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Journal Publications

  • The National Research Council of Canada grants permission to individuals to download or print single copies of articles published by the NRC Research Press. Canadian Journal of Forest Research articles (starting with vol. 27) can be downloaded from the following website:
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Amponsah, I.G., P.G. Comeau, R.P. Brockley, and V.J. Lieffers. 2005. Effects of repeated fertilization on needle longevity, foliar nutrition, effective leaf area index, and growth characteristics of lodgepole pine in interior British Columbia, Canada. Can. J. For. Res. 35:440-451 [PDF].

Amponsah, I.G., V.J. Lieffers, P.G. Comeau, and R.P. Brockley. 2004. Growth response and sapwood hydraulic properties of young lodgepole pine following repeated fertilization. Tree Physiol. 24: 1099-1108.

Berch, S.M., R.P. Brockley, J. Battigelli, S. Hagerman, and B. Holl. 2006. Impacts of repeated fertilization on components of the soil biota under a young lodgepole pine stand in the interior of British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res. 36:1415-1426 [PDF].

Brockley, R. P. 1990. Response of thinned, immature lodgepole pine to nitrogen and boron fertilization. Can. J. For. Res. 20:579-585.

Brockley, R. P. 1992. Effects of fertilization on the nutrition and growth of a slow growing Engelmann spruce plantation in south central British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res. 22:1617-1622.

Brockley, R. P. 1995. Effects of nitrogen source and season of application on the nutrition and growth of lodgepole pine. Can. J. For. Res. 25:516-526.

Brockley, R.P. 2000. Using foliar variables to predict the response of lodgepole pine to nitrogen and sulphur fertilization. Can. J. For. Res. 30: 1389-1399.  [PDF]

Brockley, R.P. 2003. Effects of nitrogen and boron fertilization on foliar boron nutrition and growth in two different lodgepole pine ecosystems. Can. J. For. Res. 33: 988-996. [PDF]

Brockley, R.P. 2004. Effects of different sources and rates of sulphur on the growth and foliar nutrition of nitrogen-fertilized lodgepole pine. Can. J. For. Res.34: 728-743. [PDF]

Brockley, R.P. 2005. Effects of post-thinning density and repeated fertilization on the growth and development of young lodgepole pine. Can. J. For. Res. 35: 1952-1964 [PDF].

Brockley, R.P. and P. Sanborn. 2003. Effects of Sitka alder on the growth and foliar nutrition of young lodgepole pine in the central interior of British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res. 33: 1761-1771. [PDF]

Brockley, R. P. and F. J. Sheran. 1994. Foliar nutrient status and fascicle weight of lodgepole pine after nitrogen and sulphur fertilization in the interior of British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res. 24:792-803.

Brown, K.R. and R. van den Driessche. 2002. Growth and nutrition of hybrid poplars over 3 years after fertilization and planting. Can. J. For. Res. 32: 226-232.  [PDF]

Carter, R. E. and R. P. Brockley. 1990. Boron deficiencies in British Columbia: diagnosis and treatment evaluation. For. Ecol. Manage. 37:83-94.

Kernaghan, G., S. Berch, and R. Carter. 1995. Effect of urea fertilization on ectomycorrhizae of 20-year-old Tsuga heterophylla. Can. J. For. Res. 25: 891-901.

Kishchuk, B.E. and R.P. Brockley. 2002. Sulfur availability on lodgepole pine sites in British Columbia.
Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 66: 1325-1333.

Kishchuk, B.E., G.F. Weetman, R.P. Brockley, and C.E. Prescott. 2002. Fourteen-year growth response of young lodgepole pine to repeated fertilization. Can. J. For. Res. 32:153-160.  [PDF]

Sanborn, P., J. Prietzel, and R.P. Brockley. 2005. Soil and lodgepole pine foliar responses to two fertilizer sulphur forms in the Sub-Boreal Spruce zone, central interior British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res. 35: 2316-2322 [PDF].

