Current ResearchRecent and Current Research: My research focuses broadly on the health and current conditions of forests in the Southern Region.
Forest Health Research: the addition of forest-health related indicators to the FIA sample design has allowed for new and unique analyses of potential forest health issues. Utilizing these indicators and integrating them with other measurements made by FIA has been a focus of my research.
• Ozone-induced foliar injury. FIA has been the only entity to conduct large-scale surveys for ozone damage. My research led to the conclusion that precipitation is directly correlated to the incidence of injury at the landscape scale. This study was one of the first to correlate field-collected ozone injury, air quality monitoring, and precipitation information.• Hurricane impacts to tree crowns. Hurricane Isabel demonstrated the utility of foliage transparency in detecting hurricane damage to tree crowns.• Conditions of forest soil across the Southern US• Integrated forest health research. My goal for the future is to integrate plot collected data (growth, mortality, soil parameters, etc.) with air quality monitoring data and climatic data in order to quantify impacts of acidic deposition, ozone, and climate change to forests of the US.
Forest Ecology and Dynamics:• Oak seedling recruitment study. There is some evidence that oak-dominated forests of the Eastern United States may be transitioning to more maple- and mixed-species dominated forests. Although oaks are still major overstory dominants, they are often underrepresented in the understory. This lack of understory dominance is often attributed to the low-shade tolerance of oaks and to the lack of disturbance, primarily from fire suppression. My recent/current research on oak regeneration includes a landscape scale study of the current status of saplings versus trees across Virginia as compared with other species to estimate current recruitment of oak seedlings into the overstory.• Acorn production prediction. Prediction of acorn production for five species of oak common in the Eastern US. These equations give land managers the ability to estimate acorn crops for wildlife and management planning.• Oak mortality and decline.• Species-specific research. Changes in species due to insect infestations, changing disturbance regimes, and changing management activities can have significant impacts on a species. Species investigated to date include: hemlock, longleaf pine, black walnut, various oaks, various hickories, as well as several others.
- M.S. in Ecology, 2000
- University of Tennessee
- B.S. in Botany, 1992
- University of Tennessee
- B.S. in Biology, 1992
- University of Tennessee
Featured Publications and Products
- Rose, Anita K.; Greenberg, Cathryn H.; Fearer, Todd M. 2011. Acorn Production Prediction Models for Five Common Oak Species of the Eastern United States.
- Rose, Anita K.; Coulston, John W. 2009.
Ozone injury across the Southern United States, 2002–06.
- Greenberg, Cathryn H.; Keyser, Chad E.; Rathburn, Leah C.; Rose, Anita K.; Fearer, Todd M.; McNab, Henry W. 2013. Forecasting long-term acorn production with and without oak decline using forest inventory data.
- Rose, Anita K. 2011. Virginia, 2009 forest inventory and analysis factsheet.
- Rosson, James F., Jr..; Rose, Anita K. 2010. Arkansas’ forests, 2005.
- Rose, Anita K. 2009. Virginia’s forests, 2007.
- Randolph, KaDonna; Rose, Anita. 2009. Tree crown condition in Virginia before and after Hurricane Isabel (September 2003).
- Lorber, Jean H.; Rose, Anita K. 2015. Status of bottomland forests in the Albemarle Sound of North Carolina and Virginia, 1984-2012.
- Rose, Anita K.; Nicholas, N.S. 2008. Coarse woody debris in a Southern Appalachian spruce-fir forest of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- Randolph, KaDonna; Rose, Anita; Oswalt, Christopher; Brown, Mark. 2013. Status of black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) in the Eastern United States in light of the discovery of thousand cankers disease.
- Rose, Anita. 2016. Forests of Virginia, 2014.
- Brandeis, Thomas J.; McCollum, Joe; Hartsell, Andy; Brandeis, Consuelo; Rose, Anita K.; Oswalt, Sonja N.; Vogt, James T. (JT); Marcano-Vega, Humfredo. 2016. Georgia’s forests, 2014.
- Rose, Anita K. 2016. South Carolina’s forests, 2011.
- Rose, Anita; Meadows, Steve. 2016. Status and trends of bottomland hardwood forests in the mid-Atlantic Region.
- Rosson, James F., Jr..; Rose, Anita K. 2015. Arkansas’ forests, 2010.
- Rose, Anita K.; Rosson Jr., James F.; Beresford, Helen. 2015. Consequences of data reduction in the FIA database: a case study with southern yellow pine.
- Rose, Anita K. 2015. Forests of South Carolina, 2013.
- Rose, Anita K. 2015. Forests of South Carolina, 2014.
- Rose, Anita K. 2015. Forests of Virginia,2013.
- Rose, Anita K. 2014. Virginia, 2012 - forest inventory and analysis factsheet.
- Rose, Anita K. 2013. Virginia, 2011 forest inventory and analysis factsheet.
- Rose, Anita K. 2013. Virginia’s forests, 2011.
- Rose, Anita K. 2012. Ozone.
- Rose, Anita K. 2012. Virginia, 2001—forest inventory and analysis factsheet.
- Rose, Anita K. 2012. Virginia, 2007—forest inventory and analysis factsheet.
- Rose, Anita K. 2012. Virginia, 2010 forest inventory and analysis factsheet.
- Rose, Anita; Nicholas, N.S. 2009. Coarse woody debris in a southern Appalachian spruce-fir forest of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- McCollum, Joseph M; Cochran, Jamie K.; Rose, Anita K. 2008. A discrete global grid of photointerpretation.
- Rose, Anita K.; Rosson, James F., Jr. 2007. The importance and distribution of hickory.
- Rose, Anita K. 2007. Virginia's forests, 2001.
- McWiliams, William H.; Lister, Tonya W.; LaPoint, Elizabeth B.; Rose, Anita K.; Vissage, John S. 2006. Current status of chestnut in eastern US forests.