates differ in reconstructed oil-sands soils from natural boreal-forest soils as revealed using a 15N tracing method. Geoderma 282: 37–48
Reid, AM, Chapman, WK, Kranabetter, MJ, Prescott, CE. (2015). Response of lodgepole pine health to soil disturbance treatments in British Columbia, Canada Can. J. For. Res. 45:1045-1055
Philpott TJ, CE Prescott, WK Chapman and SJ Grayston (2014). Nitrogen translocation and accumulation by a cord-forming fungus (Hypholoma fasciculare) into simulated woody debris Forest Ecology and Management 315: 121-128
Augusto L, A De Schrijver, L Vesterdal, A Smolander, CE Prescott and J Ranger (2014). Influences of evergreen gymnosperm and deciduous angiosperm tree species on the functioning of temperate and boreal forests Biological Reviews 11 JUN 2014, DOI: 10.1111/brv.12119
Kishchuk, Barbara, Sylvie Quideau, Yonghe Wang, and Cindy Prescott (2014). Long-term soil response to variable-retention harvesting in the EMEND (Ecosystem Management Emulating Natural Disturbance) experiment, northwestern Alberta Canadian Journal of Soil Science 94: 263-279
Prescott, C.E. (2014). The scientific value of long-term field trials in forest soils and nutrition research: an opportunist’s perspective Canadian Journal of Soil Science 94: 255-262
Levy-Booth, Prescott CE, Grayston SJ (2014). Microbial functional genes involved in nitrogen fixation, nitrification and denitrification in forest ecosystems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 75, 11-25.
Prescott, C.E, and K. Weese (2014). Crossing the Divide: Engaging scientists and policy-makers in adapting forest management to climate change in British Columbia Forestry Chronicle 90:61-67
Prescott Cindy • Victor Nery • Annette van Niejenhuis • Toktam Sajedi • Peter Marshall (2013). Nutrition management of cedar and hemlock plantations in coastal British Columbia New Forests 44:769–784
Prescott CE and Grayston SJ (2013). Tree species influence on microbial communities in litter and soil: current knowledge and research needs. Forest Ecology and Management Forest Ecology & Management 309: 19-27
Campbell, J., P. Bengtson, A.L. Fredeen, D. Coxson and C.E. Prescott (2013). Does exogenous carbon extend the realized niche of canopy lichens? Evidence from sub-boreal forests in British Columbia? Ecology 94: 1186–1195
Suzuki Y, Grayston SJ, Prescott CE. (2013). Effects of leaf litter consumption by millipedes (Harpaphe haydeniana) on subsequent decomposition depends on litter type Soil Biology & Biochemistry 57, 116-123.
Quideau, S.A., M.J.B. Swallow, C.E. Prescott, S.J. Grayston, and S.-W. Oh (2013). Comparing soil biogeochemical processes in novel and natural boreal forest ecosystems Biogeosciences 10: 5651–5661
Prescott, Cindy and Lars Vesterdal (2013). Tree species effects on soils in temperate and boreal forests: emerging themes and research needs. Forest Ecology & Management 309: 1-3
Sajedi T, CE Prescott, B Seely and LM Lavkulich (2012). Relationships among soil moisture, aeration and plant communities in natural and harvested coniferous forests in coastal British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Ecology 100: 605-618
Sajedi T, CE Prescott, B Seely, LM Lavkulich (2012). Relationships among soil moisture, aeration and plant communities in natural and harvested coniferous forests in coastal British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Ecology DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01942.x
Switzer J, Hope G, Grayston SJ, Prescott CE. (2012). Changes in soil chemical and biological properties after thinning and prescribed fire for ecosystem restoration in Rocky Mountain forests. Forest Ecology & Management 275, 1-13.
Brockett BFT, Prescott CE, Grayston SJ. (2012). Soil moisture is the major factor influencing microbial community structure and enzyme activities across seven biogeoclimatic zones in western Canada. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 44, 9-20.
Jerabkova L, CE Prescott, BD Titus, GD. Hope and MB Walters (2011). A meta-analysis of the effects of clearcut and variable-retention harvesting on soil nitrogen fluxes in boreal and temperate forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41:1852-1870
Julia Dordel, Suzanne W. Simard, Jürgen Bauhus, Robert D. Guy, Cindy E. Prescott, Brad Seely, Hermann Hampel, Luciano J. Pozasd (2011). Effects of nurse-tree crop species and density on nutrient and water availability to underplanted Toona ciliata in northeastern Argentina Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2011, 41(9): 1754-1768
Venner, KH, CM Preston and CE Prescott. (2011). Characteristics of wood wastes in British Columbia and their potential suitability as soil amendments and seedling growth media Can J Soil Science 91:95-106
Moore TR, JA Trofymow, CE Prescott, BD Titus and CIDET Working Group. (2011). Nature and nurture in the dynamics of C, N and P during litter decomposition in Canadian forests. Plant and Soil 339:163–175
Dordel, J., Simard, S.W., Bauhus, J., Guy, R.D., Prescott, C., Seely, B., Pojas, L.J. (2011). Effects of nurse-crop species and density on nutrient and water availability to underplanted T. ciliata in north-eastern Argentina Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41:1754-1768.