Swift K. and R. P. Brockley. 1994. Evaluating the nutrient status and fertilization response potential of planted spruce in the interior of British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res. 24:594-602.

vanAkker, L., R. Alfaro, and R. Brockley. 2004. Effects of fertilization on resin canal defenses and incidence of Pissodes strobi attack in interior spruce. Can. J. For. Res. 34: 855-862. [PDF]

van den Driessche, R. 1999. First year growth response of four Populus trichocarpa x Populus deltoides clones to fertilizer placement and level. Can. J. For. Res. 29: 554-562.  [PDF]

van den Driessche, R. 2000. Phosphorus, copper, and zinc supply levels influence growth and nutrition of a young Populus trichocarpa (Torr. and Gray) x P. deltoides (Bartr. ex Marsh.) hybrid. New For. 19: 143-157.

B.C. Ministry of Forests Publications

Brockley, R.P. 1988. The effects of fertilization on the early growth of planted seedlings: a problem analysis. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Report 011.

Brockley, R.P. 1989. The effects of fertilization on the early growth of planted seedlings: a problem analysis. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Memo 081.

Brockley, R.P. 1989. The response of young lodgepole pine to spring and fall applications of urea and ammonium nitrate fertilizer. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Res. Memo 120.

Brockley, R.P. 1989. Response of thinned, immature lodgepole pine to nitrogen fertilization: three-year growth response. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Report 036.

Brockley, R. P. 1991. Response of thinned, immature lodgepole pine to nitrogen fertilization: six-year growth response. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Report 184.

Brockley, R.P. 1992. Response of thinned, immature lodgepole pine to nitrogen fertilization: six-year growth response. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Memo 202.

Brockley, R. P. 1996. Lodgepole pine nutrition and fertilization: a summary of B.C. Ministry of Forests research results. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Report 266.

Brockley, R.P. 2000. Using foliar nutrient levels to predict lodgepole pine fertilization response. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Extension Note 44.

Brockley, R.P. 2001. Foliar sampling guidelines and nutrient interpretative criteria for lodgepole pine. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Extension Note 52.

Brockley, R.P. 2006. Comparing the effects of urea and ammonium nitrate fertilizers on the growth and foliar nutrition of lodgepole pine: 6-year results. B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range, Victoria. Extension Note 78.

Brockley, R.P. 2006. Effects of fertilization on the growth and foliar nutrition of immature Douglas-fir in the Interior Cedar-Hemlock zone of British Columbia. B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range, Victoria. Research Report 27.

Brockley, R.P. and D.G. Simpson. 2004. Effects of intensive fertilization on the foliar nutrition and growth of young lodgepole pine and spruce forests in the interior of British Columbia (E.P. 886.13): establishment and progress report. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Technical Report 018.

Brockley, R. P. and K. Swift. 1990. Interior spruce, Douglas-fir, and western larch fertilizer screening trials in the British Columbia interior. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Memo 129.

Brockley, R.P. and D. Yole. 1985. Growth response of lodgepole pine to operational fertilizer application near Burns Lake, B.C. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Research Report RR85005-HQ.

Brown, K. 1999. First-year growth responses of young red alder stands to fertilization. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Extension Note 36.

Brown, K.R. 1999. Mineral nutrition and fertilization of deciduous broadleaved tree species in British Columbia. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Working Paper 42.

Darling, L.M. and S.A.Y. Omule. 1989. Extensive studies of fertilizing and thinning coastal Douglas-fir and western hemlock: an establishment report. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Report 054.

de Montigny, L. and R.J. de Jong. 1998. Effects of thinning and fertilizing mixed western hemlock-Sitka spruce stands. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Research Report 13.

de Montigny, L. and R.J. de Jong. 1998. Effects of thinning and fertilizing mixed western hemlock-Sitka spruce stands. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Extension Note 28.

de Montigny, L., and S. Stearns-Smith. 2001. Douglas-fir fertilization with biosolids: five-year results at Whistler, B.C. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Extension Note 50.

Muir, J.A., L. de Montigny, J.D. Beale, R.J. Nevill and A. Zumrawi. 2001. Thinning and fertilizing effects in root diseases of Douglas-fir in coastal British Columbia. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Forest Practices Branch, Victoria. Forest Health Disease Management Report No. 1. 29 p.

Omule, S.A.Y. 1990. Net basal area response 9 years after fertilizing thinned and unthinned Douglas-fir. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Report 097.

