PUBLICATIONS

Publications (Peer-reviewed, conferences, scientific reports)
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Willis, J.L., Sharma, A., and Kush, J.S. (2021) Seasonality of biennial burning has no adverse effects on mature longleaf pine survival or productivity. Front. For. Glob. Change 4:684087

 

Susaeta, A., Klizentyte, K., Sharma, A., Adams, D. (2021). Can uneven-aged management improve the economic performance of longleaf pine? Can J. Forest Research,  

 

Shell, A.B., Ojha, S.K., Sharma, A. (2021). Region-wide characterization of structural diversity of the U.S. Outer Coastal Plain Mixed Forests Province. Forest Ecology and Management, 488, 118979.  

 

Sharma, A., Ojha, S., Dimov, L., Vogel, J., Nowak, J. (2021). Long-term effects of catastrophic wind on southern US coastal forests: Lessons from a major hurricane. PLoS ONE 16(1), e0243362. 

 

Dyball, R., Bowser, G., Whipple, S., Sharma, A., Leggett, Z. (2021). Collaborations and moving past COVID-19: The Human Ecology and Applied Ecology sections. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 102 (2), e01844

 

Frazier, J. E., Sharma, A., Johnson, D. J., Andreu, M. G., Bohn, K. K. (2021). Group selection silviculture for converting pine plantations to uneven-aged stands, Forest Ecology and Management, 481, 118729.

 

Prata, G.A., Broadbent, E.N., de Almeida, D.R.A., St. Peter, J., Drake, J., Medley, P., Corte, A.P.D., Vogel, J., Sharma, A. , Silva, C.A., Zambrano, A.M.A., Valbuena, R., Wilkinson, B.(2020). Single-pass UAV-borne GatorEye LiDAR sampling as a rapid assessment method for surveying forest structure. Remote Sensing, 12, 4111.

Sharma, A., Cory, B., McKeithen, J., & Frazier, J. (2020). Structural diversity of the longleaf pine ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management, 462, 117987.

 

Sharma, A., Brethauer, D. K., McKeithen, J., Bohn, K. K., & Vogel, J. G. (2020). Prescribed Burn Effects on Natural Regeneration in Pine Flatwoods: Implications for Uneven-Aged Stand Conversion from a Florida Study. Forests, 11(3), 328.

Sharma, A., Bohn, K.K., McKeithen, J., Singh, A. (2019). Effects of conversion harvests on light regimes in a southern pine ecosystem in transition from intensively managed plantations to uneven-aged stands. Forest Ecology and Management 432:140-149.  

 

Sharma, A., Bohn, K.K., Jose, S., Miller, D.L. (2018). Seed bank- vegetation dynamics along a restoration gradient in pine flatwoods ecosystems of Florida Gulf Coast. Natural Areas Journal, 38(1): 26-43.

 

Sharma, A., Bohn, K. K., Nowak, J., Dwivedi, P. (2018). Economic feasibility of and vegetation responses to biomass harvest in managed loblolly pine plantations. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 37(5), 445-458.

 

Sharma, A., Bohn, K.K., Jose, S., Dwivedi, P. (2016). Even-aged vs. uneven-aged silviculture: Implications for multifunctional management of southern pine ecosystems. Forests, 7, 86; doi:10.3390/f7040086

 

Dwivedi, P., Khanna, M., Sharma, A., Susaeta, A. (2016).  Efficacy of Carbon and Bioenergy Markets in Mitigating Carbon Emissions on Reforested Lands: A Case Study from Southern United States. Forest Policy and Economics, 67: 1-9

 

Bohn, K.K. and Sharma, A. 2016. Slash pine regeneration and groundcover responses following harvesting in hydric flatwoods. Schweitzer, C.J., Clatterbuck, W.K.’ Oswalt, C.M., eds. (2016). Proceedings of the 18th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-212. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 614 p.

 

Roy, P.S., Behera, M., .., Sharma, A., et al. 2015. New Vegetation type map of India prepared using Satellite Remote Sensing: its comparison with global vegetation maps and utilities. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 39: 142-159  

 

Sharma, A., Bohn, K.K., Jose, S., Cropper, W.P. Jr. 2014. Converting even-aged plantations to uneven-aged stand conditions: A simulation analysis of silvicultural regimes with slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.). Forest Science, 60(5) 893-906.

 

Sharma, A., Jose, S., Bohn, K.K., Andreu, M.G. (2012). Effects of reproduction methods and overstory species composition on understory light availability in longleaf pine - slash pine ecosystems. Forest Ecology and Management, 284: 23-33

 

Dwivedi, P., Bailis, R., Carter, D. R., Sharma, A. (2012). A landscape-based approach for assessing spatiotemporal impacts of forest biomass-based electricity generation on the age structure of surrounding forest plantations in the Southern United States. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy, 4(3): 342-357

 

Kaul, M.K., Kumar, A., Sharma, A. (2005). Reproductive biology of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. Current Science, 88(9): 1375-1377

 

Sharma, A. (2016). Alternative management options for Missouri Forests: An evaluation using USDA-FVS model. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy of Science, April 22-23, Jefferson City, MO-USA

 

Sharma, A., Ambrose, W., Bayan, M.R. (2016). Missouri glade community responses to prescribed fire and native flora. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy of Science, April 22-23, Jefferson City, MO-USA

 

Bayan, M.R. and Sharma, A. (2016). Growth of biomass crop giant miscanthus on a cultivated alfisol in central Missouri. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy of Science, April 22-23, Jefferson City, MO-USA

 

Bayan, M.R. and Sharma, A. (2016). Growth of switchgrass cultivars on marginal land in central Missouri. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy of Science, April 22-23, Jefferson City, MO-USA

 

Sharma, A., Auboug, R. (2015). Generating income through agroforestry. Down to Earth: Reports from the Field, Innovative Small Farm Outreach Program (ISFOP), 6(3):1-2.