Dimitriu PA, Prescott CE, Quideau SA, Grayston SJ. (2010). Impact of reclamation of surface-mined boreal forest soils on microbial community composition and function. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42, 2289-2297.
Campbell, J, GE Bradfield, CE Prescott and AL Fredeen (2010). The influence of overstorey Populus on epiphytic lichens in sub-boreal spruce forests of British Columbia NRC Press Can. J. For. Res. 40:143-154
Campbell, J, AL Fredeen and CE Prescott (2010). Decomposition and nutrient release from four epiphytic lichen litters in sub-boreal spruce forests NRC Press Can. J. For. Res. 40: 1473–1484
Prescott, C.E. (2010). Litter Decomposition: What controls it and how can we alter it to sequester more carbon in forest soils? Biogeochemistry 101:133-149
Dordel J, Simard SW, Bauhus J, Seely B, Pozas LJ, Prescott CE, Hampel H. (2010). Trade-offs among establishment success, stem morphology and productivity of underplanted Toona ciliata: effects of nurse-species and thinning density Forest Ecology and Management, 259: 1846-1855.
Venner, KH, CE Prescott and CM Preston (2009). Leaching of nitrogen and phenolics from wood waste and co-composts used for road rehabilitation Journal of Environmental Quality Journal of Environmental Quality 38:281-290
Rowland SM, Prescott CE, Grayston SJ, Quideau SA, Bradfield G. (2009). Recreating a functioning forest soil in reclaimed oil sands in northern Alberta: an approach for measuring success in ecological restoration. Journal of Environmental Quality 38, 1580-1590.
Basiliko N, Khan A, Roy R, Prescott CE, Grayston SJ. (2009). Greenhouse gas and nutrient dynamics in recently fertilized western Canadian plantation forest soils. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39, 1220-1235.
Prescott, C.E. (2008). Heat-proof carbon compound Nature Geoscience 1:815-816
Herrmann, S. and C.E. Prescott (2008). Mass loss and nutrient dynamics of coarse woody debris in Rocky Mountain coniferous forests: 21-year results Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38:125-132
Prescott. C.E. and T. Sajedi (2008). The role of salal in forest regeneration problems in coastal British Columbia: problem or symptom? Forestry Chronicle 84:29-36
Grayston SJ and Prescott CE (2007). Towards sustainable forestry – The living soil: Soil biodiversity and ecosystem function – Foreword to Special Issue. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37 (2), V-VI.
Jerabkova L, CE Prescott and BE Kishchuk (2007). Effect of variable-retention harvesting on soil nitrogen availability in boreal mixed-wood forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36:3029-3038
Zabek, LM, CE Prescott. (2007). Steady-state nutrition and stable internal nutrient ratios of hybrid poplar grown from unrooted cuttings New Forests 34:13-23
Lalonde, RG and CE Prescott (2007). Partitioning heterotrophic and rhizospheric soil respiration in a mature Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) forest Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37:1287-1297
Bulmer, C, KH Venner and CE Prescott (2007). Forest soil rehabilitation with wood waste: tree growth and characteristics of rehabilitated and untreated soils -Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37: 1894-1906
Bengtson P, Basiliko N, Prescott CE, Grayston SJ (2007). Spatial dependency of soil nutrient availability and microbial properties in a mixed forest of Tsuga heterophylla and Pseudotsuga menziesii, in coastal British Columbia, Canada. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 39, 2429-2435.
Jerabkova, L. and C.E. Prescott (2007). Post-harvest soil nitrate dynamics in aspen- and spruce-dominated boreal forests. Forest Ecology and Management 242:209-216
Negrave, R. and C.E. Prescott (2007). Growth and Nutrition of Juvenile Conifer Plantations with Different Fertilization and Stand Density Combinations on Northern Vancouver Island -Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37: 2587-2599
Titus, BD, CE Prescott and 7 others. (2006). Post-harvest nitrogen cycling in clearcut and alternative silvicultural systems in coastal British Columbia Forestry Chronicle 82:844-859
Blevins, L.L., C.E. Prescott, A.V. Niejenhuis (2006). The Effect of Phosphorus Fertilization on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Deficient Sites on Northern Vancouver Island. Forest Ecology and Management 234:116-122.
