The Southeast Tree Research and Education Site (SETRES)


To understand and model the mechanisms that permit loblolly pine to respond to "global change".


The SETRES site is a randomized complete block 2 x 2 factoral design, replicated in 4 blocks. The main effects are nutrient and water availability and the split-plot effect is CO2 fertilization. See the SETRES map.


USDA Forest Service

North Carolina State University

Duke University

North Carolina State Forest Nutrition Cooperative member companies


2006 - Fertilization effects on forest carbon storage and exchange, and net primary production: A new hybrid process model for stand management.
2005 - Quantifying root lateral distribution and turnover using pine trees with a distinct stable carbon isotope signature.
2004 - Long term growth responses of loblolly pine to optimal nutrient and water resource availability.
2004 - Nitrogen availability alters macrofungal basidiomycete community structure in optimally fertilized loblolly pine forests.
2004 - Seasonal photosynthesis in fertilized and nonfertilized loblolly pine.
2003 - Monthly leaf area index estimates from point-in-time measurements and needle phenology for Pinus taeda L.
2002 - Branch growth and gas exchange in 13-year-old loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) trees in response to elevated carbon dioxide concentration and fertilization.
2002 - GPP in loblolly pine: A monthly comparison of empirical and process models.
2002 - Modelling the limits on the response of net carbon exchange to fertilization in a south-eastern pine forest.
2002 - Water and nutrient effects on loblolly pine production and stand development on a sandhill site.
2001 - Applying 3-PG, a simple process-based model designed to produce practical results, to data from loblolly pine experiments.
2001 - Estimating maximum mean canopy stomatal conductance for use in models.
2001 - Stand-scale correspondence in empirical and simulated labile carbohydrates in loblolly pine.