 

Nowak, J., Bohn, K.K., Sharma, A., Dwivedi P. (2015). Feasibility of woody biomass harvesting in managed pine plantations in Northwest Florida. CFEOR Updates, April 4, Conserved Forest Ecosystems: Outreach and Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, p.2.

 

Sharma, A., Bohn, K.K., Jose, S. (2014). Restoring plantations to multifunctional uneven-aged forest ecosystems: experiences with adaptive management at Tate’s Hell State Forest, Florida. Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration, July 28- August 1, New Orleans, LA-USA (invited)

 

Sharma, A., Bohn, K.K., Jose, S., Miller, D.L. (2014). Seed bank- vegetation dynamics along a restoration gradient: Implications for restoration of groundcover in pine flatwoods ecosystems of the gulf coastal plain of Florida. Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration, July 28- August 1, New Orleans, LA-USA

 

Sharma, A., Bohn, K.K. (2014). Woody biomass harvesting in north-west Florida. Final Project Report, Florida Forest Service, Tallahassee, FL, September 2014, pp. 15.

 

Sharma, A., Bohn, K.K., Jose, S., Cropper, W.P. Jr. (2013). Converting mature slash pine plantations to uneven-aged stands: A simulation analysis of silvicultural regimes. 9th North American Forest Ecology Workshop, June 16-20, Bloomington, IN-USA

 

Sharma, A., Bohn, K.K. (2013).  Assessment of groundcover response and tree regeneration following harvesting: Developing adaptive management strategies for ecosystems in transition. Project Report, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL, May 15, 2013, pp. 15.

 

Bohn, K.K., Sharma, A. (2013).  Conserved Forest Ecosystems: Outreach and Research, Adaptive Management Project, Tate’s Hell State Forest. Annual Report, Florida Forest Service, Tallahassee, FL, June 2013,pp. 3.

 

Bohn, K.K., Sharma, A. (2013).  Adaptive Management Project.  CFEOR Annual Report, Conserved Forest Ecosystems:  Outreach and Research, University of Florida, Gainesville

 

Sharma, A., Bohn, K.K., Jose, S. (2012). Conversion of even-aged slash pine to uneven-aged stands: Evaluation of harvest regimes and uneven-aged management using simulation modeling. 97th Annual Ecological Society of America meeting, August 6- 10, Portland, OR-USA

 

Bohn, K.K., Sharma, A. (2012).  Adaptive Management Project.  CFEOR Annual Report, Conserved Forest Ecosystems:  Outreach and Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, pp. 20.

 

Sharma, A., Jose, S., Bohn, K.K. (2011). Restoration of longleaf pine - slash pine ecosystems in flatwoods habitats of Florida: Effect of management systems and species composition on understory light availability. 4th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, August 1- 6, Pittsburgh, PA-USA

 

Sharma, A., Jose, S., Bohn, K.K. (2010). Understory light availability in slash pine and longleaf pine ecosystems of the Gulf Coastal Plains flatwoods: Implications for uneven-aged management. 95th Annual Ecological Society of America meeting, August 1- 5, Baltimore, MD-USA.

 

Sharma, A., Jose, S., Bohn, K.K. (2010). Canopy light transmittance in longleaf pine-slash pine ecosystems: Implications for management. The 40th Annual SAF/SFRC Spring Symposium, Sustaining Forests, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in a Changing World, June 2-3, Gainesville, FL-USA

 

Bohn, K.K., Sharma, A. (2010).  Developing adaptive management strategies for ecosystems in transition.  CFEOR Annual Report, Conserved Forest Ecosystems:  Outreach and Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, p. 12-13.

 

Sharma, A., Bohn, K.K. (2010).  Canopy light transmittance in longleaf pine-slash pine ecosystems of the Gulf Coastal Plains.  CFEOR Updates, June 4, Conserved Forest Ecosystems: Outreach and Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, p.1.

 

Sharma, A., Jose, S., Bohn, K.K. (2009). Even-aged slash pine to uneven-aged longleaf pine ecosystems in hydric Florida flatwoods. 2009 Soc. of American Forester’s National Convention, Sep 30-Oct 4, 2009, Orlando, FL-USA.

 

Sharma, A., Jose, S., Bohn, K.K. (2009). Conversion and restoration of even-aged slash pine
plantation to uneven-aged slash pine/longleaf pine ecosystem in Florida coastal flatwoods. 3rd National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, July 20-24, 2009, Los Angeles, CA-USA.

 

Vashi, B.G., Sharma, A., Mahajan, V., Gunjal, B. (2002). Study of medicinal plants of south Gujarat (Zone I). Report submitted to Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation, Gandhinagar, India.