Omule, S.A.Y. and G.M. Britton. 1991. Basal area response nine years after fertilizing and thinning western hemlock. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Report 137.

Sanborn, P. and R. Brockley. 2005. Sulphur deficiencies in lodgepole pine: occurrence, diagnosis, and treatment. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Extension Note 71.

Sanborn, P., R. Brockley, B. Mayer, M. Yan, and J. Prietzel. 2005. Sulphur fertilization of lodgepole pine: a stable isotope tracer study (E.P. 886.15) establishment report. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Technical Report 020.

Stone, J.N. 1994. Extensive studies of fertilizing and thinning coastal Douglas-fir and western hemlock: an installation report. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. FRDA Report 227.

vanAkker, L., R. Brockley, and R. Alfaro. 2005. Interactions between fertilization and white pine weevil (Pissodes strobi) attack in young interior spruce plantations. B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range, Victoria. Extension Note 75.

 

Conference Proceedings

Brockley, R.P. 1986. Ministry of Forests fertilization research in the B.C. interior. In Proc. Interior Forest Fertilization Workshop, February 4-5, 1986, Kamloops, B.C. R.P. Brockley (editor). B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. pp. 77-101.

Brockley, R. P. 1991. Forest fertilization research in the interior of British Columbia. In Proceedings of a Forest Fertilization Workshop: Improving Forest Fertilization Decision-making in British Columbia, March 2-3, 1988, Vancouver, B.C. J.D. Lousier, H. Brix, R. Brockley, R. Carter and V. G. Marshall (editors). B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. pp. 236-251.

Brockley, R. P. 1996. Lodgepole pine nutrition and fertilization. In Stand Management Prescriptions for Lodgepole Pine. Proc. Northern Silviculture Committee Winter Workshop, March 5-7, 1996, Prince George, B.C. C. Farnden (editor). Northern Silviculture Committee with funding from Forest Renewal B.C.

Brockley, R.P. 2001. Fertilization of lodgepole pine in western Canada. In Proc. Enhanced Forest Management: Fertilization and Economics Conference, March 1-2, 2001, Edmonton, Alta. C. Bamsey (editor). Clear Lake Ltd., Edmonton. pp. 44-55. [PDF]

Brockley, R.P. 2001. Foliar analysis as a planning tool for operational fertilization. In Proc. Enhanced Forest Management: Fertilization and Economics Conference, March 1-2, 2001, Edmonton, Alta. C. Bamsey (editor). Clear Lake Ltd., Edmonton. pp. 63-68. [PDF]

Brockley, R.P. and T.P. Sullivan. 1988. Relationship of feeding damage by red squirrels to cultural treatments in young stands of lodgepole pine. In Proc. Future Forests of the Mountain West: a Stand Culture Symposium, September 29 - October 3, 1986, Missoula, Montana. W.C. Schmidt (editor). U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Ogden, Utah. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-243. pp. 322-329.

Brockley, R. P., R. L. Trowbridge, T. M. Ballard and A. M. Macadam. 1992. Nutrient management in interior forest types. In Proc. Forest Fertilization: Sustaining and Improving Nutrition and Growth of Western Forests, February 12-14, 1991, Seattle, WA. H.N. Chappell, G. F. Weetman and R. E. Miller (editors). University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, Seattle, WA. Contrib. 73. pp. 43-64.

Chappell, H.N., S.A.Y. Omule, and S.P. Gessel. 1992. Fertilization in coastal northwest forests: using response information in developing stand-level tactics. In Proc. Forest Fertilization: Sustaining and Improving Nutrition and Growth of Western Forests, February 12-14, 1991, Seattle, WA. H.N. Chappell, G. F. Weetman and R. E. Miller (editors). University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, Seattle, WA. Contrib. 73. pp. 98-113.

DiLucca, C.M. 2001. Using TIPSY to analyze the value of fertilized lodgepole pine stands. In Proc. Enhanced Forest Management: Fertilization and Economics Conference, March 1-2, 2001, Edmonton, Alta. C. Bamsey (editor). Clear Lake Ltd., Edmonton. pp. 130-137.