Moore, T.R., C.E. Prescott et al. (2006). Patterns of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics in decomposing foliar litter in Canadian forests. Ecosystems 9:46-62
Zabek, LM, CE Prescott. (2006). Biomass equations and carbon content of aboveground leafless biomass of hybrid poplar in coastal British Columbia. For. Ecol. Manage. 223:291-302.
Jerabkova, L, Prescott, CE and Kishchuk, BE. (2006). Nitrogen availability in soil and forest floors of contrasting types of boreal mixedwood forests. Can. J. For. Res. 36:112-122.
Blevins, D, CE Prescott, HL Allen and T Newsome. (2005). Effects of thinning and fertilization on repressed lodgepole pine growth, foliage biomass, and growth efficiency. Can. J. For. Res. 35:2851-2859.
Prescott, C.E. and L. Vesterdal (2005). Effects of British Columbia tree species on forest floor chemistry. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. -In: O. Menyailo and D. Binkley (eds). Trees and Soil Interactions, Implications to Global Climate Change. NATO Science Series.
Prescott, C.E. (2005). Decomposition and mineralization of nutrients from litter and humus. Springer Verlag Ecological Studies series. Springer, Berlin. pp. 15-41 In: Nutrient acquisition by plants: an ecological perspective. H. BassiriRad, editor.
Blevins, D.P. C.E. Prescott, H.L. Allen, and T. Newsome (2005). The Effects of Nutrition and Density on Growth, Foliage Biomass, and Growth Efficiency of High-density, Fire-origin Lodgepole Pine in Central British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 35: 2857-2859
Grayston, S.J. and C.E. Prescott (2005). Microbial communities in forest floors under four tree species in coastal British Columbia. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 37: 1157-1167
Moore, T.R., J.A. Trofymow, M. Siltanen, C. Prescott, and CIDET Working Group (2005). Patterns of decomposition and carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus dynamics of litter in upland forest and peatland sites in central Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 35: 133-142
Prescott, Cindy E., L. Blevins (2005). Eleven-year growth response of young conifers to biosolids or nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer on northern Vancouver Island. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 35: 211-214
Prescott, C.E. (2005). Do rates of litter decomposition tell us anything we really need to know? Forest Ecology and Management Forest Ecology and Management, 220: 66-74
Prescott, C.E., Vesterdal, L., Preston, C.M., and Simard, S.W. (2004). Influence of initial chemistry on decomposition of foliar litter in contrasting forest types in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 34: 1714-1729.
Bennett, J.N., B. Lapthorne, L.L. Blevins, and C.E. Prescott (2004). Response of salal (Gaultheria shallon) and fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) to large additions of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 34: 502-506
Lavery, J.M., C.E. Prescott and P.G. Comeau (2004). The influence of red alder patches on light, litterfall and soil nutrients in adjacent conifer stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 34: 56-64
Leckie SE, Prescott CE, Grayston SJ, Neufeld JD and Mohn WW (2004). Characterisation of microbial communities in adjacent forest types that differ in nitrogen availability. Microbial Ecology, 48: 29-40
Bennett, J.N, and C.E Prescott. (2004). Organic and inorganic nitrogen nutrition of western red cedar, western hemlock and salal in mineral N-limited cedar-hemlock forests. Oecologia, 141: 468-476
Prescott, C.E., L. Blevins, C. Staley (2004). Litter decomposition in B.C. forests: controlling factors and influences of forestry activities. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management, 5(2):30-43
Leckie, S. C.E. Prescott and S.J. Grayston (2004). Forest floor microbial response to tree species and fertilization of regenerating coniferous forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 34: 1426-1435
Leckie, S. C.E. Prescott, S.J. Grayston, J. Neufeld and W. Mohn (2004). Comparison of chloroform fumigation-extraction, phospholipid fatty acid, and DNA methods to determine microbial biomass in forest humus. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 36: 529-532
Weber, A., B. Gilbert, J.P. Kimmins and C.E. Prescott. (2003). Factors limiting the early survivorship of (Thuja plicata) on northern Vancouver Island. Can. J. For. Res., 33:,854-861.
Leckie, S.E., Prescott, C.E., Grayston, S.J., Neufeld, J.D., and Mohn, W.W. (2003). Characterization of humus microbial communities in adjacent forest types that differ in nitrogen availability. Microbial Ecology, 48: 29-40 (2004)
Yanai, R,.D., S.V. Stehman, M.A. Arthur, C.E. Prescott, A.J. Friedland, T.G. Siccama, and D. Binkley (2003). Detecting change in forest floor carbon storage. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 67: 1583-1593
Bennett, J.N., L.L. Blevins, J.E. Barker, D.P. Blevins and C.E. Prescott. (2003). Increases in tree growth and nutrient supply still apparent 10-13 years following fertilization and vegetation control of salal-dominated cedar-hemlock stands on Vancouver Island. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 33: 1516-1524.
Weber, A., B. Gilbert, J.P. Kimmins and C.E. Prescott (2003). Factors limiting the early survivorship of Thuja plicata on northern Vancouver Island. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 33: 854-861
Laiho, R. and C.E. Prescott (2003). Decay and nutrient dynamics of coarse woody debris in northern coniferous forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 34: 763-777
Hannam, K. and C.E. Prescott (2003). Does clearcutting alter the abundance of soluble organic nitrogen in forest soils? Can. J. For. Res., 33: 1709-1718.
Hope, G.D., C.E. Prescott and L.L. Blevins (2003). Responses of soil nitrogen concentrations and litter decomposition to openings of different sizes in dry interior Douglas-fir forests in British Columbia. For Ecol Management, 186: 33-46
Prescott, C.E., G.D. Hope and L.L. Blevins (2003). Effect of gap size on litter decomposition and soil nitrate concentration in a high-elevation spruce-fir forest. Can. J. For. Res., 33: 2210-2220
Bennett, J.N., B. Andrew and C.E. Prescott (2002). Vertical fine root distributions of western redcedar, western hemlock and salal in old-growth cedar-hemlock forests on northern Vancouver Island. Can. J. For. Res., 32: 1208-1216.
Prescott, C.E. (2002). The influence of the forest canopy on nutrient cycling. Tree Physiol., 22: 1193-1200
Trofymow, J.A., T.R. Moore, B. Titus, C.E. Prescott et al. (2002). Rates of litter decomposition after six years in Canadian forests: influence of litter quality and climate. Can. J. For. Res., 32: 789-804.
Kishchuck, B.E., G.F. Weetman, R.B. Brockley, and C.E. Prescott. (2002). 14-year growth response of young lodgepole pine to repeated fertilization. Can. J. For. Res., 32: 153-160
Bothwell, K.S., C.E. Prescott and M.C. Jones. (2001). Factors contributing to the superior growth and N nutrition of 11-year-old lodgepole pine compared to Sitka spruce on a N-poor cedar-hemlock cutover. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 31: 1272-1279
Cárcamo, H.A., Prescott, C.E., Chanway, C.P. and T.A. Abe (2001). Do soil fauna increase rates of litter breakdown and nitrogen release in forests of British Columbia? Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 31: 1195-1204.
Rowell, D.M., C.E. Prescott and C.M. Preston. (2001). Decomposition and nitrogen mineralization from biosolids and other organic materials: relationship with initial chemistry. J. Environ. Qual., 30: 1401.
Mallik, A.U. and C.E. Prescott. (2001). Growth inhibitory effects of salal (Gaultheria shallon) on western hemlock and western red cedar: Allelopathy or competition? Agron. J., 93: 85-92.
Prescott, C.E., L.L. Blevins and C.L. Staley. (2000). Effects of clearcutting on decomposition rates of litter and humus in forests of British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res., 30: 1751-1757.
Prescott, C.E., H.N. Chappell and L. Vesterdal. (2000). Nitrogen cycling in coastal Douglas-fir forests along a gradient in soil nitrogen capital. Ecol., 81: 1878-1886.
Prescott, C.E., D.G. Maynard and R. Laiho. (2000). Humus in boreal forests: Friend or foe? For. Ecol. Manage., 133: 23-36.
Prescott, C.E., L. Vesterdal, J. Pratt, K.H. Venner, L.M. de Montigny, and J.A. Trofymow. (2000). Nutrient concentrations and nitrogen mineralization in forest floors of single species conifer plantations in coastal British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res., 30: 1341-1352.
Prescott, C.E., L.M. Zabek, C.L. Staley, and R. Kabzems. (2000). Decomposition of broadleaf and needle litter in forests of British Columbia: Influences of litter type, forest type and litter mixtures. Can. J. For. Res., 30: 1742-1750.
Thomas, K.D. and C.E. Prescott. (2000). Nitrogen availability in forest floors of three tree species on the same site: The role of litter quality. Can. J. For. Res., 30: 1698-1706.