Kumi, J., J.D. Lousier, and S.A.Y. Omule. 1991. Coastal B.C. forest fertilization research. In Proceedings of a Forest Fertilization Workshop: Improving Forest Fertilization Decision-making in British Columbia, March 2-3, 1988, Vancouver, B.C. J.D. Lousier, H. Brix, R. Brockley, R. Carter and V. G. Marshall (editors). B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. pp. 230-235.

Mika, P. G., J. A. Moore, R. P. Brockley and R. F. Powers. 1992. Fertilization response by interior forests: when, where, and how much? In Proc. Forest Fertilization: Sustaining and Improving Nutrition and Growth of Western Forests, February 12-14, 1991, Seattle, WA. H.N. Chappell, G. F. Weetman and R. E. Miller (editors.). University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, Seattle, WA. Contrib. 73. pp. 127-142.

Miller, R.E., P.R. Barker, C.E. Peterson, and S.R. Webster. 1986. Using nitrogen fertilizers in management of coast Douglas-fir: I. Regional trends of response. In Douglas-fir: Stand Management for the Future, June 18-20, 1985, Seattle, WA. C.D. Oliver, D.P. Handley, and F.A. Johnson (editors). University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, Seattle, WA. Contrib. 55. pp. 290-303.

Peterson, C.E., S.R. Webster, P.R. Barker, and R.E. Miller. 1986. Using nitrogen fertilizers in management of coast Douglas-fir: II. Future informational needs. In Douglas-fir: Stand Management for the Future, June 18-20, 1985, Seattle, WA. C.D. Oliver, D.P. Handley, and F.A. Johnson (editors). University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, Seattle, WA. Contrib. 55. pp. 304-309.

FORREX Publications

Brockley, R.P. 2002. Scientists develop "expert" system for diagnosing the foliar nutrient status of lodgepole pine. Southern Interior Forest Extension and Research Partnership (SIFERP), Kamloops. LINK 3(3):18.

Brockley, R.P. 2004. Intensive fertilization may improve timber supply. FORREX – Forest Research Extension Partnership, Kamloops. LINK 6(2):16-17.

Brockley, R.P. and P. Sanborn. 2004. Managing the sulphur nutrition of lodgepole pine. Forest Research Extension Partnership (FORREX), Kamloops. LINK 5(4):6.

Sanborn, P.T. and R.P. Brockley. 2006. A research update: Sulphur nutrition of lodgepole pine. FORREX – Forest Research Extension Partnership, Kamloops. LINK 7(3): 18-19.

vanAkker, L., R.I. Alfaro, and R. Brockley. 2005. Fertilization effects on weevil damage: not all bad news. FORREX – Forest Research Extension Partnership, Kamloops. LINK 6(3): 20-21.

Graduate Theses

Amponsah, I.G. 2004. Factors contributing to variation in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) response to fertilization. Ph.D thesis, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. 98 pp.

Blevins, D.P. 2004. The influence of nutrition and density on repressed lodgepole pine. Ph.D thesis, Faculty of Forestry, Dept. of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. 71 pp.

Kishchuk, B.E. 1998. Sulphur availability on interior lodgepole pine sites. Ph.D thesis, Faculty of Forestry, Dept. of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. 240 pp.

Negrave, R.W. 2004. Nutrient and establishment density effects on structural development and growth processes in juvenile western redcedar and western hemlock stands on Northern Vancouver Island. Ph.D thesis, Faculty of Forestry, Dept. of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. 192 pp.

Swift, K.I. 1991. Response of interior spruce to fertilization in the interior of British Columbia. Faculty of Forestry, Dept. of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. 51 pp.

vanAkker, L. 2002. The effects of fertilizer treatments on the resin canal defenses of spruce and incidence of attack by the white pine weevil, Pissodes strobi. MS thesis, Faculty of Forestry, Dept. of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. 113 pp.

White, J.B. 2000. Studies of western hemlock nutrition. Ph.D thesis, Faculty of Forestry, Dept. of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. 219 pp.

Web-based Decision Tools

Thomson, A., R. Brockley, and J. Saini. 2001. Lodgepole pine foliar nutrient diagnosis and fertilizer advisory system. Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, B.C.
Available online at:
http://www.pfc.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/silviculture/lodgepole/index_e.html 

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