Bradley, R.L., B.D. Titus, K. Hogg, C. Preston, C.E. Prescott, and J.P. Kimmins. (2000). Assessing the controls on soil mineral-N cycling rates in managed coastal western hemlock ecosystems of British Columbia. J. Sustainable Forestry, 10: 213-219.
Weetman, G.F. and C. Prescott. (2000). The structure, functioning and management of old-growth cedar-hemlock-fir forests on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford. pp. 275-287 in Evans, J. (ed.), The Forests Handbook, Volume 2: Applying Forest Science for Sustainable Management.
Cárcamo, H.A., T.A. Abe, C.E. Prescott, and C.P. Chanway (2000). Influence of millipedes on litter decomposition, N mineralization, and microbial communities in a coastal forest in British Columbia, Canada. Can. J. For. Res., 30: 817-826.
Chappell, H.N., C.E. Prescott and L. Vesterdal. (1999). Long-term nitrogen availability in repeatedly fertilized coastal Douglas-fir. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer., 63: 1448-1454.
Laiho, R. and C.E. Prescott. (1999). The contribution of coarse woody debris to carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles in three Rocky Mountain coniferous forests. Can. J. For. Res., 29: 1592-1603.
Moore, T.R., J.A. Trofymow, B. Taylor, C. Prescott, C. Camire, L. Duschene, J. Fyles, L. Kozak, M. Kranabetter, I. Morrison, M. Siltanen, S. Smith, B. Titus, S. Visser, R. Wein and S. Zoltai. (1999). Litter decomposition rates in Canadian forests. Global Change Biology, 5: 75-82.
Prescott, C.E. and L. Blevins. (1999). The Salal Cedar Hemlock Integrated Research Program: Management through understanding. For. Chron., 75: 447-451.
Prescott, C.E., R. Kabzems and L.M. Zabek. (1999). Effects of fertilization on decomposition rate of Populus tremuloides Michx. foliar litter in a boreal forest. Can. J. For. Res., 29: 393-397.
Prescott, C.E., D.G. Maynard and R. Laiho. (1999). Humus in boreal forests: Friend or foe? University of Northern B.C., Prince George. pp. 3-20 in Proc. Ecology and Management of Northern Forest Soils.
Weetman, G.F., C.E. Prescott, F.L. Kohlberger and R.M. Fournier. (1998). Ten-year growth response of coastal Douglas-fir to N and S fertilization in an optimum nutrition trial. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 27: 1478-1482.
Prescott, C.E. and S.M. Brown. (1998). Do Organic fertilizers provide a sustained growth response to conifers? Canadian Journal of Forest Reseach, 28: 1328-1334.
Prescott, C.E. (1997). Effects of clearcutting and alternative silvicultural systems on rates of decomposition and nitrogen mineralization in a coastal montane forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 95: 253-260.
Prescott, C.E. and G. Hope. (1997). Sicamous Creek Silvicultural Systems Trial: Litter input, decomposition and nitrogen mineralization. In Sicamous Creek Silvicultural Systems Project Workshop Proceedings. C. Hollstedt and A. Vyse, (eds.), Research Branch, BC Ministry of Forests. Working Paper 24, Victoria, BC.
Prescott, C.E. and L.M. Zabek. (1997). Growth response and nutrient availability in western red cedar plantations following amendment with fish compost and straw. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 27: 598-602
Weetman, G.F., C.E. Prescott, F.L. Kohlberger and R.M. Fournier (1997). Ten-year growth response of coastal Douglas-fir to N and S fertilization in an optimum nutrition trial. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 27: 1478-1482.
Weetman. G.F., C.E. Prescott, F.L. Kohlberger, and R.M. Fournier. (1997). Ten-year growth response of coastal Douglas-fir on Vancouver Island to N and S fertilization in an optimum nutrition trial. Can. J. For. Res., 27: 1478-1482.
Prescott, C.E. (1996). A Field Guide to Regeneration of Salal-Dominated Cedar Hemlock Sites in the CWH. Faculty of Forestry, U.B.C.
Prescott, C.E. (1996). Influence of forest floor type on rates of litter decomposition in microcosms. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 28: 1319-1325
Keenan, R.J., C.E. Prescott, J.P. Kimmins, J. Pastor and B. Dewey. (1996). Mass loss and nutrient dynamics of decomposing litter in western redcedar and western hemlock forests on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Botany, 74: 1626-1634.
Prescott, C.E., G.F. Weetman and J.E. Barker. (1996). Causes and amelioration of nutrient deficiencies in cedar-hemlock cutovers in coastal British Columbia. Forestry Chronicle, 72: 293-302